Thermage technology has been around for many years, but the latest iteration—Thermage FLX—is more comfortable than ever. It’s the preferred skin tightening treatment at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care. This therapy has also been called a “standout” single-session treatment because you just need one session for results that can last for several months. There’s no needles and no downtime.
Thermage FLX works by emitting radiofrequency (RF) energy, which then stimulates collagen production below the skin’s surface. RF heats up the deep layer of the skin, which contracts existing collagen and tells the body to start producing more in that area. Thermage FLX was originally touted as the must-have neck lift alternative, but you can actually use it anywhere on the body where skin needs to be tightened. The length of the appointment depends on the area(s) being treated and includes about 45 minutes for a topical numbing cream to be fully effective.
Where to Get Thermage FLX
The face and neck remain two of the most popular places for this procedure, but many clients opt for treating their stomach, arms, buttocks, legs, chest, and knees. In some cases, skin might look a bit pink right after the treatment but this goes away within a few hours. Most people feel confident getting back to their day immmediately. In the days following Thermage FLX, the treatment area might feel a bit bruised or numb, though there should be no visible signs of these temporary side effects.
It’s important to remember that results from Thermage FLX take time. It can take up to six months to see full results, although you’ll start to see some improvement in about one month. Given the slow and steady process, taking before and progress photos is essential. We recommend taking a photo of the treatment site at the same location and the same time of day every week. This will help you see exactly how the collagen is forming.
Skin Tightening Options
Thermage FLX is typically preferred by those with more advanced sagging and laxity but who do not want a surgical intervention. It can replace a surgical lift in milder cases or delay one for many years. There are other skin tightening options available, and in some cases they are quite complementary to Thermage FLX. For example, getting routine microneedling, Morpheus8, or chemical peels can further help to kick-start collagen production and also provide a host of other benefits.
If you’ve had the original Thermage treatment, you know how effective it is—and it might be time for a maintenance touch-up. Thermage FLX uses a larger tip that covers a bigger area and reduces treatment time by 25 percent. Thermage technology is suitable for men and women of all ages and with any skin tone and type. There are few contraindications for this skin tightening treatment, and any questions can be answered during your complimentary consultation.
Turn Back the Clock
Skin laxity is often one of the earliest signs of aging. If you notice crepe-like skin or sagging, it might be time for an intervention. At the same time, you can tackle other signs of aging like lines and creases with injectables like Botox and fillers. We recommend a holistic, comprehensive approach to anti-aging and confidence-boosting so you can get the best, longest-lasting results.
At our medical day spa, you have a variety of non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures to choose from including injectables, peels, dermaplaning, body contouring like CoolSculpting and Emsculpt, and much more. A customized treatment package that includes a variety of procedures can help you get better skin by the end of summer. Start your Thermage FLX journey today. Contact Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care to set up a consultation or appointment by calling the office or, for the fastest reply, complete the online contact form.