Over 80 percent of women are troubled by cellulite at some point in their lives, but there are now a number of cosmetic treatments available that can effectively reduce the appearance of dimples and bumps, and also improve the texture of the skin.
Thermage is an innovative cellulite reduction procedure that works by heating up the skin and shrinking collagen under the skin’s surface. The single, non-invasive treatment is performed on an outpatient basis and can dramatically improve the appearance of cellulite within a few weeks after the treatment.
Thermage has been featured in several magazines, as well as on WOLO ABC 25, with a demonstration by the Preva Laser Skin Center in Columbia, South Carolina. It is considered to be a safe, non-invasive procedure for tightening, contouring and toning the skin, and uses only a high-energy radiofrequency laser to heat up the skin’s tissues. Thermage can be administered to several parts of the body, including the face, stomach, buttocks, thighs and hands.
The Body by Thermage procedure is designed primarily to treat sagging skin and can effectively tighten and tone loose, wrinkled skin. Many plastic and cosmetic surgeons who perform liposuction advise patients to undergo the Thermage body contouring procedure so that any loose skin left over after the fat removal process can appear tighter and more contoured. Thermage treatments typically last about 45 minutes around the face and neck area, and up to 90 minutes for other parts of the body, depending on the size and area being treated.
Most people see results from the Thermage for cellulite treatment shortly after their procedure, but as the body produces more collagen and the skin tissues heal from the treatment, the patient will see progressive results over the course of two to six months. Results can last for several years, depending on the condition of the skin and the age of the patient.