Radiofrequency Skin Rejuvenation provides clients with skin that is younger and healthier in appearance by removing scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and discolorations. The procedure works by removing a single layer of skin at a time; thus ensuring precision and optimum results. During the healing process, new skin cells form with the elasticity, brightness, and even tone of youth.
To undergo a laser resurfacing procedure, you must first consult with one of our clinicians to determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate. Those in good health without compromised immune systems or chronic diseases are best suited for the procedure. Discuss any health concerns you may have with us and be sure to honestly disclose all medical history.
Radiofrequency skin rejuvenation is an outpatient procedure that lasts 45 minutes for partial treatments; full facial rejuvenation can take up to two hours. If you choose a partial treatment, the selected problem area(s) will be numbed with local anesthetic. For full-face treatments, general anesthesia is used.
Following the procedure, the treated areas will be bandaged. After 24 hours, clients must clean the treated areas five times per day and apply a healing ointment, such as petroleum jelly, to prevent the formation of scars. Swelling after resurfacing is to be expected and itching or burning sensations will typically begin 12 to 72 hours after the procedure. After seven days, the skin will dry out and begin to peel. The entire healing process takes 10 to 21 days after the procedure.
Radiofrequency skin rejuvenation devices are predominantly used to treat loss of elasticity in the skin. These treatments are best suited to patients in their mid-30s to 50s with mild to moderate facial sagging in the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jawline, and neck. Radio-frequency treatments alone will only tighten the skin. However, they are commonly combined with other modalities to achieve hair removal, photo-rejuvenation, pigmentation and vascular problems, acne treatment, and cellulite treatment.
As long as you are healthy overall and have no skin diseases or infections within the treatment area, you should qualify for treatment. However, those with electrical devices, such as pacemakers, or metal implants cannot undergo this procedure due to potentially hazardous interference with the radio-frequency waves.
Results can last up to two years, and a single treatment may be enough to produce results in some. During your consultation, we’ll work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your needs. We can customize your treatment options based on your skin type and the results you’re looking to achieve.
Some people experience mild redness immediately following treatment, but this usually disappears quickly. Most find that they can return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment.
The most frequently reported side effects of treatment are swelling, redness, bumps, and blisters on or around the treatment areas; these typically heal within a few days to weeks. The most serious potential complication is a depression within the treatment area, which can be caused by the radio-frequency waves overheating and causing damage to the tissues beneath the skin.