Radiofrequency (RF) treatment, also known as radiofrequency skin tightening, is a nonsurgical method of tightening your skin. The procedure involves energy waves that heat the deeper layers of the skin known as the dermis to stimulate the production of Collagen, which is a common protein found in the body that creates the framework of the skin and provides the skin its firmness. As we age, our cells produce less collagen, which leads to skin laxity (sagging skin) and wrinkles. Skin laxity occurs around age 35 to 40 when the quantity and quality of collagen starts to decline.
How Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Works
Tried and trusted studies have found that maintaining a temperature over 40°C causes the body to release proteins that stimulate the body to create new collagen fibers. The procedure normally takes between 30 – 60 minutes and is near painless.
So what are radiofreqeuncy waves. RF waves release energy in the form of low energy electromagnetic waves. WiFi is a form of low energy RF. The energy released by RF is about 1 billion % less energy than X-rays
The primary benefits of Radiofrequency is skin tightening and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles to provide a natural clean youthful look. However, RF has also shown to help fight sun damage due to the production of collagen. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause the collagen fibers in the skin to break down and become brittle. The stimulation and new creation of collagen results in improvements developing over time as the body reacts to the treatment. Significant improvements can be seen in facial skin laxity from around 2-3 months post procedure and are long-lasting with maintenance top-up procedures only required every 3-6 months.
At Clinic Privé we provide Radiofrequency treatments using Evoke, from InMode. A ground-breaking device that delivers RF safely and more consistent like never before. Hands-free Cheek and neck applicators get to work allowing you time to relax, read a book or electronic device all whilst Evoke works its magic.