Radiofrequency treatment is a non-invasive, aesthetic procedure that involves radiofrequency energy for skin tightening. It minimizes cellulite and wrinkles and treats skin laxity. It is becoming increasingly popular due to its minimal side effects. Like LED and laser treatments, radiofrequency utilizes energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production, but the heat energy is electrical rather than light-based.
Here we have a few things you should know about radiofrequency treatments.
It targets sagging skin
Radiofrequency is appealing because it is non-invasive and relatively a gentle technique to tighten skin. This treatment is becoming increasingly popular in recent years as it uses RF energy to heat the dermis to tighten the skin without damaging the top layer.
It does not take much time
Another good factor about a radiofrequency treatment is that the procedure does not occupy extensive hours. On average, one treatment can take anywhere upto 30 to 45 minutes. However, you may experience a little bit of redness for up to 24 hours post-treatment, but that’s about it.
It can be used on the body as well
One of the best things about radiofrequency treatment is that you can use it on other parts of the body too. This procedure can treat your body’s sagging and loose skin under the guidance of a well-experienced skin esthetician. Your esthetician specialist will focus the radiofrequency energy on the fibrous tissues to smoothen the cellulite in different parts of your body.
It is not a quick fix
Like most things in life, radiofrequency treatment is not a miraculous cure-all, and it requires time to show effective results. Thus, you may need at least 5 to 6 treatments to achieve radiant and firmer skin.
It pairs well with other treatments
Radiofrequency treatment accelerates collagen and elastin production and tightens the skin to form the basis for most facial treatments. Thus, you can undertake a radiofrequency treatment alongside other facial aesthetic treatments with a professional cosmetic surgeon, including cheek and jowl-lifting or micro-needling, to obtain desired results.
It is safe
It is a common misbelief that the skin’s exposure to radiofrequency can increase cancer risk. However, the radiofrequency treatment is FDA-cleared and highly controlled. Furthermore, it is a safe and cost-effective treatment as there is no clear evidence indicating a link between radiofrequency exposure and cancer.
It is painless
While you may experience some redness after the procedure, it is essential to understand that the treatment is not painful. Patients may feel slight discomfort due to heat, but it is typically bearable. The skin is heated at a controlled temperature during the treatment. However, your cosmetic surgeon will constantly measure your skin’s temperature to avoid burns and other problems during the procedure.
About Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics
Are you looking for trusted ways to pamper your skin with a flawless look? Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics is here to help! For more than 20 years, we have assisted Portsmouth residents with non-surgical cosmetic skin care therapies, including laser, injectables, profound RF, and CoolSculpting. Fill in our new patient form to figure out the best treatment for your skin today!