As the body ages, it gradually slows the production of elastin and collagen. These are two important proteins which your body needs in maintaining a healthy elastic skin. Without an adequate supply of these two proteins, your skin loses its elasticity and start to sag. Post-pregnancy, significant weight reduction and certain lifestyle habits can cause sagging skin in the abdomen area. Such fat deposits are often resistant to proper diet and exercise. Although people exercise daily, they are still left with loose skin in the abdomen and other areas because abdomen is a common spot to collect fat deposits and create a lumpy, uneven contour. Thankfully, Thermage treatment in New York City can help tighten the loose skin with the help of radio-frequency energy.
Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment which can tighten and firm the skin on your abdomen in a single treatment. Depending on your skin condition and aging process, Thermage gives firmness to post-pregnancy loose skin while smoothing your skin with long-lasting results. It uses non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) technology to tighten the skin without surgery. Read more about Thermage treatment >>
Is Thermage painful?
Thermage procedure lasts about one to two hours. During the treatment, radiofrequency (RF) energy is penetrated into the deep layers of the skin encouraging the body to reproduce new collagen to give skin a firmer and more supported texture. Thermage involves melting of the fat with gentle heat. Therefore, it may cause minor discomfort at first. However, Dr. Shelton continues to check the level of temperature with the patient throughout the procedure. He gives proper instructions prior to the treatment on how it works as demonstrated in the above video.
During the treatment, a wash-off ink grid is placed on the treatment area along with lubrication. The Thermage device is then moved across this grid while stopping to pulse. Each pulse lasts several seconds.
Results after Thermage
Patients may not see results overnight although some will notice an immediate improvement in their skin tone and texture. It takes approximately 3-6 months for the treated areas to undergo the collagen building process and you will continue to see improvements for the next six to 12 months.
Is Thermage safe?
Thermage is a safe treatment option. Very few patients report temporary side effects such as redness or swelling.
Benefits of Thermage:
- No downtime
- Remodels existing collagen
- Lifts drooping and sagging skin
- Promotes the growth of fresh collagen
- Tightens and smooths skin texture
Even though Thermage is noninvasive and done without anesthesia within a couple hours, you will still need a consultation beforehand, prior to the treatment. Dr. Shelton will then determine whether you are an ideal candidate for Thermage procedure. You will also get to outline your goals and discuss current lifestyle habits during this consultation.
If you are someone interested in improving the appearance of your abdomen without surgery, you are invited to make an appointment with Dr. Ron Shelton in New York City by calling (212) 593-1818 or booking an appointment online.
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