Radiofrequency skin tightening, is a nonsurgical method of tightening your skin. (RF) energy can also be used to heat the skin and trigger collagen production. RF focuses on epidermal layers to achieve a firmer, smoother appearance. RF treatments are effective for smoothing and tightening skin in older patients as well as postponing the need for a surgical lift in younger patients.Also, this treatment can target other parts of your body to diminish cellulite and circumference.Most RF-only treatments are safe for all skin types
RF waves are a form of radiation. Radiation is the release of energy in the form of electromagnetic waves.
It can be classified as low energy or high energy depending on the amount of energy released. X-rays and gamma rays are examples of high energy radiation while RF waves are considered low energy.
Radio waves, WiFi, and microwaves are all forms of RF waves.
The form of radiation used in RF skin tightening releases about 1 billion times less energy than X-rays.
The procedure involves using energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin known as your dermis. This heat stimulates the production of collagen.
Collagen is the most common protein in your body. It creates the framework of your skin and gives your skin its firmness.
As you age, your cells produce less collagen, which leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. Skin laxity occurs around age 35 to 40 when the quantity and quality of your collagen begins to decline.
RF therapy has been used since 2001 to fight against sagging skin and signs of aging.