Radiofrequency is not usually one of the treatments we first think of in the world of facial aesthetics. However, this treatment is actually one of the most useful when it comes to tightening and firming the skin.
Like other treatments, radiofrequency uses energy to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin; but the energy used is electrical, not luminous.
If you are thinking of improving and rejuvenating your skin, contact our clinic and we will advise you on the best treatment for you.
The radiofrequency with the Proionic® System that we apply at Clínica Rigo generates several biological processes at a cellular level and three basic actions in all types of tissues. Depending on the treatment to be carried out, the increase in the power of the equipment is adjusted, adding the benefits of each effect to the previous ones.
The benefits of radiofrequency include the following:
A good candidate for radiofrequency is a middle-aged man or woman who is beginning to see signs of skin firmness degradation. They may also benefit from combining radiofrequency with other advanced treatments.
Although radiofrequency alone helps to reshape tissue to lift, firm and tone the face, it does not address any superficial skin problems.
For this reason, it is generally recommended that radiofrequency be performed in conjunction with other types of treatments; with some it serves to rejuvenate and reduce the appearance of pores, pigmentation and visible vascular lesions, while with others it helps to plump, volumise and hydrate areas that will no longer produce collagen.
Radiofrequency sessions usually last between 20 and 40 minutes and may require a topical anaesthetic cream.
After radiofrequency, many patients experience redness, but this quickly dissipates. This redness is easily removed with the application of cooling gels and soothing products, so treatment downtime is greatly reduced.
The number of radiofrequency treatments required depends on the laxity of each person’s skin, but for truly visible results, three to five sessions over a period of three to five months is recommended.
Consistent use of the technology ensures maximum contraction and synthesis of collagen production, even affecting the most resistant cells.
Deep Beauty, the exclusive patented radiofrequency technology combines Capacitive and Resistive modes at a frequency of 448 kHz that optimises ionic exchange by balancing the electrical potential in the tissues. At Clínica Rigo Medicina Estética we apply this deep beauty treatment because it generates visible results from the first sessions.
Radiofrequency treatments can smooth stretch marks and tighten areas of loose skin, making them as suitable for the buttocks as they are for the face.
Unlike other fat reduction methods, radiofrequency treatment is completely painless, has no downtime and provides a uniform result, with no surface irregularities.
The mechanisms of action include the promotion of fat cell elimination or better known as adipocyte apoptosis following radiofrequency treatment.
The treatment is particularly suitable for the upper and lower abdominals and the inner and outer thighs, and can also have great results on the upper arms. In addition to its effectiveness in reducing cellulite.
When used to treat the body, radiofrequency is usually performed at a higher temperature. However, the skin temperature must be measured during treatment to ensure that it is high enough to provide significant benefits without risking problems such as burns.
As a heat-based treatment, it is likely to cause increased inflammation and worsen redness if you have rosacea, and is not advisable if you have broken blood vessels or capillaries. Like most cosmetic treatments, it is also unsuitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The future of radiofrequency looks very promising, as the last decade has seen a great deal of development in this field.
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