By KAYCEE REYES
Throwback Thursdays, Flashback Fridays, and more recently, the 10-Year Challenge, have you changed so much? Lucky for those who look like they have not aged at all, but for the rest of us, we could only wish to turn back time. When it comes to aging, luck may not be on our side, but there is a silver lining with Thermage FLX!
Laughing without the lines, smiling without the sag, these are the promises behind Thermage FLX, the pioneer in skin tightening for more than 10 years. Its unique, patented, non-invasive radio frequency technology has been used for more than two million times, making it the most preferred treatment among any tightening products globally.
This technology applies heat in the deeper layers of the skin, targeting collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, including the skin, where it is found in the deeper layers of the dermis and holds it up to make it tight and flexible. As one ages, collagen is produced less, resulting in wrinkled and sagging skin over time. When the heat hits collagen, it contracts and helps regenerate new ones, resulting in smoother skin immediately after the session, and gradually produces firmer, tighter skin in the next two to six months, whose effect may last up to two years. For the patient, a cool feeling is felt after short bursts of heat that is tolerable for both the patient and the skin. It is non-ablative, or it heats the tissue without affecting the outer layer of the skin, thereby reducing downtime, post-treatment care, and risks such as infection and scarring. Possible tingling, minor swelling, and redness may be experienced by some, but it should fade in a short time.
On the face, Thermage FLX can soften lines around the mouth, eyes, and on the forehead. It also can improve drooping eyelids or hooded eyes and tighten facial contours, including the jawline and chin.
On the body, Thermage FLX can also improve loose skin and cellulite, usually around the abdomen and legs. As Thermage FLX works hard on the skin, it makes it easy for the patient with fast treatment (between 30 and 90 minutes), little to zero pain, no injections, no surgery, and no downtime. Moreover, most patients only require just one session with lasting results, depending on the patient’s age and skin condition.
Thermage FLX is suitable for all skin types and may be administered to most patients except for pregnant and breastfeeding women, those with diabetes, autoimmune conditions, and poor skin quality. You may seek consultation with your dermatologist to assess your current skin condition and if this treatment suits your skin.