As you age, the amount of collagen in your skin diminishes. Additionally, certain other factors affect your collagen levels like the amount of sun exposure you receive as well as certain health conditions. A decreased collagen level leads to sagging, older-looking skin. Fortunately, you don’t have to be unhappy with your skin’s appearance. InShape Medical, serving Cary, NC and the surrounding region, offers RF skin tightening to give you smoother, more taut skin.
General Information about RF Skin Tightening
RF skin tightening, more formally known as radio-frequency skin tightening, is a procedure that gently heats tissue. Ultimately, the heat stimulates the skin’s subdermal layer to produce collagen. This heightened collagen level results in a decrease in fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. As a general rule, the amount of collagen you have determines the tightness of your skin. In other words, when you have a lot of collagen, your skin is tighter.
What to Expect During an RF Skin-Tightening Procedure
Qualifying for the procedure isn’t difficult. Generally, as long as your overall health is good, you can undergo RF skin tightening. We do ask about any skin issues or infections you have since it could worsen these problems. Both women and men of all skin types may undergo this particular treatment. It’s not a painful procedure, so patients don’t require numbing or anesthesia.
Make sure you wear comfortable clothes during your procedure. Usually, during your treatment, we’ll position you on a table. We encourage to you lay back and relax. Then, we cover the area where you want skin tightening with a gel that cools the area and also provides lubrication. This allows the applicator to move comfortably and easily over your skin.
We use an applicator that delivers RF waves to your skin. As we move the applicator around the area, it sends this radiofrequency energy that penetrates your skin. The energy generated by the treatment stimulates collagen production. This means that the area will produce new collagen fibers that give your skin a firmer feeling and appearance. While your aesthetician conducts the procedure, it’ll feel like a warm massage. Most people find the treatment quite relaxing, especially when compared to other more invasive options for skin tightening and rejuvenation.
After Your Procedure
You may experience a warm feeling on your skin after the treatment. Sometimes, people have a bit of redness, sensitivity, skin sinking, or inflammation. These are only temporary reactions and typically subside over the next few hours. A majority of individuals are able to go back to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. In comparison to many other aesthetic treatments for skin tightening, this one has minimal chances of side effects and other issues associated with it.
Why Choose Us
Our team has a thorough understanding of aesthetic procedures like RF technology. We strongly believe in the power of improving one’s appearance. It affects a person’s entire life, from how they feel about themselves to their overall disposition.
Each one of our patients receives a plan tailored to them. Therefore, our plan for you is specific to your needs in terms of the location and the number of treatments necessary. We may also advise you on other treatments that can enhance your results.
Using precision and a gentle hand, we make you feel comfortable and ensure the results of your procedure. Additionally, we make sure you understand the procedure and have realistic expectations before we begin.