Radio Frequency is a non-invasive treatment which uses radio waves directed through a probe head which is rested onto the skin. The radio waves are directed at the skin to produce a heating effect. Radio Frequency Treatment has been used for many decades for a variety of medical applications.
Skin Tightening targets the deeper layers of skin, heating them up. This creates stimulation of the skin and in particular, the collagen, a substance which gives elasticity to the skin. This causes water molecules in the deeper layers of skin to vibrate. This creates friction which causes the heating effect. When heat is applied to collagen fibres, they shrink and tighten up, and over time following the treatment, new collagen also forms. Whilst the deeper skin layers are being heated, the therapist will cool down the top layers of skin using a cooling gel.
The treatment can be used on any part of the body to tighten any loose and sagging skin. It is also suitable for any age group. After treatment the skin contours more to the body as it has tightened up and it will also become rejuvenated, being younger and fresher in appearance. It is effectively used on areas of the face and neck, the breasts and tummy, and upper arms and thighs. But it can be used on any part of the body that requires the skin to be firmed. It is an appropriate treatment for the face because the ageing process sees a reduction in the amount of fat, particularly on the cheeks. Instead of plumping out the tissues (the outcome of filler treatments), it simply aims to tighten up the sagging skin.
How does Radio Frequency Skin Tightening work?
Radio frequency (RF) technology represents a new frontier for treatment of lax skin, fine lines,wrinkles and cellulite.The result is skin shrinkage, new collagen production and increased blood circulation, all of which provides lifting and tightening effects. You will notice a change in your skin that will appear immediately after the first treatment and will continue to improve for weeks to come. Lax skin will be firmer and more toned, not to mention healthier and younger looking, while wrinkles will be considerably reduced.
What does the Radio Frequency Skin Tightening procedure involve?
Radio frequency (RF) skin tightening treatment takes about 30 to 60 minutes depending on which areas are being treated. The client experiences sensation of warmth over targeted areas of loose skin, cellulite or fine lines or wrinkles.
Is There A Recovery Time After The Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Procedure?
Radio frequency skin tightening is mainly popular due to its high efficacy and no recovery time. Your skin may remain slightly red for 30 to 60 minutes after the procedure. It may also feel somewhat dry for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment, but clients may return to their normal daily routine immediately.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
We recommend a series of four to eight Radio Frequency Skin Tightening treatments, approximately one to three weeks apart, with the best effect being seen two to six months following the final treatment.
On What Parts Of My Body Will I Benefit Most From Radio Frequency Skin Tightening?
Radio Frequency (RF) technology can be used for skin tightening and lifting effects on any body areas including face, upper arms, abdomen, back, thighs and buttocks. The most common treatments of the face are treatments for aging and lax skin on the chin, neck, underneath and above the eyes, and for saggy brow lines. On the body, radio frequency technology is most commonly used for skin tightening, cellulite and stretch marks reduction.
Contraindications to RF skin tightening?
The therapy must be avoided to persons who suffer from collagen diseases, patients with pacemaker or defibrillator and malignant history.