Radiofrequency Treatment FAQs:
What is a Radiofrequency Treatment?
When it comes to skin tightening, there are a lot of popular methods. However, radio frequency has consistently stayed in the spotlight as an effective approach. But what causes sagging skin in the first place? Well, sagging happens because collagen, the structural support of your skin, diminishes over time. Collagen loss also contributes mightily toward volume loss and wrinkle formation. So, what is the solution if not surgery? Well, that’s where Radiofrequency comes in.
How It Works
Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is a non-surgical means of reshaping of the body. This method uses sophisticated devices specifically designed to treat your most common skin aging problems like wrinkles, excess fatty tissues, or cellulite. This method utilizes radio frequency waves, which is basically heat energy meant for tissue remodeling and production of elastin and new collagen. Radiofrequency is different than most invasive procedures, which only affect the most superficial layers of the skin. Heat is a stimulation that promotes contraction of the underlying tissues, especially at the dermis level. Soft tissues found within that area of the body compress, realign, and even produce new collagen, a process that normally takes many months to complete. This allows radio frequency to have consistently effective and amazing results when it comes to skin tightening.
How Long Do the Results of Radiofrequency (RF) Treatments Last?
Results of radiofrequency (RF) treatments can last up to 6 months.
Do Radiofrequency (RF) Treatments Hurt?
No - Radiofrequency (RF) treatments are non-ablative and therefore do not cause pain. A tingling sensation may occur.
Can Radiofrequency (RF) Treatments Be Repeated?
Yes - As with any cosmetic treatment, in order to maintain results, repeat treatments can be necessary.
What are the benefits?
Diminishes and Removes Cellulite: Cellulite is a women-only skin issue commonly found around the buttocks and at the back of the thighs where we generally store our body fats. With the adipose tissue and fats as the cause of cellulite, the heat coming from the RF treatment diminishes the bulging of excess fatty tissues. This makes RF an amazingly effective treatment for cellulite.
Reduction of Body Fats: When it comes to the main problem of body fat, it is pretty similar to cellulite. With both issues, the problem lies with the fatty tissues from beneath the skin’s superficial and lower layers. So how does it work? Well, the resulting heat mechanism of the RF treatment causes some body fats to melt and be drained into the system.
Skin Tightening: One of the best things about Radiofrequency is that is a non-invasive and non-surgical approach to skin tightening. Deep-seated soft tissues from under the skin are stimulated through RF. This facilitates healing through the production of new collagen tissues that are reactive towards the RF waves. These are many other benefits of Radiofrequency; however, these are the most common.
Do NOT undergo the procedure if you have a PACEMAKER, INTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR, OR ANY ACTIVE IMPLANTED DEVICE.
Do NOT undergo any skin peel or laser procedures for 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
Do NOT wear any make-up, lotions, or creams on the treatment area on the day of treatment.
If you have a history of cold sores, please DO let the nurse or physician know.
DO hydrate well the day of and day after treatment as this will result in a more comfortable and effective treatment.
Any deep exfoliation treatment – such as chemical peels or skin needling, should be avoided a week prior to and a week following your treatment.
Extreme exercise, swimming, spas, a hot shower and anything that involves increasing your body temperature to a high level, may increase the redness flare up of the area, for the first 24-48 hours.
Use a 30+ sunscreen immediately following your treatment and reapply as necessary over the following 72 hours.
DO hydrate well after treatment as this may produce a better result.
DO NOT vigorously rub the skin after treatment,
DO gently wash your face and continue with your usual skincare routine.
Do NOT undergo laser treatments, chemical peels, waxing, the use of depilatories, or microdermabrasion for 3-4 weeks after treatment.
DO wait 7 days before resuming the use of Retin-a (tretinoin), Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Ziana, Veltin, Atralin, glycolic acids or any other exfoliating agents such as a Clarisonic Brush.
DO expect some possible tenderness, swelling, warmth, and redness on the treated areas for a few days to a week after treatment.
DO sleep on two pillows for the first 24-48 hours post treatment to decrease swelling.
DO schedule your next treatment as 2-4 treatment intervals of 1-2 weeks maximizes results.
Who Is Not Eligible For Body Sculpting
Under 18 years old
Obesity - Unless doing something outside of these treatments, like eating better or working out.
Pregnant and/or breastfeeding (can only do RF if breastfeeding and RF facial if pregnant)
Recent surgery (3 months after BBL/lipo or 6 months after Tumytuck/C-Section
Metal implants (braces are okay)
Cardiac & Vascular Disease
Diabetes or high blood pressure.
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