Tighten, Brighten, and Lift Without Surgery
Radiofrequency (RF) treatments can tighten, brighten, smooth, and slim your face and body. It is a non-invasive and effective treatment option for those looking to tighten and firm sagging skin.
Radiofrequency treatments are among some of the most popular non-invasive face ‘lifting’ treatments and are best known for their firming ability. “Radiofrequency treatments can tighten the tissues just underneath the skin surface and contour the face, creating firm, toned, youthful-looking skin,” says Anteneh Roba MD. But apart from sculpting sagging facial contours, they can also even out skin your tone, plump out wrinkles, and smooth cellulite.
How does it work?
This procedure uses radio frequency energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that play an important role in maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. The energy waves heat the deep layers of your skin stimulating the production of fibroblasts, which play a critical role in the production of collagen and wound healing. These energy waves make your skin contract, hence your skin will look and feel firmer and tighter. “ I use a wand that is connected to a machine that creates these radio waves. The waves give off heat that prompts your skin to produce more collagen and elastin. The treatment also speeds up cell turnover, so the skin gets firmer and thicker over time”, says Dr. Roba. The process can take approximately 30 to 90 minutes, depending on how much skin you are having treated.
“The treatment can be used to target a variety of specific concerns, including sagging skin around the eyes and mouth, jowls, and neck, and can be combined with other non-invasive procedures for even more impressive results. The consultation is the most important part of preparing the patient. A thorough assessment to ascertain if the patient is a good candidate and whether this is the correct treatment option for them is imperative, and a bespoke treatment plan is also made for each individual as no face is the same.”
Effects. You may start to see changes to your skin right away. The most significant improvements to skin tightness will come later. Skin can keep getting tighter for up to six months after the radiofrequency treatment.
Recovery. Normally, since this procedure is completely noninvasive, you won’t have much of recovery time. You may be able to go back to normal activities right after the treatment.
In the first 24 hours, you may see some redness or feel tingling and soreness. Those symptoms disappear pretty quickly. Following any type of energy-based treatment the goal is to support the body with the detoxification of the by-products of treatment while also enhancing the collagen-stimulating benefits. We recommend internal supplements to support the body on a cellular level and medical-grade skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid for hydration and peptides to boost collagen. Medical-grade skincare products provide the perfect core base routine to use post-treatment to decrease inflammation, speed up healing, and ensure the new collagen and elastin production is protected.
If you are looking for a non-surgical way to tighten and firm your skin, consider Radio Frequency Skin Tightening at Zinnia Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Clinic.