For many years the only options for tightening skin were invasive, painful surgeries that left incision scars. Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers the latest innovation in skin tightening, Thermage FLX, with every staff member trained to the exacting standards of Zuzana Likar. Thermage FLX is completely non-invasive and uses radiofrequency technology to heat deep layers of the skin and encourage the body to start producing collagen in the treated area—and, in turn, tightening the skin. Skin sags because we produce less collagen as we get older, but collagen production can be kick-started once again.
Since Thermage FLX works by inducing collagen production, results are not immediate. On average, full results can be seen after six months. It takes the body time to produce this collagen, but taking photos before, during, and after Thermage FLX sessions is a fantastic way to gauge your progress. This technology uses a hyper-focused heat energy that can tighten the skin, reducing lines and wrinkles in the process. Thermage FLX requires no sedation, but it can feel a little uncomfortable (somewhat similar to laser therapy). If needed, Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers Pro-Nox for the most comfortable experience.
Pro-Nox is a client-administered blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This is not pure nitrous oxide, which means there are no lingering side effects. Clients are able to drive themselves home after their treatment without any fatigue or grogginess. Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers Pro-Nox for a number of treatments because we’re committed to making every treatment as comfortable as possible.
Enjoy the Ultimate Skin Tightening with Thermage FLX
Thermage FLX was the first FDA-approved technology to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles. Over two million procedures have been performed around the world since 2002 and these numbers are slated to continue skyrocketing as more and more people discover the quick and easy solution for more youthful, taut skin. Thermage FLX is approved to treat various sites on the face and body, making it a fantastic comprehensive procedure.
Thermage FLX sessions take 30 – 90 minutes depending on how many areas are being treated. There is little preparation and no recovery time, although the area can look pink for a few days following the treatment. Thermage FLX is much more affordable than surgery when addressing sagging skin, and has the added benefit of no incisions and no anesthesia. Although it can take up to six months to show results, studies have shown that the majority of clients see some results just one month after treatment. Taking progress photos is a great way to gauge your unique journey with Thermage FLX.
Is Thermage FLX for You?
From 2015 – 2016, the demand for skin tightening procedures increased by 11.6 percent. Since Thermage FLX targets the tissue below the skin’s surface, it requires just the right temperature to kick-start collagen production. The heat from the tool addresses three layers including the muscles, skin, and superficial wrinkles. As collagen continues to regenerate in the treated areas, you’ll notice skin that is firmer with less sagging and wrinkles.
Unlike some other non-invasive procedures, such as lasers, getting ready for Thermage FLX is quite simple. You can continue to eat, drink, work, and exercise as usual immediately before and after the treatment. Any topicals, such as makeup, should be removed. In some cases, an anti-inflammatory medication may be prescribed to some patients prior to Thermage FLX. This will be discussed during your complimentary consultation.
Love the Skin You’re In
We might produce less collagen as we get older, but collagen production is still firmly in your hands. Regain control of your skin with Thermage FLX. A single session can turn back the clock by several years. It is also a great complement to energy-based devices and lasers, which also help with collagen production but focus more on superficial skin concerns like hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Learn more about Thermage FLX and what it can do for you by scheduling your complimentary consultation with Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today. Simply fill out the online form or call the office.