Electromagnetic radiation is applied and penetrates the deepest layer of the skin. Due to the mobilisation of molecules and energy occurs in the skin’s tissue, collagen is produced. This increase in collagen helps to remove flaccidity, creases and expression lines in the skin.
Radiofrequency facials are particularly useful for treating skin flaccidity. Flaccidity is one of the most characteristic signs of facial ageing. Radiofrequency facials are used for:
Firming and toning the skin around the eyes.
Defining the contours of the face and lifting the cheeks.
Reducing nasolabial folds.
Ironing out creases and expression lines.
Radiofrequency facials have two clear positive effects, one being immediate and the other longer term.
Immediate effects: after each session patients will notice an improvement in their skin. Fine creases will start to disappear, and skin will feel smoother and more hydrated. Deeper grooves and expression lines can still be seen at this point.
Long term effects: after several sessions (generally from the fifth or sixth session) the changes mentioned are longer lasting and the “lifting effect” will start to become apparent. This occurs when the increase in collagen production is sufficient enough for the creases to begin to disappear and the skin to tighten.
Radiofrequency facial treatment is a straightforward procedure that is carried out on an outpatient basis.
Depending on the characteristics of each patient, radiofrequency treatment can be combined with other cosmetic techniques.
Side effects of radiofrequency facials
The side effects of radiofrequency are rare, limited and largely insignificant. A reddening and swelling of the treated area are the most common side effects.