Covid brought a boom to the beauty industry. Yep, you read that right. It was a ZoomBoom to be exact but it was a boom nonetheless. In a survey, dermatologists reported seeing more patients coming in for Radio-frequency (RF) treatments than usual because patients were now more focused on their skin quality, texture, and other imperfections since they observed themselves closely during their zoom meetings every day. And radiofrequency is a versatile treatment that caters to a number of aesthetic issues that people face. More effective than topical anti aging creams and serums.
So what is the RF treatment
Radiofrequency treatments deliver heat energy and controlled injury to the deeper layers of the skin triggering collagen production. Collagen is the golden protein found in tissue cells, that promotes wound healing and new cell growth. This leads to tighter face skin that mimics a face lift and appears noticeably younger and fresh. It must be kept in mind that Radiotherapy only fixes mild skin sagging. If the skin has sagged too much, HIFU treatment or surgery will be required to lift it back in shape. Because even though it is a cosmetic procedure, it goes about a much more natural route than the traditional surgical facelift and botox muscle manipulation.
How does it help the ZoomBoom patients?
The first thing that rf treatment does is slow down the decline of collagen in the body. Collagen is responsible for youthful skin, and healthy joints, it also prevents bone loss and helps maintain heart and muscle health. However, the body loses one percent of its collagen reserves annually which means aging skin. So preserving collagen essentially translates to preserving youthfulness. This means that timely Rf treatments may save you from going under the knife at all. Fractional Radio frequency is used to tighten face skin, and to repair wrinkles, pigmentation, and sagging skin.
This same heat is used by dermatologists administering the RF Thermage treatment for contouring the body and face by targeting the unwanted fat cells and destroying them with heat, so they can be dispelled by the body’s immune system.
RF when combined with microneedling may also help you treat your acne scars and stretchmarks. RF and micro needling both use heat to encourage wound healing. How deep to go under the skin is determined by the doctor according to the patient’s age and how much damage needs to be reversed. After the age of 40, the needle may prick about 3mm under the skin to deliver injury. While younger skin may only need to be penetrated by 0.5 mm.
When should you get it?
RF works best on men and women showing early signs of aging. Because collagen and elastin production falls over time with sun exposure and age. Thus, it is not advisable to wait too long for this procedure. This is why most dermatologists recommend their patients get the RF treatment soon after they turn 30 to ensure the reproduction of collagen is triggered before the fine lines deepen into creases. It is more effective than any anti aging serum And since it’s a natural treatment you will see your skin tightening slowly, but surely over 5-7 months after being treated. The results are usually expected to last up to a good year.
Why chose Radiotherapy over other surgical options
The RF treatment is preferred by many dermatologists and clients alike because it spurs the body’s own natural healing to remove scarring, wrinkles, and skin sagging. This saves you from getting surgery which is more expensive and has a higher downtime. Also, RF is an FDA-approved technique that has been declared safe for skin healing and tightening. The healing process of Radio Frequency is from within the skin and a short downtime of about 48 hours is required after the procedure for the skin to heal.
In most cases, there are no side effects to Radiotherapy. You might experience some temporary breakouts or subdermal trauma. This too can be completely avoided if your doctor is gentle and careful with the device. So, if you have sensitive skin or any condition like rosacea, you must choose an experienced and professional dermatologist. Get your skin checked before treatment because effects vary from area to area and skin to skin.
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I’ve always enjoyed my experience at Cutera Aesthetics- the best anti aging clinic. They have fully qualified trained professionals with exemplary repute and experience preceding them. The staff doesn’t just perform a service. Instead, they understand that it is their responsibility to ensure that each customer is happy with the results. The RF treatment at Cutera is a trusted one with Infini technology and their first consultation is free!