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non-surgical skin tightening

Wrinkles and skin laxity often result from aging, sun damage and collagen degradation in the skin. A non-surgical skin tightening procedure can help to firm and lift the skin without invasive surgery or downtime. Bertucci MedSpa offers the Thermage® procedure – a unique treatment that uses radiofrequency waves to renew aged skin on the face and body by stimulating collagen production. This gentle procedure can improve the look of aging, wrinkles, and skin sagging with absolutely no incisions.

Your skin care procedure in Toronto should be performed by a qualified professional who is experienced in operating this sophisticated equipment. The treatment providers at Bertucci MedSpa have been selected and personally trained by Dr. Vince Bertucci – a board-certified dermatologist.

Call 905-850-4415 or contact us today to find out if the Thermage procedure in Toronto is a good choice for you. Bertucci MedSpa is located in Woodbridge, Ontario, and serves men and women in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Barrie and all of Greater Toronto.

Unlike certain laser procedures, the Thermage procedure can be performed on all skin types. If you are concerned with sagging skin around the cheeks, jaw line, or neck, the Thermage procedure may be a good option for you. Additionally, this procedure can help tighten and rejuvenate areas of the body such as the abdomen and arms. Benefits from your treatment may include:

• Softened wrinkles around the eyes
• More lifted eyebrows and reduction of extra skin around the eyes.
• Enhanced appearance of the eyes
• Improved facial contours
• Better definition of the neck and jawline

Your Thermage procedure at Bertucci MedSpa begins with a thorough skin assessment to determine the proper treatment for your unique needs. The device's radiofrequency settings will be adjusted for treatment of your skin's unique characteristics.

A topical anesthetic cream may be applied 30 to 60 minutes before treatment and oral pain medication may also be used to further minimize any discomfort. The Thermage ThermaTip wand delivers "pulses" of radiofrequency energy to the treatment areas, which can cause brief sensations of heating and cooling. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour.

Some people will notice that their skin is tighter and smoother immediately after treatment and others will enjoy their results as they develop over the next 2 to 6 months. Additional procedures can provide enhanced lifting effects and may be beneficial for people who prefer more dramatic results. Your individual results may vary based on your skin type and the degree of skin tightening you are hoping to achieve.

Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Thermage has an excellent safety record with very few reported side effects (less than 1% of patients have reported complications following treatment). The most common symptoms include some redness, swelling, bumps, numbness, or tingling around the affected area. Usually, these reactions dissipate within a few days or weeks. Rare side effects may include bruising, pain, or skin depressions. However, these experiences are very uncommon and are even less probable with the newer treatment techniques available.

Q: What makes Thermage™ different?
A: Thermage uses radiofrequency waves rather than laser technology to heat deep layers of skin tissue,causing them to contract and tighten. Thermage also contains a unique ThermaCool™ system that cools the outer layers of the skin for increased comfort during your procedure. Many people choose this treatment because it is non-invasive, requires no downtime, and can be used on the face and body.

Q: What are some common treatment areas?
A: Several people choose Thermage for the treatment of "jowls" or sagging skin on the neck and jaw line. The eye area is also preferred by many who want to lessen the look of under-eye bags, fine lines, or heavy (hooded) eyelids. On the body, Thermage is sometimes used on the abdomen, arms and legs to tighten loose skin.

Q: What other options are available?
A: Many people who choose a non-surgical skin tightening procedure also benefit from a wrinkle-reducing treatment such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers. When used together, these procedures can provide more extensive anti-aging benefits. For more severe cases, some individuals may wish to consider surgery.

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