Thermage® treatments pose alternative to facial plastic surgery when performed by trained laser technicians
By Stephen M. Krant, MD, FACS
Thanks to recent advances in medical technology, today’s plastic surgery patients have a number of minimally invasive and even non-invasive alternatives to traditional procedures like facelift surgery. Among these, Thermage® treatments are perhaps the most revolutionary. Thermage® is the only non-invasive procedure designed to tighten and contour the skin without surgery, injections or lengthy downtime. When performed by a trained laser technician under the auspices of a board certified plastic surgeon, Thermage® can be an effective option for patients seeking firmer, tighter skin and a more youthful overall appearance.
What is Thermage®?
Thermage® is a non-surgical radiofrequency (RF) procedure that uses energy to tighten the skin. The treatment is most commonly used on the face, but can also be employed to treat the skin of the tummy, thighs, buttocks and other areas. It is also FDA approved for non-invasive eyelid treatment.
Unlike more superficial treatments, radiofrequency technology reaches deep below the skin’s surface to tighten collagen in the skin and stimulate the body’s production of new collagen. This method is effective at treating wrinkles and fine lines, as well as loose skin and poor definition around the jaw and the lips. In addition, when used on areas like the midsection, legs and buttocks, Thermage® can also temporarily diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Most patients require only a single Thermage® treatment to experience significant results. Treatments take approximately 45 minutes for the face, and there is no significant downtime after the procedure – in fact, most patients return to their normal routine within 24 hours after treatment.
Professional medical services and beautiful, natural results at SK Clinic San Diego
Because Thermage® results are based on the body’s natural collagen response, visible results appear equally natural and subtle. Many patients experience immediate results, which tend to develop over time for a space of several months after treatment due to the body’s own collagen production process.
At SK Clinic in San Diego, we offer Thermage® treatments performed by a registered laser nurse under the auspices of myself and the rest of our experienced surgical staff. Thermage® at SK Clinic is safe, effective and an ideal solution for those eager to refresh their look without undergoing surgery or using injectable fillers. To learn more about Thermage® treatments and other cosmetic procedures at our San Diego plastic surgery clinic, contact us today. Visit www.sk-clinic.com.
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