When did “hanging loose” become a good thing?
Loose skin—on your face, arms, abdomen, and thighs—can create a saggy, droopy look that may make you appear older than you actually are. Saggy skin can add to the impression that you’re tired and downcast.
Aging reduces our skin’s collagen and elasticity. As we develop folds and droops, we need a little help when we decide to reclaim the firmness of our younger days. That help can come in the form of Thermage®, a treatment I offer at Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa in Toronto.
Thermage® radio frequency is the gold standard of non-invasive skin tightening. The radiofrequency energy delivers heat deeply into the dermis to tighten existing collagen and stimulate the production of new collagen. Some tightening may be seen immediately, but it takes three to six months to see the full benefit of Thermage®. Its effects will not just last, but improve, since the process jumpstarts your body’s own collagen production, all of which continues to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and unwanted looseness and sagginess for months. The effects can last for years if you live a healthy lifestyle and use sun protection. Need a touch up? You can repeat your Thermage® treatment in about a year.
In addition to tightening, Thermage® improves the overall texture of your skin by shrinking oil glands, refining pores, and minimizing scars.
As for the procedure itself, mild analgesics such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen relieve any discomfort during Thermage®. Cooling before and after each pulse protects the surface of the skin so there is no downtime. Everyone notices some tightening after their treatment, which makes Thermage® a very popular procedure in my office.Written by Dr. Martie Gidon
Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa - Center for Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening and Cellulite Treatment. Cosmetic Dermatology practice of Dr Martie Gidon in Toronto providing a wide range of laser and light based therapies. +Martie Gidon