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As we get older, the collagen that keeps our skin firm starts to break down, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, abdomen, and legs. This process can be effectively reversed with Thermage FLX therapy, a non-invasive treatment that uses radio frequencies to heat the deeper, collagen-rich layers of the skin. The applied heat causes collagen to contract and encourages new collagen to start growing in the treated area. This plumps and tightens the skin for an overall smoother, younger-looking appearance.
Thermage FLX is a safe, quick treatment. A session of just 30-90 minutes can garner results that can continue to improve and last for two years. Tightening the skin is especially good for improving the definition of the jawline, reducing dark “hooding” around the eyes, and decreasing the look of “crepey” skin around the stomach and legs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the results last?
For most patients, measurable results appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session and can last for 1-2 years depending on your skin condition and aging process.
How often will I have to have treatments?
Unlike many cosmetic procedures requiring multiple sessions, Thermage FLX delivers results after a single treatment. Best of all, results continue to improve over time.
Does it hurt?
You’ll feel a brief heating sensation when the treatment device’s tip touches your skin, followed by a cooling sensation to help protect your skin and minimize any discomfort.
The Thermage system incorporates vibrations on the face and body treatments, which has been shown to provide patient comfort.
Are there common side effects?
Some patients have temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, but this usually goes away within 24 hours.
How long before I can get back to my normal activities?
Most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. No special care is required afterward.
Why do it at the iBody clinic?
Dr. Roberto Tostado, the founder of the iBody, has over 19 years of medical practice. He has extensive training and experience in aesthetic medicine, integrating innovative knowledge and the newest technologies available from various parts of the globe into his approach. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia University.