Skin tightening is a treatment that encompasses different procedures, but ultimately focuses on improving your complexion without the need to undergo any painful and expensive surgical procedures. Radio frequency skin tightening is a safe and effective anti-aging therapy for a variety of different areas on your body. Wherever there is loose of sagging skin is a spot where you can utilize radio frequency skin tightening treatments. In general, this is a procedure that employs different technologies, but always uses radio waves to tighten your skin. Over the years, it has gained popularity due to its ability to tone and firm up skin. Please reach out to us today for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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What is Radio Frequency Skin Tightening?

Radio frequency skin tightening is a non-invasive method of tightening your skin by the use of radio frequency waves. It is a treatment that helps to reduce the laxity of your skin, as well as help to promote the production of collagen molecules. When treated properly, your skin will get a firm and tight complexion that is free from the signs of aging and generally helps to improve your skin. It is a treatment that targets sagging arms, eye hollows, fat around the neck, acne scarring, dark eye circles, and fine lines and wrinkles. Each treatment session is approximately 30-45 minutes long depending on the size of the area being treated. There is no recovery time, so you can return to normal life once the treatment session is complete.

How Does Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Work?

People age and skin laxity is simply inevitable. But that does not mean you have to simply give into the aging process. As the skin ages, it tends to lose elastin and collagen molecules that are responsible for its structure and plumpness. This treatment uses radio waves in order to penetrate deeply into your skin. The skin is elastic, so it will stretch depending on its influences. When your skin is exposed to radio waves, it contracts and vibrates, which causes the pores to become smaller. This ultimately results in a tighter skin, as it contracts in response to heat as well as the closed skin pores.

So, radio frequency skin tightening works by stimulating the production of collagen fibers, as well as improving lymphatic flow in the skin. During this process, the lost collagen and elastin molecules are regenerated and they help to tighten and improve the tissue structure. Heating the collagen molecules remodels the wrinkles and scars. In the end, the focus of this treatment is to lift and mold the face, as well as target the exterior texture and any thin lines.

What Is the Procedure for Radio Frequency Treatment Like?

Here is rundown of a general radio frequency skin tightening procedure. All individuals are different, so results will vary.

  1. Before the treatment, you need to wash your face with soap and warm water to eliminate skin oils or any makeup that may affect how well the treatment works.
  2. If necessary, we may apply some topical anesthetic cream to your skin in order to slightly numb it. The cream is removed by use of alcohol cleansers immediately before starting the procedure.
  3. We will then mark the area we are treating, so we can guide the device that delivers the radio waves over the correct areas at an even proportion without any overlap.
  4. The radio frequency device head transmits heat energy, which will give you a pleasant, warming sensation without causing any discomfort.
  5. After the treatment is complete, we will apply a soothing gel or lotion on the treated areas of the skin. This typically results in an instant tight feeling on your skin.
  6. The tightening improvements will gradually appear over the next few months.

Is Radio Frequency Safe?

Yes, radio frequency skin tightening is a completely safe treatment for your skin. It is a pain-free and is considered safe for all skin types. After the treatment, you are advised not to rub any lotions or creams on the treated area. Also, you should not consume any alcohol or caffeine immediately after the treatment as it could lead to some adverse side effects.

Are There Any Side Effects for Radio Frequency Skin Tightening?

Like with any sort of treatment, yes, there are potential side effects depending on the individual. They are typically mild and only last 24 hours or so. These side effects mainly depend on your own type of skin and the area being treated. Here are some of the common side effects that are associated with radio frequency skin treatments.

  • tingling sensations in the skin
  • redness
  • tenderness
  • swelling
  • bruising

Once again, everyone’s body is different, so the side effects vary from person to person.