After weight loss, is Thermage a reasonable choice to help tighten and lift lax skin?

hi there, first off, love this site, its so informative and hands on!As a 25 yr old who has yo-yo dieted for the better part of my life, | am noticing that it has really taken a toll on my face in regards to skin laxity and even sagging the cheeks (i have a very full/flat face with little cheek definition to begin with) and have noticed it has begun to droop downwards, creating nosolabial folds and jowls:( I have received filler to alleviate some of this, with some success, and have been further recommended to do thermage to tighten and lift my skin back up. My issue, being from Toronto, is thermage is pricy here (3500-5000) and I\'d like to hear your input as to whether you feel this will benefit me or if I\'m too young for it. Thanks!

Thank you!!  Since you are twenty-five, I think it would be a good choice.  Everyone is an individual but generally younger patients see more results (I’m guessing it’s because there’s more collagen to tighten).  Depending on how much weight you lost, you might want to do several over a period of 1-2 years.  See how good the results are from the first one before you decide. Remember it takes 3-6 months to assess the full improvement.  

It would be important to keep your weight stable during the 3-6 months after.  If your weight changes more than 5-10 pounds, you won’t be able to accurately assess the results.  Also, you might be able to get a better price in the U.S. – that price seems high to me.   Dr. I

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