About RF Skin Tightening
Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening is exactly what you might guess by its title as it is a treatment that involves using infrared light on the skin to tighten it up and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This effect is caused by the heat of the laser, which stimulates the collagen under the skin and leads it to contract.
Why You Should Consider RF Skin Tightening
This particular procedure is best for those seeking lasting results that don’t involve the need for surgery. RF skin tightening also does not require any downtime after treatment, so patients can return to their normal routine immediately without having to worry about taking time to rest and recuperate.
The Forma System
Our specialists utilize a skin tightening system called Forma, which is a non-invasive RF technology. Forma is used specifically to firm and tone both the neck and jowl area. This helps to eliminate sagging skin in these locations, which gives the patient a more radiant and youthful look.
It is recommended to receive multiple laser skin tightening treatments in order to maximize your results. This typically consists of about six weekly sessions in total, though the amount can vary on a patient-by-patient basis.
Another resurfacing solution that we offer is called Fractora. This unique technology uses micro pins that lightly stamp the skin while simultaneously delivering RF energy to the area. This process allows the energy to penetrate deeply within the skin to garner faster results.
Our esthetic specialists typically recommend at least 2-5 treatments with Fractora to gain satisfactory results. These treatments should be spaced apart by 2-3 weeks, and will require several days afterward to allow the skin to heal and recover fully.
What Are the Treatments Like?
Radiofrequency energy is concentrated and used to stimulate the formation of new collagen to improve the overall appearance and elasticity of the skin.
Every person’s experience will be a bit different depending upon their unique skin type and their personal pain tolerance. While RF skin tightening is not extremely painful, you should expect to feel some discomfort during the process as the laser works to smooth the skin. Most report a prickly sensation as the laser moves across their skin.
Before the technician begins, they will numb the area using a topical anesthetic in order to make you more comfortable. The entire procedure takes place right here in our Flower Mound office. Patients should expect each session to last for 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated at that time.
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Still have questions about laser skin tightening? Ask our cosmetic treatment experts by calling (972) 410-5757 today to schedule an appointment!