You have a hand-held device, which emits certain radio waves. You apply that all over your face, and viola! You become a better version of yourself! Your skin is tightened, you look radiant and glowing. Although, a little dramatic, it is a reality. Radiofrequency treatment can help to tighten the loose skin, making your skin look younger.
Why does your skin become loose?
As you age, there is a gradual loss of soft tissues beneath your skin, eventually make it loose and wrinkled. In addition, exposure to sun, environmental toxins, and unhealthy diet may diminish the collagen and elastin, which are usually responsible for keeping the skin tight. The lost collagen and elastin, if not replenished, can lead to loose skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Radio Frequency for Skin tightening
Radio Frequency (RF) treatment is a non-surgical means of ‘restructuring’ the dermis (inner layer of the skin) that helps tighten the skin. This technique uses devices, which are designed specifically to treat common skin ageing problems like wrinkles, excessive fatty tissues or cellulite. RF works on the dermis without affecting the layers above it (epidermis).
Benefits of Radio Frequency
In most of the skin care and anti-ageing treatments, RF waves are commonly used for facial rejuvenation. As a less conservative method, the procedure works best for mild to moderate cases of skin laxity and for those who seek a non-invasive alternative to facelift, liposuction, and tummy tuck.
Who can opt for RF treatment?
RF skin tightening is recommended for those with loose or sagging skin particularly on the face, neck and chin, arms, thighs, and abdominal area. This method helps to reduce cellulite and body fat, resulting in a smooth tight skin. It also targets fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring.
How does RF help tighten the skin?
The radio frequency technology involves the use of radio waves. The vibrations of the radio waves are generated by the electronic devices can travel through the air.
During the skin care procedures, when the skin is exposed to radio frequency tightening waves, due to a kinetic influence, heat is produced. This heat will make the skin to contract and eventually tighten it. The heat generated, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which helps to keep the skin tight. Also, when the radio waves contact the skin, it causes the pores to become smaller. The vibrations generated are low frequency that do not directly burn the outer layer of the skin.
Will it be painful?
Depending on your skin sensitivity, a heated sensation during treatment may be felt, but most patients have minimum side effects.