Dr. Johnson talks about Thermage Skin Tightening on Good Morning Texas
The new Thermage tip offers amazing benefits with better patient comfort than ever. With more pulses per second available, the new tip can speed up treatment times and reduce the cost of treatment for the patient.
Pregnancy, aging, and weight loss can do a number on our bodies. The loose skin that is left behind can now be tightened, in one treatment, while you are awake, without surgery, and without any downtime. Thermage Skin Tightening for the body has shown some of the most impressive results. Results where you really need to look closely to make sure it’s the same person in the before and after photos.
How Did My Skin Get Loose?
As we age, gain weight or have children, our collagen tends to thin and stretch. Just like an elastic waistband, with enough stretch, it will eventually lose its elasticity. In the skin, the stretched collagen results in loose skin. The main areas where this is noticed is in the abdomen, upper arms, and thighs. The knees, in particular, tend to bunch the skin on the front thigh. We call these the “tennis knees”.
Results of Thermage Skin Tightening *
Results of Thermage Skin Tightening at Innovations Medical, before (left) and 0 to 6 months post-treatment (right).
How Thermage Tightens Loose Skin
To tighten the skin back, the damaged collagen is heated. Thermage Skin Tightening does this using the RF energy, targeting the water that hugs the collagen fibers. Once this water is heated above 40 Celsius, the collagen (protein based) contracts. This gives an immediate result in tightening that studies show is visible over 85% of the time. The contracted collagen kick starts the bodies’ own rebuilding system and grows new, thicker, more elastic collagen in place. The new collagen then contracts, and furthers the skin tightening process. The entire process takes 6-12 months. The result is smooth, tight skin. Results can last for about 3-5 years, although the real answer is the skin ages normally once full tightness is achieved. Look at the photos for a better understanding of what Thermage Skin Tightening can do for you. And make sure you check out our Thermage videos to see the procedure in action!
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