Radio- Frequency (RF)

What is Radio Frequency?

Radiofrequency (RF) therapy, also called radiofrequency skin tightening, is a nonsurgical method of tightening your skin, by stimulating collagen and elastin.

The procedure involves using energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin known as your dermis. This heat stimulates the fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin.

Collagen is the most common protein in your body. It creates the framework of your skin and gives your skin its firmness. As we age, our cells produce less collagen and are elastin becomes weaker. This leads to sagging skin and wrinkles as the quantity and quality begins to decline.

It is the resistance to the current flow in the tissue, not the electrode that generates the heating effect. RF waves heat the deep layer of your skin to between 122 and 167°F (50–75°C). By maintaining a temperature over 115°F (46°C) for over 3 minutes causes your body to release heat-shock proteins. These proteins stimulate your body to create new collagen fibres.

Must always be used with a medium i.e., gels suitable for electrotherapy or this could lead to a potential burning.

What are the benefits and effects of Radio Frequency?

Helps with the fight against sun damage, Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can causes our collagen fibres in your skin to break down and become disorganized. By stimulating the collagen fibres, this helps to strengthen those fibres.

Helps with contouring, its stimulation of collagen fibres helps to improve facial skin laxity whilst reducing fine lines wrinkles.

The heat generated, stimulates the blood supply, bringing a fresh supply nutrients to the layers of skin, essentially feeding the skin.

Can be used safely alongside several over treatments and suitable for all skin types. There is no downtime and completely painless. It is considered one of the most relaxing advanced facial techniques because of the warming sensation.

As radio frequency instigates the wound healing response you need to leave 14 days between RF treatments.

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