How does radiofrequency skin tightening work?
Our radiofrequency technique uses oscillating electric currents through an antenna or electrode to create electromagnetic waves. When these waves are conducted through the skin, they work to produce an exothermic reaction. This means it is a catalyst for heat production within the body. This heat stimulates the production of collagen, causing your body to release heat-shock proteins, tightening the underlying skin.
At PICO Clinics, we offer the Exilis treatment. It is designed to tighten and lift the skin while reducing fat and signs of ageing. The procedure uses two applicators, and it can be used to treat your face, neck, and other areas of your body.
How long does radiofrequency skin tightening last?
Some patients can see results almost instantly after the treatment, whilst others may notice them over a period of three to five months. The treatment itself is non-invasive and non-surgical, so there is no need to worry about long recovery times. Once the treatment session is complete, you can go about your daily life so there is no need to book time off work to recover.
Benefits of radiofrequency skin tightening?
There are several benefits to radiofrequency treatment. One obvious benefit is skin tightening and the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. Many patients who undergo this treatment can experience a more youthful look as skin is revitalised and refreshed.
Due to the fact that the treatment stimulates the production of collagen, it can also help to fight the effects of sun damage. This is because UV rays can cause collagen to break down. As well as this, the treatment has also been known to contour patients’ faces by improving the skin’s laxity.