Fractionated laser radio frequency skin resurfacing is a non-ablative dermal treatment for all skin conditions. Unlike other laser treatments, it relies on radio waves that travel deep within the dermal layers to repair the damages.
This micro-injury in the skin layer stimulates the collagen production that evens the outer skin and solves multiple deep tissue skin conditions. RF skin resurfacing works its magic without damaging the outer layer of the skin. This treatment is fabulous for fine line wrinkles, stretch marks, acne and acne scarring. The procedure also treats enlarged pores, sun exposure, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and fantastic tightening treatment for all skin types.
How does it work?
RF skin tightening treatment uses a fractional laser method to deliver heat energy into the epidermis to stimulate collagen and elastin. Although RF resurfacing is not a permanent solution to reverse the hands of time on our skin, it is safe and effective.
RF is a fractional treatment procedure, which means only one fraction of the skin is treated at a time. It signals the body to begin repair and rejuvenation immediately. Patients who suffer from acne, acne scarring, uneven skin texture, hyper/hypopigmentation, and sun damage see immediate results after the treatment. The skin feels healthier, smoother, and glossier, and there is no downtime like other resurfacing treatments.
If you are looking for beautiful skin, then fractional RF is the treatment you need. It works on all skin types, any part of the body, and requires less downtime and no surgery.
What is the duration of fractional RF skin treatment?
Fractional RF skin resurfacing time depends on the part of the body and the width of the area treated. Patients that come in for this treatment spend less than an hour in the dermatologist office but may require local anaesthetic for several parts of the skin.
Patients usually notice a dramatic appearance on their skin after a couple of sessions, but your skin type determines the number of sessions that will be needed to deliver the result you desire.
What is the healing time after a fractional RF treatment?
Although healing is fast and progressive, you will feel sore, swelling, and discomfort after the treatment. Patients that undergo the aggressive radiofrequency treatment will notice the skin feels dry, flaky and rough to the touch.
The area treated will return to normal after 5 to 7 days, where you can continue with your regular beauty and skincare routine. However, it is advisable to avoid too much sun exposure or you risk looking like a burnt bun.
Does Fractional RF hurt?
Hurt is a relative term, and depending on your pain tolerance, it can be anything from a prickling needle to a burning sensation on the skin. However, small numbing, tingling, and burning sensation are common after skin treatments involving radiofrequency treatments.
Patients that do not tolerate pain get painkillers to lessen the effect of the treatment as they undergo healing. Overall, RF resurfacing is a safe, effective, and almost painless procedure for all skin types and colours.
What skin conditions does fractional RF treat?
All areas of the body benefit from this treatment, including the back, around the lips and eyes, décolletage, hand, face, chin, stomach, arms, etc. It is fabulous for wrinkles, fine lines, acne, acne scarring, stretch marks, enlarged pores, pigmentation, uneven skin texture, and other skin conditions.
If you are looking to get a smooth skin surface, RF is also a good resurfacing, tightening skin treatment. However, you will need up to 5 sessions at four weeks interval before you get the desired result.
Does RF skin tightening really work?
Yes, RF skin tightening works. It is excellent in tightening the skin and pores anywhere on the body. The heat energy bouts go deep into the skin stimulating collagen production and elastin. It also triggers the production of fibroplasia.
Fibroplasia is a process where the body produces fibrous tissues to replace dead and damaged ones. When it combines with collagen and elastin, it becomes firmer, and denser causing the portion of skin treated to shrink and tighten.
Fractional skin tightening treatment is effective for fine lines wrinkles, sagging and lines around the eyelids, forehead, eyebrow, cheeks, hips and neck. Results from tightening by the use of radio frequency resurfacing reveal a 96% change in people who opt for this treatment.
How much does fractional RF skin tightening cost?
RF treatment costs range from $500 to $3,000 per session. The price depends on the portion of the body treated, the duration, facility, and extent of the damage.
If you are looking for a cheap service, you will end up damaging your body and not getting the required results.
The average cost for resurfacing RF is above $1,500, and home treatments start at almost $450.
The benefits of this procedure are to close enlarged pores and restore your skin tone as the body produces collagen and elastin. Overall, it is a very efficient and safe technique with little downtime.