We focus on our face when it comes to spotting signs of aging, which usually begins with skin laxity. Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care provides you with every proven method for reversing the signs of aging, and that includes Thermage FLX for skin tightening. It’s a non-surgical, non-invasive way of getting skin youthful and tight using radiofrequency technology (RF). Thermage FLX isn’t the only non-surgical skin tightening technology available, but it’s unique in that it’s not just available to treat the face and neck. After all, our whole body ages—not just our face.
Maybe you’ve seen someone who focused a bit too much on their face (this was especially common in the 90s and early aughts). They had a tight face, sometimes too tight, but their age was given away by their chest, hands, and even their knees. In fact, the knees are also one of the first places to show signs of aging because the joint is so mobile. However, many people understandably want to delay surgery or even avoid it altogether. That’s where non-surgical Thermage FLX steps in.
How Thermage FLX Works
You can use Thermage FLX just about anywhere on the body and face. It heats up the deep layers of the skin where collagen is produced in order to stimulate synthesis of this protein. There are many reasons we experience skin laxity, and a natural decrease in collagen production is one of them. The good news is that this technology can “tell” the body to start producing collagen in the treated area. This is what Thermage does, utilizing your body’s natural “fountain of youth” to turn back the clock.
At Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, we exclusively offer Thermage FLX because it is a proven treatment that can be applied to nearly every part of the body. Typical results of Thermage FLX last about one year, and many clients opt for 1 – 2 treatments each year to achieve and sustain results they love. Some technologies have results that last longer, such as Ultherapy that touts two years of results. However, Ultherapy can only be applied to the face, neck, and chest. It uses ultrasound energy instead of radiofrequency energy, and while it is effective, it simply has limitations that Thermage does not.
Tight and Right Skin
Whether you want to tighten skin on the stomach, decolletage, or the delicate areas around the eyes, Thermage FLX taps into the natural healing powers of your body. Typical side effects may include redness after treatment, but this dissipates in the days following the treatment. Thermage FLX has virtually no downtime and most clients immediately get back to their daily tasks. This treatment is often considered a lunchtime appointment and you can easily squeeze in a session during your mid-day break.
Sometimes it’s tough to put a finger on what exactly is making you look older. Skin laxity isn’t inherently the same as lines and wrinkles. If you skin just seems looser than it used to, a combination of lost collagen, genetics, gravity, and weight fluctuations may be at play. However, increasing collagen production can positively improve all of these factors without the risks and downtime associated with surgery.
Why Non-Surgical Procedures are Trending
Of course, some people still opt for facelifts, tummy tucks, neck lifts, and even knee lifts. Surgery provides fast and dramatic results, but at what cost? These procedures are expensive, there are always risks with surgery, downtime will be required, and scarring is bound to happen. Even though today’s facelifts are much better at hiding incisions, for those who want an all-natural approach to tighter skin, nothing beats the power of Thermage FLX.
Increasingly, more and more people are opting for non-surgical options when it comes to skin tightening. Thermage is an excellent choice and is suitable for men and women of all ages and skin types. It can also be used as a pre-juvenation technique to stop skin laxity before it gets too severe. Others use Thermage as a means of delaying more aggressive treatments like surgery. Are you interested in getting skin that is tighter and more youthful? Let’s talk! Consultations are always complimentary at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care. Call today to book yours, or for the quickest response complete the online contact form.