What if you didn’t need surgery to tighten your skin? Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers Thermage FLX, a revolutionary and non-invasive way to tighten skin with results that can last for months or even years. This tech uses a combination of heating and cooling to minimize wrinkles, tighten skin, and provide a more youthful appearance. It has been FDA-approved for some treatment areas for 20 years, and is especially popular for reducing wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, the cheeks, and sagging jowls.
Surgery to tighten skin is expensive, leaves scarring, and comes with all the inherent risks and downtime of such a procedure. However, Thermage FLX can be a great alternative for mild to moderate wrinkling. The skin is comprised of various layers with a matrix that holds everything together. As we get older, some parts of the skin become loose and cause the skin to sag. Thermage FLX is capable of heating up a deeper layer of skin (the dermis) without disrupting the top layer (the epidermis). Radiofrequency energy is used alongside a cooling system to ensure a comfortable session.
How Thermage FLX Works
As the dermal tissue is being heated, collagen fibrils get thicker. This causes the skin to tighten while the fibrils are reshaped. New collagen production is the key to more youthful skin, but unfortunately we synthesize less as we get older. You will notice some improvement immediately after your Thermage FLX appointment, but it can take up to six months for full results to show.
Appointments can take anywhere from 30 – 120 minutes depending on the treatment sites. However, there is no significant downtime no matter how long your appointment is. Post- Thermage FLX, you may notice some redness and swelling for up to three days. However, most clients feel comfortable immediately returning to their normal days. Thermage appointments can be uncomfortable, but numbing creams are available.
Benefits of Thermage FLX
Some studies show that results can last for up to two years. You can undergo additional Thermage FLX appointments in the future to improve or sustain results. Thermage FLX is not as aggressive as surgical options, like a facelift, and does not address underlying muscles. However, it can be a fantastic alternative to a facelift for those with mild sagging and can help to delay a facelift for several months or years.
Thermage FLX is not for everyone. The ideal client is usually in their 30s or 40s and is just starting to consider surgical options for sagging in the face and neck. If you want to avoid the risks and downtime associated with surgery, Thermage FLX might be for you. We offer complimentary consultations on all procedures so that you can gauge whether this alternative skin-tightening system will give you the results that you want.
Preparing for Thermage FLX
There is no preparation needed prior to a Thermage FLX appointment. If you have an upcoming event, you may want to schedule your procedure one week prior to allow for any lingering redness to subdue. Keeping the skin cool and moisturized after your treatment can help improve comfort and further reduce swelling. You will need multiple appointments in order to achieve the best possible results, but the exact number of sessions will vary based on your skin and goals.
If you have started to notice sagging, wrinkles, and skin laxity, you might not need surgery to get the lift and youthful appearance you want. Thermage FLX is a fantastic solution for men and women who are experiencing the earlier stages of aging skin. Thermage FLX can also help improve the overall quality of skin since it kick-starts collagen synthesis. Collagen is key to reducing lines and wrinkles, but also helps to restore suppleness. Combining Thermage with other procedures such as microneedling and chemical peels can optimize the outcome, too.
Connect with Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today to learn more about Thermage FLX and find out if it’s right for you. Book your complimentary consultation by calling the office or filling out the online contact form. We will create a customized plan for you to dramatically reduce wrinkles, sagging, and rejuvenate your skin.