Professional Aesthetic Radiofrequency Technology
Radiofrequency, the technology used by RF, has been used for non-surgical skin tightening.With quick, comfortable treatment, zero downtime, and no scars, non-surgical skin tightening has become a popular way for patients to enhance their appearance and self-confidence without taking time for surgery and recovery.
What exactly is radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency is a type of energy, which is measured in “frequency,” or wavelengths per second. All types of energy, from the sound waves your iPod emits, to sunlight, to the heat coming off your body, to highly radioactive gamma rays, are classified according to their frequency on the “electromagnetic spectrum.”
Radiofrequency (RF) is one category on this spectrum, and includes a lot of common energy types we use every day: WiFi signals, radio and TV waves, and microwave ovens. The RF energy used in skin tightening is in the ballpark of 450 kilohertz, which is on the slow end of the radiofrequency range. To put it in greater perspective, the wavelength used in RF skin tightening is about 100 million times slower than visible light, and over 1 billion times slower than an X ray. Physics lesson aside, RF energy is quite calm when one considers the whole electromagnetic spectrum.
Radio Frequencies at non-ablation energy levels commonly used as a part of aesthetic treatments that can tighten skin, reduce fat by lipolysis and apoptosis, or promote healing.
How Does Radiofrequency(RF) Work?
Radio Frequency energy is a form of electromagnetic energy. Like any form of energy, RF has the capacity to produce heat—and while each brand-name application uses a slightly different technology, all work by heating the skin’s deeper layers to induce new collagen and elastin production and encourage cell turnover, helping skin become firmer, thicker and more youthful-looking.
An advantage of using RF to heat tissues, as opposed to lasers (which use higher-frequency light waves), is that the lower frequency of RF can safely penetrate to a deeper level, helping to improve skin tone and structure, even lifting tissues. Lasers for the most part work to improve the skin’s surface. Moreover, RF can safely treat more patients with different skin tones without risking permanent discoloration.
What are the side effects of radiofrequency treatments?
Along with effectively lifting and tightening tissues without surgery or downtime, one of the greatest benefits of RF treatments, when performed correctly, is that post-procedure recovery is very quick and easy. Side effects are typically minimal and short-lived, limited to mild and temporary swelling, redness, and tingling, depending on the treatment. RF treatments can also be performed safely in tandem with injectables, microneedling, or other minimally-invasive treatments.
The Benefits of Radiofrequency
Now that we have a better understanding of how RF works, let’s talk about some of the benefits. From typical signs of aging like sagging or wrinkles to damaged skin, RF can treat a variety of skin concerns.
Here are some of the most notable benefits of RF:
Generally, an RF treatment only lasts about 30 minutes. Additionally, because RF is non-invasive there is little to no downtime. That means you could get an RF treatment during your lunchtime break and be back to work immediately!
Almost Immediate Results
After RF, you get an immediate tightening of the collagen fibers. Which is why it’s such a great treatment to do before an important event. Additionally, it also provides a long-lasting lift and increased volume.
RF treatments are not just for your face, you can use RF to target certain areas of your body as well! Some of the most common target areas of RF are the face, eyes, tummy, and even arms and legs. Additionally, RF provides reduction of stretch marks, circumferential reduction, and body contouring. Usually, body contouring treatments require some form of surgery, but RF can contour certain areas of the body without a surgical procedure.
RF is also extremely effective at reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Especially the nose to mouth lines. Additionally, RF also lifts the cheeks and tightens the jawline, which is why it’s such a great age prevention treatment.
These are just a few of the benefits of RF, but overall it’s a great skin tightening treatment.
- Effective for ALL skin types.
- Highly effective skin tightening, body contouring and wrinkle reduction for face and body.
- Short treatment sessions with minimal downtime.
- High degree of safety with minimal discomfort and no need for skin cooling.
- Individualized, customized treatment parameters.
- Noticeable improvement Skin Tightening and Body Contouring 5immediately visible following each session with skin appearing instantly tightened, softening of wrinkles and more refined facial and body contours.
- Results are on-going, cumulative and long-lasting resulting in improved skin quality as new collagen continues to be produced several months after the procedure.
The Radiofrequency Solution:
Radiofrequency technology, available in the RF sytem skin treatments’ platform, is a advanced technology.