Skin Tightening with Radio Frequency (RF Treatments)
Sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines are common issues that stem from genetics or photodamage caused by exposure to the sun. Over time, collagen and elastin, two components present within your skin, break down and cause your skin to lose its elasticity.
Radio Frequency treatment is a gentle, non-invasive, non-surgical skin tightening procedure, stimulating collagen and elastin production, improving texture and tone.
How does it work?
Radiofrequency (RF) uses energy to heat the dermis and tighten the underlying skin structure and contour the face to create firm, toned and youthful looking skin, without damaging the top layer.
It’s this tightening, firming action, brought about by boosting collagen and elastin synthesis, it is especially suitable for targeting loose skin and the neck and chin, wrinkles and lines that develop between the nose and mouth.
How long will each treatment take?
Your average Radio Frequency treatment takes anywhere between 20 and 30 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 38-40 degrees (most people experience zero discomfort, although some people are more sensitive to the deep heat sensation than others).
Which area’s of the body can it help?
Radio frequency treatments can smooth out stretch marks and tighten areas of loose skin, making it just as apt for your bum as it is for your face.
The treatment is particularly suitable for the face, 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.
The beauty of Radio Frequency 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 Radio Frequency treatments help to rev up collagen production over time, but do keep that time element in mind…
It’s not a quick fix
Like most things in this life, it’s not a miraculous cure-all and it takes time to work.
All energy based bio-stimulative treatments naturally require a course of several sessions (from six to 12) and will induce benefits gradually over some months. Look at it like joining a skin gym – great results are rarely achieved in a single session.”
Having treatments every three to four days is ideal, but if you have weekly treatments you should start seeing results after a month or so.
As it’s a heat based treatment it’s likely to cause further inflammation and make redness worse if you’ve got rosacea, and it’s not advisable if you’ve got broken blood vessels or capillaries. It is also not suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.