RF or radiofrequency therapy is one of the newest and most revolutionary methods of non-invasive body contouring available today. At Nush Skincare, we specialize in using this technology to help patients to trim and tone their bodies to achieve their ideal physique or figure.
RF (radiofrequency) skin tightening works through an innovative process in which we are able to precisely target areas of loose, hanging skin and excess tissue, around the face, neck, arms and other areas throughout the body. The technique also helps patients to alleviate a number of conditions caused by aging. In fact, RF skin tightening offers patients a non-invasive alternative to more costly, far more invasive surgical procedures like a facelift, neck lift and other body lifting procedures.
The procedure can also help patients to alleviate the presence of cellulite build-up as well. While RF skin tightening is not considered a weight loss procedure, it does help to tighten and sculpt – and as a byproduct, the RF energy is able to eliminate small pockets of fat build-up within the treatment area. Often, this procedure is used after a dramatic weight loss or liposuction procedure, in which there may be excess skin and some minor fatty tissue present.
RF or radiofrequency skin tightening is quite effective at helping patients to trim and tone their bodies, while tightening their skin for tight, taught body contours. The procedure works using RF or radiofrequency energy to penetrate the skin’s surface and gently heat the skin tissue and small pockets of subdermal fat.
This heating process is able to stimulate the production of subdermal collagen & elastin production, two vital skincare proteins that helps to rejuvenate and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines – while giving the skin an elastic texture.
This technique also triggers a process of cellular regeneration and tissue remodeling, which replaces the skin’s dull, dead cell, with newer, fresher, more youthful skin cells. These new skin cells, in conjunction with the added collagen and elastin, allow patients to have softer, more supple skin, that is far tighter, and more taught. This process acts as the perfect non-surgical alternative to traditional lifting procedures, which require the skin tissue be cut into.
The same heating process which occurs through the RF skin tightening procedure also heats the fat cells within the treatment area, triggering a cellular death process known as apoptosis. This process causes targeted elimination of fat cells within the area, helping to alleviate cellulite issues and excess fatty tissue near the skin’s surface. Again, this process cannot remove a large amount of fat, but is perfect for slightly contouring small layers of fat near the surface and breaking up fatty pockets of cellulite.
Generally, patients will begin to see a slight improvement within the first few weeks of the first treatment. However, over time the processes will gradually move forward and show improvements as the weeks go on. For the best results, we recommend patients get multiple treatments.
Patients should experience tighter, more taught skin with improved face and body contours. As well as a noticeable reduction in cellulite, and subdermal fat cells.
For maximum skin toning and tightening, patients will generally require multiple treatments (approximately 3-6 total treatments) performed at 3 to 4-week intervals. In addition, once you have attained your desired results it will help to have period maintenance treatments. To maximize results, it is also recommended to keep a stable body weight, use high SPF sun protection, a regular skincare routine and regular exercise.
The laser skin tightening treatments target areas such as:
According to the vast majority of our patients the procedure is pain-free, and relatively pleasant. You will experience a deep, heating sensation beneath the skin as the RF energy warms the inner tissue and cells.
Patients should expect some minor side effects such as reddening of the skin; however, this will disappear within a few days or even hours of the procedure. Again, considering that this is a 100% non-invasive procedure, patients can return to their daily activities immediately after, and will not require any downtime. However, it is advised that you avoid direct contact with the sun immediately following the procedure, for at least the first week or so after each session.
Women who are pregnant, or individuals with rashes, skin damage, wounds, infection, or sun damage should inform our staff beforehand as this can aggravate the skin. For more information on body shaping or skin tightening procedures, or to schedule a consultation be sure to contact Nush Skincare today.