AGING CHANGES IN SKIN
Skin, like any other organ of the body, undergoes a natural course of deterioration. Skin changes are among the most visible signs of aging. As we age, our skin is at the mercy of many forces: the sun, harsh weather, and bad habits.
The primary cause of early wrinkling is ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural aging process. UV light exposure breaks down the connective tissue of the skin, the collagen and elastin fibers that lie in the deeper skin layer (dermis).
Other factors that contribute to aging of the skin include stress, gravity, daily facial movement, obesity, and even sleep position. Also, you are at increased risk for skin injury and aging skin repairs itself more slowly than younger skin. Your skin will get thinner, more fragile and lacks fat, making it less smooth and plump.
THERMAGE SKIN TIGHTENING
Thermage skin tightening treatments use radio frequency technology heat the deep, collagen-rich layers of the skin. This heat helps to remodel the current collagen and stimulates the growth of new collagen, a mechanism called neocollagenesis. It is this new collagen that helps the skin look firmer, smoother and strengthens the skin's overall texture.
Treatments can be performed on all skin types and on most body parts, including the face, neck, eye contour, breast, tummy, arms, knees and even the buttocks. Depending on what area of the body is being treated, procedures require about 90 minutes.
- Plumps, enhances and tightens the skin, decreases the presence of lines and wrinkles as the shape and color of the skin are enhanced;
- One treatment can produce noticeable outcomes for most customers with a single treatment;
- Few or no time down;
- This improves over time and will last for years.
PREPARATION, AFTERCARE AND MAINTENANCE
- Stop 7 days prior to treatment with both alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl ingredients (AHA/BHA), hydroquinone, retinols/retinoids, Tazorac, and Differin. Until treatment, clients with any suspicious lesions, moles or spots in the area to be examined must be cleared by our medical practitioner.
- Short-term redness, swelling, and/or sensitivity will also occur from most laser treatments. You must use a broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or above on a daily basis.