Thermage® NXT/CPT Skin Tightening
The 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center was proud to be one of the first centers in the country to offer the Thermage®/ThermaCool technology in 2002; the new generation in age-defying treatments. It was the first non-surgical, no downtime procedure that actually tightened skin to lift tissue and improve wrinkles.
Known as the Thermalift procedure, patients no longer need to take time off in order to define their jawline, lift their eyebrows, tighten their neck, and reduce wrinkles around their mouth and cheeks. With the ongoing evolution of the technology, we are proud to announce the latest generation in Thermage® technology - the Thermage® NXT/CPT device and the “Body by Thermage” procedure performing skin tightening and contouring throughout the body; including thighs, abdomen, arms, hips and buttocks. Now with effective single treatments for cellulite as well. Now faster, more effective, and more comfortable treatments than before.
The Thermage® system utilizes Radio-Frequency energy - the same heat and energy of radio waves that surgeons have used in surgery to stop bleeding for decades. While cooling the top layer of the skin with a unique and effective cryogen device, Thermage® uses this heat and energy to immediately tighten existing collagen and stimulate new growth over the following months. In effect, the radiofrequency waves lift the sags and improve wrinkles without cutting, bruising, or swelling. It certainly delays the need for more invasive means and often makes the large step towards plastic surgery unnecessary. In addition, it is a safe complement to any other cosmetic procedures such as Tumescent Liposuction, Fillers, Botox®, and Fraxel® Resurfacing. Although the technology works best for mild to moderate skin laxity on the face and body, the procedure works well with other surgical procedures for those with a greater degree of skin problems.
The treatment session can range from 30 -90 minutes depending on the sites treated. Often patients are pre-medicated to comfort with mild non-intravenous sedation. Our state of the art, surgical facility caters to the comfort and safety of our patients. Thermage® NXT/CPT delivers the radio-frequency energy through a small contact tip which has three phases- cooling, energy delivery, and again -cooling. Patients leave the office looking and feeling normal and there are no restrictions in activity afterwards. The energy is unaffected by skin pigment, so patients with darker skin can be treated without an increased risk. Final results are achieved as early as one week, or on average, 3 to 4 months. Depending on the severity of the area treated, additional treatments may be necessary; often only one is needed.
Dr. Frank and his team of physicians are currently offering treatments for the cheek/jawline, neck, eyelids, cellulite, abdomen, arms, and thighs, knees and buttocks. Great to tighten skin after liposuction as well.
Please contact our office for a consultation and see if you are a candidate for the latest age-defying treatment.
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Thermage NXT |
Wrinkle Fillers |
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