Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
Radiofrequency uses energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production, but the heat energy is electrical rather than light based.
IT TARGETS SAGGING SKIN
Radiofrequency is appealing because it’s a non-invasive and relatively gentle way to tighten skin:
“Radiofrequency (RF) is a treatment that has become increasingly popular in recent years and uses RF energy to heat the dermis and tighten the skin without damaging the top layer.”
Radiofrequency fundamentally use radiofrequency energy to tighten the underlying skin structure and contour the face to create firm, toned and youthful looking skin. It’s this tightening, firming action, brought about by boosting collagen and elastin synthesis, that makes radiofrequency especially suitable for targeting loose skin and the neck and chin, wrinkles and lines that develop between the nose and mouth.
IT’S A LUNCH BREAK THING
Your average radiofrequency treatment takes anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes and there’s very little downtime – you’re likely to experience a bit of redness for up to 24 hours afterwards but that’s about it. During the treatment a machine will heat skin to a bearable 35-40 degrees and mostly zero discomfort although some people are more sensitive to the deep heat sensation than others.
IT CAN BE USED ON THE BODY TOO
Radio-frequency treatments can smooth out stretch marks and tighten areas of loose skin”, making it just as apt for your face.
Unlike some other fat reduction methods, this treatment is completely painless, has no downtime and provides an even, feathered result without surface irregularities which can a problem with other technologies.
Mechanisms of action include encouraging fat cells to commit ‘suicide’ (so- called adipocyte apoptosis) after treatment with selective radiofrequency.
The treatment is particularly suitable for upper and lower abs and inner and outer thighs, while it can also have great results on upper arms. Some swear by its efficacy when it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite too. When used to treat the body radiofrequency is often performed at a higher temperature.
The beauty of radiofrequency is that it is suitable for most people – the depth of heating helps to firm, tighten and lift as well as reinvigorating skin for a healthy glow.
This ‘glow’ is down to the fact that radiofrequency treatments help to rev up collagen production over time.