Washington D.C. and Bethesda residents seeking a Thermage® CPT procedure can travel little more than a mile into Maryland and receive a treatment that is non-surgical, non-invasive, and takes less than two hours. Also referred to as ThermaLift or simply Thermage®, Thermage® has the lowest recovery time of any skin tightening procedure. You can go back to work immediately after the procedure is done as the mild post-treatment swelling will subside quickly. Patients in the D.C. metro area are calling to request Thermage® often referred to it by its popular name, ‘the non-surgical facelift however, Thermage® tightens the skin, improving the overall appearance of the face.
The Thermage® procedure employs a machine called the Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT) system, which uses radio waves to conduct energy into the skin. The connective tissue of the dermis, the lower layer of skin, is uniformly heated while the epidermis, the surface layer of skin, is kept cool and protected. The heat is sustained to produce contraction in the skin’s deeper tissue. The skin is tightened to create a more youthful appearance with the absence of loose skin and a reduction of ingrained wrinkles. One added benefit of a Thermage® CPT procedure is that the skin’s collagen fibers are tightened, which leads to increased production of collagen over time. As a result, the skin that is produced post-procedure has a much firmer and healthier appearance. Thermage® can be used to treat areas of the face including: the forehead, eyelids cheeks, lips and neck. The latest Comfort Pulse Technology gives better results and a dramatically more comfortable procedure.
At Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery we are always bringing you the latest in technology. Patients are raving about the results of the new total tip. The new Thermage Total Tip 3.0 (for Thermage CPT only) smooth’s and tones the skin all over the body, including the face and neck. Patients often see immediate results, smoothing uneven skin and unwanted bulges. Some results are gradual over a six month period and results vary.
Body by Thermage®
Skin tightening with Thermage® can also improve areas of the body. Using the same technology as used on the face, the treatments warm the skin, thereby stimulating the collagen and causing contraction and tightening of skin in various areas. Tummy by Thermage® treats the wrinkled, sagging skin of the belly. Thermage® can also treat the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. Contact us to schedule a consultation for this procedure. Best results occur when the patient is within 10% of their ideal body weight.