Radio frequency skin tightening is the latest offering in Brighton Beauty + Medispa catalogue of beauty treatments to enhance your appearance. This treatment tightens the skin using Tri-Polar radio wave frequencies which vibrate the water in the dermis causing friction and heat. This causes the collagen to contract and become more compact which has a tightening and lifting effect on the treated area.
Unlike laser/IPL treatments which tend to be absorbed or scattered by the upper layers of the skin and can cause some burning, RF skin tightening can work into the deeper layers of the skin without doing harm to the upper layers.
How does it work?
The handpiece is slowly rotated over the target areas transmitting radio waves through the upper layers of the skin to the dermis. A high Frequency electric wave is generated which penetrates the skin and moves the water molecules causing them to collide with each other, generating heat, and this heat contracts old collagen and stimulates the formation of new collagen.
Clinical research has shown that the bulk heating of the connective tissue in the lower layers causes the skin to tighten. RF skin tightening is achieved by the heating of the collagen fibres which causes them to lose their long fibre structure and shrink into more compact from. This causes an increased tension within the skin tightening and firming the treated area.
- No anaesthetics
- Tightens skin
- Lift in the brow
- Softens lines and wrinkles
- Regenerates collagen in the skin
- Increases fibroblast and collagen production
- Immediate collagen contraction
- RF gives the skin a tighter feel and appearance, and softer diminished lines and wrinkles.
Pre and Post treatment recommendation
Avoid any type of sun exposure (eg. laying in the sun, artificial tanning beds, self-tanners) for approximately 2 weeks before and after RF treatment. After RF treatments, you should follow your therapists recommendations for an at home skin care regime to maintain your results between treatments, and have longer lasting results when you are done with your series of treatments.
How long does the treatment take?
Allow 40-60 minutes for the procedure.
What areas can be treated?
Areas that are mainly treated are face (neck, eyes, forehead, jaw), tummy, thighs, upper arms and buttocks.
Do I need to take time off work?
Absolutely not, the RF will only cause a little heating under the skin. It will cause a slight pink tone which will subside within 1-2 hours.
How does the RF treatment feel?
The treatment feels like a progression of heat building up, warming until slightly hot. Skin temperature needs to build up to 40-45 degrees for best results.
What can I expect after the first treatment?
You will see and feel that your skin is firmer and lifted, and your pores will be tightened. Some clients see dramatic results after their first treatment, but some clients need more than 1 treatment for the same results.
How will my skin look after the first treatment?
Your skin will look and feel great! It may look slightly flushed and still maintain a small amount of heat.
Can RF improve the condition around the eyes (dark circles)?
Yes, the heat from the RF energy helps promote blood circulation, new collagen growth and collagen tightening which lifts the eyes.
How long do the results last?
In general, a course of 6 treatments is recommend to get lasting results. Treatments are recommended 1-3 weeks apart. Maintenance may be required (1 treatment every 6-12 months).
We offer a FREE consultation to discuss your skin concerns and goals. A thorough skin assessment and treatment explanation and recommendation will enable us to fulfil your individual requirements.
*NOTE* If there is excessive sagging & aging of skin, this procedure may not achieve the desired results.
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