Facts About Radio Frequency Treatments
Radio Frequency is a non surgical, non invasive procedure that is used to target sagging skin and aids the production of new collagen within the skin. Radio Frequency treatments tighten and aid in firming the skin and reducing the signs of ageing. Radio Frequency non surgical face lift is great for those not wanting to go under the knife or inject their skin with chemicals. The procedure is pain free as the client feels slight warming on the area of the skin been treated. Many clients explain how relaxing the procedure is.
Like laser and LED photon light treatments, Radio Frequency uses heat energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production, but the heat energy is electrical rather than light based. Below is a helpful guide on Radio Frequency, what is good and what is not so good about the procedure. It is important to note that every client is different and it is important to always book a face to face consultation with an aesthetic practitioner to learn more.
How Does Radio Frequency Treatments Work
Specialist dermatologist and founder and medical director of Eudelo Dr Stefanie Williams explains that Radio Frequency is appealing because it’s a non-invasive, non-surgical with no downtime and relatively gentle way to tighten skin: “Radio Frequency (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.”
Radio Frequency uses radio frequency energy waves to tighten the underlying skin structure and contour the face to create firm, toned and youthful looking skin. It’s this tightening, firming action, caused by boosting collagen and elastin synthesis, that makes Radio Frequency especially suitable for targeting loose skin and the neck and chin, wrinkles and lines that develop between the nose and mouth.
Radio Frequency Treatment
Radio Frequency treatment takes anywhere between 20 – 45 minutes with very little downtime – you’re likely to experience a bit of redness for up to 24 hours afterwards but that’s about it! Many clients at RT Aesthetics have a treatment straight after work, on a weekend or during their lunch break. This makes Radio Frequency quick, safe and effective.
During Radio Frequency treatment the practitioner will apply ultrasound gel or oil onto the skin been treated. The practitioner will then start the machine and use a probe to heat skin to a bearable 38 – 40 degrees. Nearly all clients experience zero discomfort although some people are more sensitive to the deep heat sensation than others.
Radio Frequency On The Body
Radio Frequency treatment can be used on the body too. The treatment can help smooth out stretch marks and tighten areas of loose skin. Some clients may opt to have this treatment when undergoing dramatic weight loss to help reduce and limit the appearance of wrinkles and excess skin. The procedure is also very popular for the bum and giving the appearance of lifting and tightening without the need for surgery.
There are many different types of fat reduction procedures both surgically and non surgically. However, the Radio Frequency treatment is completely painless, has no downtime and provides an even, feathered result without surface irregularities which can be a problem with other technologies. The procedure encourages fat cells to commit ‘suicide’, also known as adipocyte apoptosis. The treatment is particularly suitable for upper and lower abs and inner and outer thighs, and is also offers great results on upper arms. Many clients also swear by its efficacy when it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite too. It is recommend to combine the treatment with shockwave therapy.
Miss Sherina Balaratnam, surgeon, aesthetic doctor and founder of S-Thetics has seen an increase in both men and women seeking Radio Frequency treatments and puts it down to a desire to sculpt problem areas while avoiding pain and long periods of downtime, plus most of us can serve to benefit.
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.
Like most things in this life, it’s not a miraculous cure-all and it takes time to work. Victoria didn’t perceive any difference in terms of contouring or lifting after one treatment, and this tallies with Dr Williams ‘slow and steady’ treatment advice: “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.” Miss Balaratnam statess that 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.