Image Med Spa's RF skin tightening treatments are a non-surgical, non-invasive approach to get a firmer, fresher and more youthful appearance.
Image Med Spa’s RF skin tightening treatments are a non-surgical, non-invasive approach to reactivate the natural repair mechanisms of the deeper layers of the skin to initiate and trigger the formation of new collagen. The results are a firmer, fresher and more youthful appearance.
All about Radio Frequency:
Its NON-SURGICAL & used to target sagging skin!
How it works, why its a game changer, & who should steer clear of this treatment
Radio-frequency as facials go, doesn’t exactly sound the most thrilling, but these treatments are great for where tightening and firming skin is concerned. Like laser and LED treatments, radio-frequency uses energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production, but the heat energy is electrical rather than light based.
Here’s your rough guide to Radio Frequency
What it’s good for and what it’s not.
First it targets that saggy/droopy skin! It uses RF energy to heat the dermis and tighten the skin without damaging the top layer.
Not all radio-frequency machines work in exactly the same way, but fundamentally they all use radio-frequency energy to tighten the underlying skin structure and contour the face to create firm, toned and youthful looking skin. It’s tightening, firming action, is brought about by boosting collagen and elastin synthesis, that makes this especially suitable for targeting loose skin and the neck and chin, wrinkles and lines that develop between the nose and mouth.
Its a no downtime procedure that can be done on your lunch break!
Your average radio-frequency treatment takes anywhere between 20 and 45 minutes and has very little downtime. You are likely to experience a bit of redness for up to 24 hours afterwards but that’s about it. During the treatment the machine will heat your skin to a bearable 38-40 degrees in order to create the best results!
The ideal target temperature in the dermis for inducing dermal remodeling and wrinkle and laxity reduction was shown to be 67 °C. By delivering radiofrequency power until this target temperature is attained, clinical outcomes are optimized.
Its not just for the face, even your body can benefit from it!
Radio-frequency treatments can smooth out stretch marks and tighten areas of loose skin making it just as applicable for your body as it is for your face. Unlike some other fat reduction methods, this treatment is completely painless, and has no downtime. It also provides an even, feathered result without surface irregularities which can a problem with other technologies. With mechanisms of actions include encouraging fat cells to die with adipocyte apoptosis after your treatment.
It is very suitable for upper and lower abs, inner and outer thighs,and on upper arms. Some swear by its efficacy when it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite too. When used to treat the body radio-frequency is often performed at a higher temperature. We believe that your skin’s temperature should be measured during the treatment to ensure that it’s high enough to bring about significant benefits without risking problems such as burns.
It’s sadly not a quick fix.
Like most things in this life, it’s not a miraculous cure-all and it takes time to work.
Ideally treatments should be performed every three to four days, but if you have weekly treatments you should start seeing results after a month or so.
Do not use if you have Rosacea!
As it’s a heat based treatment it’s likely to cause further inflammation and make redness worse if you’ve got rosacea, and it’s not advisable if you’ve got broken blood vessels or capillaries. As with most aesthetic treatments, it’s also not suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding
Microneedle radiofrequency has also been FDA approved for cellulite reduction using vertically penetrating needles that target the subnormal plane.