Radiofrequency facelift has been approved by the FDA as a non-surgical treatment for wrinkles and facial skin imperfections. This treatment requires no downtime. Best of all, results are immediately noticeable, and they become even more so in the weeks following the treatment as the build-up of collagen effects further skin contraction. Radiofrequency energy is primarily used to treat skin laxity through facial tightening. This treatment is effective on both light and dark skin, and best results are seen by patients in their mid-30s to mid-60s, who display mild to moderate facial sagging.
How does an RF Facial work?
RF works through radio wave currents that penetrate deep into the dermis (deepest layer of the skin) and subcutaneous layers of the skin causing tightening of the underlying tissues showing a difference with fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture.
Do RF Facials hurt?
No. Every patient’s experience may vary due to individual pain tolerance. The radio currents provide heat on the skin causing minimal discomfort. Clients describe the process as a warm relaxing face massage.
What types of aesthetics concerns are corrected with RF Facials?
RF facials are an alternative for patients who are not ready for more invasive treatments such as Botox® and surgery creating the look of a brow lift, modest tightening of the forehead, tightening and thickening of the under eye skin, slightly lifting cheeks and diminishing large pores, jowling and sagging around the jaw line, as well as wrinkling along the neck and decollete. A RF facial improves skin laxity and renewing facial contours by accelerating collagen and elastin renewal.
How long is the down-time?
Minimal to no downtime is needed. It is a non-invasive procedure; no surgery, no injections, no recovery time. You may experience some redness or swelling up to 24 hours.
How soon do you start seeing results?
Immediately you can see results with the RF facial. Photos are taken before and after to see the variation.
How long do results last?
Results vary from patient to patient. They can last up 24 months or more based on the patient’s natural aging process.
How many treatments are necessary?
For best results, 6-10 treatments within 6-8 weeks of each other are recommended. Your practitioner will advise you of how many treatments would be best for the results you are looking for and your skin condition.
How long is each treatment?
Each treatment is about 30 minutes to an hour.
Pre and Post-treatment recommendation?
Before you have an RF facial done you should avoid any type of sun exposure either by lying out in the sun, using artificial tanning with tanning beds or self-tanners, etc. This should be avoided approximately two weeks before and after RF treatments. After RF treatments, you should follow practitioner recommendations for an at home skin care recommendations to maintain between treatments and have longer lasting results when you are done with your series of treatments.
Can anyone have this procedure done?
This procedure is usually performed on patients in their 30s-60s. It is safe for all skin types.
Patients who should not have this procedure?
Patients with electrical devices such as: pacers, heart valves, metal implants or artificial metal joints. The RF currents may interfere with some of these devices and/or heat up the metal implants.
Can a RF Facial be combined with other anti-aging treatments?
RF facials can be combined with our Pure Oxygen Facial, Medical Grade Peels or Collagen Stimulating Treatments for a more aggressive form of anti-aging and give a more plumped effect to the skin.