What Are The Benefits Of Radiofrequency Facial Skin Tightening
Posted on 19th November 2021 at 09:42
They say that with age comes wisdom. Thankfully, for most of us, this is true, but it does come at a cost.
Aging carries baggage that unfortunately tends to show itself most on that most public of features, our faces. Wrinkles, blemishes, sagging; it is a sad fact that these are amongst life's certainties.
However, whilst it is impossible to completely reverse the aging process, it is possible to bring a little youthfulness back to our long-suffering skin. This is where radiofrequency (RF) treatment comes in. RF is a non-invasive treatment that is as versatile as it is effective.
RF is a treatment that can tighten and tone skin, allowing us to look as young as we inwardly feel. Fast, affordable, and effective, the benefits of RF are multifold, as we discuss below.
How does Radiofrequency skin tightening work?
The first benefit of RF treatment is its completely non-invasive nature. A session can be completed over the course of a lunchtime, and you can be back at work in the afternoon with no ill effects other than a warming glow!
It is wrong to compare RF to a microwave, but the treatment does follow similar principles. It works by introducing energy in the form of radio waves into the skin; this energy heats the skin tissue. In turn, the heating stimulates collagen and elastin production, which causes a lifting effect and tightening of the skin, which eases wrinkles and blemishes.
Although it has been around for decades, recent technology improvements have meant it has moved from the realm of medical surgery into more mainstream skin clinics and beauty salons. Since then, it has rapidly become one of the most widely sought-after skin treatments.
An average session will last anywhere between 20 and 45 minutes and is completely painless; indeed, most people find it relaxing. A protective gel is applied to the skin, and then the radio waves are introduced using a handpiece.
The treatments are customized depending on an individual's needs, and apart from a warming sensation, which most people find extremely pleasant, there are no side effects of any note.
Benefits of Radiofrequency skin tightening
Now that we understand a little about how the treatment works, let's have a look at some of the benefits that have made this such a popular treatment.
Tightened and firmer skin
The first benefit is the noticeably tightening and firming of the skin. This alone is one of the reasons that the treatment is seeing such a surge in popularity but paired with the fact that noticeable results are often immediate and there are no nasty side effects, it is no surprise it is reaching such levels of popularity.
Improvement in the visibility of wrinkles
Wrinkles are an inevitability, as our skin loses much of its elasticity as we age. By stimulating collagen and elastin production, RF treatments return our skin to a bygone age when natural processes are used to keep us wrinkle-free!
Elastin and collagen production starts to decrease as we age. From about our mid-twenties, this is noticeable. RF works by helping to fight that loss of natural production.
Improved skin tone and colour.
Think of this as reintroducing the "flush of youth" to your skin. In much the same way as the treatment eases wrinkles, the stimulation of collagen and elastin production brings vitality and tone back to our skin.
The treatment also enhances lymphatic drainage. This allows the body to naturally remove toxins from the skin more effectively. The result is visibly clearer skin. To further aid the health and complexion of our skin, RF treatment also improves the skin's metabolic processes.
Improved facial contouring
RF is incredibly versatile, and one of its most common uses is to improve the contours of the face. The toning effect of RF treatment can be used to target areas like bags under the eyes, chins, and jawlines, brow lines, indeed, anywhere on your face that the twin demons of time and gravity are having an effect, RF can help.
By stimulating the body's natural processes, the results of RF skin tightening are amongst the longest lasting of any anti-aging treatments. Many treatments work by inducing a temporary plumping of the skin or by stimulating facial muscles. These are very much temporary solutions.
On the other hand, collagen is a robust and long-lasting compound and will be present in higher levels in the treated areas for up to two years.
Subtle effects that build over time
Unlike surgical procedures where - once healed - the results are patently obvious for everyone to see, with RF, the results can be delivered gradually. Not everyone is comfortable with an overnight change of appearance yet still wants to look younger.
RF results are a gradual improvement, meaning there are no dramatic changes in appearance.
Increases Hyaluronic Acid levels
We have talked about the increase in elastin and collagen levels. But there is a third compound that also increases after RF treatments.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a natural substance that works alongside elastin and collagen. When the levels of the latter two increase, so do HA levels. HA could be described as somewhat of a sponge. It attracts and retains water molecules. The result is better than any moisturizing cream.
Increased blood flow
RF treatments also increase blood flow to the treated area. This is part of the same process that results in elevated collagen, elastin, and HA levels. The increase in blood levels brings with it more oxygen and nutrients, which all help to keep your skin naturally youthful.
Radiofrequency skin tightening is a treatment that ticks all the boxes. Effective, safe, non-invasive, side-effect free, and doesn't cost the earth, it is no wonder it has become so sought after.
With no downtime, no scarring, and long-lasting effects, it is the perfect solution for people with busy lifestyles that want to pamper themselves and bring a little youth and vitality back to their skin.
If you want to book a session or just find out a little bit more about this wonderful treatment, why not contact us today.
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