When you’ve lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise, or have undergone liposuction to get rid of a few excess pounds, you may need to undergo a body contouring procedure to tighten and tone the skin. Thermalift, also known as Body by Thermage, is an innovative, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that helps to lift, tighten and tone the skin to create a more contoured and sculpted appearance. Here’s how the Thermalift can help shape and tone your skin after weight loss:
How the Thermalift Works
The Thermalift, or Body by Thermage, is a safe, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and tone loose skin. The procedure can be administered to several parts of the body that have become loose or flabby after a significant amount of weight loss. The procedure is designed to treat lax abdominal skin, and can also help to tighten the thighs, hips, buttocks and underarm area. It has been featured on TV shows including The Doctors and E! New Live as the Tummy Shrink Procedure.
The Thermalift works by delivering radiofrequency energy deep into the tissues, causing a deep contraction. The heat from the device triggers collagen production, which helps to make the skin firmer, more toned and even more resilient – reducing the risk of further skin sagging, wrinkles and cellulite.
Most people begin to see result in as little as three weeks, and progressive results up to six months after the treatment. In some cases, results can be seen immediately after the first treatment.
Key Benefits of the Thermalift
The Thermalift boasts a number of benefits for all skin types, and has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles and rhytids anywhere on the body. It is particularly effective for treating stretch marks, sagging thighs and buttocks, and loose abdominal skin after weight loss or pregnancy. It can also help to tighten and tone excess skin under the arms. Some of the key benefits of the Thermalift include:
Performed on an outpatient basis
Can be administered to several areas of the body and face
Procedure lasts between 30 to 90 minutes – can be administered over a lunch hour
Comfortable and painless procedure
Offers progressive results for up to six months after the procedure
Minor pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice
No surgery or incisions involved
No risk of burning or scarring to the skin
The recovery process is simple and painless, and most people can resume regular activities shortly after the procedure. In order to maintain results, the doctor or medical professional may recommend certain types of nutritional supplements that promote healing and collagen production, diet modifications, and topical skincare products that will further tighten and tone the skin over time.
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 Thermalift procedure.