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What is a Radio-Frequency (RF) Treatment?

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Radio-Frequency treatment, also called RF, is an effective practice that can be used for cosmetic purposes. Radio-Frequency is a non-invasive procedure that tightens skin, has an anti-ageing effect on wrinkles and boosts collagen. Also, this treatment can target other parts of your body to diminish cellulite and circumference.

What is Radio-Frequency Therapy?

The RT treatment uses a device that heats the deep layer of skin (dermis) to produce collagen. It combines Multi-Polar Radio-Frequency (MP-RF) treatments and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) that are completely safe and stimulate collagen growth, reducing wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines.

Because skin laxity happens around 35-40 years old, and the collagen levels begin to decline, an RF therapy is recommended to preserve skin elasticity and induce fibroblast proliferation.

How does RF Treatment Work?

RF waves are used to heat the dermis between 50-75 degrees Celsius. Studies show that your body will generate heat-shock proteins if you maintain skin temperature over 46°C for over three minutes.

The efficacy of this procedure is very high for body contouring and skin tightening. Also, patient satisfaction is rated really high after the end of the sessions.
The use of magnetic pulsation heats the protein fiber found in your skin, stimulating collagen production, the procedure is safe and patients experience almost no pain.

How often can I have Radio-Frequency Sessions?

Radio-Frequency procedures can be performed every three to four weeks during your initial course of therapy. This magnetic-based cosmetic procedure is also highly customizable so that it can be modified to your skin type and goals.

The number of sessions you will be needing depends on many factors like age, wrinkle or fine lines visibility, type of skin. Most women need at least three to five sessions before they see real skin improvement. However, if your skin is saggy and your wrinkles are quite noticeable, you will probably want more than five treatments.

Also, you must remember that the effects of this procedure are temporary (it lasts about six months), therefore you will need to return for maintenance appointments every three months (in case of severe wrinkles) or four months (mild cases).

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RF therapy warms your skin from the inside

Is Radio-Frequency therapy effective?

The RF therapy is highly effective and considered to be one of the best treatments for skin rejuvenating and lift. It is a great option that requires no surgery and if you want to maximize the outcome, you can combine it with microneedling sessions.

Therefore, while microneedling creates small channels into your skin with a special roller or pen, the RF waves are emitted in these tiny holes, boosting the results of both therapies.

Are RF therapies safe?

RF treatments are safe for all skin types if performed by a skincare expert in a clinic or medical facility. This wave-based therapy is calibrated to be performed on all skin types and colors, with minimal side effects.

Moreover, Radio-Frequency treatments are FDA-approved because the expert is allowed to control the temperature and monitor it. Therefore, this is a personalized skin therapy that has great skin tightening and anti-ageing results. Also, even after the first session, you will get gorgeously glowing skin and a youthful appearance.

Benefits of Radio-Frequency treatments

Radio-Frequency targets wrinkles and fine lines. A study conducted on 70 years old women showed that after using the RF therapy for six weeks, their skin gradually improved, showing fewer signs of ageing.

Besides wrinkles and fine lines improvement, there are so many other benefits that an RF therapy can give you:

  • Lower face fat can be an issue for many older women, and one of the treatments that can provide great slimming is RF therapy.

  • RF is non-surgical, less expensive than other invasive procedures, and requires no healing time after the therapy ends. That means you can get back to your day-to-day activities in no time.

  • It is one of the best ways to fight sun damage. When you expose your skin to UV sun rays, they can break down collagen found in your skin. With RF therapy, you can stimulate new collagen growth and skin rejuvenation.

  • By boosting collagen growth, you will tighten loose skin and get the face and body shape you desire.

  • An 8-week treatment will significantly improve your face elasticity and create a slimmer face contour.

  • Radio-Frequency comes with so many advantages! One session takes around 30 to 45 minutes, so you won’t be spending an eternity on a session to get tightened skin and less prominent wrinkles.

  • RF therapy is well known for increasing hyaluronic acid, a natural moisture skin barrier. Rising levels of this skin component will make you look younger, while redness and wrinkles will start fading away.

Radio-Frequency aftercare

One of the most asked questions is: “Can I wash my face after Radio-Frequency treatment?“. The answer is yes, you are allowed to GENTLY wash your skin after the procedure, but you are not permitted in any way to use scrubs or rub your skin.

Do NOT use any chemical or laser treatments after the RF therapy. Also, microdermabrasion or waxing, use of depilatories are not recommended for the next 3-4 weeks.

After the sessions, you might experience swelling, redness, warmth that can last a couple of days or even a week. Ask your skincare specialist for recommendations on what ingredients and other treatments you need to exclude from your daily routine if you want to experience 100% effectiveness of Radio-Frequency therapy.

Better hydration is also a must for great results.

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When should I do a Radio-Frequency treatment?

You can book an appointment for RT therapy anytime you want. However, it is indicated to perform this therapy on cloudy days, when your face can be less affected by the sun.

It is not recommended to expose your face and body to sun rays, so consider wearing a large hat anytime you need to go out during the daytime.

Am I a good candidate for RF?

Radio-Frequency will not only deal with saggy skin or wrinkles and fine lines. This procedure is also ideal for both men and women who experience skin conditions like acne. Choose this great therapy if you struggle with dry and thin skin that lost its volume, broken capillaries, sun damage, or redness.

Moreover, not only your face can benefit from RF therapy! It is ideal for that unattractive cellulite, stretch marks and scars, body contouring, or skin rejuvenation.

RF therapies in London

At SkinGlow Clinic, we offer a skin tightening Radio-Frequency Treatment that can make your skin look younger. We target your hands, neck, and decolletage, all kinds of stretch marks, even those caused by pregnancy, and provide scar improvement.

Also, if you want to see mind-blowing results, we recommend you to chose a procedure that includes six to eight sessions, depending on your skin issues and what you want to achieve. 

Because the effects of this RF therapy are almost immediate and long-lasting, we encourage you to book an appointment with one of our skincare specialists if you want glowing, rejuvenated skin. 


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