Non-invasive skin tightening treatments have revolutionised the way we think about cosmetic procedures. Fantastic results that just a few years ago would have required cosmetic surgery can now be achieved with little or no downtime. 
One of the most popular skin-tightening procedures is Radio Thermal Frequency Treatment. This completely non-invasive and quick treatment activates the body's natural healing response to bring a youthfulness and fresh look to your skin. 
This guide tells you everything you need to know about Radio Thermal Frequency Treatment. 

What is Radio Thermal Frequency Treatment? 

Radio thermal frequency treatment has been around since 2001 and has quickly grown to become one of the most popular and successful treatments for reducing the signs of skin ageing. 
Radio Frequency Treatment works by promoting the body's natural production of collagen and elastin. These are crucial factors in maintaining the tightness and elasticity of our skin. 
Unfortunately, as we age, our cells begin to produce less of these crucial proteins. The result of this reduction is – you guessed it – sags and wrinkles. 
It is a versatile treatment that can be used for: 
Wrinkles and Lines – It can significantly reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines. 
Face Slimming – Even the strictest of diets and exercise regimes can fail to shift stubborn areas of fat. RF Treatment has been proven to break down stubborn fatty deposits. 
Sun Damaged Skin – Years of exposure to the sun can damage the skin. By promoting the production of collagen, RF treatment can reverse the damage and return a youthful and healthy sheen to your skin. 
Facial Contouring – By promoting elastin and collagen production, RF can be used to treat facial skin laxity resulting in improved facial contouring. 
Body Contouring – Once again, the increase in collagen production can work wonders by tightening loose body skin, and the result is an improved body shape. 
Stretch Marks – The stimulation of elastin and collagen production combines to alleviate stretch marks. 
Pore Tightening – Radio thermal treatment has been shown to help tighten pores. 
This versatility makes it the perfect treatment for a whole range of cosmetic and sculpting needs. 

How does Radio Thermal Treatment Work? 

The process involves using Radio Waves to heat deep layers of skin. The temperatures involved are between 50-75°C (122-167°F). This warmth triggers systems within the body that release heat-shock proteins. In turn, these proteins stimulate the body's natural production of collagen and elastin. 
The energy from the radio waves that perform the heating is a type of radiation. However, it is completely harmless, with the energy levels involved being less than a billionth of what people are exposed to when being x-rayed. 
The process is quick and painless, and with no downtime and little or no side effects, a single treatment can be easily squeezed into a lunch break. Normally treatments will take 30- 45-minutes, and depending on the treatments required, a few sessions may be required to achieve the desired effects. 
During the treatment, the radio waves are applied to the precise area or areas needing to be treated. This is done by the use of a "Wand" that is passed over the desired areas. 

How to Prepare for Radio Thermal Frequency Treatment 

One of the great benefits of this treatment is its non-invasive nature. This means that there is little, or no downtime involved, and treatments can be easily fitted into a busy lifestyle. 
However, there are still a few minor precautions that need to be considered before your treatment: 
Shaving – Shaving the area to be treated on the day of treatment is to be avoided. 
Skin Preparation – On the day of the treatment, the skin should be thoroughly washed beforehand, and the use of deodorants, make-up, and lotions & creams should be avoided. 
Alcohol – Alcohol should be avoided for two days before the treatment. 
And it is as simple as that! 
There are instances where further precautions may be desired, but these are more specific to individual cases, and if this is the case, then patients are informed of these at the consultation stage of the treatment. 

What are the side-effects of Radio Thermal Frequency Treatment? 

The surge in popularity of this type of treatment can be attributed to its great success and also that these results are achieved with little or no side effects. 
However, there are still some minor side effects associated with the treatment, although these are of short duration and mild. It is also worth noting that people with darker skin tones are more susceptible to suffering from these side effects: 
Temporary swelling around the treated area 

Who is a suitable candidate for Radio Thermal Frequency Treatment? 

Most healthy people are suitable candidates for this type of treatment. Although responsible practitioners will always consider each individual's suitability before treatment begins. 
Amongst the reasons that may make RF treatment an unsuitable choice are: 
Chemotherapy or radiation treatment – Patients who are undergoing or have had suchtreatments within the last 6 months are not suitable for this treatment. 
Medications – Certain medications such as antibiotics and blood thinners may make the treatment unsuitable. 
Damaged skin – Sunburn, open wounds or sores, dermatitis, and other skin damage on the area to be treated. 
Botox – Areas that have been treated with Botox or other fillers within the past two weeks cannot be treated. 
Cold Sores – Active cold sores, herpes simplex and warts on the affected area make it unsuitable for treatment. Also, those with a history of cold sores should take antiviral medication for two days before the treatment and on the day of the treatment. 
These are just a few of the conditions that could make the treatment unsuitable for certain people. But for most people, the non-invasive and mild side effects make it a perfect option. 

Summing up 

Radio Thermal Frequency Treatment has been one of the most popular non-surgical skin tightening treatments, and it is easy to see why. With fast and long-lasting results that can still provide improvements two years after the treatment, it has proven itself to be a highly effective and convenient method of reinvigorating tired skin. 
Why not contact us today and have a chat about how Radio Thermal Frequency treatment can help to smooth those years away. 
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