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Aging has a number of undesirable effects on the skin, but sagging, wrinkled skin due to loss of collagen can have one of the most dramatic impacts on your appearance, making you look older than you really are. Fortunately, with radiofrequency laser therapies like Thermage® treatment, you can restore your youthful appearance quickly and without surgery. Patients in the Walnut Creek, CA area can benefit from this procedure offered by Dr. Christine Lee at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute. You may not be able to stop time, but you can reverse the signs of aging with this highly effective non-surgical skin tightening treatment.

Thermage, Walnut Creek

How Thermage works

Thermage is a facial rejuvenation therapy that uses radiofrequency energy waves to deliver heat deep into the facial tissues. This heat stimulates your skin cells and naturally boosts collagen production. The benefits of Thermage treatment for your face include:

  • Tighter, smoother skin
  • Minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, or mouth
  • Contouring around the jaw line and chin to reduce “turkey neck”
  • Reduced under-eye bags and “crepe” texture around the eyes
  • Brighter, more refreshed appearance of eyes

Thermage can also be used on any areas of your body where the skin has become loose over time, such as your arms, stomach, or thighs. It can also minimize the appearance of cellulite.

What to expect

Thermage is a safe, non-invasive method of skin tightening that can produce visible results after just one treatment. However, you can choose to repeat treatments every six months or annually for maintenance.

You don’t need to do anything in advance to prepare for Thermage treatment. The whole procedure typically takes between 45 and 90 minutes depending on the area that is being treated. A skilled professional will use the Thermage device to deliver radiofrequency energy to the treatment area. While the device works by delivering heat to your skin, it has special cooling sprays built in so that you never feel too hot during the procedure and your outer skin layer is not damaged.

After the procedure, you are able to return to your normal activities right away. You will notice results immediately, and your skin will improve even more over the course of the next few months.

Call Dr. Christine Lee at (925) 528-0117 for a consultation appointment to determine whether Thermage is the right choice for you!

Dr. Christine Lee

Dr. Min-Wei Christine Lee

Dr. Christine Lee is a Board-certified Dermatologist with sub-specialties in laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, facial plastic reconstruction, and dermatologic surgery. She leads The Skin And Laser Treatment Institute as its Director and serves as Clinical Faculty for the Department of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. Patients travel from across the globe for her expertise, and Dr. Lee has trained thousands of stateside and international doctors.

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