Combating excess skin with Thermage
20 Oct 2012
Many people rightly feel a sense of pride and achievement when they are able to shed those extra pounds they've been longing to get rid of for so long.
Whether it enables them to run around with their children or grandchildren in the park, fit into their pre-pregnancy clothes, or just feel more confident on a day to day basis, weight loss can make a huge difference. However, despite the positive change that weight loss brings, there is often something left behind that many people feel self-conscious or unhappy about - excess skin.
In some cases there will be too much excess skin and surgery may be needed to tackle it. However, in milder cases you don't have to resort to surgery - there are a number of non-invasive dermatology procedures that can help to tighten and contour the skin that may be suitable.
Thermage works by targeting the collagen layers in your skin with radiofrequency technology. The length of the treatment depends on the size and condition of the area, but usually last no longer than 90 minutes. There's no need for an anaesthetic as the procedure is painless - you'll just feel changes in temperature, which is a sign that the treatment is working.
As well as being painless, no aftercare treatment is necessary. While some swelling is natural, there's no down-time unlike more serious procedures, so you can safely drive yourself home or even to work once everything is taken care of. While you'll see some results immediately, you can look forward to your skin continuing to improve as the extra collagen starts to work its magic.
While Thermage is perfectly safe on all skin colours anyone considering undergoing the treatment should still have a consultation with a dermatologist. This will ensure that your treatment is tailored to the particular needs of your skin, guaranteeing the best possible result and an even more fabulous looking you.