Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
What Is A Radio Frequency (RF) Skin Tightening Treament?
RF technology precisely heats the inner layers of skin. The treatment is non-invasive, making it a viable alternative to surgery. It works by using controlled heating of the tissues to tighten dermal fibers and boost collagen production to improve the skin’s appearance. Bipolar or multipolar hand pieces deliver this warming energy deep into the skin, bypassing the epidermis via a cooling hand piece tip. This keeps the surface of the skin cool and comfortable, while precisely targeting the heat into the dermis.
Am I A Candidate?
Radio Frequency treatments are ideal for those who wish to effectively firm the face, neck and body while inducing collagen and elastin production. The ideal candidate is someone who is generally fit and healthy and has realistic expectations about what can be achieved.
The Results after the treatment are immediate, because the Radio Frequency energy contracts the collagen beneath the skin, resulting in smoother tighter skin. This is particularly seen around the eyes. One treatment could be sufficient to get desired results on the face, however a normal course of treatment includes four to twelve sessions. Regular treatments lead to lasting results, as the skin continues to improve its production of collagen, filling in the lines in your skin, renewing skin contours and achieving a younger appearance.
Good candidates for the RF tightening treatment may be people who:
• Have lax and loose skin on the face or body
• Want a safe & effective non-surgical solution to get rid these problem areas
Are There Any Side Effects?
You may go back to work and resume normal daily activities immediately after your treatment.
Recovery from Radio Frequency body treatments is very rapid with little or no downtime. Many people will not feel anything different than normal. You should be able to apply makeup and return to work or your normal activities immediately after your procedure. Daily home care is vital to healthy and youthful skin; therefore, a home skin care routine will be advised to magnify results.
Side effects and risks are minimal and many patients experience slight redness and swelling, however this disappears after a few hours or up to a couple of days. Other possible effects include: feelings of heat, tightness, slight dryness or the treated area may be a little red immediately after.
While you are undergoing your course of treatment you should try and avoid doing anything that may damage, irritate or over heat your skin such as sunbathing or using hot tubs or tanning beds. Common sense judgement of how your skin feels will be the best guide for after care from RF.
Who Should NOT Have Radio Frequency (RF)?
Those people with pacemakers, heart valves or artificial metal joints as the RF current may interfere with them. Pregnant women should not undergo any form of treatment until after they have given birth.
Risks and Complications of RF treatment are some swelling, redness or bruising around the treated area, which will typically disappear in a few days.
What Does An RF Treatment Cost?
Cost $99.00 per area per session. A course of sessions is often required and may be in a combination with other types of treatments for best results.
When choosing a practitioner, it is best to find a qualified, experienced professional to administer Radio Frequency treatments. Christine Merrill is licensed by the AzBOC, AzRRA and is a graduate of NLI with many years of experience and can be reached at 480-433-0525. To find out if RF skin treaments are right for you, fill out the form below & schedule a free, intial consulation.