Radio Frequency Treatment- What to Expect

Contraindications​

Post Treatment

Any deep exfoliation treatment – such as chemical peels or skin needling, should be avoided a week prior to and a week following your treatment.

Extreme exercise, swimming, spas, a hot shower and anything that involves increasing your body temperature to a high level, may increase the redness flare up of the area, for the first 24-48 hours.

A professional range of 30+ sunscreen will be applied immediately following your treatment by your therapist and reapplied as necessary over the following 72 hours.

Radio Frequency Treatment

Few but some clients experience mild heat and redness following treatment (similar to sunburn), which usually resolves quickly. You may wear a mineral based foundation to conceal any redness.

Swelling rarely occurs and usually diminishes within 24-48 hours.

Most people find that they can return to work and resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

RF heats the skin to cause retraction of the collagen fibers, so it is important not to cool it immediately afterwards as the inflammation encourages results. If you have any concerns, or feel your skin may be heating excessively, please contact your treatment clinician.

 The target safe temperature range for skin tightening is 100-110F, which is comfortable for the patient. 

During this treatment, RF waves penetrate the patient’s outer layers of skin, delivering heat energy to the deep dermal layers. This energy stimulates collagen production and that, in turn, triggers tissue contraction.

The overall result is tighter, brighter skin, and a significant reduction in sags and wrinkles.

Radiofrequency energy is primarily used to treat skin laxity through facial tightening, but the treatment also improves skin tone and texture. Because it is non-invasive, there is no downtime or recovery. Results are immediately noticeable, and they become even more so in the weeks following the treatment as the build-up of collagen stimulates further skin contraction.

Anyone with electrical devices like metal implants, pacemakers, dental plates, and heart valves may NOT be treated because the current from RF can damage those devices or cause dangerous effects for patients. 

Absolute contraindications include pregnancy and breastfeeding. All forms of cancer, AIDS, and HIV are at the top of the list. Pacemaker! If you are undergoing chemotherapy, have uncontrolled diabetes or uncontrolled blood pressure, you cannot undergo the procedure. Some other absolute contraindications include sunburns, vein inflammation, lupus, immunodeficiency, keloid scarring, evasive pigmentation, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and steroid medication. 

Partial contradictions​: surgery less than 6 months ago, areas with skin diseases, infections, inflammations, varicose veins, metal contraceptive coil, metal implants, and screws should be avoided. If you take antibiotics, you should complete the course before scheduling the procedure. You must wait 2 weeks after using depilatory creams, Botox, filler treatments, or laser treatments. Type your paragraph here.

Radio Frequency Treatment- Post Care