When you think of body contouring, you probably think about liposuction to reshape the thighs or remove that post-baby abdominal bulge. While lipo is a great choice for removing larger amounts of fat, it does nothing to improve the quality of the skin that remains. If you have loose, crepey skin (common with aging) before lipo, you’ll have loose skin after, just less fat. Thermage is a great complement to body contouring (or a stand-alone treatment for patients with loose skin, but without large fat pockets) because it skin so you can really appreciate those contours. It is also a great body contouring option for patients with cellulite because it tightens and smooths, reducing the appearance of cellulite bumps.
What Is Thermage?
Thermage is a one-of-a-kind treatment that tightens up loose skin. It can be used on the face, neck and body, anywhere you’ve got loose skin. It uses radiofrequency to treat aging skin and is completely non-invasive. It is a safe and effective option for improving your appearance from head to toe.
Treatment takes between 45 to ninety minutes, depending on which area we’re treating. Only one treatment is required. You may get some immediate tightening and start seeing results in just a couple of days, with continued improvement for up to six months or even a year as your body produces new collagen. You’ll see fewer wrinkle, tighter, smoother and brighter skin. Best of all, results can last for years.
What’s Recovery Like?
Thermage has . After treatment you may have a bit of redness at the treatment area, but this fades quickly. For some areas, local anesthetic is injected to eliminate discomfort and allow optimum treatment levels. If local anesthetic is used, there may be some post-treatment bruising which resolves within a week, in most cases. The majority of people return to their regular activities immediately. This body contouring option requires no recovery restrictions.
Thermage for Body Contouring
How well does Thermage work for body contouring? Check out the results in their “Before and After” gallery. As you can see, this treatment works well on a variety of areas, including the abdomen, knees, arms, face, neck, and etcetera.
If you’ve got loose, saggy skin, liposuction isn’t your only solution. For many patients with loose skin, Thermage is a better body contouring choice, either on its own or paired with fat removal procedures like liposuction. Thermage can tighten your skin, smooth wrinkles and rejuvenate with just one treatment. Call us today and find out if this treatment is right for you.