WHAT IS RADIO FREQUENCY

Radiofrequency (RF) is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses electromagnetic waves to heat the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin. It is commonly used for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and body contouring, among other aesthetic applications.

During a radiofrequency treatment session, a handheld device emits RF energy into the skin, targeting specific depths and areas of concern. The RF energy penetrates the skin's surface and heats the underlying tissues, causing controlled thermal damage. This stimulates the body's natural healing response, triggering the production of new collagen and elastin fibers, which help to tighten and firm the skin over time.

The procedure is well-tolerated by most individuals and requires little to no downtime, making it a popular choice for those seeking non-surgical skin tightening and rejuvenation.

Some common applications of radiofrequency treatments include:

  • Skin tightening: Radiofrequency treatments can help tighten loose or sagging skin on the face, neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, and buttocks. The heat generated by the RF energy stimulates collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Wrinkle reduction: Radiofrequency treatments can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen remodeling and improving skin elasticity. This can result in smoother, more rejuvenated skin with fewer visible signs of aging.
  • Body contouring: Radiofrequency treatments can be used to contour and sculpt the body by reducing localized fat deposits and improving skin laxity. Common treatment areas include the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and buttocks.
  • Cellulite reduction: Radiofrequency treatments can help improve the appearance of cellulite by targeting the underlying connective tissue and fat deposits. The heat generated by the RF energy helps to break down fat cells and
    tighten the skin, resulting in smoother, more toned skin texture.

Overall, radiofrequency treatments offer a safe, effective, and non-invasive option for improving skin tone, texture, and overall appearance. The number of treatment sessions required and the duration of results may vary depending on individual factors such as skin type, concerns, and treatment goals.

A Radio Frequency treatment is a 60 min treatment costing $300

Radio Frequency information

Contraindications

While radiofrequency (RF) treatments are generally safe and well-tolerated by most individuals, there are certain contraindications and precautions to consider before undergoing this procedure.

Common contraindications to radiofrequency treatments include:

  • Pregnancy: RF treatments are typically not recommended for pregnant individuals due to the potential risk to the developing fetus. While there is limited evidence on the safety of RF during pregnancy, it's advisable to avoid unnecessary procedures that may affect the baby.
  • Breastfeeding: Similarly, RF treatments are not recommended for individuals who are breastfeeding. While there is limited evidence on the safety of RF during breastfeeding, it's advisable to avoid unnecessary procedures that may affect the baby.
  • Metal implants: Individuals with metal implants, such as pacemakers, defibrillators, or metallic prostheses, may be at risk of interference or damage from RF energy. The electromagnetic field generated by RF devices can potentially disrupt the function of these implants or cause heating of the metal, leading to burns or other complications.
  • Active skin infections or lesions: RF treatments should not be performed on skin that has active infections, such as bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, or open wounds, cuts, or lesions. The procedure can exacerbate existing infections and may increase the risk of complications, such as inflammation, infection, or scarring
  • History of skin cancer: Individuals with a history of skin cancer or pre-cancerous lesions require a doctors certificate before undergoing RF treatment. The heat generated by RF energy can potentially stimulate the growth of cancerous cells or promote the recurrence of skin cancer in susceptible individuals.
  • Autoimmune disorders: Individuals with autoimmune disorders or conditions that affect the immune system may be at increased risk of adverse reactions to RF treatment. The heat generated by RF energy can potentially exacerbate inflammation or immune responses in susceptible individuals.
  • Photosensitivity: Individuals who are photosensitive or have a history of photosensitivity reactions may be at an increased risk of adverse reactions to RF treatment. This includes individuals with conditions such as lupus,
    porphyria, or certain medications that increase sensitivity to light.
  • Recent use of photosensitizing medications: Certain medications, such as antibiotics, retinoids, or acne medications, can increase sensitivity to light and may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications during RF treatment. It's essential to disclose all medications, supplements, and skincare products to your healthcare provider before undergoing RF treatment.
  • Skin type and color: RF treatments may not be suitable for individuals
    with darker skin tones, such as Fitzpatrick skin types V and VI, due to the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.

It's essential to have a consultation before undergoing a radio frequency treatment to discuss any underlying medical conditions, concerns, or contraindications.

A thorough evaluation will help determine the safety and suitability of these treatments
for your individual needs and ensure a positive treatment outcome.

Pre-Treatment Guidelines

Before undergoing a radiofrequency (RF) treatment, it's essential to follow specific pre-treatment guidelines to prepare your skin and maximize the effectiveness of the procedure while minimizing the risk of complications.

Here are some common pre-treatment guidelines for RF treatments:

  • Consultation: Before any Radio frequency treatment you are required to have a consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss your skincare concerns, goals, and expectations. I will assess your skin type, condition, and suitability for plasma and provide personalized recommendations based on your individual needs.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Minimize sun exposure to the treatment area in the weeks leading up to your RF treatment. Sunburned or tanned skin is more susceptible to adverse reactions, such as blistering, hyperpigmentation, or burns, during RF treatment. Wear sunscreen with SPF protection and protective clothing to shield the skin from UV rays when outdoors.
  • Discontinue tanning products: Discontinue the use of self-tanning products, spray tans, or tanning beds at least two to four weeks before your RF treatment. These products can alter the skin's pigmentation and increase the risk of adverse reactions during treatment.
  • Avoid photosensitizing medications: If you are taking medications or supplements that increase sensitivity to light, such as antibiotics, retinoids, or acne medications, consult with your healthcare provider about discontinuing or adjusting your medication regimen before RF treatment. These medications can increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications during treatment.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your RF treatment to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Hydrated skin is more resilient and can help promote optimal healing after the procedure.
  • Follow provider's instructions: Follow any additional pre-treatment instructions provided at your consultation. This may include avoiding certain activities or skincare products that could interfere with the procedure or compromise the results.

By following these pre-treatment guidelines and communicating openly with your practitioner, you can help ensure a safe and successful Plasma Fibroblast with optimal results.

What To Expect

During a radiofrequency (RF) appointment, you can expect the following steps:

  • Consultation: Before any Radio frequency treatments you are required to have a consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss your skincare concerns, goals, and expectations. I will assess your skin type, condition, and suitability for plasma and provide personalized recommendations based on your individual needs.
  • Skin assessment: The treatment area will be assessed and with approval
    photographs to document your skin's condition before the RF treatment. This allows for comparison and evaluation of treatment progress over time.
  • Preparation: The treatment area will be cleansed thoroughly to remove any makeup, oil, or debris.
  • Application of conduction gel: A conductive gel will be applied to the treatment area to enhance the transmission of RF energy and ensure uniform heating of the skin.
  • RF treatment: Using a handheld RF device to deliver controlled RF energy into the skin. The device emits RF waves that penetrate the skin's surface and heat the deeper layers of tissue, stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin.
  • Sensation during treatment: You may experience a sensation of warmth or heat as the RF device is applied to the skin. The heat generated by the RF energy is typically well-tolerated by most individuals, but some may experience mild discomfort or a tingling sensation.
  • Treatment duration: The duration of an RF treatment session can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific concerns being addressed. In general, RF treatments are relatively quick, typically lasting anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes per session.
  • Post-treatment care**: After the RF treatment is complete, your
    practitioner may provide you with post-treatment care instructions. This may
    include recommendations for skincare products, sun protection, and avoiding
    certain activities or skincare treatments that may irritate the skin.
  • Post-treatment care: After your treatment, the skin may be treated with a soothing serum, hydrating mask, or other skincare products to nourish and hydrate the skin. An application of sunscreen will be applied to protect the skin from environmental damage.
  • Follow-up recommendations: Depending on your skin type and concerns, you may recommend additional treatments or skincare products to enhance and maintain the results of the radio frequency.

Overall, there is minimal downtime associated with radio frequency, though some individuals may experience mild redness or sensitivity immediately following the procedure.

By adhering to your treatment plan and maintaining regular follow-up appointments, you can enjoy long-lasting improvements in skin tone, texture, and overall appearance with radio frequency.

Post-Treatment Guidelines

After undergoing a radiofrequency (RF) treatment, it's essential to adhere to specific post-treatment guidelines to promote proper healing, maximize the effectiveness of the procedure, and minimize the risk of complications.

Here are some common post-treatment guidelines for RF treatments:

  • Protect the treated area from sun exposure: Minimize sun exposure to the treated area in the days and weeks following RF treatment. Sunburned or tanned skin is more susceptible to adverse reactions, such as blistering,
    hyperpigmentation, or burns, during the healing process. Wear sunscreen with SPF protection and protective clothing to shield the skin from UV rays when outdoors.
  • Apply soothing skincare products: Use gentle, non-irritating skincare products to soothe and moisturize the treated area after RF treatment. Your practitioner may recommend specific post-treatment skincare products, such as
    moisturizers or cooling gels, to help alleviate any discomfort and promote optimal healing.
  • Avoid hot baths and saunas: Avoid hot baths, saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs for at least one to two days after RF treatment. Exposure to excessive heat can increase swelling and discomfort and may interfere with the healing
    process.
  • Avoid picking or scratching: Resist the urge to pick, scratch, or peel any scabs or crusts that may form on the treated area. Allow the skin to heal naturally to minimize the risk of scarring or pigment changes.
  • Avoid skincare products with active ingredients: Refrain from using harsh or abrasive skincare products, such as exfoliants, retinoids, acids, or harsh cleansers, on the treated area for at least one week after RF treatment.
    These products can irritate the skin and may interfere with the healing process.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water in the days following RF treatment to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Hydrated skin is more resilient and can help promote optimal healing after the procedure.
  • Follow Homecare Instructions: Follow my specific post-treatment instructions hand out . This may includes recommendations for skincare products, dietary guidelines, lifestyle modifications, or follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure optimal results.
  • Monitor for complications: Keep an eye on the treated areas of your skin for any signs of complications, such as excessive redness, swelling, pain, or irritation. If you experience any concerning symptoms or adverse reactions, contact me for further evaluation and guidance.
  • Be patient: Allow time for your skin to heal and regenerate after the treatment. Results may take several days to become apparent, and multiple sessions of radio frequency may be needed to achieve your desired outcome. Be patient and consistent with your post-treatment care routine to maximize the benefits of the treatment.


By following these post-treatment guidelines and caring for your skin properly, you can help ensure a safe and successful recovery from radio frequency treatments.

If you have any questions or concerns about your post-treatment care, don't hesitate to reach out for guidance and support.