WHAT IS RADIOFREQUENCY?
This non invasive skin tightening treatment can be preformed using radiofrequency to deliver heat below the skins surface without any downtime and minimal discomfort. By heating the tissue just within the skin’s inner layer (dermis) it can be used to tighten the underlying skin structure and contour the face and body to create firm, toned and youthful looking skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The treatment takes approximately 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the area being treated. During the course of the treatment you will experience brief, deep heat sensation. While there is no downtime, a slight pinkness may be experienced after the session, and should disappear within 24 hours. For best results, three to five treatments are recommended at two to four week intervals with maintenance treatments every six months to ensure that skin stays as tight and your body sculpted.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
One of the main benefits of radiofrequency is that it can be used to treat loose, wrinkled skin anywhere on the body without downtime. Typical areas to be treated include the face, neck, under upper arms, post-surgical or postnatal abdomen or thighs. Skin tightening treatments can be used to tackle a number of frustrating skin problems for example reducing the appearance of stretch marks, lose skin and sagging skin. Results continue to improve up to six months as new collagen develops. This treatment can also be combined with fillers, Botox, peels, lasers, light treatment.
CONDITIONS RADIOFREQUENCY CAN TREAT
Skin often loses its suppleness, tone and texture as we age because of the decrease in collagen, elastin, and sub dermal fat – the building blocks of youthful skin.
What to expect: A non-invasive, FDA approved procedure, which uses the power of ultrasound to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, on the brow, and chest. Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver high intensity focused ultrasound energy deep into the dermis to trigger collagen production and tightening. There is no downtime and uncommon temporary bruising and swelling should resolve within two weeks. Initial lifting and tightening results are seen immediately after treatment with ongoing improvement from 3-6 months thereafter.
Also good for: Improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Alternative solutions: Radiofrequency and iPixel laser
As we age, the lower jaw can lose its definition, giving you an older, jowlier appearance.
What to expect: Using therapeutic deep heat, Radiofrequency heats different tissue depths within the body to cause collagen contraction and stimulation which tightens loose and wrinkled skin. No anesthesia is needed and there is no downtown, only a slight redness may occur that generally disappears within 24 hours. A course of 4-6 treatments is recommended with maintenance top ups every six months.
Also good for: Firming the entire body and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Alternative treatments: Ultherapy and Fillers
It can be one of the biggest age giveaways, horizontal or vertical neck lines and loose skin, can give the effect of a ‘turkey neck’ particularly prominent when teeth are clenched.
What to expect: Get the uplift without resorting to invasive surgery by using a high intensity focused ultrasound to tighten loose, wrinkled and sun damaged skin. This energy triggers a natural reaction in the skin to tighten and kick start new collagen leaving a smoother, younger looking neck. There is no downtime to this treatment and for optimal results 1-2 treatments are recommended.
Also good for: Jowling, Eyebrow Lift, Chest tightening and Non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Alternative treatments: PRP, Botox and Radiofrequency
Nasolabial lines run from each side of the noses to the corners of the mouth and with age can deepen and widen.
What to expect: Hyaluronic acid fillers add volume to the face, smoothing grooves and adding a youthful softness to the face. With minimal downtime, effects can be seen immediately after the treatment and the length of duration depends on the type of hyaluronic acid used, although slight bruising and swelling may occur post-treatment but will subside in a couple of days.
Also good for: Soften lines, winkles, lip enhancement.
Alternative treatments: Radiofrequency, Ultherapy