5 Questions About Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
When it comes to giving your skin a more youthful, lifted appearance, there are quite a few options available nowadays. Years ago, one of the only options available were surgical procedures, with lots of downtime, recovery and risks. Today there are other non-invasive treatments.
One of these options is radiofrequency skin tightening, which is a laser treatment that tightens and rejuvenates the skin for instant anti-aging results without painful downtime. It’s grown highly popular and is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed today.
1. Does Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Work?
Yes, in fact, radiofrequency skin tightening can boost collagen by approximately 20% and turn over dead skin cells much faster than topical products.
Wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin typically are the result of lost collagen and elastin from factors such as age, sun damage or even genetics.
Radiofrequency skin tightening is a procedure that uses a device to emit radiofrequency waves into the outer layer of the skin. This produces heat, which in turn reduces wrinkles, stimulates collagen production, and restores elasticity to give your skin a tighter-looking appearance.
2. How Often Should You Get Radiofrequency Treatments?
Radiofrequency skin tightening is a relatively simple procedure that does not take long, involves no incisions, and gives lasting results with repeated treatments. The procedure is done in your doctor’s office or quality med spa, and can often be performed on your lunch hour!
With that said, how many skin tightening treatments you need, largely depends on your age and skin’s laxity. One treatment should be enough for slight sagging, while moderate looseness may require more treatments.
Younger clients may space out treatments three months apart, while others may schedule once a month for eight months. Our medspa can help you create a treatment plan that works best for you.
3. Is Skin Tightening Painful?
With a name like radiofrequency skin tightening, you may think the procedure would be painful or uncomfortable. In fact, however, it’s quite the opposite! While some individuals may notice the warmth during the procedure, it is virtually pain-free. No numbing or anesthesia is needed, either.
Unlike surgical procedures, which require downtime and hospital stays, radiofrequency skin tightening procedures require little to no downtime whatsoever, meaning you can easily fit it into your schedule. After the treatment, you can go on with your day.
4. What Areas Can Be Treated?
If you are looking into radiofrequency skin tightening, you may be wondering what areas of the body can be treated. Since there are two different sized devices – one for larger areas and one for smaller areas, such as the face – you will find that almost any area can be treated with ease.
Some of the places that are common for the radiofrequency procedure include the face, vaginal area, abdomen and thighs for cellulite purposes, and other areas, such as the hands.
5. Is Radiofrequency Truly Safe?
Many individuals may wonder whether or not this treatment is truly safe. The answer is yes – in fact, it can be much less risky than traditional surgical methods of skin tightening!
We are exposed to small level radiofrequency on a regular basis, from microwaves, cell phones and televisions. The devices used for radiofrequency skin tightening procedures have been cleared by the FDA as safe for use.
Ready to Try Skin Tightening?
If you are interested in learning more about radiofrequency skin tightening treatment, contact us or schedule an appointment today! We are confident you will love the results of this simple and effective, anti-aging treatment.