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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 14:51

Radio Frequency Is So Hot Right Now

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Radiofrequency treatments are causing waves in the skin care industry. Why is this treatment so popular? For one, it requires no downtime and a single session can be performed in under an hour. As an added bonus, it's virtually painfree and gives instant, yes instant, results! Read on to see if this "lunchtime lift" is right for you.

What is a Radiofrequency Facial?

Radiofrequency creates a skin tissue tightening for facial or body contouring.
Radiofrequency (RF) energy is used to treat mild to moderate sagging of facial tissue: forehead, under the eyes, mid-face, jaw line, and neck. Body areas include: stomach, quads, back of thighs, gluts, upper arms.
Radio frequency works by heating the dermal tissue which helps to promote new collagen growth.  It feels like a warm facial massage – you will feel heat in the skin but it's comfortable.You’ll see an immediate tighening and lifting effect and your skin will appear smoother.  Over time you will see an increase in the volume of the skin, and collagen production continues up to four weeks post treatment.  Did we mention there is no downtime? None, making this a very popular treatment for an event!  

Radiofrequency things to know before you go:

Avoid doing anything that will irritate your skin like sunbathing.

Be sure to discuss with your practitioner what results you can expect and what results you are hoping to achieve, as well as how many treatments may be required to achieve your goals.

A medical history should be taken and you may be asked to sign a consent form that you have discussed and understand the benefits and potential for any risks to having the treatment.  Photographs may also be taken for a "before and after" comparison.

A treatment a gel is applied to act as a barrier between your skin and the device handpiece. Once completed a soothing lotion may be applied to your skin.

Some people experience mild redness immediately following treatment which will disappear quickly and normal activities may be resumed immediately after treatment.

Post treatment your skin will feel tighter, with more tightening improvements appearing the more treatments you have.

Best results are typically seen after 6 to 10 treatments (depending on the areas treated and your skins reaction to the treatment) with a maintenance treatment every six months thereafter.

Contra-indicated:  people with pacemakers or metal implants cannot be treated because RF current flowing through the body may interfere with these devices or heat up metal implants, which could be dangerous.


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