While injectables can be a great first foray into the world of cosmetic treatments, they often do little to address deep-set wrinkles and sagging skin. If you’re looking to intensify your anti-ageing treatments, radiofrequency may be your next step.
Radiofrequency is all about encouraging collagen production to naturally reverse the signs of age. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in the bones, skin, muscles and tendons. Together with elastin, collagen provides strength and structure to our skin, keeping it looking supple, firm and youthful.
Unfortunately, as we enter our twenties, our natural collagen supply begins to decline by around one percent each year due to a combination of internal and external factors. While we can’t just drop more collagen into the skin, you can send the cells into overdrive, encouraging new collagen growth.
This is precisely what radiofrequency treatments do. Using electromagnetic energy, treatments gently heat beneath the skin, causing collagen contraction for an immediate lifting effect and stimulating new collagen growth for long-term results.
Want to learn whether radiofrequency is right for you? Here is everything you need to know about this game-changing treatment.
While radiofrequency can address numerous skin and body concerns, it is most renowned for its skin tightening effects. If you have concerns with sagging skin yet aren’t quite ready for surgical intervention, radiofrequency offers a non-invasive and relatively gentle facelift alternative.
Plus, the results can be quite impressive. After a series of treatments, you’ll have a noticeably lifted appearance, with the skin around the jaw and cheeks looking particularly taut.
The average radiofrequency treatment takes between 20 and 60 minutes to complete, depending on the area treated. Despite misconceptions, radiofrequency treatments are not overly painful. In fact, some patients describe treatments as relaxing, comparing the sensation to a hot stone massage.
Even better, radiofrequency treatments require absolutely no downtime. While you may experience a little redness, you’ll be free to resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure.
Radiofrequency treatments aren’t just for the face. In fact, treatments can tighten areas of loose skin and smooth out cellulite and stretch marks on the abdomen, arms, buttocks, thighs and more.
In addition, radiofrequency energy can be utilised for the reduction of stubborn fat. Known as radiofrequency lipolysis, the heat delivered during treatment can cause fat cell death, after which they will be naturally eliminated from the body.
When considering radiofrequency, keep in mind that collagen production does not occur overnight. Instead, you will gradually notice results over the following months as your body replenishes its collagen supply.
While a single radiofrequency treatment can deliver incredible results, most patients benefit best from a series of treatments. Typically, four to six treatments, spaced two to four weeks apart, are ideal for optimal results.
One of the best things about radiofrequency is that it is suitable for almost all skin types. Unlike laser treatments, which can damage darker skin, radiofrequency is safe for all skin tones. Anyone looking to firm, tighten and lift the skin is a potential candidate.
Of course, there are a few exceptions. Unfortunately, anyone with rosacea, broken capillaries or active acne may not be suitable for radiofrequency. If in doubt, be sure to get in touch with your treatment provider.
Convinced yet? If you are ready to give radiofrequency a go, there is no better device than TempSure by Cynosure. This incredibly diverse aesthetic platform has a treatment for every cosmetic concern, whether that be lax skin, cellulite or deep wrinkles.
In fact, TempSure offers patients five treatments in one: TempSure Envi for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction; TempSure Firm for cellulite improvement; TempSure FlexSure for an overall body boost; TempSure Vitalia for women’s wellness; and TempSure Surgical for smoother incisions.
Want to learn more about what TempSure can do for you? Find your closest provider today to begin your radiofrequency journey.
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