The face is one of the parts of the body where the signs of ageing are most visible. However, surgery is no longer a requisite for a more youthful complexion. A popular treatment today is radiofrequency skin tightening, a safe and non-invasive procedure that targets flaccidity and fine wrinkles on the face and neck. Keep reading to find out what it is, its benefits and some useful tips.
What is radiofrequency skin tightening?
Radiofrequency skin tightening involves applying electromagnetic waves to the face and neck to target specific conditions caused by ageing in these areas. Electromagnetic waves increase the temperature of the different skin layers in a controlled manner, producing a high level of cellular activation with an immediate and visible anti-ageing effect.
The procedure is simple, safe, non-invasive (no injections or needles used), painless and does not require anaesthesia. It allows for tissue remodelling and does not have the adverse effects of other, more aggressive skin-tightening treatments.1
How does radiofrequency skin tightening work?
The radiofrequency machine generates a high-frequency current that causes the water molecules in the skin to vibrate and increases the temperature of the tissue, which the patient experiences as a soothing and gentle heat. This heating activates and stimulates the skin cells, the restructuring of the deep tissue collagen and the formation of new fibres, increasing the firmness and elasticity of the skin.
Different types of technology and heads are used depending on the desired results of the skin-tightening treatment. Radiofrequency skin tightening does not typically cause significant side effects other than temporary redness and puffiness.
Benefits of radiofrequency skin tightening
Ageing is closely linked to a decrease in two main elements: collagen and elastin. Through deep restructuring of collagen and increased blood circulation, radiofrequency results in greater tissue elasticity and improved skin structure, firmness and appearance of wrinkles.
Facial radiofrequency offers all these skin-tightening benefits to help combat changes in the face and neck. It is particularly effective against mild to moderate flaccidity2. In fact, this treatment is known as a mini-lift in Hollywood for its tightening effect. It is ideal for:
- Redefining the face
- Lifting the eyebrows
- Tightening the skin on the forehead and under the eyes
- Combating saggy skin on the chin and neck (including double chins)
- Refining the cheekbones
As it regenerates the deep layers of the skin, radiofrequency is also suitable for:
- Reducing wrinkles and expression lines3 (as the skin is tightened from the inside)
- Improving skin tone and texture4
- Combating blemishes and hyperpigmentation
- Increasing hydration and radiance, producing a flash effect
- Slimming the face by reducing facial fat5
- Reducing puffiness and dark circles under the eyes
- Improving sensitive skin with signs of redness (erythema) and capillary fragility
- Treating rosacea, eczema and couperose
- Fighting acne (by reducing skin oiliness) and reducing acne scarring
- Refining pores
Facial radiofrequency device: Genesis
If you are considering facial radiofrequency treatment, choosing qualified professionals working with reliable, high-quality equipment is of the utmost importance.
Look no further than Genesis by mesoestetic®, a device featuring a powerful combination of four stimulation technologies (capacitive RF, capacitive RF with LED and resistive RF) and one contribution technology (electrophoroporation) (which completes the stimulation phase) for a comprehensive treatment of multiple indications.
This technology offers all the benefits of radiofrequency on the face and neck, delivering optimum results in flash, intensive and maintenance skin-tightening treatments. Its efficacy is endorsed by clinical studies, and it provides visible, progressive and long-lasting results from the very first session. It is a powerful, versatile device with a compact design and excellent tolerance for sensitive skin.
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Radiofrequency skin tightening: results before and after
As shown below, the results of facial radiofrequency using the Genesis device are truly remarkable.
- Double chin: powerful slimming, firming, moisturising and retexturising effects:
- Eye contour: reduced signs of periocular ageing, such as dark circles under the eyes, expression lines and dullness:
- Sensitive skin: increased hydration, reduced redness and improved capillaries:
How long do the effects of radiofrequency skin tightening last?
How long the effects of a facial radiofrequency treatment last varies from person to person based on their age, skin type, skincare, lifestyle and other factors. However, the skin-tightening effects are cumulative, meaning that the more sessions you have, the more noticeable the results will be. Typically, the effects last between 8 and 12 months. We recommend a course of 6 to 10 weekly skin-tightening treatment sessions together with maintenance sessions to prolong the results (2-3 sessions per year).
You can also combine facial radiofrequency with other professional beauty treatments for even better results. Please ask your specialist.
Now that you know more about the rejuvenating benefits of facial radiofrequency for your face and neck, why not experience it for yourself?
Please always consult a healthcare professional to analyse your particular case.