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Fight the Signs of Aging with Thermage CPT

Anti Aging Treatment San DiegoThermage CPT

You do everything you can to take care of your body and remain youthful and full of vitality: yoga, green tea, lots of water, a healthy diet, meditation, you name it. And the people around often comment on your energy and your fitness level, saying things like, “You look great for your age,” or “I hope I’m as healthy as you when I’m your age.”

As much as you appreciate the compliments, you wish they’d realize that age has nothing to do with it. Unfortunately, your skin says otherwise. As we get older, our skin loses elasticity, causing us to look our age, even when we feel years younger.

You know expensive creams can only do so much, but you’re not yet ready to commit to surgical procedures. Is there anything in between?

Actually, yes! At Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine in San Diego, we specialize in delivering natural-looking cosmetic results with little to no pain and little to no downtime. With Thermage CPT, we can address saggy, tired looking skin, giving you a fresh, rejuvenated, and youthful look – without needles, surgery, or a lengthy recovery period.

How Thermage CPT works

Thermage CPT uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin and promote the production of new collagen.

Collagen provides your skin with structure and elasticity, and as you age, the collagen breaks down, causing your skin to sag and wrinkle. The heat from the Thermage handpiece stimulates the growth of collagen fibers in the three layers of your skin: the epidermis (the visible, uppermost layer), the dermis (where most of the collagen is found), and the subcutaneous layer. The result is tighter skin with a more youthful tone and texture!

The procedure

We’ll begin your Thermage procedure by cleansing the treatment area to remove all make-up, body products, and residue. Then, we’ll use the Thermage handpiece to deliver the heat energy, pulse by pulse, to your skin. You’ll feel a brief warm sensation with each pulse, but the handpiece is created to keep your skin cool and comfortable. There is no need for anesthetic, but if you do experience some discomfort, let us know and we can adjust the heat setting.

Thermage can be used on the eyes, the face, the neck and the body. We will treat one small area at a time, with multiple passes, including extra pulses in problem areas. The whole procedure will take between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the size of the treatment area.
After your Thermage treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away. You may experience some redness or mild swelling, but the redness usually disappears within a few hours, and the swelling should last for no longer than a couple of days.

The results

You’ll see a little bit of tightening right away, but expect to see optimal results in about 6 months.

For most people between the ages of 30 and 50, a single treatment is enough to result in tighter, smoother, and more youthful looking skin. Those over 50 may need 2 treatments spaced 5 or 6 months apart and touchups every year or two.

Depending on the treatment area, you can expect:

  • Tighter, more contoured skin
  • Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Reduced hooding of the upper eyelids
  • Reduced wrinkles of lower eyelids
  • Improved definition of lips, jawline, and neck
  • Improved acne scars
  • Improved complexion
  • Improved contours of the abdomen, décolletage, buttocks, and thighs

One of the things our patients love about Thermage is that the effects are subtle, gradual, and natural. You’ll still look like you, but your skin will no longer give away your age.

Are you ready to Thermage your way to younger-looking skin?

Next time you go to your yoga class, just imagine what it might be like to hear, “You look amazing,” period.

Because you know age has nothing to do with it.

At Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine, we know how hard you work to stay healthy, and we understand that you want your skin to look as young as you feel. We can help with that. Schedule a consultation so we can sit down and talk about whether Thermage is right for you.

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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