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Radiofrequency Energy is the New ?Magic Wand? in Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial cosmetic surgery procedure can capture a youthful complexion with a simple and quick procedure.

(PRWEB) January 19, 2006 -- Freedom from the telltale signs of aging is easier than ever before for Americans held prisoner to the fine lines and wrinkles that used to be unavoidable marks of time. Respected Seattle plastic surgeon Braden Stridde, M.D. is excited to offer his patients the revolutionary skin tightening procedure Thermage. This non-surgical treatment allows people of a wide variety of ages, and skin types to recapture their youthful complexion through a simple, quick procedure with virtually no downtime.

Skin ages because over time it loses a vital protein called collagen. Collagen gives skin its elasticity and youthful appearance, but the human body produces less and less of it as we age. The Thermage procedure uses radiofrequency energy to initially tighten collagen, and then stimulate additional collagen production.

The radiofrequency energy is produced by a device called a ThermaTip? wand. This carefully controlled energy passes through the surface of the skin, and evenly heats the deeper layers of collagen. The uniform heating action causes collagen contraction, producing a smoother and more youthful skin tone. Over time, this heating action stimulates the deeper structures of your skin to produce additional collagen, resulting in further tightening and lifting of the treated areas.

?Thermage is far less invasive than traditional age-defying techniques,? reports Dr. Stridde, ?because there is no surgery, no anesthesia, no prolonged recovery time, and patients can see some immediate results. And over the next three to six months the results continue to improve.?

Only specially licensed and trained medical professionals like Dr. Stridde can offer the Thermage procedure. Even though it is not a surgical procedure and does not require anesthesia, this certification ensures that a patient receives the highest level of quality care and optimal results.

Braden C. Stridde, MD has extensive experience in treating patients of all ages and skin types. A progressive and thoughtful board certified plastic surgeon, he combines his eye for aesthetic proportion with technologically advanced surgical techniques and extensive surgical experience to achieve consistently superior results. Dr. Stridde is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a member and officer of the Washington Society of Plastic surgeons.


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