What is Rf Skin Tightening?
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening is one of the most talked about treatments around! RF Skin tightening is an advanced scientific method of tightening and toning loose, saggy skin or aging skin with Radio Frequency energy. Treatments are nonsurgical, painless, and do not require any downtime, RF can be used in any area of the body to produce firmer, more youthful looking skin.
Who is RF (Radio Frequency) Skin Tightening for?
RF Skin Tightening is best suited to people with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid-thirties to fifties, with any skin color. A course of 6-10 treatments is usually required to achieve desired results. Results achieved range from 30-50% improvement.
Radio Frequency skin tightening is suitable for – ANTI-AGING SKIN, FACE WRINKLES, AGING SKIN
RF can also be used in conjunction with ultrasound cavitation to aid in a further fat breakdown and also to tighten the skin in the same area the cavitation treatment has taken place.
How does Radio Frequency Skin Tightening work?
This treatment tightens the skin using Bi-polar radio wave frequencies which vibrate the water in the dermis causing friction and heat which causes the collagen to contract and become more compact leading to a dramatic tightening and lifting effect. Unlike laser/IPL treatments which tend to be absorbed or scattered by the upper layers of the skin and can cause some burning, RF skin tightening can work into the deeper layers of the skin without doing harm to the upper layers.
An RF hand piece is slowly moved over the treatment area, transmitting an oscillating current of low-level radio waves, to the deeper layers of the skin. The current causes the skin to heat between 39-42 degrees Celsius. This heat- a controlled trauma, stimulates the skins natural wound healing response, in turn stimulating collagen and elastic, which plumps and lifts the skin.
Tissue Retraction: The generated heat causes local contraction of the collagen fibers, to immediately tighten the skin.
New collagen formation: By heating the dermis, new collagen production is stimulated. This tightening effect is delayed and may take 3-6 months to be visible.
Improved circulation: RF will also improve the blood and lymphatic flow. This helps with a better oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance to further reduce the effects of aging.
Clinical research has shown that the bulk heating of the connective tissue in the lower layers causes the skin to tighten.
RF skin tightening is achieved by the effect of the heat on the collagen fibers which causes them to lose their long fiber structure and shrink into more compact from. This causes an increased tension within the skin which achieves the effect of tightening.
Common Treatment Areas Include:
Tummy- post pregnancy
under the eyes
The neck and décolletage.
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening FAQ’s
Q. What are the benefits of skin tightening treatments?
Reduce and smooth cellulite, sculpt and reshape silhouette, tighten and tone lose skin, firm, and repair saggy and aging skins, improve skin elasticity and firmness, invigorate circulation and lymphatic flow, assists in the elimination of toxins.
Q. How long does the treatment take?
Allow 40-60 minutes for the procedure.
Q. What areas can be treated?
skin tightening can be used on anybody area. Common treatment zones include abdomen/tummy, thighs, buttocks, arms, hips, chest/ breasts, jowls, jawline and neck, eyes and under eye bags.
Q. Do I need to take time off work?
Absolutely not, the RF will only cause a little heating under the skin. It will cause a slight pink tone which will subside within 1-2 hours.
Q. How does the skin tightening treatment feel?
The treatment feels like a progression of heat building up, warming until slightly hot. Skin temperature needs to build up to 40-45 degrees for best results.
Q. What can I expect after the first treatment?
You will see and feel that your skin is firmer and lifted, and your pores will be tightened. Some clients see dramatic results after their first treatment, but some clients need more than 1 treatment for the same results.
Q. How will my skin look after the first treatment?
Your skin will feel slightly warm and will look pink. Your skin will look and feel great!
Q. How long do the results last?
In general, a course of 6 treatments is recommended to get lasting results. Treatments are recommended 1-3 weeks apart. Maintenance may be required (1 treatment every 6-12 months). As all people are different, results do vary. After completing a course of RF skin tightening treatment, expect a 30-50% improvement. A thorough skin assessment and treatment explanation and recommendation will enable us to fulfill your individual requirements. *NOTE* If there is excessive sagging & aging of the skin, this procedure may not achieve the desired results.
Pre and Post treatment recommendation
Daily use of cosmectical skincare products is essential to the success of RF skin tightening treatments. Avoid sun exposure. All homecare will be discussed during your consultation.