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RF Skin Tightening

With age comes skin laxity. Responsible for everything from wrinkles and creases to sagging and drooping, natural volume loss coupled with the gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin causes unwanted cosmetic changes. Noninvasive skin tightening at Ideal Body Med Spa counters these effects by remodeling and restoring collagen, which gives the skin back its natural internal support structure.

How Does Skin Tightening Work?

Radio Frequency procedure tones skin and improves skin texture by sending radiofrequency and ultrasound energy into the subcutaneous tissue between the skin and muscle. This gently warms the tissue, stimulating collagen remodeling and heating up the collagen triple-helix structure, unraveling it, and prompting the skin to naturally produce new collagen fibers. The influx of fresh collagen tightens the treatment area over the course of several months and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by skin laxity. Treatment with state-of-the-art RF device at Ideal Body Med Spa is easy and painless. A session devoted to skin tightening in a single area takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes. During this treatment time, the RF System handpiece is constantly gliding over the skin in continual arcs and circles. Patients describe the sensation as feeling like a warm roller ball floating over the skin’s surface. No pain medication or numbing cream is necessary, as the device uses controlled cooling throughout the session.

What Happens After Skin Tightening Session?

Any area treated during the RF session may appear pink or red for about half an hour after a treatment session, but no rest or downtime is required for healing. Patients can get back to life as usual as soon as their appointment is over. Skin may be slightly tight, itchy, and even warm after this session. These sensations, along with any residual redness, should fade naturally over the following 24 to 48 hours. The collagen remodeling and rebuilding process takes time, so patients should expect to see their results appear gradually, over weeks, and continue to improve throughout the months after their session. Protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays is always important but is especially critical after a skin-tightening session. The treated areas will be especially sensitive to sunlight, and UV radiation can cause pigmentation changes in exposed areas not adequately covered with sunscreen.

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What's Good to Know Before Getting RF Skin Tightening?

Safety - Radiofrequency skin tightening is considered safe and effective. The FDA has approved it for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Effects - You may start to see changes to your skin right away. The most significant improvements to skin tightness will come later. Skin can keep getting tighter up to six months after the radiofrequency treatment. RF skin tightening is a safe, effective anti-aging treatment for a number of different parts of the body. It is a popular treatment for the face and neck area. It can also help with loose skin around your belly or upper arms‌. Recovery - Normally, since this procedure is completely noninvasive, you won’t have much of a recovery time. You ca go back to normal activities right after the treatment.  In the first 24 hours, you may see some redness or feel tingling and soreness. Those symptoms disappear pretty quickly. In rare cases, people have reported pain or blistering from the treatment. Number of treatments. Most people only need one treatment to see full effects. Doctors recommend following an appropriate skin care regimen after the procedure. Sunscreen and other skin care products may help make the effects last longer.

What's Different About Radio Frequency Skin Tightening?

Ultrasound waves and radiofrequency-triggered collagen production help provide long-term results without surgery, making the Radio Frequency skin tightening treatment one of the most highly requested procedures at Ideal Body Med Spa. This device’s versatility and synergistic results set it apart from other skin-tightening treatments that only use one type of energy. In other words, it’s “the best of both worlds” for patients seeking beautiful results without surgery.

How Long Does Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Last?

The effects of RF skin tightening are not as long-lasting as the effects from surgery. But they do last a significant amount of time. Once you’ve had the treatment, you shouldn’t need to repeat it for a year or two. Dermal fillers, by comparison, need to be touched up several times per year. 

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