Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening is a non-invasive treatment method that can be used to treat sagging skin. As we age, the body doesn’t produce as much collagen and elastin as it once did. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its fullness. Elastin is also a protein that allows the tissue in the body to be able to stretch and return to its normal shape. The natural consequence of decreased production is the sagging of the skin. As the skin begins to sag, wrinkles appear, consequentially making individuals look older.
Medical experts have discovered that by stimulating the body to produce additional collagen and elastin, it will help restore the vitality of the skin. This can be done by utilizing radiofrequency energy which directs energy to the lower layers of the skin, where the two substances can be found. By targeting the deeper layers, the heat is able to be absorbed by the collagen and elastin, producing a skin tightening effect which gives the skin a fuller and more youthful look.
You may notice some results immediately. However, for maximum results, a series of treatments may be recommended. You may notice some redness and swelling after the treatment, but this is temporary and should subside within an hour after completion. There is no downtime and you can resume normal activities upon leaving the office.
If you would like to explore ways to restore a youthful appearance, talk to Dr. Hartman at Fine Arts Skin and Laser about the advantages of radiofrequency skin tightening treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Dover.