July 30, 2004

Thermage Thermalift for flabby arms and abdomen

Exciting news from Thermage....The radiofrequency, skin-tightening procedure recently approved by FDA for the face and eyelid area is now in clinical trials for abdominal skin and upper arm skin tightening. In my practice I see many young mothers in their 30's and 40's with just a bit of excess skin in the lower abdominal region. I call it the "pouch". Until now, all I could offer was a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty to cut out the excess skin. Thermage promises to tighten the skin in one, hour-long treatment without scars. The result should last for years.

Flabby upper arms, the bane of a plastic surgeon's existence, can now also be treated with Thermage. As seen on TV, one treatment can reduce the large "bat wing" deformity to a normal size allowing patients to wear sleeveless tops with out fear.

Check out Thermage.com for more information.