One of the most famous skin tightening treatments is radiofrequency. This procedure consists of applying electromagnetic waves through a device that produces heat when in contact with the skin. This heat stimulates the fibroblast (cells in charge of collagen production) and also increases elastin production. Besides improving collagen and elastin, it increases lymphatic drainage, cellulite, and overall skin look.
Is it a painful treatment?
Not at all, even if the device applies heat into your skin, the treatment itself can be a relaxing facial, but it uses the device instead of the hands.
What are the effects on the face and neck?
New collagen and elastin are produced; hence fine lines and wrinkles are improved, and skin tightening is produced.
Are the results immediate?
No, you will not notice the results right away; instead, you need to wait around three months. You can see improvement after the first month, but the best results will only be appreciated a few months after. Also, it is essential for you to know that more than one treatment is needed to produce skin tightening. On average, you will need around six treatments, depending on the concern and device used.
Each patient must be evaluated individually and a course of treatment is set on the first consultation, treatments can be performed once a week to achieve the result needed.
About the Author: Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology. She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.