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What if you could enhance the appearance of loose skin on your face and body without surgery?
While a facelift is known for its outstanding results, many people prefer to start with a less invasive approach. At Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute we have the ideal nonsurgical alternative, Thermage. Before you ask “does it work?”, as most patients do, here’s everything you need to know about this non-surgical skin tightening treatment.
What does Thermage do?
Thermage is a powerful radiofrequency (RF) treatment that increases the temperature of the skin and underlying layers of tissue. The device precisely targets the appropriate depth in which to deposit RF energy for the most profound effects. When tissue is heated, the body interprets thermal damage, hence the name “thermage”, and instigates a healing response that involves several actions listed below:
- Collagen synthesis and new collagen. Collagen is a building block for the structure and shape of your skin. Thermal heating of deeper tissues doesn’t just increase the production of collagen but also causes existing collagen fibers to break down so a profound remodeling process may occur. The denaturation and remodeling of collagen can achieve several benefits including increased tissue firmness, a more lifted appearance, smoother skin, and diminished scarring.
- Cellular turnover. The longer that nonviable cells sit on your skin, the more they contribute to a dull and tired-looking complexion. Thermage treatment increases the speed at which old cells slough off and new cells come to the surface, resulting in a healthy glow!
Thermage is a versatile treatment with minimal downtime. If you are interested in rebuilding the foundational layers of skin on your face or body without surgery, you may be a great candidate for treatment!