Ride the wave
Treating dull crepey skin with over-the-counter products can be a struggle. A doctor may help by recommending dermal fillers or more advanced surgery like facelifts or neck lifts. However, many patients would prefer to avoid major surgery or fillers. Radiofrequency (RF) therapy is a simple, effective, and nonsurgical option to improve the skin’s appearance. RF waves penetrate the epidermal layer of skin and impact the dermal layer. The skin responds by producing more collagen and elastin. Over a short period, the skin will look smoother and tighter with fewer age spots and wrinkles.
What to expect during RF therapy
Radiofrequency therapy is a quick procedure that happens at a dermatologist, esthetician, or general physician’s office. The doctor will identify problem areas and discuss the number of treatments necessary to achieve fantastic results. The procedure only takes 30-45 minutes and requires no downtime. First, the doctor will prep the patient’s skin. Then a wand that emits radiofrequency waves is passed repeatedly over the skin, including the face, neck, and chest. Heat and radio waves penetrate the layers of the epidermis. The skin responds by producing more elastin and collagen.
What if there was a way to break up sunspots, wrinkles, and other unsightly skin issues? Microneedling is another fantastic option that can include radiofrequency waves. This procedure uses tiny needles to make incisions in the epidermal layer. The broken skin springs into action, creating more collagen to repair while discarding old layers. Advanced microneedling wands come with an RF device, increasing collagen repair further. As a result, patients will experience clear, tight, and smooth skin.
Does it work?
RF therapies are some of the most effective skin rejuvenation techniques available. Unlike surgery and dermal fillers, this noninvasive approach can produce results in just a few days. Studies have confirmed patients see improved elasticity, collagen production, and tighter skin after RF treatment. There are also fewer wrinkles and age spots as there is improved cell turnover. The doctor will often suggest hydrating skincare routines along with RF therapy to enhance the skin’s appearance.
Smoother skin is possible
The signs of aging can affect confidence and often do not reflect how people feel inside. Some cosmetics and fillers can help, as well as surgery. However, these options aren’t available or effective for everyone. Radiofrequency therapy is an excellent, safe, and cost-effective nonsurgical method. The simple technique helps with collagen regeneration. Over a few sessions, the skin looks and feels fantastic.