Radio FrequencyRadio frequency (RF) skin tightening is a non-surgical and non-invasive skin tightening and anti-aging treatment.
Sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines are common issues that stem from genetics or photodamage caused by exposure to the sun. Over time, collagen and elastin, two components present within your skin, break down and cause your skin to lose its elasticity.
During a radio frequency (RF) skin tightening procedure, heat is used to encourage the production of new collagen and elastin. The renewed production of these components helps to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines, and tightens skin.
The treatment can be used on any part of the body to tighten any loose and sagging skin. It is also suitable for any age group.
It is effectively used on areas of the face and neck, the breasts and tummy, and upper arms and thighs. But it can be used on any part of the body that requires the skin to be firmed. It is an appropriate treatment for the face because the ageing process sees a reduction in the amount of fat, particularly on the cheeks. Instead of plumping out the tissues (the outcome of filler treatments), it simply aims to tighten up the sagging skin in areas such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls.
Radio frequency can be performed as a stand alone treatment for skin tightening or combined with ultrasonic cavitation for complete body contouring.
Benefits of Radio Frequency for the face:
Increases skin firmness
Helps tighten the skin, reducing loose skin
Reduces lines and wrinkles
Lift the brows and tighten the skin on the forehead
Thicken and tighten the skin under the eyes
Lift and diminish enlarged pores on the cheeks and midface
Reduce jowls and sagging along the jaw line
Tighten skin and diminish wrinkling on the neck
Benefits of Radio Frequency for the body:
Tighten skin on the stomach post pregnancy or weight loss
Other body areas such as arms, legs and buttocks
Radio frequency it is also used to enhance the results of ultrasonic cavitation
Improve and visibly reduce cellulite
Firming of the skin
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Give skin back its snap – with the Focus Dual we have ultimate flexibility to tailor results for every skin concern. Focus Dual offers a unique combination of the latest clinically proven technologies for face and body treatments. Radiofrequency Microneedling and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound come together to give maximum results to reduce the signs of ageing. With these gold standard technologies we can treat the skin at EVERY layer to lift, firm, and tighten.
Before the procedure, your provider will ask you about your medical history and what your expectations are for results. They will also give you instructions on how best to prepare for the treatment. The entire procedure takes around 10-20 minutes depending on the area you would like treated.
Radiofrequency and microneedling can be used to treat any area of the body. However, it is most effective on areas with wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars.
You are more than able to return to everyday activities after your treatment. However, it is recommended that you use a gentle cleanser following your procedure to take the best care of your skin. You should also make sure to avoid direct sunlight for the next few weeks, as your skin will be more sensitive to the sun during this time.
Who can undergo radiofrequency and microneedling?
Radiofrequency and microneedling is a very safe procedure. If you are in good health and have early signs of ageing, you are an ideal candidate. However, you should avoid the treatment if:
- You are currently or have recently used Accutane
- You have a skin infection
- You have a moderate to severe skin disease such as psoriasis
- You are pregnant
- You are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy
When will I see results?
You should expect to see results for your treatment after 3-6 months. The time frame depends on the severity of the condition you are having treatment for. To achieve your desired results, around four sessions at least is recommended.
What are the side effects?
Radiofrequency and microneedling is a procedure that is generally well-tolerated. However, possible side effects include:
- Cold sore breakout
- Mild acne
If your side effects are more severe than this, contact your doctor as soon as possible.