At Aesthetic Medical Network, we are now excited to offer our clients the latest technology in Skin Rejuvenation and Tightening, also known as RF (radio frequency) the system provides a non-surgical face/body lift and is designed for all skins in need of that extra toning and tightening, it is able to be applied to most areas of the face and the body. We can also offer Skin Tightening (RF) as an addition to the Ultrasound Treatment to maximize the results in the treatment area.
Most people will experience cellulite at some stage of their life, but not everyone has an understanding of what it is?, most people are embarrassed about cellulite and relate it to being fat which cannot be further from the truth. 90% of people, whatever shape or sizes are susceptible to having cellulite. Cellulite is dimpling that occurs underneath the top layers of skin and is caused by smaller pockets of trapped fat deposits that push against the connective tissues beneath the skin. This trapped fat does not allow the lymph system to work properly, thus a large part of cellulite is made up of toxins and fat that has not drained away.
Frequently Asked Question
The use of Radio Frequency, Is it Safe?
Radiofrequency (RF) treatment refers to the controlled application of RF energy, a form of
electromagnetic energy, to the surface of the skin. RF energy has been used safely for many years in surgery but only recently in dermatology and cosmetic procedures. The application of RF energy causes bulk heating of the lower layers of the skin without causing any damage to the upper layer, or external surface of the skin.
How Does It Work?
Clinical research has shown that bulk heating of the connective tissue in the lower layers of the skin causes the skin to tighten. Non-surgical skin tightening is achieved by the effect of heat on the collagen fibers which causes them to lose their long fiber structure and shrink into a more compact form. This causes an increased tension within the skin which achieves the effect of tightening.
How Many Sessions Will I Need? How Long Is Each Session?
We recommended that a course of 6 sessions, with intervals of 10 days between each procedure is the minimum number of treatment sessions that is required. Following the initial course of treatment, it is recommended that skin tightening maintenance treatments be given every 3 to 6 months (and sometimes every 12 months) depending on the longevity of the patient’s response. Depending on what treatment area you are wanting done, the time will vary. On Average allow 10 – 30 minutes for the procedure. You will be advised at time of consultation with time and cost of procedure.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Areas that are mainly treated are Tummy, Thighs, Upper Arms, Face (crow’s feet, forehead, under chin) Buttocks.
When will I see results?
Most clients will see results after 3 days of having the treatment, but we do highly recommend having at least 6 treatments to maximize results and get the longevity out of the procedure, Although skin tightening can be a Add-On to any facial or body treatment if desired.
Do I Need To Take Time Off Work?
No absolutely not, the RF will only cause a little heating under the skin, it will cause a slight pink tone from the heat but that will quickly subside after the treatment.
How does Radio Frequency Assist in Cellulite Reduction?
Radio Frequency is successful in cellulite and fat reduction as it improves blood flow to the treated area which therefore promotes the breakdown of fat cells, aiding in the re-absorption and drainage of fatty deposits and retained fluids.