Changes to our skin are a part of life. Due to the natural aging process, our skin dries out and loses elasticity over time, causing wrinkles, lines, and generally older looking skin. While none of us can turn back the clock, the development of skin tightening procedures, including radiofrequency skin tightening, has enabled many people to achieve younger-looking, tighter skin.
Radiofrequency skin tightening has become such a popular method of skin tightening because it is fast, convenient, and delivers great results. To help you learn more about radiofrequency skin tightening and decide whether it is right for you, The Innovations Medical team is happy to share the following informative overview.
What Is Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?
Radiofrequency skin tightening is possible thanks to radiofrequency heating, which is also called dielectric heating. At the right frequency, radiofrequency energy can also be used to create a gentle heat that stimulates the skin to tighten by increasing the production of collagen.
Radio waves are electromagnetic waves that sit on the lowest part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which includes higher frequencies including visible light, infrared light, and ultraviolet light. Radiofrequency waves are something we use every day, including radio, television, wireless internet, and microwave ovens. The radiofrequency wavelength used for skin tightening is almost 100 million times slower than light you can see.
How Does Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Work?
Radiofrequency (RF) energy, like any other form of energy, produces heat. During a radiofrequency skin tightening procedure, this heat penetrates deep into your skin and triggers the body to produce more collagen and elastin, which in turn tightens the skin and makes it stronger, thicker, and younger-looking.
Collagen is a protein found in skin, connective tissue, and bone that provides key structural support. As production of collagen drops off, the skin begins to dry out and lose elasticity, creating the fine lines and wrinkles we associate with old age. By stimulating collagen, the skin can begin to tighten up in a short period of time.
Benefits of Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
By stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin, radiofrequency skin tightening delivers the following benefits:
- Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Firms up loose skin
- Can even out skin texture and tone
- Can provide full body treatment, from head to just below the knees
- Convenient, noninvasive, and easy to recover from
There are multiple approaches to radiofrequency skin tightening that patients can consider to reach their treatment goals. At Innovations Medical, Dr. Bill Johnson and his dedicated team perform Radiofrequency Microneedling with Legend and Thermage Skin Tightening.
Why Choose Thermage Skin Tightening?
The Thermage Skin Tightening procedure works by delivering radiofrequency energy to large body areas such as the face, arms, abdomen, and thighs. This approach offers the deepest collagen remodeling available today and is the standard for noninvasive skin tightening. The radiofrequency energy from the Thermage device causes collagen to contract and encourages new collagen to start growing to create smoother, tighter skin.
The major benefit of thermage is that it can be completed in a single outpatient procedure. Because it is a little more intensive than radiofrequency treatments that require multiple treatments, Thermage Skin Tightening is performed under sedation.
Are Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Treatments Safe?
There have been no studies that say there is a negative impact on being exposed to radiofrequency energy during the Legend RF procedure. Radiofrequency skin-tightening treatments are very safe, especially when performed by an experienced and skilled provider such as Dr. Johnson and the Innovations Medical staff.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Recovery
Radiofrequency skin tightening procedures are performed on an outpatient basis with minimal recovery and downtime. Each Legend Radiofrequency Skin Tightening with an appointment takes between 20 and 45 minutes. After the procedure, patients can expect to return to work and other activities immediately. You may have a bit of redness for up to 24 hours afterward, but no significant discomfort like you can get with some other procedures.
Thermage treatment takes approximately two hours per session. Treatments are performed in an outpatient setting. Patients can opt for medication to minimize discomfort, especially in large body areas, but will need a driver after the procedure.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Cost Considerations
The cost of radiofrequency skin tightening varies depending on the number of sessions you need, and the specific type of procedure you undergo. Costs for RF treatment can range anywhere from around $300 per treatment to $4,000 for multiple areas, depending on your location and the provider.
Innovations Medical is Dedicated to helping a wide range of budgets and treatment plans. From financing options, to combining treatments, to breaking up procedures, we want to help you find a good balance of results and value.
Successful results for RF Skin Tightening depend on technique, experience, equipment, and training. Dr. Johnson and Innovations Medical were among the first providers to bring this innovative approach to Texas, and we’re proud to have achieved years of successful results.
Contact Innovations Medical and Learn More About Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
If you’re looking for tighter, younger looking skin, Innovations Medical is here for you. Our skilled professionals help you decide which treatment is best for you – keeping you informed and confident in the next steps. We’ve been helping our patients look and feel their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.