Thermage® is an FDA-approved treatment that can help facial skin look younger and feel firmer. While its effects are comparable to some other treatments that Natural Image OC offers, Dr. Lenore Sikorski frequently uses it on facial features that require a focused and delicate approach, such as the eyes. The device is uniquely suited to improving these areas.
Thermage helps Orange County patients tighten lax and wrinkled areas and redefine facial features. It uses radiofrequency technology to reshape and promote new collagen, the main structural protein between your connective tissues. This helps create a smoother, more toned appearance.
Your Initial Consultation
One of the motivations behind Dr. Sikorski’s work is helping people find the right path to achieving their goals. You will have extensive time to talk about what’s driving your decision for cosmetic improvement; to receive a comprehensive examination, and to collaborate on the right approach. Because Dr. Sikorski has experience in a broad array of procedures, she can recommend one that will best suit your needs.
Surgical and non-surgical approaches both have their advantages. Orange County patients with significant sagging may be better suited to a procedure such as a blepharoplasty or a facelift. However, if you are a good candidate for non-surgical skin tightening, Thermage may be right for you.
Your Experience with Thermage
Treatment takes place at our office in the Orange County area. As part of the process:
- Your physician’s assistant will provide medication and numbing cream to reduce discomfort.
- The Thermage device will create deep heat.
- Radiofrequency energy will heat the deep layers of tissue in the areas you and Dr. Sikorski have selected for treatment. This will encourage the production of collagen.
- The device will deliver a final dose of warmth to the surface of your skin.
While Thermage doesn’t require a lengthy recovery, you will need someone to drive you home if you receive pain medication as part of your procedure. Your skin may be slightly red afterward, but there should be no bruising or other signs of treatment, and you should be able to return to normal activities later the same day.
Expect results in as little as 24 hours, though the majority of the improvement you see will depend on how quickly your body produces new collagen. By six months, you should be able to enjoy the full benefits of your treatment. Dr. Sikorski may recommend that you have a follow-up treatment at the end of this period for even firmer and younger-looking skin.
Your consultation visit
You’ll enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our Orange County patients.
Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.
Sagging and aging features don’t always require surgery. Learn more about Thermage by scheduling a visit at our Orange County office online or by phone. Call (949) 448-0487.