Thermage Skin Tightening Specialist

Melissa R. Schneider, MD -  - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Melissa R. Schneider, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in Boston, MA

If you want to look younger, but don’t want a facelift or surgery, there are noninvasive skin tightening options that can help. In Boston, Massachusetts, Melissa Schneider, MD, PC helps men and women turn back the hands of time with a range of skin tightening and toning services. Call the practice to learn more about the best options for your skin type, or use the online scheduler to book now.

Thermage Skin Tightening Q & A

What is radiofrequency skin tightening?

Dr. Schneider relies on radiofrequency technology to tighten and firm your skin without using knives, incision, or invasive techniques. With a handheld device, she warms the internal layers of your skin, which activates new collagen production. As a result, your skin lifts, smooths, and fills out.  

What parts of the body benefit from skin tightening?

Any part of your body is eligible for skin tightening. The most popular areas to improve are:

  • Cheeks
  • Around eyes
  • Thighs
  • Back of arms
  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Upper chest

Dr. Schneider customizes your treatment according to your goals and skin type. You’ll discuss your needs together before the procedure so that you know exactly what to expect.

How exactly does skin tightening improve my skin?

During skin tightening, your skin is heated to an exact temperature to prompt a cascade of beneficial reactions, such as:

  • Improved circulation
  • Old collagen retraction
  • New collagen production
  • Enhanced elastin development
  • Fat cell minimization

It takes a few months to see the full effects of these internal improvements to your skin, but the wait is worth it. As the old collagen retracts and the new collagen builds, your skin continues to smooth over time.

What is Thermage?

Thermage is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for sagging skin. It’s approved by the FDA for use by highly trained providers like Dr. Schneider.

Thermage utilizes heat to tighten skin on your jowls, cheeks, arms, chest, under eyes, forehead, neck, and thighs. Dr. Schneider conducts the painless procedure in the comfort of the office. There’s no cutting or stitches, so you can immediately return to work, school, or your daily activities with noticeably firmer skin.

Who is a candidate for skin tightening?

Skin tightening works well for any skin type or anyone who desires to improve their skin without having a facelift or surgery. You’re a candidate for skin tightening if you want to:

  • Avoid surgery
  • Slow the signs of aging on your skin
  • Improve skin laxity and droopiness
  • Delicately and subtly make changes

Explore all the ways you can refresh your skin at Melissa Schneider, MD, PC. Call the practice today, or book your appointment online.