FAQ about Radiofrequency Treatments

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What are the medical benefits of radio frequency?

Radio frequency is widely used for following procedures:

  • Face lifting
  • Neck lifting
  • Tightening and lifting saggy facial skin
  • Removing or reducing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Fat reduction
  • Skin tightening

How does radio frequency work to treat skin?

Radio frequency treatments use hand-held equipment that transmits radiofrequency waves. When these waves hit skin, they transfer heat to skin tissues and cases contraction of skin tissues. It helps in collagen production, tightening of skin and enhancing the appearance of skin.

Are radio frequency treatments safe?

Yes, various researches have been carried out to check the credibility and safety of RF treatments, and they have proved these procedures safe.

 What can radio frequency treatments do?

The benefits that RF treatment offers are as follows:

  • It removes or at least reduces wrinkles and fine lines through tightening of skin.
  • It is used for tightening of loose skin around jowls and neck.
  • It reduces double chin
  • It enhances skin tone.
  • It is used for lifting eyebrows or eyelids.
  • It can also plump up the face.

Why should I choose RF treatments and not the surgical solutions?

RF treatments should be preferred on the surgical solutions because:

  • It is a non-invasive procedure.
  • It involves minimum pain.
  • Downtime is quite shorter as compared to surgical procedures.
  • Minimum level of discomfort during and after the procedure.

What are the potential risks associated with RF treatments?

Radio frequency treatments are non-surgical, non-invasive procedures, so they lack a wide range of risks and side effects. Some side effects that may arise from a RF treatment are:

  • Temporary swelling of treated area
  • Temporary redness
  • Temporary numbness

Who can benefit from radio frequency treatment?

Everyone can benefit from it except people listed below:

  • People who have pacemaker
  • People who have metal plates or pins in the treatment area
  • People with serious heart conditions
  • People who have connective tissues disease
  • Women who are breast feeding
  • Pregnant women

Is RF treatment right for me?

If you do not fall in the list of people described earlier, feel free to consult a surgeon for treatment. If you still feel uncomfortable, discuss your questions with your surgeon and he/she will help you in deciding the best option for you.

What would be the procedure?

Your surgeon will apply a conductive gel to the treatment area to make the procedure more comfortable for you and to increase the device’s contact with your skin. RF waves transfer heart when they touch skin, so you will definitely feel some warmth. However, the hand-held device simultaneously cools down skin, thus makes the treatment comfortable.

Will the procedure be painful?

Due to modern advancements in RF treatments patients feel minimum pain that is easily bearable.

How many sessions are required to get the desired results?

Usually patients need a course of 6 to 10 sessions. It depends upon the area under treatment and reaction of your skin. Generally a repeated treatment is also required after every six months to maintain the initial results.

When will the results of the treatment be visible?

You will feel noticeable difference right after the first treatment. However, the results will become more and more visible with each session. Normally patients feel a drastic change after first four session. The surgeon will recommend certain guidelines for you, so the results will last longer.

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