Unfortunately our skin doesn’t get tighter as we age and no matter how often we diet or exercise, there are certain stubborn areas that refuse to become toned. Areas around the face as well as the neck, abdomen, thighs and buttocks can all begin to sag as we get older and many patients who experience loose skin think of plastic surgery as their only solution. Although surgery can provide the dramatic results that some patients desire, others are looking for minimally-invasive techniques that create more subtle results. The physicians at YourBody provide Thermage treatment as a way to tighten the skin and create an overall youthful appearance without any downtime and when combined with CoolSculpting, you can address all aspects of skin laxity so that it remains firm for years.
Why Partner Thermage with CoolSculpting?
If you’ve heard us talk about CoolSculpting, then you’ve likely heard us mention how it’s a non-invasive way for you to freeze away fat from certain areas on your body. It’s true that CoolSculpting is the perfect method of fat reduction for patients looking to improve their body contour without undergoing surgery and in a matter of weeks, you can see noticeable results as your body naturally metabolises unwanted fat and creates a slimmer physique.
However, depending on the area treated with CoolSculpting, you may experience some mild skin laxity as your fat melts away and no longer supports the surrounding skin. This is where Thermage can help. The treatment can target any loose skin that results from CoolSculpting and tighten it to enhance the toned appearance you have always wanted. Combining both treatments will melt away fat and tighten your skin — does it get any better than that?
Activate Smoother Skin with Thermage
Like CoolSculpting, Thermage is non-invasive but instead of using freezing mechanisms, Thermage uses radio frequency technology to activate the body’s natural healing process and create firmer skin. The treatment can be performed once your CoolSculpting procedure is complete and works by using heat to penetrate deep into the dermis and create small thermal injuries. The appearance of wounds in the skin stimulates natural collagen production, which corrects the wounds by rejuvenating the skin and replacing the damaged skin cells with a newer layer. The newer layer of skin, in turn, has fewer wrinkles and dimples and the cells themselves become thicker and stronger over time. The treatment can even reduce the appearance of cellulite temporarily. Thermage can be used on various areas of the body, depending on where you skin’s imperfections are located. It’s particularly effective on skin laxity that results after pregnancy. Treatment has proven effective when targeting laxity on the face, neck, arms, hands, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. It is even gentle enough to work on baggy skin around the eyes.
Receiving Thermage After CoolSculpting
The duration of your Thermage treatment session will depend on the area being treated as well as the effects that CoolSculpting provides. *While smaller areas need no more than 45 minutes, larger regions may require up to 90 minutes for optimal results. One of the greatest benefits of treatment with Thermage is that patients can expect to see results after just one appointment.
The Thermage device is swept across the topmost layer of skin and administers a brief cooling sensation. Afterwards, you should feel some heat as the dermis layer reaches a temperature where collagen is produced and the skin cells begin to contract, after which you will feel more cooling in order to eliminate discomfort. All the while, your physician will check in with you to make sure the heat isn’t too much to bear. Not everyone will require Thermage treatment after their CoolSculping procedure but for the patients who still experience skin laxity post-treatment, Thermage can provide the ultimate skin tightness. *When your procedure is complete, you’ll experience zero downtime and can return to your normal routine immediately.
Within two to six months, you will begin to notice the effects of Thermage treatment. During this time, the collagen in your body will have successfully restored the damaged skin cells and replaced your older layer of skin with a smoother layer that has improved in texture and overall appearance. Additionally, your unwanted fat will have disintegrated, leaving you with a slimmer figure. With the continuation of a healthy lifestyle, you can expect your results from Thermage to last for two years and your results from CoolSculpting to last a lifetime.
For more information about Thermage treatment and how it can maximise your results from CoolSculpting, contact the physicians at YourBody on 1300 328 237 and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you determine whether both CoolSculpting and Thermage treatment are right for you and design a treatment plan that addresses your cosmetic goals specifically. Call us today to learn more.