You can restore youth to your skin and make your figure more attractive with the help of a cosmetic procedure based on radio frequency energy. It is called RF-therapy (other names of the procedure RF-lifting and radio-frequency lifting), suitable for women and men at any age to solve a wide range of problems, from eliminating facial wrinkles and ending with a decrease in body volume. Positive changes after such an effect are noticeable almost immediately, but the best results can be achieved with a full course.
Basically, RF therapy is used to improve the condition of the skin of the face, neck, and also the decollete. The procedure helps to get rid of:
- soft tissue ptosis;
- floated face contour;
- acne, blackheads and enlarged pores;
- small and moderately expressed facial wrinkles;
- unhealthy in color, sluggish, inelastic skin;
- second chin;
- increased pigmentation;
- acne scars.
The methodology is also very relevant for normalizing the skin of the body. With regular use, it helps:
- Get rid of cellulite.
- Reduce local fat stores.
- Tighten stretched skin in problem areas.
- Make stretch marks visually less noticeable.
- To achieve the effect of skin rejuvenation.
RF therapy is suitable for men and women aged 20 to 45 years, if carried out at an older age, it will be less effective.
Radio frequency lifting is carried out by courses with a break of at least six months between each. One treatment session includes from 4 to 10 procedures performed once a week. Before starting therapy, it is recommended to visit a dermatologist.
The frequency of visits to a specialist is determined individually and depends on the characteristics of the patient’s body. In general, positive results are formed after one session, however, only systematic therapy gives truly noticeable changes.
One procedure takes from 20 to 50 minutes, its duration is individual and depends on the skin condition of the patient, as well as the type of problem. The first step is to apply a contact agent that improves the interaction between the skin and the radiation-generating sensor. The second step is to warm the skin to 42 degrees.
Radio frequency lifting acts directly on the dermis and fatty tissue. Penetrating through the pores, the radiation is converted into heat and contributes to the activation of local metabolic processes.
At temperatures above 40 degrees, collagen fibers are compressed and reduced in size, thereby contributing to skin tightening. In addition, heat helps fibroblasts actively produce new collagen and elastin molecules, slowing down the aging process and correcting their irreversible effects. Also, there is an increase in skin elasticity, improved blood circulation, and cell membranes absorb beneficial components from outside in a larger volume.
Thermal exposure ensures the breakdown of fat cells, thereby reducing the volume of problem areas. However, significant weight loss in this way does not work, only a slight, local correction of volumes is possible. But as part of complex therapy, RF lifting gives more pronounced results.
RF therapy is a fairly safe procedure, however, compliance with contraindications to its implementation is mandatory. The procedure is categorically not recommended for:
- open wounds or skin diseases at the site of potential treatment;
- high blood pressure;
- lupus erythematosus;
- viral infections accompanied by fever;
- the presence of silicone, pacemakers, internal metal products in the problem area;
- allergies to the contact gel used during the procedure.
Radio frequency lifting of the face or neck is not carried out for diseases of the thyroid gland, the presence of bridges and pins in the oral cavity. Among the relative contraindications is the period of rehabilitation after injection plastic surgery, mesotherapy, and skin resurfacing.
Advantages of the technique
The popularity of radiofrequency therapy is explained by a significant number of positive qualities of the technique. Among them:
- Prompt formation of positive changes.
- The possibility of regular conducting (including as emergency measures to improve the condition).
- Painless effects.
- The formation of results due to the activation of internal resources of the body, and not the input of foreign substances.
- Lack of rehabilitation after the intervention.
- No side effects and complications;
- Universality (the procedure is available to all interested patients).
The disadvantages of the technique
Periodically, you can find negative reviews about the procedure. So, patients note the following disadvantages of RF-casting:
- Duration of the full course.
- The high price of therapy.
- Insecurity of manipulations from the point of view of regular and prolonged exposure (the effect of radio-frequency radiation has not been studied much, it is likely that side effects will be postponed).