Medical spa treatments can be beneficial for minor signs of aging, like frown lines, but many plastic surgeons will recommend cosmetic surgery once the skin begins to sag. Thermage® offers a nonsurgical solution for skin that’s just beginning to look droopy, helping you look younger without having to commit to a full facelift.
Dr. Stephen Kay is a well-known plastic surgeon serving the Bethesda-Chevy Chase metro area. He has helped thousands of women and men from the Washington D.C. area and beyond who want to look their best with nonsurgical medical spa treatments like Thermage®.
Please contact us online or call our Chevy Chase plastic surgery practice at 301-951-5120 for more information on Thermage®.
The best candidates for Thermage® often feel happy with their appearance overall, yet have noticed some softening through the jowls or looseness through the skin in the upper neck. Women who are troubled by some slight amount of excess tummy skin following pregnancy may also be good candidates for Thermage®. Thermage® cannot be used on areas that have tattoos, and the results are best in those women and men who are young enough that their skin’s collagen is still fairly responsive, and who have thin to medium skin thickness.
Thermage® treatments can:
Please visit our before and after photo gallery to see real patient results that are possible with Thermage®.
The costs associated with Thermage® can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and other considerations. Your total costs will include Dr. Kay’s fee and your initial treatment session, although some patients may wish to enhance their results further with additional appointments. Since Thermage® is performed as an outpatient procedure, costs are greatly reduced by not requiring anesthesia or the use of a surgical facility. Dr. Kay and his staff will go over all the available options for cosmetic surgery financing that can help make your procedures even more affordable.
Thermage® can deliver results that range from quite subtle to very dramatic in the right candidates, helping you to look refreshed and younger without incisions or scars. Because Thermage® can address a number of different age-related concerns, you may opt for treatment in one or several areas:
You can expect your treatment session to last anywhere from a few minute up to 2 hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. During treatment a special handheld device passes over the skin’s surface that delivers radiofrequency waves to the supportive tissues below. This process stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, firming and plumping the skin. You may feel a warm sensation during treatment as Thermage® works to lift and tighten the skin and soft tissues.
Although some women and men look slightly flushed right away after their appointment, most patients can return to work and their daily routines immediately. Depending on your goals, Dr. Kay may recommend additional procedures to complement the results of your Thermage® treatment, or suggest alternatives in other cases. For example, a significant amount of excess skin through the abdomen may be better addressed with a tummy tuck, while more pronounced jowling could require a facelift instead. Dr. Kay will work with you to determine the best approach to meet all your needs.