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.
How Does Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Work?
Radiofrequency skin tightening, or RF treatment, is a non-invasive procedure that our Body Wrap Specialist do in our office. Our Specialist 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. The waves give off heat that prompts your skin to produce more collagen and elastin. The treatment also speeds up cell turnover, so the skin gets firmer and thicker over time. The process can take approximately 30 to 90 minutes, depending on how much skin you are having treated. The treatment will leave you with minimal discomfort.
What Can Radiofrequency Treatments Help?
Radiofrequency skin tightening is a safe, effective anti-aging treatment for a number of different parts of the body. It is a popular treatment for the face and neck area. It can also help with loose skin around your belly or upper arms. At Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center, we also offer radiofrequency treatments for body sculpting, and for vaginal rejuvenation, to tighten the delicate skin of the genitals without surgery.
What’s Good to Know Before Getting Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?
Radiofrequency skin tightening is considered safe and effective. The FDA has approved it for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
You may start to see changes to your skin right away. The most significant improvements to skin tightness will come later. Skin can keep getting tighter up to six months after the radiofrequency treatment.
Normally, since this procedure is completely noninvasive, you won’t have much of a recovery time. You may be able to go back to normal activities right after the treatment. In the first 24 hours, you may see some redness or feel tingling and soreness. Those symptoms disappear quickly. In rare cases, people have reported pain or blistering from the treatment.
Number of treatments.
Most people only need one treatment to see full effects. We recommend following an appropriate skin care regimen after the procedure. Sunscreen and other skin care products may help make the effects last longer. Our Specialist will help recommend which one of our Medical Grade Skin Care products is best for you.
Visit Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center for a free consultation if you have questions about whether radiofrequency skin tightening would be right for you. We can talk to you about your medical history and what you want to accomplish with treatment. Our Specialist can tell you if you will benefit from the treatment.
How Long Does Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Last?
The effects of radiofrequency skin tightening are not as long-lasting as the effects from surgery. But they do last a significant amount of time. Once you’ve had the treatment, you shouldn’t need to repeat it for a year or two.
Are you interested in learning more about Radio Frequency Therapy at Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center? Please call the scheduling team at Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center at (843) 669-2220 to book your Free consultation.