How Does Skin Tightening With Radio Frequency Work?

Is saggy skin getting you down? Whether you’re struggling with loose or saggy looking skin on your face or body, skin tightening with radio frequency can give you a highly effective solution without going under the knife.

Ageing is inevitable, but thanks to the incredible progress of the non-surgical aesthetics industry we no longer have to decide between ageing gracefully or undergoing surgery.

There is another solution.

Non-surgical treatments, such as skin tightening with radiofrequency, have quickly gained popularity with celebrities and everyday people all over the world.

Around £275 million is spent on cosmetic surgery each year in the UK alone, but research suggests that the non-surgical industry is due to boom, with projected to hit £3 billion in the next couple of years!

One of the most popular facial treatments to slow the signs of ageing is skin tightening with radio frequency. A non-invasive procedure that offers an alternative to facelifts without the risk, pain and recovery that surgery brings.

Ageing skin isn’t just an issue that is localised to the face, loose skin can appear anywhere on the body, as we get older. Skin tightening treatments can be delivered on any are of the body as well. This makes skin with radio frequency a really versatile treatment.

What Is Radio Frequency?

Radio frequency is a revolutionary skin tightening treatment that uses harmless radio waves to stimulate the production of more collagen in the deeper layers of your skin. Collagen cells are the building blocks that hold your skin together. It gives it its strength, its structure and its elasticity.

As we age, our body’s collagen production slows down significantly – with a drastic drop during the menopause. That’s why many women notice a sudden increase in the signs of ageing in their skin as their hormones begin to decline in their 40’s and 50’s. I recently wrote a blog about ageing skin, and how your face changes as you age. You can read it HERE.

Radio frequency can stimulate your body to produce more collagen, helping your skin to hold its shape more effectively and giving you a smoother, firmer and more youthful appearance.

What Can Skin Tightening With Radio Frequency Help With?

Skin tightening with radio frequency is incredibly popular for all kinds of skin laxity issues. Because it’s incredibly safe it can be used on almost any area of your body such as the face, neck, decolletage, stomach, arms, thighs, buttocks and hands.

Common areas we treat with skin tightening treatments;
  • Saggy jowls – Droopy cheeks or excess skin on the jawline.
  • Droopy eyes – Hooded lids or under-eye bags.
  • Sad mouth – Smokers lines, smile lines and sagging skin around your mouth.
  • Double chin – Caused by loose skin under the chin.
  • Turkey neck – Wrinkled, sagging skin on the neck.
  • Bingo wings – Saggy skin on the back of your arms.
  • Thigh and buttocks – Loose, crepe skin on your buttocks or thighs.
  • Mummy tummy – Post-baby belly, loose or wrinkled skin on the abdomen.

While skin tightening with radio frequency is often thought of for anti-ageing, it’s a powerful treatment for people who are suffering from excess skin following weight loss or pregnancy too.

How Does Radio Frequency Work?

The concept behind skin tightening with radio frequency is very simple. We use a specific frequency of energy to heat the cells in the lower layers of your skin. This stimulates your body to produce more collagen and elastin.

Radio frequency energy is measured in wavelengths per second. The kind used in skin tightening treatments is similar in wavelength to those you surround yourself with every day – Wifi signal, microwaves, TV and radio…

Like any kind of energy, radio frequency can produce heat. Using a special handheld device, we harness this energy and direct it at the skin cells in the areas of your body that you want to treat.

By heating the deeper layers of skin we encourage cellular regeneration (the removal of weak, damaged cells replacing them with new, stronger ones) and induce collagen and elastin production.

Over time, as your body creates these new cells and proteins, your skin will become thicker, stronger and firmer. This leads to a lifting effect, as well as more youthful-looking skin.

Is Skin Tightening With Radio Frequency Safe?

Research has shown that radio frequency is a safe cosmetic treatment with no significant risks or side effects. Because it’s non-surgical and non-invasive there’s no general anaesthetic required. No cutting, stitching or risk of infection.

Skin tightening with radio frequency is a painless and relaxing treatments. There’s no recovery period required, making it the perfect “lunch time” skin tightening treatment.

How Long Does it Take to Tighten Skin?

Radio frequency uses your body’s own, natural ability to regenerate healthier, stronger and firmer skin. Because it takes time to grow new collagen and elastin cells, results take a few weeks to become visible.

Most people start to see a difference around 6-8 weeks into their treatment programme with the best results being visible around 12-16 weeks. Depending on your age and the quality of your skin, the results can last up to 12 months – or longer with occasional top-up treatments.

Skin Tightening With Radio Frequency At The Body Clinic

Here at The Body Clinic, we use Exilis Elite – an FDA approved skin tightening treatment. You might have heard about Exilis Elite for fat reduction, but it’s a hugely powerful skin tightening treatment too. It’s actually one of Kim Kardashian’s “go-to” treatments for helping her to retain her beautiful skin.

By combining radio frequency technologies with high-intensity ultrasound, it enables us to target specific depths beneath the surface of the skin and pinpoint different skin concerns. This gives us more control over your treatment and allows us to tailor your skin tightening procedure to suit your unique needs.

Want To Find Out More?

The first step in your skin tightening journey is to book a consultation to find out if radio frequency is the right treatment for you.

During your consultation, we’ll listen to your concerns, answer your questions and help you to understand the treatment so you can make an informed decision.

Click here to book a consultation now…

Want to learn more about skin tightening treatments? Check out our other blog posts, How To Reduce Wrinkles Without Surgery and What Is A HIFU Facial.