Did you know that you can tighten skin without surgery? Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers Thermage FLX, an innovative and non-invasive treatment that truly tightens and tones the skin. It is not a replacement for a facelift, as nothing can achieve such aggressive results as surgery, but for many with light to moderate skin laxity Thermage FLX can turn back the clock and delay the need for a facelift by several years. It’s one of the many treatments recommended by Zuzana Likar for clients who want fast, beautiful, and dramatic yet natural-looking results.
Some people call Thermage FLX a “micro lift” because that’s exactly what it does. Using radiofrequency technology to heat below the skin’s surface, Thermage FLX tells the body to increase the synthesis of collagen at the target site. Collagen is our inherent fountain of youth. It’s what keeps our skin youthful and supple, but we produce less of it as we age—but that doesn’t mean the body can’t be trained to make it once again using the right tools. That’s exactly what Thermage FLX does, and the results are incredible. It is designed specifically for around the eyes, the entire face, and even the body.
What to Expect with Thermage FLX
Thermage FLX is a relatively new treatment for skin tightening, but it’s been around long enough that you can enjoy the updates and advances that have been made with the technology. For example, it features integrated cooling with pulsed radiofrequency for optimal comfort. Today, most clients say that Thermage FLX is not uncomfortable, and the sensation is often described as a light “zapping.” Some clients explain the feeling as similar to the sensation you get right before realizing something is hot.
You will experience hundreds of pulses during your treatment 30 – 90 minute session, but these zaps are more startling than uncomfortable. For those who have undergone laser or energy-based treatments before, Thermage FLX is similar in many ways. You will look a little flushed after your treatment, and might notice some very subtle initial tightening. The real results will take some time, but they are well worth the wait.
Thermage FLX for Ultimate Results
Since Thermage FLX relies on collagen production, you will see results that get better and better in the days and weeks following the treatment. Some swelling may be experienced the day after your treatment, but most patients do not experience this. In fact, this lunch-hour procedure is designed so that you can immediately get back to your day post- Thermage FLX with total confidence.
One of the many great perks of Thermage FLX is that you only need one session. About two weeks after the treatment, you’ll start to see some serious results. A lot of patients find that looking in the mirror at the two-week mark, they simply see their younger self reflected. Lifted cheeks, a stronger jawline, and a reduction in sagging in the forehead and around the eyes are all part of the magic of Thermage FLX. Plus, there’s absolutely no risk of “over-correction” with Thermage FLX because you’re working with the power of your own collagen. In two months, the results get even better. You might notice a double chin disappear (if it’s caused by sagging skin) and under-eye circles vanish.
Forget a Facelift
Thermage FLX results last at least two years on average, but there are many factors to consider including your age and the severity of the skin laxity. For those who are thinking about a mini facelift, which is a surgery reserved for those with light to moderate skin sagging, Thermage FLX can be a fantastic alternative. It provides real and dramatic results without the risk and downtime of surgery. With no incisions and no need to hunker down at home as you heal, it’s also ideal for those with busy schedules.
You can also extend the results of Thermage FLX with additional in-office treatments and a proper at-home skin care regimen. Chemical peels, facials, and microneedling are just a few ways to optimize and sustain the results of Thermage FLX as long as possible. Ready to learn more? Connect with Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care at (650) 565-8683 or complete the online form to schedule your complimentary consultation.