Thermage® Laser Skin Tightening
Loose, relaxed skin can cause wrinkling and a significantly aged appearance. Over time, the collagen in our skin becomes weak and begins to sag. An effective way to tighten the skin is through Thermage® radiofrequency (RF) technology. As a non-invasive technique, Thermage® is an excellent choice for non-surgical male facial revitalization.
Unlike other laser treatments that cause redness, burning, swelling, and bruising, Thermage® is designed to treat the skin without causing irritation. Patients can usually resume work immediately after their treatment. Zero downtime is needed for recovery, making this an ideal male facial procedure.
Dr. Calabria, a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers Thermage® treatments and specializes in male facial rejuvenation. His offices are conveniently located in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, CA.
What Can Thermage® Accomplish?
Tighter Skin on the FaceThermage® is safe to use on the face and around the eyes to treat lax skin.
A Smoother NeckSagging skin on the neck is no problem for Thermage® treatments.
Taut Skin on the BodySmooth, taut skin on your body is now achievable through Thermage®.
What Are the Steps for a Thermage® Treatment?
After a consultation with Dr. Calabria, he will determine which areas can be treated with Thermage® and make his recommendations.
There are three layers of the skin: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous fat underneath. Throughout these three layers of skin is a web of collagen fibers that begin to relax with the natural aging process.
Thermage® is the only radiofrequency device that addresses all three layers of the skin by tightening the collagen webbing, which causes an immediate improvement in the texture and tone of the skin. Thermage® can be used on any color and type of skin.
Emitting pulses of radiofrequency waves, the deep layers of skin are heated, resulting in contractions. Collagen underneath the surface is targeted, causing fibers to tighten and improve the skin texture. This process promotes collagen production deep within the skin tissues and tightens the existing collagen.
Thermage® treatment can be repeated every four to six months, and it can take up to six months to see your final results. Dr. Calabria highly recommends Thermage® treatment as a non-invasive approach to tighten the skin and produce a youthful, refreshed appearance.
Outer layers of skin are unaffected by this non-surgical treatment, so there is typically no downtime after a Thermage® session. Most patients resume regular activities immediately after treatment.
Thermage® is non-invasive. There are no incisions or scars after treatment.
The cost is determined by the areas treated and the extent of the recommended treatment. Dr. Calabria will discuss these details during your consultation.
You may experience mild redness, swelling, and tenderness for the first two days following your treatment. Anesthetic cream or oral medication may be used during your procedure to ensure your comfort. Most patients only experience warm and cool sensations during treatment.
Patients who are concerned with their skin laxity may be ideal candidates if they do not also want to address excess fat or muscle repositioning. A consultation is required to evaluate the condition of your skin to see if this procedure is right for you.
Depending on the area being treated, your session can take between a few minutes and one hour to complete. Dr. Calabria will discuss these details with you during your consultation.
Initial skin tightening can appear immediately and continues to improve gradually over time. In some cases, it can take up to six months to show the full results.
Your outcome can be long lasting. Drinking plenty of water, regularly washing your face, using a high-quality moisturizer daily, and protecting your skin from the damaging rays of the sun can all help prolong your results. Maintenance sessions can be completed periodically to further tighten the skin.