Radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment is technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin; ideal for those people who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to have a surgical procedure.
Pure RF energy alone is primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial tightening, and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid 30s to 50s, with any skin colour. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line, and neck.
Based on current RF technologies, most people should see at least a mild improvement in their skin tightness, with minimal risks and downtime compared to surgery. Prices for radiofrequency facial tightening treatment depend on the area(s) treated and the device used.
|Duration||Around 30 mins- 40 mins per session|
|Anaesthia||None (local anesthetic cream optional)|
|Contraindications||People with electrical devices e.g., pacemakers, or metal implants e.g., artificial metal hip joints, heart valves or dental plate|
|Downtime||Some redness and puffiness subside within 24h|
|Final Result||Skin tightening, slight lift in some areas. A more youthful rested appearance|
|Suitable For||Sagging skin, fine lines correction, face contour, neck tightening|
Who should not have a Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation treatment?
As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why patients should not undergo this treatment.
People with sensory disturbance to the skin may not be considered good candidates as this could make the reporting of discomfort during the procedure unreliable, leading to potential harm.
People with electrical devices e.g., pacemakers, or metal implants e.g., artificial metal hip joints, heart valves or dental plate, should not have RF treatments.
What are the risks and potential complications from Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation treatment?
As the treatment is carried out you will experience brief, deep heating sensations every time the RF energy is delivered to your skin and underlying tissue.
As each person’s pain tolerance and threshold varies, it is difficult to quantify how painful or uncomfortable the treatment is. ”Depression” scarring from heat overreaction of cutaneous tissues is attributed to the old-fashioned monopolar RF devices. It is highly unlikely for this to happen with the new generation multi-polar devices.
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