Facial Treatment

RADIO FREQUENCY

Radio frequency (RF) skin tightening is a non-surgical and non-invasive

skin tightening and anti-aging treatment.

 

Sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines are common issues that stem from genetics or photodamage caused by exposure to the sun. Over time, collagen and elastin, two components present within your skin, break down and cause your skin to lose its elasticity.

During a radio frequency (RF) skin tightening procedure, heat is used to encourage the production of new collagen and elastin. The renewed production of these components helps to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines, and tightens skin.

The treatment can be used on any part of the body to tighten any loose and sagging skin. It is also suitable for any age group. 

It is effectively used on areas of the face and neck, the breasts and tummy, and upper arms and thighs. But it can be used on any part of the body that requires the skin to be firmed. It is an appropriate treatment for the face because the ageing process sees a reduction in the amount of fat, particularly on the cheeks. Instead of plumping out the tissues (the outcome of filler treatments), it simply aims to tighten up the sagging skin in areas such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls.

Radio frequency can be performed as a stand alone treatment for skin tightening or combined with ultrasonic cavitation for complete body contouring.

Benefits of Radio Frequency for the face:

  • Increases skin firmness

  • Helps tighten the skin, reducing loose skin

  • Reduces lines and wrinkles

  • Lift the brows and tighten the skin on the forehead

  • Thicken and tighten the skin under the eyes

  • Lift and diminish enlarged pores on the cheeks and midface

  • Reduce jowls and sagging along the jaw line

  • Tighten skin and diminish wrinkling on the neck

Benefits of Radio Frequency for the body:

  • Tighten skin on the stomach post pregnancy or weight loss

  • Other body areas such as arms, legs and buttocks

  • Radio frequency it is also used to enhance the results of ultrasonic cavitation

  • Improve and visibly reduce cellulite

  • Firming of the skin

 

What can Radio Frequency be combined with?

  • Aqualyx - To accelerate fat dissolving and firm the skin on the chin, jowls & jaw line

  • Cavitation- To reduce fat on localised areas of the body and to support cellulite reduction.

  • CACI - To firm & tighten the skin whilst strengthening the facial muscles.

Ingredients 

Natural

Duration of results

3 months to 1 year depending on the skin

Number of treatments

6-12 spaced 1 weeks apart

Cost 

From £60

Down Time 

None

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Radio Frequency work?


Radio frequency has emerged as a popular non-invasive treatment option for reducing the appearance of fine lines and loose skin.

Its principle relies on using radio frequency energy to heat the skin to a precise temperature for a precise amount of time in order to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, thereby tightening the skin.

Radio frequency can be performed as a standalone treatment for skin tightening or combined with ultrasonic cavitation for complete body contouring.

Tissue retraction

The generated heat caused local contraction of the collagen fibres which immediately tighten the skin.

New collagen formation

By heating the dermis, new collagen production is stimulated. Improved circulation Radio frequency will also improve the blood and lymphatic flow. This helps with a better oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance to further reduce the effects of ageing.




How many treatments will I need?


We recommend a series of 6-12 treatments about one week apart, with the best effect being seen two months following the final treatment. Dependent on the number and how deep the lines and wrinkle are is dependent on the number of treatments required.
Many clients like to have monthly treatments as a preventative to aging and to keep their face looking it’s best.




Is Radio Frequency Safe?


RF skin tightening procedures cause few side effects and little to no downtime. All studies report no permanent side effects following treatment. Pain Early RF treatments caused a great deal of pain and required patients to be sedated with anesthesia. As RF technology and treatment became better understood, dermatologists discovered that reducing the radio frequency reduced pain while still providing effective results, making it painless with just a nice warming sensation. Erythema Patients may sometimes experience erythema, or reddening of the skin, after a procedure. Erythema typically fades within 24 hours after treatment. Swelling Some clients may experience a slight swelling which can last up to 24 hours after treatment.




Are there any contraindiactions?


Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment. Pregnant Breastfeeding HIV/AIDS Cancer (all forms) Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy Immunodeficiency Lupus High blood pressure (uncontrolled) Diabetes (uncontrolled) Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation) Heart problems or diseases Kidney damage, diseases or problems Liver damage, diseases or problems Haemorrhagic disease, trauma or bleeding Numb or insensitive to heat Rosacea Active implanted device such as pacemaker or defibrillator PARTIAL CONTRAINDICATIONS Recent surgery (wait 6 months) Recent scars (wait 6 months) Open lesions (avoid area) Skin diseases (avoid area) Infection (avoid area) Antibiotics (wait until course completed) Inflammation (avoid area) Varicose veins (avoid area) Prosthesis/silicone implants (avoid area) Metal implants/screws (avoid area) Menstal Period (wait until after) Metal contraceptive coil (avoid area) Depilatory creams (wait 2 weeks) Areas being treated with IPL or Laser (wait 2 weeks) Areas being treated with Botox® (wait 3 months) or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks) Suntan (sun must be avoided the entire duration of the treatment regime) Chronic inflammation (depending on severity of chronic inflammatory conditions - consider that treatment will increase inflammation and anti-inflammatory medications reduce the effectiveness of the treatment - please discuss with your doctor first)




How much does Radio Frequency cost?


Radio Frequency Facial: £99.00

Radio Frequency Body Treatments for localised areas: £60.00 per area

Areas:

Upper Arms (bingo wings) Upper Back (under bra line) Lower Back & Waist (love handles) Stomach Outer thigh The inner side of thighs Buttocks Cellulite Treatment - Ultrasonic Cavitation, Vacuum Therapy & Radio Frequency £80.00

Add Radio Frequency to other treatments:

Aqualyx +£30.00: Add radio frequency to your Aqualyx chin, jowl or jawline treatment. Radio frequency can be done after Aqualyx to help break down the cell membrane and massage the product in and around the fat cells to enhance the treatment and firm the skin in the facial area.

Ultrasonic Cavitation +£30.00: Add radio frequency to firm and tighten the skin in localised ares being treated by cavitation.

CACI +£50.00: Add radio frequency to your CACI traetment to tighten the skin whilst treating the facials muscles.




Which Therapists at Beauty Holistic Avenue provide this treatment?


Vicki Hexter




What should I do before and after my treatment?


Pre Treatment Advice You should try to avoid doing anything that will irritate your skin immediately before treatment. This includes sunbathing (natural or artificial). Practitioners are unlikely to treat someone who has sun burn for example, as they would be more likely to suffer pain from the addition of heat to the already damaged skin; however an established tan would be fine. Some women find that their skin is more sensitive right before and during their menstrual cycle so if you are a woman, you might want to take this effect on pain threshold into consideration when scheduling your treatment appointment(s). Post Treatment Advice No special care is needed after treatment although your practitioner may suggest some of the following: Light application of soothing/moisturising lotions, creams or gels to the treatment area; cool, moisturising mists applied as you feel necessary; cool water rinses or ice packs applied to the treatment area.




When will I see results and how long will it last?


You will notice a slight change in your skin immediately after the first treatment and will continue to improve after each subsequent treatment. Lax skin will be firmer and more toned, not to mention healthier and younger looking, and wrinkles will be considerably reduced. You should start to see improvement in your skin following the second treatment and additional improvement will gradually appear as the treatment course progresses.

As new healthier collagen is formed, tighter, more natural looking and firmer skin will be produced. The gradual improvement in your skin will continue even after the completion of your course.
The improvement in skin quality should be long lasting from 3 months to a year.

The results and how long they last are dependent on your skin health, diet and lifestyle. Top up treatments are usually needed and each person is different so it is difficult to be exact.




What can Radiofrequency (RF) treat?


Pure RF energy alone is primarily used to treat skin laxity and is best suited to clients with mild to moderate sagging of facial or body tissues, usually those in their mid thirties to fifties. On the face it is commonly used to treat the forehead (lift brows and tightens forehead skin), under the eyes (thickens skin and tightens and lifts the upper cheek skin), cheeks (lifts slightly and diminishes enlarged pores), mid-face, jaw line (diminishes jowling and sagging along the jaw line), and the neck (tightens skin and diminishes wrinkling of the neck). However, if there is a significant amount of redundant or sagging skin, often seen in older patients over sixty, this procedure may not show a significant enough improvement. On the body its can help reduce and re-contour fatty areas in various parts of the body. It can work on virtually any part of the body. It can be used with ultrasonic cavitation and vaccum therapty for the treatment of cellulite and skin tightening on the arms, abdomen, buttocks and legs. Which helps support ultrasonic caviation treatments when skin tightening is required with fat reduction.





867a Forest Road, London E17 4AT

020 8527 9595

Tuesday 10am - 8pm

Wednesday 9.30am - 8pm

Thursday 9.30am - 8pm

Friday 9.30am - 8pm

Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm

Earlier and later appointment can be arranged with individual therapists.

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