Radio-Frequency skin tightening works by targeting the tissue beneath the outer layer of your skin, or epidermis, with radio frequency energy. This energy generates heat, resulting in new collagen production.
This procedure also triggers fibroplasia, the process in which the body forms new fibrous tissue and stimulates the production of collagen, causing collagen fibers to become shorter and more tense. At the same time, the molecules that make up collagen are left undamaged. Skin elasticity increases and loose, sagging skin is tightened.
The Treatment Process
Your average radio-frequency treatment takes anywhere between 20 and 45 minutes. During the treatment a machine will heat skin to a comfortable 38-40 degrees. After the the treatment it is normal to experience some redness. This will usually fade within 24 hours.
What are the Benefits?
This treatment offers the following benefits:
- Increased skin firmness, plumping and vitality
- Effective skin tightening – reduction in loose skin
- Scar and wrinkle reduction
- Noticeable lift to the face – a sculpting effect