Frustrated NYC patients find satisfaction with ThermiRF™ skin tightening

Thousands of New Yorkers work hard to beat the clock. They eat nutritious foods, try hard to get sufficient sleep, look after their health, and take care of their skin. If you are one of them, kudos to you! Those precautions go a long way toward maintaining a youthful appearance, but they can’t stop sagging skin from forming.

 Collagen is a fibrous protein that creates a strong meshwork giving skin a robust sub-structure and thick epidermis for firm, youthful appearance. As you age your skin produces less collagen. It becomes thinner and slack. This is especially apparent in areas where gravity has an impact, such as the face, cheeks, jowls, and neck. How’s that for frustrating?

 I can help, with a revolutionary, non-surgical skin tightening treatment called ThermiRF™. The technology is described as “micro-invasive” because it involves insertion of a fine probe just under the skin to precisely direct radio frequency energy. That creates a deep thermal response without harm to surface skin. It targets deep skin layers to stimulate collagen production. As new collagen bundles form, the dermis thickens and contracts, leaving skin fortified, firmer, and younger looking.

 The ThermiTight™ procedure typically takes about an hour and you may return to normal activities the next day. Most patients see immediate tightening, with additional improvement over the next three to six months as collagen rebuilds. Several treatments may be needed for optimal firming. While we can’t yet stop the natural aging process, ThermiRF™ results are long-lasting. That is satisfying!

 ThermiRF™ is approved by the FDA for skin tightening. Because treatment is non-surgical, most reasonably healthy patients are good candidates. I take extra steps, including use of local anesthetic, to minimize your discomfort during treatment. The cool tip of the probe enters your skin and you feel a sensation of warmth as I gently manipulate it.

 Skin tightening with ThermiRF™ effectively lifts the face and neck without surgery. Call me today at 212-593-1818 to discuss whether ThermiRF™ might be a good compliment to your facial rejuvenation program.

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The effect of Botox® on New York City patients of various ages

Botox® has become an extremely popular procedure since its FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002. Millions of women and men take advantage of this wrinkle reduction agent; even more so since its approval for treatment of crow’s feet as well as frown lines.

Most of my Botox® patients are in their 40s and 50s – the time when we become concerned about signs of aging. But there is increasing evidence of the benefits before and beyond that time frame.

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The preventive 20s and 30s

If you look at where the skin of a young adult crinkles and folds during speech, laughter, and other facial animations, you can easily predict where wrinkles will form later in life. Botox® works by interrupting signals from nerves that tell facial muscles to contract. It is those repeated contractions that crease skin. An early treatment program prevents many wrinkles from ever forming. Because Botox® re-trains muscles to relax, dosage requirements generally decline over time. Certainly though, most people just watch themselves carefully, and seek treatment at the first time that the lines form. Botox is very effective at the early formation of lines, and in this way, one can save much money over years by not doing Botox when it is not yet needed.

The age of maintenance – 60s and beyond

Botox® is labeled for use in patients under the age of 65, but not because it is dangerous to those who are older. It simply may be less effective as the process of aging weakens neural junctions. I evaluate this on a case by case basis. I won’t recommend Botox® to patients in their 60s or older if I don’t think they’ll get reasonable results. But for patients with good facial muscle tone and overall health, I find that Botox® treatment continues to provide excellent wrinkle correction in areas related to repeated muscle contraction.

Aesthetics is a science, yes, but it is also an art. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for rejuvenation and the needs of every patient change over time. It is important to find an experienced, Board certified dermatologist who will design a customized transformation program just for you.