The Thermage FLX System is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) therapy that can smooth, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger-looking appearance. With one quick treatment, Thermage has the ability to deliver maximum results in a short, comfortable procedure. There is little to no downtime for this treatment, so you’re able to go right back to life as usual. It is recommended by physicians as part of an annual skin rejuvenation maintenance program, although results improve over time and can last for years. Our practice offers the most up-to-date Thermage system, the FLX.
What is Thermage Skin Tightening & How Does it Work?
The Thermage FLX system uses radio frequency (RF) energy below the skin’s surface, penetrating deep into the dermis to help improve the appearance of surface skin from within. RF heat causes existing collagen fibers to shrink and new collagen components to develop. This new collagen development takes place over the 6 months following the Thermage skin tightening treatment. This treatment also incorporates vibration during the treatment on the face and body, which has been shown to provide patient comfort. You’ll feel a brief heating sensation when the treatment device’s tip touches your skin, followed by a cooling sensation to help protect your skin and minimize any discomfort.
When Will I See Thermage Skin Tightening Results?
For most patients, measurable results appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session and can last for one to two years depending on your skin condition and the aging process. After one Thermage treatment, you will notice the lines around the mouth, eyes and forehead start to soften, improved definition on the jawline and under the chin and reduced “hooding” around the eyes for a more awakened look. For body treatments, the Thermage FLX offers improved contours and appearance of crepey skin, along with smoother skin on the abdomen and legs. Unlike many cosmetic procedures requiring multiple sessions, this device delivers results after a single treatment. Best of all, results continue over time. Some patients have temporary redness or minor swelling that usually goes away within 24 hours.
Tightening Body Skin with Thermage FLX
Whether from the natural effects of aging or as a result of pregnancy or weight loss, sagging body skin doesn’t have to be permanent. Everyone likes to maintain firm skin – Thermage skin tightening treatments are one way to help achieve that goal.
Tightening Eyelid Skin with Thermage FLX
Crepey, wrinkly eyelids cramping your makeup artistry? The new Thermage FLX system has an applicator specifically for treating the thin lax sagging skin of the eyelids. The treatment promotes new collagen and elastin formation and promotes collagen contraction for tightening of the skin. It is a pain free minimum to no downtime alternative to surgical eyelid tightening.
Am I a Good Candidate for Thermage?
Thermage is approved for all skin types, colors and ages. Best candidates have mild visible crepe paper texture and/or sagging skin; but not excess skin (as would occur in major weight loss or vulnerable areas such as the neck.) Patients with pacemakers, implanted electrical devices or cochlear implants cannot undergo this type of treatment.
How much does Thermage FLX cost?
The cost depends on the area that you’re having treated. The doctor will be able to give you a more precise idea on cost based on where you want to see results.