Skin laxity is an unavoidable part of the aging process. While each of us experiences the loss of elasticity a little bit differently, loose skin, wrinkles, and similar signs of aging will eventually appear, even when care is taken to slow the process.
Surgical options for skin tightening, such as facelift surgery, produce reliable and long-lasting results. But these also require a surgical procedure and recovery period, neither of which are ideal for every individual. At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we are pleased to offer a range of non-surgical skin tightening options, allowing us to produce firmer, more youthful-looking skin without incisions, sutures, or surgical risks.
How Does Thermage® Work?
Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat deep layers of the skin. This process separates water molecules from collagen fibers, helping to tighten existing strands while stimulating more production of this skin-firming protein.
Stimulating collagen production works to remodel underlying tissue in the treatment area. This ensures long-lasting results, even after a single treatment. In fact, unlike some other non-surgical skin tightening options, optimal outcomes can often be achieved following one session with Thermage, improving results over six to eight months, and lasting several years.
Thermage is typically used to address signs of facial aging, such as fine lines, deep wrinkles, and sagging skin along the jawline. However, this safe and effective treatment can also smooth and tighten skin on the neck, chest, abdomen, and more, giving it a distinct advantage over options that can be used on the face alone. During your initial consultation, we will carefully evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your skin tightening options, and help you determine if Thermage is the best fit for you.
Thermage is exceptionally effective, producing reliable results with very few risks. Most patients resume normal activities immediately after treatment, though some mild redness and skin tightness may be present for the first one to two days. To ensure your comfort during this time, we will provide you with aftercare instructions, including temporary sun avoidance, which can help to protect the skin against further damage.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about non-surgical skin tightening with Thermage, please call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Mechanicsburg, we serve all nearby Central Pennsylvania communities.