Pier Medical Aesthetics
Aesthetics located in Hermosa Beach, CA
Thermage FLX® reverses the effect of time, tightening your skin and diminishing wrinkles with just one noninvasive treatment. Douglas Mest, MD, and the team at Pier Medical Aesthetics have years of experience customizing each patient’s treatment to artfully create the results they hope to achieve. To restore your youthful appearance, call the office in Hermosa Beach, California, or book an appointment online.
Thermage FLX Q & A
What aesthetic problems can I treat with Thermage FLX?
Thermage FLX uses radiofrequency (RF) waves to diminish wrinkles and tighten the skin on your face, neck, and total body.
As Thermage FLX improves your skin tone and texture, you’ll achieve results such as:
- Smoother, tighter skin
- Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Redefined contours along your jawline and under your chin
- Reduction of excess skin under your chin
With Thermage FLX you only need one treatment to achieve these dramatic results.
How does Thermage FLX work?
When RF energy reaches deep below your skin, its heat makes the existing collagen contract, producing an immediate tightening effect. The RF energy also stimulates the production of collagen and elastic fibers.
New collagen is at the heart of your skin renewal. As you get older, your skin produces less collagen. Loss of collagen leads to weak, loose skin and wrinkles.
As your body sheds old skin at the surface, it’s replaced with new skin cells that grow up from below. After Thermage FLX treatment, your fresh skin growth is strengthened by more collagen. As a result, your skin is tighter and better toned, and wrinkles are smoothed out.
What should I expect during treatment with Thermage FLX?
When you come in for Thermage FLX treatment, you’ll relax while your provider marks your face with a grid pattern that ensures your treatment is evenly delivered.
When the grid is finished, your provider places the Thermage FLX handheld device against your skin in one of the modules, sends out RF energy, then moves it to the next module. The process is repeated until all the modules are treated.
Each time the device is activated, you’ll feel cooling, followed by brief heating, and then more cooling. The Thermage FLX has built-in Comfort Pulse Technology™, which combines gentle vibrations and cooling to ensure your treatment is comfortable.
One session takes about 45 minutes. When your treatment is finished, you may have some mild redness or swelling, but these go away quickly so you don’t need to take downtime.
When will I see results?
Although you may notice immediate tightening as existing collagen contracts, it takes a little time for new, collagen-enriched skin to reach the surface. You’ll begin to see the change in your skin in about two months, with optimal results in six months.
Following just one Thermage FLX treatment, your results may last one to two years, depending on your skin condition and age.*
*Individual results may vary.
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415 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254