As we age, our skin loses elasticity. This can be especially troubling for the more visible areas of the body, such as the face and the hands. Additionally, in the summer months, or when on vacation, it is more common to have more of the body exposed, such as the arms. When it comes to treatments for skin laxity, there are a lot of options available for the face, and the good news is that many of these treatments are also suitable for other areas of the body, such as on the hands and arms.
One treatment for skin tightening that we recommend for areas such as the hands and arms is Thermage. Thermage helps gives you tighter and smoother skin by boosting the body’s natural collagen production. The treatment uses Radiofrequency (RF) technology to heat the inner layers of your skin. This procedure involves using a handheld device that is pressed onto the area of the skin that is being treated, and then heat is applied to the target area.
Thermage on the Hands
As we age our skin loses collagen and our skin starts to sag and becomes wrinkled. On the hands, this can be quite visible, since our hands are an area of the body that is visible all year round. In addition to this the hands can be one of the first areas of the body that show age. The good news is for most individuals who have loose skin on the tops of their hands, Thermage can help reduce the appearance of “crepe-like” skin and make the hands appear smoother and younger.
Aging hand rejuvenation treatments such as Thermage work by promoting collagen production. This means a single treatment on the hands will start to show an improvement in the look and firmness of the skin on your hands. Thermage takes some time before the results are achieved but an individual should see results within about six months from when the treatment was undertaken.
Thermage on the Arms
Another area that individuals can be concerned about, especially when wearing short sleeves is loose skin on the upper arms. Even for individuals who maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine that involves resistance exercises for the arms, loose skin on the arms can still be an issue. Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a symptom of the aging process. The effects of the aging process cannot be completely reversed but Thermage can help reduce the appearance of hanging skin on the upper arms, that is sometimes known as bat wings, or even bingo wings.
The best candidates for Thermage on the upper arms are those individuals who are generally at a healthy weight and have some minor issues with lose skin and sagging. Generally, if you have a large amount of underarm skin, Thermage may not be suitable. To determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Thermage, it is recommended to have an appointment with NYC based Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Michele Green who can advise you on the best treatment for your own individual case. In some cases, Thermage can be combined with other procedures such as CoolSculpting, as part of an overall body contouring procedure.
Before and After Photo of Thermage on Arms
55-64 year old woman treated with Thermage
*Disclaimer: Results from cosmetic procedures may vary with each patient.
If you are looking for a method of skin tightening on your hands and arms, there’s finally a solution that can help. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether Thermage may be right for you.