Radio frequency skin tightening: getting your face lifted even quicker.
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Due to the advancements in skin care and esthetic technology, radiofrequency skin tightening is an aesthetic technique that uses radio frequency, shortly called RF energy to heat skin in order to stimulate cutaneous collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production for reducing the appearance of fine lines wrinkles and loose skin.
Get to know radiofrequency skin tightening
Common skin problems in women usually include sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, collagen and elastin, two important components present within the skin break down and cause the skin to lose its elasticity. Radio frequency (RF) skin tightening is a nonsurgical and noninvasive skin tightening and anti-aging treatment. It is an aesthetic technique that uses radio frequency, shortly called RF energy to heat skin in order to stimulate cutaneous collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production for reducing the appearance of fine lines wrinkles and loose skin. To deliver heat to the dermis and the subcutis – the adipose-rich tissue beneath the dermis, devices have different penetration depths depending on the number of electrodes e.g. monopolar, bipolar or unipolar. Currently, Monopolar Capacitive Radiofrequency represents the gold standard of treatments designed to tighten skin in a noninvasive fashion. During RF treatment, current flows from the electrodes of an RF device into the skin, heating the tissues beneath to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The ideal target temperature in the dermis for inducing dermal remodeling and wrinkle and laxity reduction will be delivered. Until this target temperature is attained, clinical outcomes are optimized. This procedure also stimulates fibroplasia, the process in which the body generates new fibrous tissue and stimulates the production of collagen, causing collagen fibers to become shorter and more tense. At the same time, the molecules that make up collagen are left undamaged. As a result, skin elasticity increases and sagging skin is tightened.
Key benefits of radio frequency skin tightening
- Tightening sagging or loose skin
- Reduction of fat accumulation under dermis
- Lifting face to a V-shaped face
- Cellulite reduction and skin contouring
- Improving skin tone
- Promoting collagen production
- Less pain
- Satisfied outcomes could be noticed quickly
- No downtime or post-treatment skin care is required
- High level of safety approved by US FDA.
- Long lasting effect up to 1-2 years*
*The duration of lasting effect depends on individual skin condition and age.
Specific areas that are recommended for radio frequency skin tightening
- Facial area: forehead, cheek, brow line and lips
- Neck and shin
- Eyelid: upper and lower eyelids
- Body: abdomen, arm and tight
Suitable candidates for radio frequency skin tightening
Radio frequency skin tightening is highly suggested in people with skin problems as follows:
- Sagging facial skin and fat accumulation
- Loose skin or poor skin tone
- A double chin (or submental fat) that makes face become unshaped
- Wide face in which facial lifting and shape adjusting are needed
- Women after giving birth
In addition, radio frequency skin tightening is an alternative for facelift in people who do not want to undergo facial surgery. The optimal outcomes could be obtained in people aged between 25-70.
Loose skin and excessive skin laxity can cause wrinkles and sagging skin in the face, neck, abdomen, arms and legs. Getting rid of these undesired skin problems largely helps to enhance self-confidence. Radio frequency skin tightening provides effective results by delivering heat to the tissue below the dermis, stimulating collagen production and contracting fibers to tighten the affected skin. It is considered a safe and effective solution that does not require downtime and post-treatment skin care. More importantly, to obtain the best possible outcome and high degree of safety, this procedure must be performed in the hospital by highly experienced and well-trained dermatologists supported by advanced technology.