Radio Frequency Technology

Radio Frequency Technology (RF) is the only non-invasive radio frequency (RF) cosmetic procedure that helps to lift and firm the skin in a single treatment—with no surgery, no injections, and little to no downtime. RF Technology stimulates the body's natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results for an overall younger looking appearance. It helps improve skin tone, texture and tightness—and it does so in one easy treatment

The unique radio frequency (RF) technology, pioneered in 2002, for non–invasive skin tightening and contouring, safely heats the deep layers of our skin while cooling the surface. Physicians consider Radio Frequency Technology the industry standard for safe, effective tightening and contouring.

About Radio Frequency Technology

  • a single treatment because it heats so deeply
  • typically performed in a doctor's office
  • may take up to an hour, depending on the size and condition of the treatment area
  • skin needs no recovery time, so you can
  • quickly resume your daily routine
  • The procedure is rapid and bloodless

Indications for Treatment:

  • Physically healthy
  • Wanting to look younger and more refreshed
  • Wanting to enhance their appearance
  • Well informed in regard to the procedure and expected results
  • Realistic in their expectations
  • tighter, smoother skin and improved tone and texture, starting immediately and continuing in the months following treatment.
  • Each treatment is customized

Areas for Treatment:

  • Face: lift sagging eyebrows, increase the prominence of cheekbones, redefine the jawline, tighten wrinkled facial skin, improve the appearance of double chins and improve facial contours
  • Loose skin on neck—"turkey necks"
  • hands—eliminate the signs of aging
  • stomach
  • knees
  • arms
  • legs
  • buttoocks

FDA Clearance

FDA clearance to treat facial wrinkles non-invasively. For temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. The first and only FDA clearance for non-invasive eyelid treatments

Before Radio Frequency Technology:

  • Explain to your physician the level of skin improvement you hope to achieve.
  • Tell your doctor about any allergies you have (to foods, drugs, environmental elements).
  • Tell your doctor if you have any serious medical conditions.
  • Tell your doctor about all medications you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription).
  • Photographs may be taken for comparison of your results.
  • Oral pain medication and a topical anesthetic ointment may be administered before treatment.

After Radio Frequency Technology:

  • Carefully follow any instructions your doctor gives you regarding eating and drinking, smoking, and vitamins
  • Side effects are generally mild and may include redness, swelling, blisters, bumps and rare instances of surface irregularities.
  • There is no wound care following RF.

Radio Frequency Technology (RF) Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the most common benefits of Radio Frequency technology treatment?

The most common benefits of Radio Frequency technology include achieving tighter skin and renewing facial contours. This procedure can smooth out wrinkles, leaving you with a more youthful appearance. Radio Frequency technology requires no incisions or downtime from daily activities.

How are Radio Frequency technology treatments performed?

During the procedure, the doctor uses a device that tightens and lifts the skin in order to smooth out wrinkles and restore facial contours. The device uses a tip, which delivers RF energy to the skin. The doctor controls the amount of RF energy, balancing your comfort and optimal results. When the tip touches the skin, it heats a large volume of collagen in deeper layers of the skin and its underlying tissue while at the same time cooling the outer layer and protecting it. This causes deep structures in the skin to immediately tighten. Over time, the skin will tighten further, and result in healthy, smooth looking skin.

How long do Radio Frequency technology treatments take?

Radio Frequency technology treatments average about 45 minutes for the face and up to an hour and a half for other parts of the body, depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated.

Where are the treatments performed?

They are usually performed at the doctor's office

What does the Radio Frequency technology procedure feel like?

Each time the treatment device touches your skin, you'll feel a brief cooling sensation, followed by a deep but brief heating sensation, followed by another cooling sensation. The heating sensation is a sign that the deep layers of your skin are reaching effective temperatures for tightening. For those sensitive to pain, topical anesthetic may be applied.

What can I expect after Radio Frequency technology treatment?

After undergoing Radio Frequency technology treatments, your skin should feel tighter and smoother. Additional tightening will occur over time and your new look will gradually occur over a 3 to 6 month period, possibly sooner. These results vary from patient to patient.

What parts of the body does Radio Frequency technology treat?

Radio Frequency technology procedures can effectively and safely treat skin on most body parts, including the face, eyes, lips, tummy, arms, hands, thighs and buttocks. Radio Frequency technology can also temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.

How many treatments will I need?

Radio Frequency technology treatment delivers results in a single treatment per area for most patients.

What conditions does Radio Frequency technology treat?

On the face, Radio Frequency technology can treat sagging skin, loose jowls, lack of definition in the jaw line, sagging neck skin ("turkey neck"), wrinkles and fine lines, and lack of definition in the lips. Around the eyes, Radio Frequency technology can treat under eye bags, hooding, rough texture on the eyelids, wrinkles and fine lines, and other contributors to tired looking eyes. Elsewhere on the body, Radio Frequency technology can treat wrinkled, crepey, sagging or bulging skin as well as the appearance of cellulite.

How is Radio Frequency technology different from other tightening procedures?

Radio Frequency technology involves no surgery, no injections and little to no downtime, and Radio Frequency technology works on all skin colors—on and off the face. While laser treatments and other radiofrequency procedures also tighten skin, no other treatment heats as deeply as Radio Frequency technology. By heating the innermost layers of skin, Radio Frequency technology is the most effective at tightening collagen and stimulating the formation of new collagen, which results in tighter skin and an overall younger looking appearance

When do the results appear, and how long do they last?

Visible results may be immediate, and they may appear over time in the course of your body's natural collagen rebuilding process. For most patients, measurable tightening and contouring appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session. Treatment results last from 12–24 months.

How much does the Radio Frequency technology procedure cost?

It depends on the areas being treated. In the U.S., the price of a face procedure may range from $1,000 to $5,000.

What FDA clearances does Radio Frequency technology have?

Radio Frequency technology is FDA cleared for the non–invasive treatment of wrinkles and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. In addition, Radio Frequency technology is the first and only system to receive FDA clearance for non–invasive eyelid treatments.

Can Radio Frequency technology be used on the body?

It is now possible to treat sagging or dimpled skin in areas like the legs, arms or abdomen. It may be used to even out irregular areas after liposuction. The treatment may take from 1–2 hours to treat a large area.

What are the benefits of Radio Frequency Technology over other procedures and surgeries?

  • It is non–invasive.
  • There are no incisions and no tissue damage.
  • A level of control can be achieved that is difficult with other treatments.
  • There is no bleeding or bruising and the risk of scarring is minimal.

What about recovery?

Basically, there is no recovery. You may resume all normal activities immediately. Slight redness may be seen for one hour to no more than 24 hours.

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