Facial radiofrequency is a painless and non-invasive aesthetic medicine treatment, the purpose of which is to counteract the signs of aging, therefore, it is effective if you want to intervene against aging, wrinkles and skin laxity.
Radiofrequency can be performed both on the face and on the rest of the body, from the neck to the abdomen, from the décolleté to the legs. Defined as “lifting without a scalpel”, it is based on the emission of completely painless radio waves; these generate heat, and in contact with the skin they can stimulate the fibroblasts and the production of new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid by the epidermis.
The thermal shock that our body undergoes when it comes into contact with the heat emanating from the electromagnetic waves stimulates vasodilation which in turn promotes and improves blood circulation and, consequently, reduces cellulite and the unsightly peel effect. of orange.
Therefore, radiofrequency acts on the skin, improving the appearance of the skin; this treatment can be performed on the body and face, and today we want to talk to you about facial radiofrequency, discover the benefits, costs and how it works.
Facial radiofrequency: what it is and how to do it
Facial radiofrequency is an aesthetic medicine technique, whose goal is to reduce and counteract the signs of aging, i.e. wrinkles and crow’s feet.
It works through painless radio waves, which in contact with the skin are able to stimulate fibroblasts with the consequent production of new collagen and elastin.
The result? A more toned, fresh and luminous skin. This treatment is able to intervene against skin relaxation, and repair both superficial and more marked and deep wrinkles.
Facial radiofrequency is performed through the use of handpieces, which emit waves capable of reaching the various layers of the skin:
- the epidermis is reached at a temperature of about 35°.
- Derma a 55°.
- Ipoderma at a pari temperature of 40°.
By acting on all layers of the skin of the face, it is able to visibly improve skin tone and elasticity, giving turgidity, improving texture and reducing wrinkles.
Facial radiofrequency: which tools are used and how they work
Radiofrequency is performed using handpieces, capable of regulating the intensity of the radio waves according to the tissue layers to be reached.
The handpieces used during this type of aesthetic treatment are not all the same; in fact, there are monopolar or unipolar ones, from which the heat comes out from a single source and the waves, in this case, are much more powerful.
Then there are also handpieces made up of two, four and eight poles; in this case we speak of bipolar, quadripolar and multipolar radiofrequency.
These variants differ from the first because radio waves have more generating sources and are, consequently, less powerful; for this reason they are used in case of less visible blemishes and, above all, in more sensitive and smaller areas of the face, such as the eye contour, neck and lips.
How it takes place and how long a session lasts
A radiofrequency session can last from a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of about an hour.
Obviously, to have more lasting results it is important to undergo several cycles, we recommend 7 to 10 sessions.
Before undergoing the treatment, an anesthetic cream must be applied to the area to be treated, and only after that can radiofrequency be started.
During the session, the handpiece that emits the waves is gently slid over the area to be treated with the aid of creams, which make the surface more slippery and easier to handle.
At the end of the session, all normal daily activities can be carried out; what remains is simply a slight redness over the entire treated area, which tends to disappear within a few hours.
Radiofrequency can be performed by both beauticians and aesthetic doctors. The difference lies in the fact that in the first case, i.e. at beauty centres, it is only possible to perform low-frequency treatments, up to a maximum of 50 W. Instead, in the second case, high-frequency sessions can be performed, therefore even beyond the 50W.
Furthermore, in the first case, the results are visible but have a shorter duration than the same treatment performed by the doctor, which gives longer-lasting results as, by releasing more heat, it stimulates the production of new collagen by the dermis more.
Results and benefits
Facial radiofrequency brings clearly visible and lasting results, but it all depends on:
- type of treatment performed.
- Duration of sessions.
- Area of the body treated.
The lifestyle of the individual person also influences the benefits of facial radiofrequency. In fact, for visible and lasting results it is advisable to follow a healthy lifestyle and a correct and balanced diet.
Those who undergo this type of treatment, however, can see results right away. In fact, already after the first sessions, the skin of the face appears brighter, wrinkles smoother and skin texture more toned.
Facial radiofrequency: contraindications
Radiofrequency has no particular contraindications. What can happen after the session is a slight localized redness, which disappears after a few hours and can be easily covered with make-up.
For the most sensitive skins, however, it is possible to feel a little burning and discomfort on the treated area, for this reason it is always advisable to consult your dermatologist before undergoing the treatment.
Facial radiofrequency: who can do it and for whom it is not recommended
Facial radiofrequency can be performed by both women and men, in case of:
- Skin laxity.
- Eye and lip contour no longer well defined.
- Scars due to acne.
- Very evident nasolabial lines.
- Wrinkles on the neck and hands.
As previously mentioned, radiofrequency has no contraindications and is painless; the only sensation perceived during the session is that of localized heat.
But who is it absolutely not recommended for?
- pregnant women.
- While breastfeeding
- Who has heart problems.
- Pacemaker wearers.
- Those who suffer from couperose.
- Vene varicose.
Furthermore, it is also not recommended in case of inflammation or infection in progress, and in case of wounds that have not completely healed and on injured skin.
Radiofrequency: where it can be done and what the results are
In addition to facial radiofrequency, this treatment can be performed on other parts of the body, such as:
Let’s find out the results and benefits based on the areas treated.
- Improves skin elasticity.
- Gives tone to the skin and hands appear younger.
Radiofrequency face, neck and décolleté
- More toned and luminous skin.
- More compact grain.
- The face is more drawn and plumped.
- General lifting effect.
- Relaxation of nasolabial folds.
- Thinning of crow’s feet and lines around the eyes.
- It also improves sagging skin in the cheek area.
- More toned abdomen.
- Plumped buttocks.
- More toned inner thighs and arms.
- Slimming effect.
- Improved circulation.
- Reduction of cellulite and orange peel skin effect.
- Lightening of any scars and stretch marks.
Facial radiofrequency: advantages and disadvantages
Radiofrequency is an aesthetic treatment in great demand and, like all treatments, it has both advantages and disadvantages. Let’s find out about them specifically.
Advantages of facial radiofrequency:
- it is not invasive.
- It’s painless.
- Does not interfere with daily activities.
- It has no serious side effects
- It can always be done, even in summer because it doesn’t photosensitize the skin.
Disadvantages of radio frequency:
- to have lasting results you need to undergo several sessions.
- The results are not permanent, you need to undergo continuous maintenance sessions.
- It is quite an expensive treatment.
Costs of facial radiofrequency
The aesthetic treatment is quite expensive. The price varies according to the type of radiofrequency, whether monopolar or bipolar, or quadripolar, but also according to the area to be treated.
Another factor that affects the price of RF is where you choose to get it. In an aesthetic center it has a lower cost than the same treatment carried out in an aesthetic medicine center.
In general, the costs of face radiofrequency start from a minimum of €100 up to a maximum of €300/400 per session.
Facial radiofrequency: how to do it at home and how long the effects last
The devices on the market, with which to carry out facial radiofrequency at home, are increasingly in demand. But how are they used and, above all, are they really effective? How long do the effects on the skin last?
As previously mentioned, they work through electromagnetic waves which act on the surface layer of the epidermis through the handpieces, stimulating the production of new collagen, which in turn gives elasticity and greater hydration.
However, radiofrequency devices at home have a lower power than the devices present in centers specialized in aesthetic medicine.
On the other hand, the advantage of using these devices for personal care lies in the fact that the treatment can be performed whenever you want from the comfort of your home, perhaps lying down on the sofa or bed in complete relaxation.
As far as effectiveness is concerned, the results are visible despite having a lower potency.
The advice, however, is to use them at least 10 minutes a day for about 3 weeks, in order to see the skin respond adequately to the stimuli of electromagnetic waves.
The results, therefore, are there, they are…