Think Thermage FLX is just for the face and neck? Think again—it’s one of the most popular treatments at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care for tightening the skin anywhere. This is a non-invasive treatment for laxity and lines that requires no downtime. Twenty years ago, the makers of Thermage FLX pioneered this unique means of undoing wrinkles with radiofrequency and the technology is now in its fourth generation. That means even better results and optimal comfort.
The vast majority of clients require just one treatment for skin that is smoother and tighter. Some results are immediate, although they continue to improve for six months. You’re probably wondering how long results last, but that varies person to person. Many clients get treatments annually but some others report results that lasts for years. If you’re not ready for more aggressive options like surgery but want to seriously turn back the clock, Thermage FLX might be for you.
What to Expect with Thermage FLX
No matter what part of the body or face you’re treating, the appointment begins with cleansing the skin and taking some before photos. If you’ve had Thermage before, but not Thermage FLX, know that the addition of a cooling tip and vibration makes the session even more comfortable. Your provider will go over the basics of the tools with you. Next, a temporary “grid” is applied to the skin to guide your provider followed by a gel. Treatment times vary based on the size of the site, but 90+ minutes is average.
Thermage FLX works by heating up the collagen in the skin with radiofrequency energy. Heat makes collagen contract while stimulating new collagen production. After all, collagen is a natural body-healing response. Hundreds of pulses are delivered during the treatment, each followed by a cooling sensation. The alternation of heat and cooling makes for a tolerable experience.
Thermage Post-Treatment Care
Right after your treatment, a soothing product may be applied (depending on treatment site). This is prime time to apply some topicals because, since heating up the skin prepares it to absorb the ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is a popular choice for post-Thermage FLX care. You might notice that the skin is a little pink, but it will go away quickly. No downtime is necessary and most people go back to work or other usual tasks after getting Thermage FLX.
This treatment is suitable for men and women of any age who want an effective and non-invasive skin tightening solution. Although there’s no minimum or maximum age for treatment, it’s a good idea to start Thermage FLX when you first start noticing signs of skin sagging or laxity. Our collagen begins to decline in our late 20s but can be exacerbated by sun damage, diet, and a myriad of other factors. A great perk of Thermage FLX is that, unlike some other treatments that address laxity, it doesn’t cause sun sensitivity and therefore can be undertaken at any time of the year.
Scheduling Your Thermage FLX Session
Think Thermage FLX is for you? Find out during a complimentary consultation with one of our skin care experts. There are different ways to tackle skin laxity and sagging, with this option being just one of them. There’s also microneedling and chemical peels. Combining treatments can be a great way to maximize and sustain your results—even though Thermage FLX already lasts for 1+ year on most clients.
It’s important to remember that skin laxity has many causes, but one of the primary issues is decreased collagen production. By addressing this issue from the inside out, you’re relying on the healing powers of your own body to reduce lines, wrinkles, and sagging. However, all collagen, whether produced naturally or stimulated with a treatment, will eventually dissolve. Making a commitment to stimulate collagen production with routine treatments is the best way to love the skin you’re in.
Discover for yourself why Thermage FLX is one of the most-requested treatments in our clinic. Schedule a consultation or book your appointment today. Contact Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care by calling the office or filling out the online contact form.