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Ron Shelton M.D.

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Is Thermage™ only for the face?

Thermage™ allows you to perfect your skin with the use of radiofrequency. It is not a laser treatment and can be used on areas other than your face. This treatment is done to tighten loose skin on the belly, upper arms or thighs, by placing the external energy of radiofrequency on the skin. The Thermage™ energy is absorbed in the dermis and even the fatty layer underneath the skin. The heat generated during the process aids collagen production which induces tightening underneath the skin.

The face is a common area for treatment. Thermage™ is an ideal treatment for the forehead, eyelids, neck, jowls, and cheeks. However, when people start aging, they develop a crape paper-like texture of skin that forms around their belly, thighs, upper arms, and the inner forearms. This can be successfully treated by Thermage™.

Weight loss, pregnancy and aging are common reasons for the skin to lose its natural elasticity. The skin on the arms, legs, buttocks, and belly can be treated with Thermage™ to tighten the underlying tissue, giving a healthier and younger looking skin.

The body is as important as your face, and it is recommended to have good looking skin all over your body. Thermage™ takes years off your skin and brings back vitality without any surgery. With improved technology, the procedure has become safer and less painful than what it was ten years ago.

The advantage with Thermage™ which makes it a popular treatment is that it is not a surgery, and it is not even laser. But the results are effective not only for a sagging, wrinkled or drooping forehead, eyelids and jowls, but also for upper arms, thighs and the abdomen. The final results of the treatment may not be fully visible before four to six months. But some patients may be able to experience a much faster improvement in terms of skin tightening.

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