About RF Skin Tightening
What is RF Skin Tightening?
All about RF skin tightening
For those who are looking for non-surgical procedure for tightening loose or sagging skin, or wish to combat early signs of aging, RF skin tightening is a good option. Radiofrequency or RF skin tightening is a new procedure for tightening loose or sagging skin, ideal for people who don’t want surgical procedure for getting tighter, firmer-looking skin.
What is RF skin tightening?
RF skin tightening is a non-surgical procedure for treating skin laxity by facial tightening. It is commonly used to tighten loose forehead skin, lift brows, tighten and lift the upper cheek skin, reduce the size of enlarged pores on cheeks, diminish jowl lines, and tighten the skin on the neck. The technique involves applying the radiofrequency energy to the deep dermis and sub-dermal layers of the skin, whilst protecting the epidermis. The heat that is applied to this area results in microscopic changes to the tissues and causes contraction of the collagen, resulting in tighter and firmer looking skin. RF energy is applied through radiofrequency- only devices for skin tightening and facial rejuvenation.
Prior to the treatment, the aesthetician applies a topical anaesthetic cream to the patient’s skin to help numb the skin and to prevent any discomfort. The practitioner then applies a treatment grid ink over the patient’s face for easily navigating his or her face while delivering the RF energy. This enables the practitioner to evenly apply the RF energy on the patient’s face. Depending on the device being used, the patient is fitted with a self-adhesive return pad on the stomach or on the back to protect him from the monopler devices being used during the procedure. A coupling gel is also applied over the patient’s face which acts as an additional barrier between the surface layers of your skin and the handpiece of the device. Once the procedure is complete, a soothing gel or lotion is then applied on the skin.
People who undergo this procedure are able to experience immediate results. Their skin feels tighter and better. However, results improve gradually over the months after the treatment. The results of the treatment are known to last for a few years. Depending on the skin condition and thickness, one may require a single treatment session or a couple of sessions to get the desired results.
Who is the best candidate?
People who enjoy good, overall health and don’t have any skin infections or diseases are considered to be ideal candidates for this technique of skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. It is best suited to people with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, especially those in their mid-thirties to fifties. People who have significant amount of sagging skin or those with sensory disturbance to the skin should not consider this treatment. People with electrical devices like pacemakers or metal devices like dental plates or metal hip joints should also not get this treatment as RF energy can interfere with these devices.
Some of the frequently reported side effects of this procedure include
- Fat atrophy or excessive tightening of the skin
What is the Cost?
Depending on the area being treated, the condition of the skin, and the number of sessions that one requires, the cost of the treatment can be anywhere between $1500 and $4000. To get the exact cost of the treatment, you must consult an experienced and renowned surgeon in Australia.