IT’S NON-SURGICAL AND USED TO TARGET SAGGING SKIN & WRINKLES
Radiofrequency facial doesn’t sound the most exciting, but radiofrequency treatments have been proven effective for tightening and firming Skin for years. Like laser and LED treatments, radiofrequency uses energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production, but the heat energy is electrical rather than light based.
IT TARGETS aging SAGGING SKIN
Louise White Skin expert and founder and clinical lead of Body Lipo Lincoln explains that radiofrequency is appealing because it’s a non-invasive, gentle way to tighten skin:
“Radiofrequency (RF) is a treatment that has become increasingly popular in recent years and uses RF energy to heat the dermis and tighten the skin without damaging the top layer.”
Not all radiofrequency machines work in exactly the same way & not all machines of equal strength that’s why you should always go to a medically lead clinic, but they fundamentally all use radiofrequency energy to tighten the underlying skin structure and contour the face to create firm, toned and youthful looking skin according to skin expert Louise White. It’s this tightening, firming action, brought about by boosting collagen and elastin synthesis, that makes radiofrequency especially suitable for targeting loose skin and the neck and chin, wrinkles and lines that develop between the nose and mouth.
How Long is the TREATMENT?
Your average radiofrequency treatment takes anywhere between 30 and 45 minutes according to Louise White and there’s very little downtime – you’re likely to experience a bit of redness for up to 24 hours afterwards but that’s about it. During the treatment a machine will heat skin to a bearable 38-40 degrees.
IT works on the body too
Louise says that radiofrequency treatments can smooth stretch marks out and tighten areas of loose skin, making it just as apt for your bum as it is for your face. Louise breaks down why she incorporates radiofrequency into Fat Melting treatment:
“Unlike some other fat reduction methods, this treatment is completely painless, has no downtime and provides an even, feathered result without surface irregularities which can a problem with other technologies.
“Mechanisms of action include encouraging fat cells to commit ‘suicide’ (so-called adipocyte apoptosis) after treatment with selective radiofrequency.”
Louise highlights that the treatment is particularly suitable for upper and lower abs and inner and outer thighs, while Louise adds that it can also have great results on upper arms. Some swear by its efficacy when it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite too.
rf is suitable for most clients
Louise has seen an increase in both men and women seeking radiofrequency treatments and puts it down to “a desire to sculpt problem areas while avoiding pain and long periods of downtime”, plus most of us can serve to benefit:
“The beauty of radiofrequency is that it is suitable for most people – the depth of heating helps to firm, tighten and lift as well as reinvigorating skin for a healthy glow.”
This ‘glow’ is down to the fact that radiofrequency treatments help to rev up collagen production over time.
It Takes time to work
Like all most things in life it’s not a one hit wonder but takes time to work. “All energy-based bio-stimulative treatments naturally require a course of several sessions (normally a course of 8) and will induce results gradually over weeks. Look at it like joining a skin gym – great results are rarely achieved in a single session.”
Louise states that having one treatment every week for 8 weeks is ideal, you should start seeing results after few weeks.
it’s not for you if you have ROSACEA
As it’s a heat-based treatment it’s likely to cause further inflammation and make redness worse if you’ve got rosacea, and it’s not advisable if you’ve got broken blood vessels or capillaries. As with most aesthetic treatments, it’s also not suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
IT PAIRS WELL WITH OTHER TREATMENTS
You’ll often see radiofrequency offered alongside other aesthetic treatments including Chin Sculpting & Tightening and celebrity-loved Skin Pen microneedling. “Everyone wants high-performance facial treatments that target all of their concerns within one session, so combination facial treatments are becoming increasingly popular,” says Louise. “Radiofrequency speeds up collagen and elastin production and tightens the skin so tends to form the basis to most of my facial treatments.
“I also find RF shortens recovery time and enhances the results of skin peels and pigmentation treatments as it helps the skin cells turn over faster,” Louise continues.
It’s not just because it supercharges results that you’ll often see RF combined with other offerings, as Louise explains. “Radiofrequency doesn’t antagonise or have any contra-indications for clients who have had previous treatments such as filler or botulinum toxin injections.” Other skin tightening technologies, such as HIFU, can affect previous treatments, giving them less longevity, she says.
As with Skin Pen microneedling is the main treatment you’ll see radiofrequency combined with. “I would always encourage my microneedling clients to have a RF treatment immediately before or a week later to supercharge their results,” Louise says. “When we microneedle we are limited to a certain depth on the face and we are mainly working on skin texture but we don’t achieve deeper lifting and tightening. Using radiofrequency before microneedling helps to stimulate collagen at a deeper level and speed up the results of the treatment.”
So, if you’re unsure what treatment is right for you leave it to Louise and her team, Louise created the Skin Club combining all of the forementioned treatments in one affordable club. A Skin Club membership is the perfect addition to your beauty routine. We have crafted no-nonsense, innovative packages to compliment your lifestyle, to make your journey to having great skin, as easy as possible. Our memberships have been designed so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We automatically do a Direct Debit each month and advise you on what treatments you need, based on your skin concerns, goals and treatment history.
You will save money on your monthly skin plan and get expert advice from our highly qualified and experience skin specialists.
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