What is Radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency is the technology used in many nonsurgical skin tightening devices. Radiofrequency can be used to treat signs of aging such as mild sagging and fine lines and wrinkles. When directed at the skin, the energy stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in the formation of stronger, healthier tissue.
Those who experience mild signs of aging can benefit from radiofrequency technology to improve their fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. The treatment is great for patients who do not want to undergo a surgical or invasive procedure for their rejuvenation. More severe sagging and signs of aging might be more effectively addressed with a surgical procedure. Your concerns will be evaluated during a consultation to ensure that you are a candidate for treatment with radiofrequency technology.
Before treatment, the skin is cleaned and prepared. Sometimes a cooling gel is also applied to maximize comfort and effectiveness. Radiofrequency treatment does not require the use of anesthesia or sedation. Using a handpiece, the energy is delivered to the treatment area. The amount of time the procedure takes will depend on the exact device being used and the size of the area being treated.
Recovery and Results
There is no downtime required after treatment with radiofrequency, however, patients might experience some mild redness similar to a sunburn. This should resolve very quickly, and the use of moisturizers can increase your comfort.
Patients often report an instant rejuvenating feeling. More noticeable results can be experienced in the weeks following treatment as new collagen is produced, resulting in firmer, tighter skin. For optimal results, several spaced out sessions are recommended.
To learn more about radiofrequency technology and how you can benefit, contact Skin Care of Arizona today. One of our skin care specialist would be happy to meet with you and discuss your concerns.