The passage of time, a sedentary life, an inadequate diet and a lack of hydration can wreak havoc on the appearance of the face, accelerating the appearance of the first signs of aging: sagging and wrinkles. To preserve a uniform and healthy face for much longer, there are many aesthetic treatments , however, today it is facial radiofrequency therapy that is emerging as the best option to rejuvenate the tissue effectively and without surgery.
Improve the appearance of dull skin, restore skin volume, combat sagging and stimulate collagen production with just some of the benefits of this facial treatment. What is facial radiofrequency ? Find the answer to this question and many more in this eHealth article.
What is facial radiofrequency and what is it for?
Radio frequency is an aesthetic treatment that consists of applying high-frequency electromagnetic waves to the skin with the aim of heating the tissue layers to a temperature of 40 ° C or more. The heat activates the fibroblast cells , which are responsible for generating new collagen and elastin fibers, substances responsible for the tone and elasticity of the skin. Radio frequency can be applied through different equipment, among the best known we find the Accent, Thermalipo, Vela and Indiba.
The stimulation of collagen production allows the layers of the skin to contract so that the tissue looks much firmer and healthier, therefore facial radiofrequency is currently considered one of the best alternatives to combat sagging and improve the quality of the tissue . This treatment is ideal for those people who have lost tone in the cheekbones and do not wish to undergo a surgical process, since radiofrequency is a non-invasive and painless technique.
Facial radiofrequency is known as lifting without surgery, because its tightening effect on the skin manages to considerably improve the appearance of wrinkles. The passage of time brings as a consequence a significant decrease in the body’s production of collagen, which is responsible for the appearance of the first signs of aging : furrows, sagging, withered skin and sun spots. Radiofrequency, although it cannot stop aging, does help to delay its notoriety on the face, making the tissue look much healthier and smoother. Based on this and based on the effect that radio frequency heat has on the skin layers, we can mention the following effects of this technique on the tissue:
- Contributes to the formation of new collagen fibers.
- It helps the fibrous tracts to better support the skin.
- Firms fat.
- It activates blood circulation by exerting a vasodilator effect that improves the appearance of the skin, cell metabolism and increases tissue oxygenation.
- Heat has a positive effect on vascularity, which helps to improve metabolic reactions and the lymphatic system . By stimulating the proper functioning of the lymphatic system, toxins and wastes that affect the appearance of the skin are better released.
Thus, facial radiofrequency is a successful alternative to show off a much healthier, taut and even face. It is an ideal treatment to combat signs of aging, prevent wilting skin, improve sagging and give radiance and hydration to the face. All this translates into benefits, which we will explain in detail below.
Benefits of facial radiofrequency
Facial radiofrequency offers positive benefits to the entire face , which allows treating different problems to it, let’s see:
- Lift the forehead tissue and tighten this skin to improve the appearance of folds produced by facial expression.
- Look up and tighten the skin around the eye, in the area where wrinkles known as crow’s feet appear.
- Reduces the size of open pores and tightens the skin on sagging cheekbones.
- Reduces sagging around the lips and tightens sagging neck skin to reduce double chin.
- All facial skin looks firm and luminous.
- By activating blood circulation, the skin is hydrated with more natural nutrients and looks smooth and healthy.
- Improves the appearance of bags under the eyes and dark circles.
- Balances excess fat on the face.
- Combat edema caused by the malfunction of the lymphatic system.
Facial radiofrequency treatment
Facial radiofrequency is a very effective facial rejuvenation technique to combat flaccidity that is performed in aesthetic centers and each session lasts approximately 30 minutes . Before attending the treatment, it is important that a specialist in aesthetic medicine evaluate the person’s face to determine the number of sessions necessary to successfully improve the problem to be treated.
Before and after the facial radiofrequency session, the person can go about their life as usual, since this technique is not abrasive or suggests special care, much less rest. It is important to attend the sessions with clean skin and free of makeup .
During the treatment, the specialist will apply a gel to the face that will serve as a conductor and then begin to massage the area to be treated with the handpiece of the equipment that emits electromagnetic waves. During the session you do not experience any type of pain, but it is possible that once the therapy is finished the skin looks a little red, hot and irritated by the heat to which it has been subjected. These symptoms are temporary, and the use of sunscreen after radiofrequency is essential.
The results of facial radiofrequency are observed progressively , so it is likely that after the first sessions no significant changes will be observed. However, as time goes by, you will notice how the face has changed and the improvement will be totally evident after 3 or 4 months after completing the treatment. Keeping a monthly photographic log can be of great help to better appreciate changes.
Contraindications of facial radiofrequency
Although this treatment is not invasive or abrasive to the skin, there are some cases in which its application is not recommended. In some cases, depending on the condition of the person’s skin, after the radiotherapy session the face appears red, irritated, feels very hot or has erythema . These side effects do not pose a greater risk to the health of normal skin, however, sensitive skin can be more affected. For this reason, it is recommended that if you have sensitive skin you go to your dermatologist and ask him about your interest in starting to apply radiofrequency to your face.
Facial radiofrequency is contraindicated in the following cases :
- People with very sensitive skin.
- Children or the elderly.
- During pregnancy and lactation.
- People with heart disease or clotting problems.
- People with collagen implants or metal prostheses and pacemakers.
- Very overweight people.
- People with chronic dermatological diseases.
- People with cancer and defibrillators.
Radio frequency is a treatment that should only be applied by a professional of aesthetic medicine and in a responsible center authorized by the health authorities. This procedure is not recommended at home or in beauty salons.
Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.