Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Tightening

Introduction to Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Radiofrequency skin tightening (RF) is an aesthetic technique that uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate sub-dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin.

The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin. The process provides an alternative to Facelift and other cosmetic surgeries.

A bodily protein made up of amino-acids, collagen is the part of the connective tissue that helps in firmness, strength, suppleness, and elasticity in skin. 

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening works well to rejuvenate the face and remove fine wrinkles. 

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How is Radiofrequency skin tightening procedure performed

It is an outpatient procedure, meaning there's no overnight stay. First your skin is cleaned thoroughly. 

The probe of the Radiofrequency machine is gently applied over the skin in a gliding movement from one region to another. There is a mild heating sensation which is easily tolerable.

When heat is applied to the skin up-to a certain temperature two important things happen. One the existing collagen fibers contract and secondly the collagen producing cells are stimulated which lay down more collage. So heat is the key here.

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.


What are the benefits of Radiofrequency skin tightening Therapy ?

  • Reduces fine wrinkles.
  • Reverses sun damage and pigmentation.
  • Shrinks pores.
  • Tightens the loose skin and rejuvenates the face.

Who are best candidates for Radiofrequency skin tightening ?

An ideal candidate is in good physical health, understands the procedure, and has realistic expectations of the outcome. It is best effective in patients with mild laxity and fine wrinkles. It takes away years from your skin. You are likely to be pleased with the results if your goal is to smooth wrinkles, improved skin texture, reduce pore size or reduce the effects of sun damage. 

When will i see the results ?

Radiofrequency skin tightening results in collage remodeling and new collagen formation. As such wound healing takes 7-10 days but the collagen formation and collagen maturation takes around 1 month. Results are appreciable from 2 to 3 months on wards. Multiple sessions are required to generate enough changes in the skin to result in visible tightness and smoothing. Around 6-8 sessions are required with a gap of 3-4 weeks. Depending upon the laxity of skin some individuals may need up-to 10 sessions.

What are the risks and safety considerations ?

  • Our trained team of medical and nursing professionals have performed many procedures. We give utmost importance to patient safety. 
  • In some people radiofrequency treatment can cause pigmentation changes in the skin though it very rare. Some types of skin may become hyper pigmented and will require further treatment with cream or ointment. Others may develop hypopigmented spots which are lighter than the surrounding skin.
  • Some people may not have expected results because of resistant and very loose skin.

What are the After-Procedure instructions and precautions ?

You will experience slight redness after procedure. It has a down time of 2 to 7 days depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. After your treatment session, your health care provider may recommend a moisturizer or facial product to enhance and prolong your result. You'll need to avoid the sun for several months after radiofrequency procedure since your healing skin will be susceptible to tanning and hyperpigmentation. Proper use of sunscreen and following after care instructions given to you at the time of treatment is of utmost importance.

Conditions treated with Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Loose Skin

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