RF Skin Tightening
Radio frequency (RF) skin tightening & Cellulite treatment is an aesthetic technique that uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate sub-dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin The process provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic surgeries.
Radiofrequency (RF ) treatment is a non-surgical means of “reshaping” the body and face from beneath the superficial layer of the skin. This method uses sophisticated devices specifically designed to treat men and women’s most common skin aging problems like wrinkles, excess fatty tissues, or cellulite. Mechanism of action of Radiofrequency waves is basically inducing heat energy in tissue resulting in remodeling and production of Elastin and new collagen.
Unlike invasive procedures which primarily affect the most superficial layers of the skin, the resulting heat of the Radiofrequency treatment works mainly on the deepest layer of the skin, the dermis, without affecting the upper layers that are above it such as the epidermis.
Heat works as a stimulant that promotes contraction of the underlying tissues, especially at the dermis level, soft tissues found within that area of the body compress, realign, and even produce new collagen, a process that normally takes many months to complete. Healthy new collagen present from the deepest level of skin, help sculpting and tightening the area.
Benefits of Radiofrequency Skin Tightening & Cellulite Treatment
Tightening of the Skin
Reduce Sagging of Skin
Mild Wrinkle Reduction
Diminishes or Removes Cellulite
Reduction of Body Fats
Post-operative Liposuction Smoothing
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Side Effects
While radio frequency skin tightening has a lower instance of side effects than other cosmetic and non-invasive procedures, there are still several risks involved. Common side effects that have been reported include mild swelling of the treated skin, redness, sinking of the treated area, and sensitivity. You should monitor the treated skin carefully during the first few hours after treatment to ensure that your skin isn’t reacting negatively to the treatment. Do not touch or manipulate the area too much, as this might cause further irritation. If the heated sensations return, you can use a spray bottle to mist the area with a cool water and aloe vera mixture. If you should experience severe swelling, pain, or other unusual side effects, you should call your doctor immediately, as these may be signs of a serious side effect to the radio frequency skin tightening treatment
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Procedures
On the day of your radio frequency skin tightening procedure you should avoid wearing any cosmetics or lotion, especially oil-based formulas, as they may affect how effectively the RF waves make contact with the skin. The skin care specialist will then use a gliding gel to increase the effectiveness of the delivery to the skin in order to reduce the chances of irritation. If you have sensitive skin and feel any kind of heated sensation after the treatment, you can request a cooling mist or thin gel to reduce or eliminate these sensations.
RF treatments can be very effective especially if you get continuous treatment. Most of the time, you won’t be able to see results until a few sessions. Typically, treatment requires a series of 8-12 treatment sessions lasting 30–45 minutes. Devices have different penetration depths depending on the number of electrodes (monopolar, bipolar, or tripolar).
Who are good Candidates?
People who desire more non-surgical face lift procedures. If you want to rejuvenate your face without undergoing a more invasive procedure like face lift, Radio-frequency may be the ideal treatment for you.
Patients who are not candidates for surgical face lift
Middle-aged women beginning to show signs of neck/brow/eyelid sagging
People who have had a prior face lift and desire further tightening of the skin
Before undergoing the procedure, you will have a consultation with a skin care specialist, who will go over all of your treatment options and determine your candidacy.
Although Radio-frequency is often suggested as an alternative to more invasive cosmetic facial procedures, patients should not consider it a substitute for face lift. Individuals who have very loose skin, heavy faces, deep jowls and wrinkles, and other more advanced signs of aging in the face may not experience significant improvement after Radio-frequency. A skin care specialist can help evaluate your individual needs and determine if Radio-frequency is an appropriate option for you.
Radio-frequency treatment is non-invasive therefore; recovery is relatively quick and simple.. Radio-frequency results tend to manifest over the course of a few months following treatment, although the skin will immediately feel tighter and firmer than it did before the treatment.
What to Expect after Treatment
Immediately following the Radio-frequency procedure, results will be subtle, but they should be visible. The skin should be tighter and firmer, with better elasticity and a more youthful overall appearance.
Radio-frequency results vary according to the condition of the skin and especially the collagen fiber network. Radio-frequency generally improves the appearance of each client's skin to some extent, but people with healthier skin tend to experience more dramatic results.
Some Radio-frequency results should be visible almost immediately after treatment, but one thing that makes Radio-frequency truly unique is the fact that the patient's appearance will actually improve over the months following treatment. This is because Radio-frequency stimulates the skin to grow new collagen of its own in addition to stimulating the existing fibers. Radio-frequency uses the body's natural processes to improve a patient's appearance rather than relying on surgical techniques or artificial materials.