The RF (Radio Frequency) non surgical face lift and how it works
When we look at our face in the mirror, we are often confronted with a tired face looking back at us, it’s not the way we feel inside, yet time and our natural ageing process conspires to give us these tired eyes and a droopy look, especially around our neck, cheeks, eyes and jowels.
Radio frequency is the latest technology designed specifically to treat areas of the face and body areas in need of rejuvenation. Aesthetica’s RF FaceLifter treatment uses unipolar and bipolar radio frequency modalities to heat our subcutaneous dermal tissue using various hand pieces emitting RF waves. This technology causes the contraction of your existing collagen fibres, encouraging fibroblast migration and promotes new collagen growth that helps to tighten and improve the outer architecture of the skin. In short we help stem and reverse the natural ageing process of your skin.
You’ll see the lifting effect and feel how your skin becomes tighter, smoother, and more elastic.
There is no down time (apart from the treatment time itself) and minimal discomfort. It is a walk-in walk-out procedure which takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions about RF Skin Tightening
- What can a course of RF Face Lift treatments do for me?
The goal of the radio frequency face lift is to restore a more youthful look by helping to reverse the signs of ageing and gravity. The treatment achieves:
- The tightening and smoothing of skin resulting in a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- The tightening of sagging skin around the jowls and neck.
- A reduction in the appearance of double chins.
- Improvement of skin laxity.
- A noticeable improvement in skin tone.
- Is this treatment right for me?
Every woman or man who would like their face to look younger or smoother without surgery is a candidate for this treatment. A person of practically any age can receive the treatment. Some clients have obvious ageing from mid 30s others do better with deeper lines and laxity not evident till the fifties. There is an advantage to starting a little younger (the forties) and planning an annual budget for maintenance. What happens during this treatment?
Before the treatment starts the treatment area is lightly coated in oil to make the treatment more comfortable and to increase the hand pieces surface contact with the skin.
There is little discomfort during or after RF Face Lift treatment. There is a definite feeling of warmth in the skin at the area being treated. The hand piece used in treatment has it’s own cooling module to help keep the treatment comfortable and the operator can cool the skin immediately when required. How many treatments are required and how long are they?We recommend a course of anywhere between 6 to 12 treatments (depending on the areas treated and your skins reaction to the treatment) for the most beneficial results. We also recommend a maintenance treatment approximately every 6 months after your initial treatment course to maintain the results. How long before I see the results of the treatment?Many clients have reported changes early in their course after 2 or even 1 radio frequency treatments but it is usual to have 4-6 fortnightly treatments before the results start to manifest.
- How much does it cost?
The price varies for different treatments depending on your skin type and condition, but usually is between $200 and $300 per treatment. Anywhere between 6 to 12 treatments can be required to achieve the best results.
We can give you a better idea of a total cost for a treatment course tailored specifically to your requirements during a free no-obligation consultation with one of our qualified nurses or therapists.
Female patient in her 40’s presented for a total non surgical facial rejuvenation with RF Face Lifter. These images are taken 7 weeks apart with the patient treated with RF every second week and other skincare treatments on the alternating weeks.
- What is the principle of RF system?
RF (radio frequency) have a high frequency wave permeates epidermis and take effect on the collagen-rich dermal tissue directly which makes water molecules in the skin move to and fro wildly. The move produces controllable heat and results in contraction of collagen and generation of new collagen and dermal remodeling .as a result, the skin looks tighter, wrinkles reduce gradually.
- How does it work?
RF is completely non-invasive and is performed in a clinic or outpatient setting. Taking about 30-50 minutes per treatment area. The technology works by heating up the skin, the dermis in particular to 42 degrees for 6-9 minutes per area using a rolling probe emitting RF waves. This changes the collagen formation and encourages fibroblast migration and laying down of new collagen, with skin remodeling taking place over months and lasting about 2 years. (A face lift lasts 5-7 years). Some
people only have issues with skin laxity eg the face or on the abdomen after childbirth or weight loss and not always with fatty tissue excess.
In addition the RF wave passes about 2 cm into the fatty skin layer causing breakdown of the fat membrane, so fat is released and picked up by the lymphatic system and disposed of by the liver for excretion. Thus cellulite and body contouring can be improved but one has to be realistic about the expectations.
There is definite warmth of the skin, with occasional discomfort but burning is avoided by the moving of a unipolar and then bipolar probe that is hand operated. The skin tightening effect lasts about 2 years. The fact the treatment is staged over weeks rather than a one off adds credence to the technology.
- What can be treated?
RF is great for the face, chin line, slack jaw-line and full body, the abdomen, saddle bags, thighs, bingo wings etc. etc. It has FDA approval for the eye-lids as well.
- How many treatments?
Usually 4-6. Re assess at 4 and be flexible about the remaining 2. in some areas 8 may be needed if cellulite is particularly deep or skin lax.
- What age group?
There are no limits to the age group spectrum. Some clients have obvious ageing from mid 30s others do better with deeper lines and laxity not evident to the fifties. There is an advantage to starting a little younger (the forties) and planning an annual budget for maintenance.
- Can it be used with other treatments?
Combination Therapy will give optimum non-surgical results RF can be used after other beauty treatments to tighten up an area that we predict may need further tightening afterwards – eg the neck or abdomen, or if there is residual cellulite.
- When will I notice results?
Our RF (radio frequency) treatment is comfortable. A revolutionary technology results in energy deposited deep in the skin without affecting the skin’s surface and virtually without pain. Skin is gently drawn into the tip of the hand piece. Energy is delivered resulting in a gentle warming of the deeper layers of the skin. Each treatment typically takes about 20-30 minutes.
And also it depends on age and skin conditions. Most of patients can see the result of skin-tightening and skin-lifting right after first treatment on site. Of course, you should have another or more treatment sessions according to your skin problems.
A series of treatments are recommended for best results. Fine lines improve as new collagen is deposited in the dermis. Although some improvement will be seen within one month to a few months, the skin should have a period of self improvement after each treatment, also better protection is very importable before & after each treatment.
- Is RF treatment safe?
RF is an non-surgery, non-invasion, comfortable safe skin treatment without blood, pain, scars, and popular in beauty salons, clinics, hospitals,etc.
- Is RF treatments safe for all skin types, even black?
Of course, RF is no colors selection which differs from IPL or Laser for colors pigmentations selective absorption. RF High radio frequency wave permeates epidermis and take effect on the collagen-rich dermal tissue directly which makes water molecules in the skin move to and fro wildly. So black skin is available here.
- Can I return to my normal activities immediately?
Yes, no downtime for RF treatment, you can do everything as usual after the treatment, but should take care of your skin water enough in case of dried skin wrinkles lines.
- How long does a session last?
Sessions can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the size of the area being treated and depth of wrinkles. The time includes preparation before treatment.