Aging gracefully in no joke. It’s not fun to see your skin mature and change over time. I don’t know about you but the most frustrating part of getting older for me is the fact that I feel much younger than I look. It can be frustrating looking in the mirror and seeing a different version of the younger you. It’s life, I get it but that doesn’t mean you can’t do what you can to slow down the aging process.
What if I told you you could plump and tighten your your skin, build collagen in 45 minutes with no pain? Would you call me crazy? It’s okay, if you did, I get it. It’s hard to believe.
As we age, our skin loses two of its biggest allies: collagen and elastin. The older we get, our bodies produce fewer proteins; therefore, our skin is more prone to wrinkles and sagging. You know the look…. sagging skin, a turkey neck, crow’s feet, deep forehead lines, smile lines, and wrinkles make anyone look older.
Skincare and aging skin is always a topic of discussion with most of my gal pals.
One of my friends recently told me about a procedure that has given her a youthful glow. I noticed that her skin appeared much tighter and less wrinkled around her eyes. She described this treatment as simple, affordable and relaxing. As I asked more questions, I became intrigued, with a radio frequency treatment called Tempsure Envi.
Radio frequency is a type of energy, which is measured in ”frequency” or better known as wavelengths per second. As you know, we use radio frequency every day. The RF used in non-surgical treatments like Tempsure Envi, is a different from that emitted by cell phones and microwaves -the radio frequency in skin tightening is highly controlled and cleared by the FDA. In other words, it’s safe ladies.
The RF energy used in skin tightening is on the slow end of the radio frequency range, therefore it is safe. For instance, the RF skin tightening is about 100 million times slower than a visible light, and over 1 billion times slower than an X-ray. Physics lesson aside, RF energy is quite calm when one considers the whole electromagnetic spectrum.
So why use RF instead of lasers (which use higher frequency light waves)? RF has the ability to safely penetrate to a deeper level, improving the skin tone and structure of the dermis. Moreover, RF can safely treat more patients with various skin tones without worrying about discoloration of the skin.
Tempsure Envi is a noninvasive radio frequency treatment that minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, tighten skin, and correct the appearance of cellulite.
The device uses radio frequency waves to transfer heat deep into your skin, triggering collagen production that results in tighter skin and fewer wrinkles.
“It tricks your body into thinking it’s been injured, so your body will send growth factors to the area to build new collagen,” says dermatologist Arash Akhavan, M.D., founder of Dermatology and Laser Groupin New York City. “That leads to firmer, tighter, less wrinkled skin.”
Based on my research, Tempsure Envi is the gold standard in radio frequency devices. Keep in mind that radio frequency devices have existed in dermatologist’s offices since 2001 (think Thermage, Thermi, and Pellevé). What makes TempSure unique is the way the radio waves are delivered into your dermis without hitting any nerves and creating pain.
I was referred to Renee Petheram at Eagle Harbor Health by several pals. When I sat down with her to learn more about the procedure, she was so excited to share her patient stories with me. The before and after pictures she shared convinced me to give Tempsure Envi a try. Renee was so professional and informative about Tempsure Envi device, I didn’t hesitate to give it a try.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there is no pain associated with the radio frequency procedure. When Renee rolled the hand-held heated wand on my face, it felt similar to a hot stone massage on my face. It was a really delightful experience.
The heated hand-help device precisely delivers energy at the ideal level in the dermis. It also keeps accurate timing of the tissue temperature. Temperature is monitored throughout the procedure, and there are never any pauses to make sure the tissue is never overheated. The melody that plays during the treatment is intended to remind the technician to keep moving the wand until the music stops.
After the treatment, I had no visible side effects other than redness, which subsided quickly. My face was flushed and looked like I just finished a long run. I had zero pain.
Renne took pictures of one side of my face before the treatment and then after the treatment and you could see some results immediately.
Apparently more drastic results will be noticeable in four-six weeks after the treatment. As stated before, the idea is that TempSure Envi generates collagen. Because collagen fades over time, Dr. Petheram recommends at least four treatments spaced two to four weeks apart depending on what part of the body you are treating.
I had the opportunity to choose which areas of the face to treat. You can have the entire face treated, but I decided to focus on my eyes and the area around my mouth. Most people treat the entire face which is a little more expensive than the two areas I chose to treat.
Apparently, TempSure has the ability to reduce cellulite as it tightens skin on arms and legs. It’s true. TempSure Envi can be used on any area of the body where the skin could use tightening, toning and smoothing.
Cellulite appears due to fat deposits pushing through layers of collagen, creating that bumpy look that can affect any person at any age. TempSure Envi stimulates collagen production to reduce the appearance of the fat deposits, smoothing the areas affected by the dreaded “cottage cheese” appearance. I would love to try that treatment some day!
So do the results last? The new collagen that your body produces in response to the RF energy is permanent — yours forever. It’s like getting a fresh, new, more elastic layer of skin tissue after each treatment. And, although you may notice a difference in your skin’s appearance almost instantly after a TempSure Envi treatment, the undeniable improvement comes over time as your skin keeps renewing itself from within.
TempSure Envi heats up your facial tissue and generates new collagen. Over time, the benefits are distinctly visible — and long-lasting.