How Does Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Work?
Radio-frequency skin tightening is an aesthetic technique that uses radio frequency (RF) energy to heat skin with the purpose of stimulating cutaneous collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin. The process provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic surgeries.
Over time, your skin will show signs of age. It’s natural: Skin loosens up because it starts to lose proteins called collagen and elastin, the substances that make the skin firm. The result is wrinkles, sagging, and a crepey appearance on your hands, neck, and face.
There are numerous anti-aging treatments available to change the look of older skin. Dermal fillers can improve the appearance of wrinkles for several months. Plastic surgery is an option, but it is expensive, and recovery can take a long time.
If you’re looking to try something other than fillers but don’t want to commit to major surgery, you may want to consider skin tightening with a type of energy called radio waves.
Radiofrequency skin tightening, or RF treatment, is a non-invasive procedure that some doctors do in their office. The doctor will use a wand that is connected to a machine that creates radio waves. They will pass the wand over your body to apply radio waves to your skin.