Radiofrequency is an energy treatment that can be used to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and enhance overall appearance of facial and non-facial skin. RF treatments are very popular as many have little to no downtime and because they deliver such nice results for skin.
What is radiofrequency and how does it make skin look better?
Radiofrequency (RF) devices deliver energy, in the form of heat, into different levels of the skin. This heat tightens collagen and stimulates collagen renewal. If you heat the skin consistently to a specific level – referred to as controlled bulk tissue heating – your skin’s collagen will respond in two main ways. The first is a collagen contraction – or shrinkage of collagen and skin tissues for tightening results – often giving some visible results right at the time of treatment. The second way is stimulation of new collagen which gives gradual skin enhancement over 1-9 months.
Benefits for your skin include tightening, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin thickness and hydration and enhanced skin elasticity
Are radiofrequency treatments safe?
Because RF devices deliver highly controlled heating to the tissue they are extremely safe. Anyone who has a pacemaker or defibrillator cannot have a RF treatment and some people with artificial joints or metal implants in the treatment area may not be candidates for treatment.
RF treatments at Charlotte Skin & Laser:
I have been a long believer in the efficacy and safety of RF treatments to improve aging skin and scarring. At Charlotte Skin & Laser every skin tightening device we have is an RF device. We offer a number of treatment options to best tailor the treatment to the area, patient, amount of skin laxity and treatment intensity desired.
This device delivers RF energy through a small tip that is very well suited for small areas and we use it mainly around the eye for skin tightening and wrinkles. Lips are another area where Pelleve is most useful. Zero downtime.
The Exilis device has a slightly larger handpiece and we love this for tightening lower face and neck. A great treatment for those just beginning to develop some loose skin under the chin and in the jowl area or to maintain results achieved from a more invasive technique. Exilis is also terrific for tightening flabby upper arms. Zero downtime.