Squeamish at the idea of surgery just to achieve some mild level of skin tightening? For many years the only option for tightening and toning loose skin around the eyelids and face was surgery. Although highly effective, it is also quite invasive and requires considerable downtime for recovery. However, advancements in medical technology and techniques have created an effective second option.
In 2003, Thermage was introduced as a revolutionary way to tighten and tone the delicate skin around the eyelids and face without needing any recovery time. Since then, the process and technology have been perfected even more, and the latest advancement, Thermage FLX, cuts treatment times down by an additional 25% from the previous version.
Thermage FLX uses radio frequency (RF) waves that penetrate deep within the skin.
What happens when you mix skin and RF? The RF wave heats and shrinks existing less robust collagen fibers, and creates new, healthier collagen growth.
Over the 6 months following the treatment, new collagen will cause the skin to firm up and tighten, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. New collagen is stretchier so skin is more flexible and "fits" better.
The effectiveness of Thermage FLX might conjure up the idea that the treatment must be painful, but any pain is easily controlled with medication if needed. Part of the built-in technology in skin tightening is the "cryogen" spray that mitigates the sensation of heat. The handheld wand of Thermage FLX sprays a small amount of super-cooled “cryogen” liquid to numb the skin temporarily. Thermage FLX's Comfort Pulse Technology utilizes vibration, a well-documented method of decreasing any discomfort.
Treatment sessions are done in the office, and since they are non-invasive, require no downtime or recovery afterward. Thermage FLX can be used on the face, eyelids, and nearly anywhere on the body to gently and effectively tighten and tone loose skin.
Regardless of the skin condition you want to have treated, call Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald and the team at Rebecca Fitzgerald MD Dermatology in Los Angeles at (323) 464-8046 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Fitzgerald and her staff will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to you and help you meet your cosmetic goals.