Whenever you reach the point in life when things like fine lines and wrinkles begin to show up, and you want to reverse the effect they are having on your appearance, you might want to consider Thermage. This is a non-invasive treatment that you can receive right here in our office. Afterwards, you can return to your regular activities without having to worry about the downtime and risks that come with surgery.
If you have ever wondered what it is about the aging process that causes the formation of lines and wrinkles, collagen plays a large role in the appearance of your skin. Collagen is a protein that the body naturally produces. It helps hold tissue together while also giving the skin an appearance of fullness and tightness. The body needs to continually replenish the supply of the substance in order to maintain adequate levels of it. As we age, the body’s rate of collagen production slows down. This means the levels drop and not enough of the substance is present in the skin to keep it as tight as it was before. As a result, the skin will begin to sag. That is when the wrinkles start to show up.
Thermage works by using radiofrequency energy to bring about therapeutic results. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the energy converts to heat as it is absorbed by the tissue. The heat will then stimulate the production of collagen. When the level of collagen increases, so will the tightness and fullness of the skin. Hence, the skin’s appearance will return to something closer to what it was before the lack of collagen began to take its toll.
Thermage is primarily used to treat the skin on the face, but it can also be used on other areas of the body, such as the arms, legs, hips, back, chest and stomach. Thermage works on nearly every skin type. While the radiofrequency energy is targeting the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, cooling agents are used to keep the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, cool. By keeping it cool during treatment, you can enjoy a comfortable treatment.
Treatment time varies depending on the results you would like to see and the areas you are treating. Patients feel little to no discomfort during the procedure, and the treatment can be customized to make you as comfortable as possible.
Good candidates for this procedure include those who are in generally good health and would like to revitalize the skin and treat cellulite. Thermage is also good for those who do not want or do not qualify for surgery.
Thermage can make an amazing difference in the appearance of your skin without having to resort to surgery. Laser Health Works proudly offers this innovative treatment among our many cosmetic services for patients in Barrie and Midland. If you are interested in learning more about how Thermage can help you, contact us today to schedule your consultation!