Radio Frequency Skin Tightening

Out of all the non-invasive skin tightening procedures, fractional skin resurfacing is a very common procedure that provides effective treatment to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin. 

This procedure is aimed at diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, visible pores, and stretch marks. Anything that hinders smooth, healthy skin can be fixed by a radio frequency facial. 

I don’t think there is a single person on the planet who doesn’t desire clear, smooth and young-looking skin and this is one way to go. As a bonus, there is no lengthy recovery time, not to mention it is non-invasive, which means no surgery.

What to Expect

Before going in for a fractional skin resurfacing procedure, it is only fair you understand exactly what goes on during the procedure. It is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that gives patients youthful looking skin with minimal recovery time. 

Fractional Treatment

It works by using tiny pins that safely deliver energy through the skin’s surface. This creates tiny wounds, which initiates a natural healing process and accelerates the creation of new and healthy tissue. 

When all is said and done, the results are there for all to see – improved skin tone and texture with less traces of wrinkles and acne scars. 

You may be worried about the down time from these wounds, which is totally understandable. However, the wounds are so tiny that the recovery time is minimal compared to more invasive skin rejuvenation treatments.

Radio Frequency Procedure 

In the case of radio frequency skin tightening, the energy is in the form of radio waves administered by a machine that is passed over your body. The waves harm the skin in a controlled way, which prompts your skin to produce more elastin and collagen – the proteins responsible for the tightness and elasticity of our skins. 

The procedure also speeds up cell turnover, which makes the skin firmer and thicker over time. Depending on the size of the target area, the process can take 30 to 90 minutes with the side effect being minimal discomfort.

Common Questions You Need Answers To

When it comes to medical procedures, patients often have many questions and worries about a certain procedure before going for it.

Is it Safe? 

I suppose the most logical place to start is on matters of safety. Radio frequency is absolutely safe when administered and afterwards with the only side effects being great skin and perhaps some minimal discomfort.

Now that you know the procedure is safe, you are probably wondering how long the results will last.  

How Long Do the Results Last?

Radio frequency skin tightening may not be the embodiment of lasting effects compared to surgical skin tightening procedures but the effects do last for a significant amount of time. One treatment should have you covered for a year or two which isn’t so bad really. For comparison, dermal fillers need to be touched up a couple of times per year.

Can You Perform the Treatments Yourself? 

If you don’t want to go to the doctor’s office, you can purchase radio frequency facial devices to use at home. 

The downside to this is the devices are not as powerful as what doctors use and the results may not be as long lasting. It is common for these devices to come with instructions of using a special gel to protect your skin – consult your doctor or dermatologist if anything isn’t clear. 

Why Should I Get a Doctor?

All in all, it is advisable to look for a trained medical practitioner or plastic surgeon for the treatment. They are best equipped to determine if you are even a good candidate for the treatment. 

Whether or not you qualify for the treatment could be dependent on your medical history and what you want to achieve with the treatment. They also will tell you what to expect after the treatment complete with what to do and what not to do.

The last of your questions I assume would be how many treatments you need to see results manifesting themselves. The answer is about three – five sessions depending on the procedure and your doctor’s assessment.