Thermage is a popular choice for those that want to tighten loose skin around the face and jawline to achieve a more youthful appearance. However, the company behind Thermage has developed an applicator specifically for treating the body, which means the same skin-tightening technology used for facial treatments can be administered to the waistline, stomach, hips and thighs to act as a body contouring treatment.
If you want to improve your silhouette this Spring, you may be a good candidate for the Body by Thermage treatment. Here’s a close look at how this innovative procedure works, and what its key benefits are:
How Body by Thermage Works
Thermage is a safe and effective procedure for reducing the appearance of aging skin and for improving skin laxity. The non-surgical procedure helps to tighten and tone the skin by delivering powerful heat energy waves deep into the dermis to cause a contraction. The radiofrequency energy helps to lift, tighten and tone up the skin, and also helps to promote collagen production so that the treated area becomes firmer and stronger.
The Body by Thermage procedure can also be used to treat cellulite. The procedure works by smoothing out dimples and an uneven skin texture, and can produce long-lasting results without any repeat visits.
Thermage received FDA clearance for the treatment of facial wrinkles in 2002, and received FDA clearance for the treatment of wrinkles and rhytids anywhere on the body by 2006. The ideal candidate for a Thermage skin tightening procedure is anyone between the age of 35 and 60 years who is experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity.
The treatment process takes approximately an hour, depending on the treatment area, and is a relatively painless procedure. It is performed on an outpatient basis by a licensed physician or medical practitioner who has been certified to administer Thermage treatments. The procedure is also known as ThermaCool, ThermaLift and Radiothermaplasty, but is primarily marketed as Body by Thermage or Tummy by Thermage in the United States.
Body Contouring Benefits of Body by Thermage
Some of the key benefits of the Body by Thermage procedure include:
Reduces abdominal skin laxity
Tightens and lifts loose skin around the arms
Tightens loose skin around the thighs
Helps tighten skin around the buttocks
Helps reduce inches around the waist
Reduces appearance of cellulite
Improves strength of the skin tissues
Thermage is a safe and effective procedure that poses very few risks. Most people begin to see significant results within a month to three months after treatment, and progressive results approximately six months after treatment. When coupled with a healthy diet, consistent exercise regiment and topical skin rejuvenation products, the Body by Thermage treatment can help to smooth out wrinkles and dimples to help you achieve a more attractive silhouette.
Learn more about Thermage in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the Body by Thermage procedure.