As we age, collagen production in our skin slows and our skin may begin to sag. Thanks to genetics, exposure to the sun, and lifestyle choices such as smoking, some people experience the effects of aging skin sooner than others. Fortunately, recent advancements in medical technology have resulted in ways to rejuvenate the skin without the pain or expense associated with earlier cosmetic surgeries, such as facelift or liposuction. Thermage® CPT is one of the advanced non-surgical skin tightening treatments offered by Dr. Gary Goldenberg in his New York practice.
Thermage CPT (Cool Pulse Technology) is the latest evolution of Thermage technology, which utilizes radiofrequency waves to tone and firm the skin. Thermage has been safely used on patients for over 10 years, with over 1 million treatments performed on women and men worldwide. Thermage CPT differs from the older Thermage treatment in that offers a more comfortable experience and more consistent results. Thermage can be used on the face, including the delicate eye area, and on the body to provide skin rejuvenation by harnessing the body’s own processes. During the treatment, the radiofrequency waves gently create a heating effect in the deep dermis. This heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen. Initial results can be seen immediately after the procedure, as the collagen contraction lifts and tightens the skin. In the weeks and months following the procedure, the increased collagen production will provide continued lifting and firming. In addition to lifting and firming, facial wrinkles are often minimized and jaw and cheekbone areas may become more defined.
The Thermage CPT treatment has four phases, and involves the use of gentle vibrations and interspersed cooling to protect the skin and provide a more comfortable experience. During the treatment, Dr. Goldenberg will move the Thermage device, which delivers the treatment and provides vibrations throughout the procedure, across the targeted treatment areas. The treatment begins with a cooling effect, which protects the outer layers of the skin and enhances patient comfort. After the cooling phase, the treatment tip is placed against the skin at the specified areas. Then, radiofrequency energy penetrates deep into the skin, heating the underlying tissue, which results in immediate lifting and stimulates the gradual increase in collagen production. Finally, cryogen is delivered to the skin to cool down the epidermis. The entire treatment lasts between 45 and 90 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated, and you will be able to return to normal activities immediately afterwards. Throughout the procedure, Dr. Goldenberg will monitor your comfort and modify the heat and coolness levels to provide you with a comfortable experience. After the treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but this will dissipate within a few hours. No follow-up care is required, and effective results can be delivered in just one treatment.
The ease and proven effectiveness of this skin tightening procedure have resulted in its popularity throughout NYC and the world. If you’re tired of sagging skin, contact Dr. Gary Goldenberg to learn more about how Thermage CPT can deliver the look you’ve been waiting for.
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