Having loose skin on your face and neck can make you feel self conscious not only about the skin that you’re in but also about your age. Even though surgical procedures like facelifts are great at helping to tighten loose skin, they aren’t necessarily for everyone. Here at Dr. Dunkley’s office, we provide patients with an alternative option to surgery: Thermacell.
What Is Thermacell?
Thermacell is an innovative procedure that uses radio frequency technology to heat up the skin to a depth of 2.5mm. Once the collagen and the elastin in your skin are heated up, your body reacts to it as if it were wounded. The response? Tighter skin.
What Is Thermacell Treatment Like?
Our goal at Dr. Dunkley’s office is to ensure that you stay as calm and comfortable as possible. One of the unique things about Thermacell is that it isn’t painful; in fact, people often say that Thermacell feels just like a massage. To start out, we will apply a thin gel over the treatment area. Afterwards, we will use a hand piece that emits radio frequency energy to heat up the skin to 45 degrees celsius. This entire treatment takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes on average.
How Many Treatments Will I need?
On average, patients say that they experience significant results after just one treatment. However, Dr. Dunkley usually recommends six treatments to get the full results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The only way for us to fully determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for Thermacell is by coming into our office for a consultation. On average, patients who are good candidates for this procedure are otherwise healthy and have a desire to get rid of loose, excess skin.
Are you interested in learning more about Thermacell? If so, contact us at our Salt Lake City office and give us a call at (801) 268-2650.