What is radio frequency skin tightening?
Radio frequency (RF) is a high-frequency current delivered by a sophisticated technology designed to safely penetrate the skin. This current targets the deeper dermis and sub-dermis where the supporting collagen fibres are found, it heats and contracts these fibres and tightens the skin. Additionally, the heat stimulates brand new collagen formation and the thermal response stimulates more elastin and hyaluronic production. Although the face and neck are ideal areas any other area may be treated this way.
What will I experience – is there any pain or downtime?
Sessions take around 30 minutes but can vary depending on the size of the area and how many areas are being treated.
It is normal to feel a warming massage sensation which most find quite relaxing. The treatment is painless. You may have a radiating pink colour for a short while after the treatment, and there is no downtime.
What are the benefits of radio frequency?
Because RF is a deeply penetrating technology it reaches and brings about beneficial physiological responses in all layers of the skin to induce the changes mentioned above. The sub-dermis responds by tightening the reticular fibres that attach and stabilise the skin to the muscle layers below. By stimulating the lymphatic circulation, it aids in the normal drainage of toxins and radicals, contributing to the health of the skin. The result is a tighter, healthier, glowing skin.
Can anyone have radio frequency?
RF is different from lasers and other light sources as it targets the water in the cells and does not affect melanin, so it can be used safely in all skin types and colours.
How long do the results last?
Immediately after the first treatment, you will often notice a visible response with tightening and lift. This result will not be long-lasting initially but with each additional treatment, the results will be more noticeable and last longer. This is why the treatment is promoted as a package to encourage you to complete the course and get the best possible outcome. On average, 6 sessions are given at 1-2 week intervals but for more damaged skins a couple more treatments may be recommended.
Will I need to have follow up treatments?
As with any cosmetic treatments follow-up treatments will be required. Usually, a couple of treatments two or three times a year to boost and maintain the results is recommended, but this will vary depending on the condition of your skin.
How much does it cost?
x6 Treatment Package (face or neck only) = $2100 (= $350 per treatment)
Single treatment Face- $390
Single treatment Neck – $390
Single treatment Face and Neck- $590
Single Jawline tightening- $125
x6 Treatment Package Jawline only = $625 (= $105 per treatment)
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Facial, Sydney
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Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. Surgery and all health regulated services may carry some risks which you can discuss with our doctor.