What Can Radiofrequency Do for Your Skin?
Radiofrequency (RF) procedures fall into the category of non-surgical skin tightening treatments, along with ultrasound and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
These procedures all stimulate collagen and elastin production to improve skin tone and texture, minimizing the appearance wrinkles and “crepiness” in the process. Some treatments can even help reduce the appearance of cellulite by affecting fibrous tissue.
Radiofrequency focuses energy on the skin’s epidermal layers (the top layer you actually see) to help make it appear firmer and smoother. Many people use it to tighten skin in the face and neck, but treatments can also be performed on other parts of the body, such as the stomach or thighs.
It can take as little as 30 minutes to treat the face. The procedure is painless, although some users do report feeling heat from the machine during treatments, and mild redness or swelling shortly after. The procedure is also entirely non-invasive, which means that no downtime is required.
Most treatments are safe for all skin types, although they may not be if combined with IPL. Between two and six sessions may be required to achieve optimal results. Significant differences gradually appear after a few months, and results can last up to one year. Maintenance procedures may be needed periodically thereafter to renew the effects.