We all have specific things we keep an eye on when evaluating the appearance of our skin and body. Some of us may take less notice than others when it comes to the natural progression of how our tissues change as years pass. However, there often comes a definite point in our lives where lines, wrinkles, and texture might start to tug at the memory of youth.
Visibly aging skin begins to appear anywhere from your mid-twenties to your early 30s, however slight the change may be. When you begin to notice premature aging, you’ll want to look into preventative anti-aging treatments, because as time passes, these fine lines and wrinkles will only etch more deeply into your skin.
At Spa in the City, each patient learns about the delicate details of their skin’s health, and how to maintain it or reverse these premature effects. Aging will affect your skin without a doubt, but we have recommendations and treatments to help you become active in fighting that change.
Thermage focuses on skin tightening and lift without utilizing surgery or needles. Intrigued? Most of our patients are, because often the thought of surgery can be daunting, and may be a deterrent from taking any action at all. Thermage uses radiofrequency (RF) heat energy to penetrate the various layers of the skin down to the dermis and muscle where skin laxity originates. Based on what areas and aspects of the skin you’re focused on, Thermage therapy is customized for the individual because it’s important that you’re satisfied and every concern is addressed, no matter what area of the skin you’re wanting to address.
After your Thermage consultation with our expert, Josanne Stephens, we will have you relax on our treatment table. We use a small, hand-held device with a radiofrequency-fitted tip to deliver this heat energy to your skin. We glide over each section in a linear fashion a few times, which may feel like a deep heat.
As this RF energy works within the layers of skin and muscle, a contraction of collagen, elastin and muscle fibers begins. Heat energy is one of the most effective skin tightening and lifting treatments, because it calls for a full restructuring of these supportive skin fibers that give cells strength and allow for resistance to wrinkles and sagging skin. You only need one treatment to start this process, which will continue to promote improvements in the skin that begin to show in four to six months – treatment times vary, but we will let you know the exact duration according to the areas you’ve decided to treat. This treatment requires only a relatively short time in the clinic, but will focus on contouring the face and body over time. Also, because Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate the skin and focus on underlying structures, there’s no issue with pigment (as can be a problem in some laser treatments) and anyone of any skin color can enjoy the benefits.
You may see some redness and swelling in the treatment area, but none of these small side effects will last long. The skin is heated using radiofrequency treatment, so particular areas of the skin will absorb that heat to restructure damaged cells, so this slight redness is normal. Redness and swelling may show while the skin is doing its job of changing the internal structure of sagging tissues that cause the face, neck, and body to appear older than it used to be. You’re going to look amazing, and people will wonder what your secret is for youthful skin. Did we mention this is Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite treatment?
Call Spa in the City at 972 441-7933 to make an appointment to find out what cosmetic treatments can give you the confidence boost you need.