Well in simple terms, Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is technology for non-surgical tightening for the signs of loose or sagging skin. It is commonly used to treat the Jaw line and neck, Jowls, forehead, cheeks and mid-face. Most people should see an improvement in their skin tightness, straight away and it continues to improve as the body responds to the treatment over a period of 4-6 weeks from the very first session… the best news? There is minimal risks and downtime compared to surgery. Please note….this is a skin tightening treatment, so if you have a fuller face you will need more sessions…it won’t destroy fat..
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF RF SKIN TIGHTENING
Collagen and elastin fibres contract and multiply, with the treatment which firms and improves laxity/ tightness (meaning saggy skin tightens).
Connective tissue contracts to improve the contour and texture of the skin.
Imagine a hammock, like the fibres of elastin…these fibres are what keep your skin tight when we are young, however they become stretched and weakened over repeated use ( in this case time!!).
Circulation also improves and retained fluids drain from subcutaneous adipose tissue to reduce edema (swelling and puffiness), erythema (redness) and overall volume.
BiPolar RF is used to heat surface tissue and penetrates up to 2-4 mm into the layers of the skin to achieve tightening and smoothing in places such as the neck, jowls, jawline, cheeks and forehead, working more effectively where the dermis is thin.
DOES IT HURT?
In most cases never. However some people have very sensitive skin, don’t worry though the intensity of treatment can be adjusted in order for it not to. It’s important to communicate with your therapist to tell them if you do feel any discomfort. Its unusual for there to be any, and we will be constantly checking the temperature of your skin ( no touch thermometer) and checking your comfort level..
HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE TREATMENT
We recommend a minimum gap of 3-4 weeks between treatment the effects are accumulative over time. Depending on your concerns, a course of treatments is recommended… This is usually 4 to 8 sessions depending on the severity of the treatment area and the desired results. We do offer a trial session, at a reduced cost, so you can see for yourself if it is the treatment for you.
WHAT POST-TREATMENT CARE IS NEEDED?
Post treatment care (3-7 days) after treatment
Drink 6-8 cups of water daily
No sunbathing, saunas, hot baths
No alcoholic beverages (for at least 2 days)
Please use sun protection cream, especially in the summer months.
If you have dermal fillers, Profhillo or PDO threads… The radio frequency will break down the hyarulonic acid in fillers thereby destroying the plumping effect. Please wait at least 6 months after fillers if you intend to treat the same area containing filler.
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