Radio Frequency Facials
Radio Frequency Facials
Sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines are common issues that stem from genetics or photodamage caused by exposure to the sun. Over time, collagen and elastin, two components present within your skin, break down and cause your skin to lose its elasticity.
During a Radio Rrequency (RF) skin tightening procedure, heat is used to encourage the production of new collagen and elastin. The renewed production of these components helps to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines, and tightens skin.
The treatment can be used on the face to tighten any loose and sagging skin. It is also suitable for any age group, although best suited to those with mild-mid stages of loose skin.
It is an appropriate treatment for the face because the ageing process sees a reduction in the amount of fat, particularly on the cheeks. Instead of plumping out the tissues (the outcome of filler treatments), it simply aims to tighten up the sagging skin in areas such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls.
Radio frequency can be performed as a stand alone treatment for skin tightening or combined with a deep cleanse facial and/or shallow microneedling.
Benefits of Radio Frequency for the face:
Increases skin firmness
Helps tighten the skin, reducing loose skin
Reduces lines and wrinkles
Lift the brows and tighten the skin on the forehead
Thicken and tighten the skin under the eyes
Lift and diminish enlarged pores on the cheeks and midface
Reduce jowls and sagging along the jaw line
Tighten skin and diminish wrinkling on the neck
Is Radio Frequency safe?
RF skin tightening procedures cause few side effects and little to no downtime. All studies report no permanent side effects following treatment.
Patients may sometimes experience erythema, or reddening of the skin, after a procedure. Erythema typically fades within 24 hours after treatment.
Some clients may experience a slight swelling which can last up to 24 hours after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
A course of 6-12 treatments is recommended about one week apart, with the best effect being seen two months following the final treatment. Dependent on how deep the lines and wrinkle are is dependent on the number of treatments required. Many clients like to have monthly treatments as a preventative to aging and to keep their face looking it’s best.
CONTRAINDICATIONS (THOSE WHO AREN'T SUITABLE)
Cancer (all forms)
Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy
High blood pressure (uncontrolled)
Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation)
Heart problems or diseases
Kidney damage, diseases or problems
Liver damage, diseases or problems
Haemorrhagic disease, trauma or bleeding
Numb or insensitive to heat
Active implanted device such as pacemaker or defibrillator
Recent surgery (wait 6 months)
Recent scars (wait 6 months)
Open lesions (avoid area)
Skin diseases (avoid area)
Infection (avoid area)
Antibiotics (wait until course completed)
Inflammation (avoid area)
Varicose veins (avoid area)
Prosthesis/silicone implants (avoid area)
Metal implants/screws (avoid area)
Menstrual Period (wait until after)
Depilatory creams (wait 2 weeks)
Areas being treated with IPL or Laser (wait 2 weeks)
Areas being treated with Botox® or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks)
Suntan (sun must be avoided the entire duration of the treatment regime)
Chronic inflammation (depending on severity of chronic inflammatory conditions - consider that treatment will increase inflammation and anti-inflammatory medications reduce the effectiveness of the treatment - please discuss with your doctor first).
PRE TREATMENT CARE
If you take antibiotics, you should complete the course before scheduling the procedure. You must wait 2 weeks after using depilatory creams, Botox, filler treatments, or laser treatments before RF.
Any deep exfoliation treatment – such as chemical peels or skin needling (deeper than 0.3mm), should be avoided a week prior to your treatment.
Drink plenty of water starting a few days prior to treatment as the more moisture in the skin, the better the results.
Remove all jewellery, metal items prior to treatment.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Any deep exfoliation treatment – such as chemical peels or skin needling (deeper than 0.3mm), should be avoided a week following your treatment.
Extreme exercise, swimming, spas, a hot shower and anything that involves increasing your body temperature to a high level, may increase the redness flare up of the area, for the first 24-48 hours.
A professional range of 30+ sunscreen will be applied immediately following your treatment by your therapist. Please reapply a professional sunscreen for the following 72 hours.
Targeted RF Treatment £30
Upper Face: Eyes & Forehead
Mid Face: Cheeks & Jowls
Lower Face: Neck and Jawline
Course of 6 £150 (get one free)
Full Face RF Treatment £40
Course of 6 £200 (get one free)
Full Face & Neck RF Treatment £50
Course of 6 £250 (get one free)
Face, Neck Décolleté RF Treatment £60
Course of 6 £300 (get one free)