What is Radio Frequency?
Radio Frequency is an aesthetic skin tightening treatment. It is used to reduce the look of lined and loose skin after ageing, pregnancy and weight loss. As a non-surgical alternative, Radio Frequency is a non-invasive treatment that has little to no downtime.
During the procedure, an applicator is directed over the skin. From this, radio waves penetrate the surface layers of skin to heat the deeper layers known as the dermis. It is this heat that stimulates the production of collagen.
Collagen is the most common protein in your body. It creates the framework of your skin and gives it its firmness. As we age, the body’s natural collagen production begins to decline. However, Radio Frequency treatments stimulate collagen production to help tighten loose or sagging skin.
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with fat reduction procedures like Cryolipolysis and Cavitation Ultrasound. Helping to minimise unwanted or excess skin from sudden weight loss.
Here at the Mind Body and Soul, we offer Radio Frequency treatments to our clients across Colchester and surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch today and start your journey to a smoother, defined and remodelled you.
How Does Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Work?
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening treatments work by heating the deeper layers of the skin with electrical currents. This carefully controlled heating of the skin does two things. It tightens the collagen you already have and stimulates your cells to generate new collagen, leaving you with firmer and tighter skin.
Some clients may see results immediately, whilst others typically notice results as they develop in the weeks following treatment.
A standard procedure can take between 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area. Depending on your needs, Radio Frequency can be implemented as a standalone treatment or course.
What Areas of the Body Does Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Treat?
Certain body areas will be more receptive to this skin tightening treatment than others. At the Mind Body and Soul, our specialists will talk you through which areas can be treated safely and effectively.
Using state of the art technology, our Radio Frequency Machine combines three superior functionalities. With each one working to radically reduce the look of cellulite, tighten skin and alter the body’s contours on the following problem areas:
Hips (Waist, Pelvic Crests/Love Handles)
Upper Arms (Bingo Wings)
The Inner Thighs
What to Expect at Your Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Treatment?
Your initial consultation with the Mind Body and Soul is designed for you to learn more about skin tightening and for our practitioner to assess whether you are a suitable candidate.
During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment area, goals, and how to achieve the best possible result for you. Our specialists will talk you through the Radio Frequency procedure and answer any questions you might have.
If you feel this procedure is right for you at the end of your consultation, we will work together to create a bespoke treatment plan.
Unlike fat reduction treatments, such as Fat Freezing or Cavitation Ultrasound, Radio Frequency does not require any preparation before treatments.
During Your Treatment:
During your Radio Frequency Skin Tightening procedure, our specialists will make sure you are comfortable, answering any questions you might have. When you are a ready, an applicator will then be used to apply the Radio Frequency waves to the target site.
Once the applicator makes contact with the skin, your practitioner will direct it over the problem area in a massaging motion. The treatment is not typically painful, and patients who prefer not to use topical numbing experience a mild pressure and feeling of warmth.
This non-invasive treatment is virtually pain-free and requires minimal downtime. Depending on the volume of areas covered, a typical treatment can take up to 1 hour to complete.
After Your Treatment:
After your treatment, you may experience mild redness, a warm sensation to the skin and some minor swelling. In most cases, these side effects will not last for more than a few days.
In the weeks following your treatment, we recommend avoiding UV exposure. To maximise your results and eliminate the possibility of skin damage, such as hyperpigmentation.
Results can vary from person to person. Some clients may see skin tightening results immediately, whilst others typically notice results as they develop in the weeks following treatment. Should you require any follow-up sessions, our specialists will evaluate your progress and offer their expert advice and opinion.
If you are looking to boost your confidence and non-surgically improve the look of sagging skin, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening is here to help. Here at the Mind Body and Soul, we provide Radio Frequency treatments at our Colchester clinic to clients across Essex and surrounding areas.
To find out more about this or other treatments, please call us on 01 206 767 670 or book online.