With time, the skin is sure to show the signs of aging. It will loosen up because the skin will lose the key proteins or elastin and collagen, which are responsible for keeping the skin firm. This is the reason why we see skin sagging, wrinkles, and the creepy appearance on our neck, hands, and the face. There are many anti-aging therapies that can help. There is plastic surgery, but it is costly. The recovery time is also long.
There are dermal fillers too. If you are looking for a non-invasive treatment, then you can go for Radio Frequency (RF) technology. RF treatments are very effective for cosmetic purposes. The latest RF technology will boost the collagen protein in your body, tighten the skin, and give you an anti-aging effect. RF treatments can work also on other parts of the body for reducing circumference and cellulite. But does it work really?
What Is RF Technology?
RF treatment or Radio Frequency (RF) skin tightening is a non-invasive way to achieve skin tightening and make you look younger. The procedure can be carried out at the doctor’s office. The professional will use a wand connected to a machine, which creates radio waves. The doctor will pass the wand over the body and apply the waves to the skin. The device will heat the deep skin layers (dermis) of your body to produce collagen.
The technology combines PEMF or Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields and MP-RF or Multi-Polar Radio-Frequency to stimulate the production of collagen. They are both completely safe. The result will be reduced skin sagging, wrinkles, and fewer fine lines.
The radio waves will heat the dermis level between 50 and 75 degrees C. Studies have revealed that the body will produce heat-shock proteins if the skin temperature is maintained over 46 C for three minutes or more. The passing of RF energy into your body is not just safe, it is also painless. It also works for people with all skin types. Patient satisfaction is very high, which is why RF technology has become so popular in the United States and in many other western countries.
RF procedures take between 20-45 minutes. There is very little downtime and almost no side effects. There can be just a bit of redness for up to a day. You will get an even result without any surface irregularities that can be a problem with some other technologies. However, it is best to avoid RF treatment if you have rosacea, a condition that causes flushing, blushing, or visible blood vessels on the face. Also avoid RF if you are sensitive to deep heat on your body or if you have broken capillaries or blood vessels.
1. Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) can achieve many other objectives. It is good for reducing nodules, tumors, and such other body growths. The Radiofrequency Ablation procedure can treat both malignant and benign tumors, chronic venous insufficiency of the legs, and also chronic neck and back pain. It is very effective for pain relief.
The RFA procedure is like a needle biopsy. Here, a needle-like probe will be inserted into the body. The radio frequency emissions will be sent to the surrounding tissues that will eventually kill these nearby cells. The body’s natural immunity will remove them as the cells die. This will cause an internal reaction to shrink the nodule.
The professional therapist will use ultrasound or another imaging technique to place the probe at the tip of the right location. Such radio frequency treatments can be done in an outpatient setting or at the doctor’s office. General anesthesia is not required. However, the person may administer some medicine that will help you relax. A numbing agent may also be applied on the skin area where the probe is going to be inserted.
Usually, you can return home on the same day and go back to your normal routine in 24 hours.
2. RF Technology for Skin and Body Treatments
RF technology can provide many skin and body treatments. It mitigates the body’s natural decline of collagen with age and boosts its production. With every decade, the body may lose about 10 percent of the total collagen. RF therapy can correct this. It can improve the skin, lift its appearance, and make it appear tighter. Of course, the efficacy of radio frequency skin tightening will be different for each person, depending on the body part that is treated and the modality used. Many younger patients also opt for this therapy to increase the reserve of collagen in their body.
Skin tightening is a common goal of radiofrequency therapy. It can also re-texturize the skin when micro-needling is combined with it, which reduces acne scarring on the face and also the stretch marks on the body.
Fat reduction, particularly when it is combined with radio frequency skin tightening allows body contouring on the face and elsewhere for the skin. Venus legacy RF technology and treatments like truSculpt ID and EmSculpt NEO are now very popular.
So, there are many applications of RF technology. It can be used for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction through a radio frequency facial, cellulite reduction, double chin, and others.
Benefits of Radio Frequency
There are many cosmetic and health benefits of RF therapy. RF technology for face can reduce the fine lines and wrinkles. There are many other benefits too. For example, the low frequency waves can fight sun damage. Collagen in the skin can get broken down because of overexposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun. The treatment will stimulate the production of collagen and rejuvenate the skin, which is why it is such a popular cosmetic skin care treatment. Besides, increased level of collagen will tighten the loose skin, which can help you get the body shape you want.
It also increases the level of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural moisturizer in the skin. Its rising level will make you appear younger. It will also make the wrinkles and redness fade away.
RF is less expensive compared to other invasive procedures. There is no healing time.
Radio Frequency Treatment Side Effects
There are only a few minor side effects of radio frequency treatments. In some patients, it can cause breakouts because of the heat that targets the deep layer skin. In very rare instances, it has also caused unintended fat loss by targeted the body’s fat cells, especially from heating the wrong layer or over-aggressive heating. Some patients may experience contracture around the neck region if the procedure is not carried out well.
Human exposure to radio frequency waves is considered safe, which is why RF treatment has been approved by the Food Drug Administration (FDA) and also by the American Cancer Society. It is a very effective facial treatment and can also be applied to some other body parts. The side effects, if any, are generally minor that go away quickly.
Take precautions and be careful after the radio frequency treatment and everything should be good.