Everything You Need to Know About Radiofrequency Facial Skin Tightening

Radiofrequency Facial Skin Tightening

Dermal heating devices that operate on radiofrequency are one of the best non-invasive cosmetic treatments for facial imperfections. The procedure targets texture, wrinkles, fat, skin laxity on the neck, and even rhytids. So, if you are looking for a safe and effective way to tighten your facial skin without surgery, Ava Laser Clinic can help.

What is Radiofrequency Treatment?

This procedure heats the second layer of your skin by passing an electrical current through the tissues of your face or neck. These currents oscillate rapidly over the treatment area, which results in an improved appearance. Monopolar devices transfer to the treatment area via a single electrode, and bipolar devices make use of two electrodes. The benefits of a bipolar device are that there is more control over the treatment and less power needed for the procedure. Proper application of this process allows the fat layers to be heated without damaging the skin on top.

Are Radiofrequency Treatments Safe?

The great thing about radiofrequency treatments is that there is no need to take time off from work. Along with the ease of the procedure, the results are quite dramatic. Skin texture is smoother immediately following treatment, and many patients notice firmer skin along their arms, neck, face, thighs, and other areas that have been treated.

Radiofrequency cosmetic procedures are very safe, thanks to the fact that they are completely non-invasive. The most common side effect of the treatment is short-term slight edema or erythema. There is very little discomfort during the procedure, the chief complaint being the sensation of heat along the treatment area.

How Does Radiofrequency Work?

There is heat that is triggered by the RF. It heats the subcutaneous layer and the dermis, which causes the existing collagen to tighten. This process also encourages new collagen to be produced. The procedure also increases circulation in the treatment area along with breaking own twisted fibrous tissue.

The result of the process is tighter, smoother skin that has reduced laxity. It takes a minimum of six sessions of 30 minutes each for effective results. The patient will usually feel their skin getting tighter after their first treatment, though additional treatments are needed to trigger new collagen production. The effectiveness of each course of treatment is a minimum of one year. A person can maintain their results with regular periodic follow up sessions.

Is The Procedure Painful?

Radiofrequency treatments completed at our Richmond Hill laser clinic are simple and require no time away from work or regular activity. Unlike many traditional cosmetic procedures, there is little to no discomfort. A mild feeling of heat along the treatment area is the most commonly felt sensation during radiofrequency treatments. Results can be felt immediately and can be seen after a minimum of six sessions. The treated area will continue to improve even after your last session has been completed.

How We Can Help

If you are ready to get rid of texture, tighten unwanted saggy skin, or simply smooth out stubborn wrinkles, Ava Laser Clinic is here to help. Give us a call at (905) 237-2360 to set up a consultation for your next nano-fractional radiofrequency treatment.