Most people are happy when the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, but summertime might make others nervous. After all, you can’t hide the problem areas of your body when it gets too hot to wear anything but tank tops and shorts. If you have sagging skin or cellulite, you could consider surgery, but going under the knife is usually painful – not to mention time-consuming, since you could spend weeks recovering.

Fortunately, the skincare gods are sympathetic. Advanced 21st-century technology has made it possible for people to address their concerns through safe, minimally-invasive techniques such as the Thermage body treatment. This procedure is offered at leading facilities such as Reflections Medical Spa in New Jersey, where laser specialists help patients look great without having to undergo surgery.

Thermage could be an excellent option for people who want to lift, tighten and shape their bodies. The technique sends radio-frequency energy into the skin, where it reaches the collagen that is stored beneath the surface.

This protein is the main component of your cartilage, liagments, tendons and bone, and it is responsible for skin strength and elasticity. When we grow old, collagen degrades, leading to skin sagging and wrinkle formation.

Thermage works to encourage the body’s natural renewal of this protein and since the energy is delivered in a precise, grid-like fashion, this ensures even, controlled stimulation. Most patients see satisfying results within six months – not bad for a one-time procedure that lasts only about an hour and requires no recovery time whatsoever.

“Men and women battling the appearance of fat deposits or sagging skin no longer have to endure a long and uncomfortable recovery,” said skincare expert Bruce Katz. “With this latest advancement in radio-frequency technology, patients [can see] outstanding results without a large time or financial commitment.”

The procedure can be performed on virtually any part of the body a patient wants to work on. This includes common problem areas like the thighs, buttocks and abdomen, or even the underarms and hands.

Thermage can also be administered to complement another rejuvenating technique such as laser liposuction. This powerful combination works to tighten the skin while shaping and contouring the body.

With such effective treatments at your disposal, there’s no reason not to be excited for summer. Showing off fresh, young-looking skin and sculpted body can be as easy as speaking to a laser skincare specialist about the options available.

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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