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Is Radio Frequency The New Facelift Solution?

Is Radio Frequency The New Facelift Solution?

Is Radio Frequency The New Facelift Solution?

Your skin starts to lose its elasticity as you age. This is because collagen and elastin production reduces in your skin. The results are wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging of your skin. There are numerous treatment options available to fight the signs of aging. For example, some active ingredients in your everyday skincare products can help improve the appearance of sagging skin. Plastic surgery is also an option, but it can be expensive, time consuming and scary for some people, and maybe you would not want to undergo any surgical options when you have a non-invasive option available that can probably solve all your skin problems! 

Can Radio Frequency Give A Facelift?

One of the best and most popular options to get that “facelift” without a plastic surgery would be using radio waves to tighten your skin and reduce or even reverse the signs of aging. Radio Frequency (RF) devices use low-energy radio waves to stimulate and heat the deeper layers of skin. This helps to boost collagen production within the skin, giving it a healthy and youthful appearance. Increased collagen production helps fights signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines.

How Does Radio Frequency Work?

Radio Frequency skin tightening, or RF treatment, is a simple, non-invasive procedure that most dermatologists perform at their clinics. The doctor uses a wand connected to a device that generates low-energy radio waves. The doctor slides the wand over your skin, and the radio waves emitted from the device generate heat that stimulates the skin to produce increased amounts of collagen and elastin. Moreover, it also increases cell turnover, which results in firmer and thicker skin. 

This procedure takes approximately 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the skin area you have treated. This procedure will leave you will minimize discomfort.

How Long Do The Results Last?

Radio Frequency skin tightening results do not last long enough as the results of plastic surgery do. Still, they certainly last for a reasonable amount of time. Moreover, you will not need to repeat the procedure for at least a year or two compared to dermal fillers, where you need touch-ups now and then. 

Radio Frequency devices are also available that can be used at home. Still, they do not provide noticeable or long-lasting results compared to doctors’ Radio Frequency devices at their clinics. Make sure to receive this treatment from a certified dermatologist. Consult your healthcare provider about whether or not this procedure benefits you.

Things To Know Before The Procedure

  • It is an FDA-approved treatment and is a perfectly safe and effective procedure.
  • It does not have a prolonged recovery time. You can go back to your regular routine immediately after the procedure.
  • The cost of the treatment depends on the area of skin you are getting treated. You can discuss it with your dermatologist before opting for the procedure.
  • Most people require only a few sessions to see the complete results. But this can vary from individual to individual.
How Radio Frequency Energy Tightens And Firms Your Skin
Courtesy of American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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