In a recent blog by Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery Center, they stated the “baby boomer” generation is feeling the results of sun damaged skin. This is mainly due to the fact the science to connect wrinkles to sunbathing was not out there when they were growing up. Baby boomers ran around on the beach soaking up the sun as kids, then continued to tan mostly using baby oil on into their 30s.
Today you can see young people slathering on the sunscreen to preserve their skin and parents protecting kids from the sun. Not only that, but wrinkles had not even been scientifically proved to be related to smoking before the 70s. In fact, doctors were shown smoking on television in the late 50s and early 60s! So of course loss of elasticity of the cheek and neck skin, as well as other photo-damage is one of the chief complaints of patients aging.
Little Rock Cosmetic is offering a procedure for non-invasive skin tightening of the face and neck. It's called Thermage and it's FDA approved. Unlike a laser, which uses light energy to generate heat, Thermage uses radio frequency (RF) which has been used for many years for other types of skin surgery so it’s inception and popularity are not surprising. According to the blog, it affects the deeper tissues, heating them while at the same time protecting the epidermis or outer layer of skin. This tightens your existing collagen and stimulates new collagen growth.