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.
Radio frequency (RF) skin tightening is a non-surgical and non-invasive
skin tightening and anti-aging treatment.
Duration of results
3 months to 1 year depending on the skin
Number of treatments
6-12 spaced 1 weeks apart
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.
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?
Are there any contraindiactions?
Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.
How much does Radio Frequency cost?
Radio Frequency Facial Tightening Treatments
Which Therapists at Beauty Holistic Avenue provide this treatment?
What should I do before and after my treatment?
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 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.