- Treatment Procedures
Nature Of Technology
RF is an abbreviation for "Radiofrequency", which is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation and lifting method that uses high frequency electrical currents. RF lifting treatments are performed using a professional RF lifting machine. The device can be equipped with a working handle with contact electrodes for continuous exposure to the skin. Its pulses penetrate deep into and heat the dermis, which leads to the reorganization of the skin's connective tissue components - collagen and elastin fibers. Based on the nature of the proteins, collagen and elastin are sensitive to high temperatures. Under the effect of high temperature, their fibers become denser and shorter, which results in tightening and restoring skin elasticity.
The high-frequency current travels through the epidermis affecting the dermis (the collagen and elastin framework of the face) and the subcutaneous tissue (subcutaneous fat). Under the action of radiofrequency, blood and lymphatic outflow increases in areas of skin that were sagging, drooping and wrinkled, and fibroblasts are metabolically activated to resume their work. The fibers restore skin tone, contract and reshape a youthful and firm face.
Radiofrequency face and body lifts exhibit long lasting results due to the positive changes in the soft tissues caused by the heating. The results of radiofrequency lifting treatment are manifested in increased local blood flow, improved lymphatic flow, accelerated metabolic processes and, most importantly, the activation of collagen and elastin synthesis. As a result, the RF lifting effect achieved during the treatment increases gradually. You can evaluate the final results after 1-2 months.
RF lifting treatment is simple and comfortable for the patient. After a consultation with a professional to identify cosmetic problems, skin type, and discuss possible contraindications, the aesthetician cleanses the area the patient wants to treat and applies a gel to enhance the passage of high frequency pulses during the treatment. Then, for the desired amount of time, she will apply a radiofrequency handle attached to a specialized device to the skin in the treated area.
Benefits Of RF Lifting
It is not for nothing that RF lifting is widely used and it is becoming increasingly popular not only among women but also among men. Due to the relative availability of RF lifting treatments, it gives patients remarkable results while not damaging their health. Other advantages of RF lifting:
- The treatment process is painless and does not require any anesthesia.
- No preparation and recovery period required.
- Quick and long-lasting results.
- No side effects during the professional treatment, as confirmed by most patient feedback.
- Short treatment time - about 30 minutes.
- Can be performed on people of any skin type and age, but not children.
One of the major advantages of RF lifting is its compatibility with other cosmetic procedures, including all types of cleansing and exfoliation, photorejuvenation, biorevitalization and aesthetic treatments, and plastic surgery. (Radio wave lifts are often included in plans to maintain skin elasticity after plastic surgery, thereby postponing the need for repeat procedures until a later date.)
Unlike plastic surgery procedures that lift the skin by removing it, RF lifting maintains the integrity of the epidermis, preventing scarring and ensuring a natural appearance. The procedure is more natural to the body because the skin becomes elastic due to the heating that causes the collagen in the cells to harden for a period of time, a natural reaction of all protein compounds.
Types Of RF Lifting
Depending on the equipment used and the intensity of the exposure to high frequency pulses, there are several main types of RF lifting:
- Biopolar - has the gentlest effect due to the low intensity of the current, the shallow depth of propagation under the skin and the limited area of action on the skin, and usually applies secondary RF to the face. To achieve maximum results, this type of RF lifting treatment involves repeating the treatment over the same time period.
- Monopolar RF - Due to the deeper action of monopolar RF, it has a stronger effect after the first treatment. This RF lifting device also has two electrodes, but some patients may experience adverse reactions due to the more intense heating of the subcutaneous layer, and the exact sensation varies from person to person.
- Tripolar RF - RF lifting performed by a device with multiple electrodes, one of which is always inactive. Due to the variability and temperature difference between the two poles, the effect is achieved through a constant distribution of energy in the tissues - the epidermis is cooled while the deeper dermis is heated. Because of this, the results are almost immediately visible and the effects are relatively superficial.
- Radiofrequency combination - Used on devices with multipolar and monopolar electrodes that also have a vacuum suction device and a laser beam, this radiofrequency boost is useful for improving blood circulation.
This is why it is believed that RF lifting handles with needle electrodes transmit pulses better than pulses from other types of RF and are more effective than flat RF lifting handles that are simply fixed to the surface of the skin.
RF Lifting Treatment Process
The RF lifting treatment does not involve complex operations and does not require any effort on the part of the aesthetic clinic client. It consists of several stages:
- An initial consultation with the doctor prior to the treatment.
- Removal of all your metal objects and contact lenses before theRF liftingtreatment begins.
- First of all thorough cleaning of the area to be treated from cosmetics and dirt.
- Disinfecting the area to be treated.
- Apply the gel required for the RF lifting treatment to the area to be treated.
- Treating the problem area with a RFlifting handle connected to a specialized device.
- Removing residual conductive gel after completing the treatment.
- Formulate the post-treatment care according to the client's skin type.