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Thermage Skin Tightening Treatment 101

As we age, fine lines and wrinkles start to appear and the skin in our legs and arms starts to loosen up. However, some of us want to reverse time without visiting an operation table. Thermage is a non-invasive treatment that offers amazing results without any pain or downtime.

What is a Thermage Skin Tightening treatment?

Thermage is a revolutionary, non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses laser radiofrequency technology to boost your skin’s production of collagen, resulting in a tighter and firmer look. Unlike other treatments that can only be used in your face or body, a Thermage treatment works for both. Thermage’s technology has two wavelengths: one more superficial for tightening your face, smoothing fine lines and lifting your eyelids and neck; and another one that is deeper to contour and lift your abdomen, thighs and booty.

How does Thermage work?

Underneath the upper layers of our skin, we can find collagen strands. Collagen is in charge of keeping our skin firm and tight. As we age, our skin’s collagen production slows down. This results in fine lines, wrinkles and a “sagging effect” in certain areas. A Thermage treatment uses radiofrequency to heat the deeper, collagen-rich areas of your skin. As the “old” collagen strands heat up and contract, the body naturally produces new ones; boosting your skin’s look.

Who is a Thermage treatment candidate?

Thermage is the perfect non-invasive alternative for women who are starting to see gravity’s effects or for people who want to postpone cosmetic surgery just a bit longer. However, Thermage is not suitable for smokers, since tobacco will break down any new collagen production.

What are the possible side effects?

Thermage is a very safe procedure. Typically, women need no downtime whatsoever. You can literally visit VIDA’s medi spa during your lunchtime and be back to work in the afternoon. Expect some mild irritation or swelling in the treated area. This will be gone in a few hours, so no need to worry. More good news is that besides your basic skin care routine and the use of sunscreen, you won’t need any  special regime after your treatment,

Who can administer a Thermage skin tightening treatment?

It is important to remember that you should only get a Thermage treatment with a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, like Dr. de la Fuente. Thermage is an effective technology, but it can have counter effects when not properly applied. Have a private consultation with your doctor to discuss your skin’s conditions and possible results.

How long does it take to see results from Thermage?

Thermage’s benefits will be apparent only a few hours after your session. Your skin will feel plumper and smoother. However, the real magic reveals itself a few months after your Thermage treatment. Your body’s natural production of collagen is progressive, so it takes between two to six months for the new collagen strands to become “active”. Expect amazing results as the new collagen activates and the old one contracts, giving you a fuller and plumper skin with a contouring effect.

How long does a Thermage treatment last?

Depending on your skin’s condition, the benefits of only one session of a Thermage treatment can last up to two years. However, our body’s collagen levels will eventually decrease again so a yearly maintenance Thermage treatment is recommended as part of an effective anti-aging regimen.

Discover the benefits of Thermage’s amazing non-invasive technology at VIDA Wellness and Beauty. To schedule an appointment now, contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling (619)738-2144 (toll-free).

Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz is our board-certified Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Neck lift, Buttock Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring and more. He is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, the Mexican Society of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Council of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, to mention a few.