Radio Frequency Skin Tightening

Radio frequency skin tightening is just one of the many non-invasive anti-ageing treatments offered by skin care clinics and dermatologists today. This type of non-surgical facelift treatment introduces radio frequency (RF) energy to the skin of the face, creating measurable electrical currents that reshape and contract the skin’s collagen and then tighten the surface of the skin. Radio frequency skin tightening requires no cutting or repositioning of the skin, as is necessary during a traditional eye or face lift – and has significantly fewer side effects than older laser skin therapies. Much like laser treatment, RF energy penetrates both the epidermis and the dermis to tighten and rejuvenate the skin, but it causes no damage to existing skin cells. If you have sensitive skin but want to treat your fine lines and wrinkles, radio frequency skin tightening may be a good option for you, as it is gentler on the skin than most other kinds of thermal procedures.

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Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Overview

The effects of radio frequency treatments are mostly attributable to the heat that is generated by the RF waves. In the field of skin care and ant-ageing treatments, RF waves are most commonly used for facial rejuvenation and their believed ability to stimulate the protein fibers that keep the skin elastic. During treatment, the RF waves penetrate the skin to tighten it from the inside out, as they stimulate collagen fibroblast production, which will in trigger the production of fresh collagen fibres which result in tighter, more taught skin which is demonstrably younger.

Those who choose radio frequency skin tightening should keep in mind that depending on the strength of the treatment, it will require three or more to see any visible results and that treatments need to be repeated several times during the year. Radio frequency skin tightening is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not likely to be covered by any private medicare plans, so those who want to have the treatments will likely have to pay out of pocket for each individual procedure, which can cost hundreds, often thousands of dollars.

What to Expect During an RF Skin Tightening Treatment

Your skin care specialist may ask that you wash your face with a mild soap and warm water before you arrive for your treatment, as it is important that no excess oils or cosmetics remain on the skin that might reduce the effectiveness of the procedure. When treatment begins, a numbing cream will be applied to the skin and then allowed to sit until it takes effect. It will then be removed, and the skin care specialist will target the treatment area with an ink grid transfer so that the treatment is focused and that no other skin is accidentally affected.

A gliding gel will then be applied to the skin before the RF waves are delivered to the skin. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you may feel a heated sensation during treatment, but the side effects of the treatment are believed to be minimal for most patients. When the treatment is over, the skin care specialist will apply a topical cooling gel to the treated area to minimize discomfort.

Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Side Effects

You may experience some redness and swelling in the treated area after a radio frequency skin tightening procedure, but these symptoms should resolve themselves within 24-48 hours. Misting the face with cool water may help to reduce the irritation, although you should ensure that only clean, purified water is used for these purposes. Some patients have reported sinking of the skin in the treated area, but this has mostly occurred with intense RF treatments. In most cases, these treatments have a low instance of side effects and are considered a viable anti-ageing treatment for a wide array of skin types. However, keep in mind that multiple radio frequency skin tightening procedures are needed to show effects, so even relatively mild discomfort or side effects can become a headache over time. Consult a specialist physician for expert results and avoid low powered at-home devices.

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7 replies
  1. Victoria says:

    I love this, love, love love, it! Let yourself go and enjoy the radio frequency treatment because it is your best friend! And you will never, ever, again complain about your skin looking old, dried out and saggy. Nope, those days are over. With the radio frequency skin tightening is possible and it is harmless as it can be! Don’t be afraid and get with the program. It’s a wonderful experience.

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  2. Karina says:

    I’ve had the radio frequency skin treatment, and it’s fabulous. I recommend it to all with loose and old skin and wrinkly too! You can escape the lines and it’s for real. It’s not just a sale made by companies, it really does do wonders, and I can say it for myself because I look fabulous! I contribute to the radio frequency skin tightening reviews in a positive way, because I want people to experience what I have, and to realize that it’s not really that big of a deal.

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  3. Jayde says:

    I've had this treatment done, and as someone who has had it, I don’t really know about the radio frequency systems and how the whole thing actually works. I’m just not the science type, and I didn’t do a lot of research. Why bother, when you can go in there and the doctor will tell you what to do. So I did and I am happy with it. Some people should complain and rethink less and go for it and be brave. It’s not big of a deal, and it’s fantastic!!! The radio frequency skin care devices that the doctors have can’t compare to one’s that they say you can buy at the store. That’s just stupid to think anyways. I love it because of two things. One is that it is painless. The second one is that I could continue with my daily tasks right after I left the doctor’s office. The article doesn't lie, it really is like that. Oh, yes, well of course I like the results so far. My skin seems fresher and a bit rejuvenated in the parts I’ve treated. It’s not that loose anymore. That’s what I needed and that’s what I want to work on even more.

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  4. Monica Batshon says:

    Everybody has been talking about the radio frequency skin treatment, and so of course, I was intrigued. I did some online research including calling a clinic who I read did the treatment, the radio frequency skin tightening reviews online do not convince me, the girl I spoke to at the clinic was trying to convince me to purchase a completely different treatment.. so I am not impressed. It looks like it doesn't do much, although I haven’t tried it. I only found out today that one of my friends actually had the treatment done and she did not read into it. She claims she had no results, I guess she clearly didn't read the reviews, because the radio frequency skin care reviews really give you an insight into what it does for you. That’s just my opinion, and I think that the milder the treatment the less effects it has. It’s just logical, isn't it? If I want to look drastically different, I need to go through some pain; it’s just a natural process that the body goes through. I don’t believe in the entire painless procedure story…

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  5. Christie says:

    Are there any other radio frequency skin tightening dangers that this article doesn’t mention? Although it was informative and honest, I wanted to ask around more, because my skin is a real disaster. It reacts to the sunlight, it reacts to creams with lots of chemicals, it reacts to natural creams… I don’t know what to use and do to improve it. I have read reviews and it does seem to be a very mild treatment. So, if anybody can tell me if you know something about the radio frequency treatment I haven’t read here, and it is true, please do share. It would help a lot, since I wouldn't waste a lot of money, or potentially risk my skin, making it look even worse than it is.

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  6. ~Lizzie~ says:

    I read online that you can get radio frequency skin tightening at home, with a tool that you can buy basically at any beauty store, or a drugstore? I haven’t seen this contraption myself, but I don’t think it can compare to a specialist that is trained and qualified to do the rf skin tightening. It is after all a sensitive thing to treat the skin, especially on the face. I wouldn’t do it myself, never, I would have a professional take a look at my skin, and do it, because I bet I would screw something up.

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  7. Hannah says:

    I went in for this treatment, and I think it’s good. So far, my doctor looked at my medical records, took an examination of my skin, and after a long and honest talk we decided that this treatment was it. The radio frequency skin treatment was a good option because I had sensitive skin, but not to the point where I could not handle it. In addition, I was quite busy, so I don’t really have time to lay down at home and rest while the redness or swelling goes away. Which I have to say, after the first treatment, I did not have any, although, as I said, my skin is sensitive. Some of the radio frequency skin tightening reviews that I have read online may say that it is not the best option if you are looking for visible effects. I don’t know what they are talking about, because I can see miracles on my skin. I am rejuvenated and my skin feels completely different when I touch. It is as I’ve rewinded into the past when my skin was not this age.

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