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Thermage for Cellulite Featured on ABC 25

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on April 29, 2010

The Body by Thermage system is designed to target cellulite and assist with the body recontouring and reshaping process after weight loss or liposuction.

The non-invasive procedure works by increasing collagen production deep under the skin’s surface, and this causes a tighter, toned and more youthful appearance. Body by Thermage was recently featured as a cellulite procedure on Columbia ABC 25. The Preva Laser Skin Center in Columbia, South Carolina demonstrated the Thermage Cellulite tip, and explained how this procedure helps to shrink the body’s tissues and improves the appearance of cellulite.

The Body by Thermage procedure requires only a single treatment that lasts between 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the area being treated. There are no injections, drugs or surgery involved and patients can return to regular activities immediately after the procedure. The procedure uses powerful radiofrequency (RF) technology to heat the deeper layers of the skin, reaching deep into the subcutaneous tissue behind the dermis while keeping the surface of the skin intact. The heating process stimulates collagen production, and also causes a contraction that tightens existing collagen. Thermage, and the Body by Thermage procedure can be performed on all skin types.

Results are not noticeable immediately, but when the skin begins to heal and the tissues begin generating more collagen, the skin appears tighter, firmer and more toned. Unsightly cellulite is less noticeable, and may even disappear. Other effects of the procedure include an overall improved skin texture, reduction of sagging skin or extra bulges after weight loss or pregnancy, and an overall softening and toning of the skin.

Patients can also expect more natural-looking results than extensive surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, that often require additional body reshaping treatments in order to achieve the desired shape.

Body by Thermage can be performed anywhere on the body, including the knees, shoulders, back, glutes and backs of the legs.

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