If you have a problem with loose jowls in San Diego, there is a technique that plastic surgeons are using. It is called Thermage, and it uses radio frequencies to heat the skin. Then, they cool the skin. The heat is supposed to trigger your body’s natural skin renewal process. Over time, it improves the tone and texture of your skin while getting rid of your wrinkles.
How to Treat Loose Jowls in San Diego?
Thermage has a different approach than other skin tightening techniques. The deep heating of the skin causes the collagen to tighten. You will see smoother skin immediately, and it will get better over time after the procedure. While it is heating the inner layers of the skin, it cools the outer layer. There are three distinct layers to your skin.
- Epidermis – the outer most layer
- Dermis – skin right beneath the surface
- Subcutaneous tissue – the fat layer
Thermage only requires one treatment session. Unlike other tighter skin procedures, you don’t have to go to multiple sessions. It is the only non-invasive procedure that can be done in one session. You don’t need any anesthesia for this procedure, so you can drive yourself home afterwards. It doesn’t even require any pain medication.
What does Thermage help with?
This will help with loose jowls San Diego. This treatment also helps with sagging skin on the face and neck (“turkey neck”). It can help with wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, eyes, and forehead. It can also help with lack of definition in the lips.
It is not just used on the face. It can help with the rest of your body as well. It can help with wrinkly or sagging skin around your stomach, knees, arms, legs, or buttocks. It can also be used to help sagging skin after a pregnancy or after losing a large amount of weight.
What to Expect from Skin Tightening Treatment
You may be wondering what happens when you go in for the procedure. The procedure will last anywhere from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. You will be able to see and feel the results soon after the treatment. You will keep seeing further improvements in your skin for up to six months after the procedure. This happens because your body is producing collagen. This causes the collagen to thicken and this effect is what makes the skin smooth.
The doctor can do the procedure slightly different for extra comfort. It can be done with little cooling bursts of air, so you don’t get overheated. You will also feel a gentle vibration. The skin will likely be a little red right after you leave the doctor’s office, but you can resume your normal activities. You will not need any specialized care afterwards.
Ulthera is also an alternative to Thermage. Just like Thermage, Ulthera can help improve sagging skin of the face, neck, and chest.
Don’t undergo this procedure if you have a pacemaker or any other implanted devices. You can experience odd sensation around the area that was treated. This should resolve itself quickly. Burns, blisters, and scarring are always a possibility. Keep in mind that there are risks as there are with any procedure.
Contact the Skin Rejuvenation Experts for a Consultation
Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at (858) 943-2113 for more information on any of our medical or cosmetic procedures and to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown San Diego.