Radiofrequency (RF) is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps to increase blood flow, smooth, tighten, contour skin and breakdown cellulite. The energy generated by RF heats the skin without damaging it. This breaks down fatty cells and stimulate collagen production, which improves skin's tone and elasticity. RF treatments are ideal for those who wish to effectively contour the body, reduce sagging skin and improve the appearance of cellulite deposits.
Treatment usually takes from 30-90 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. A cooling lubricating gel will be applied over the treatment area to allow the handpiece to move smoothly over the treatment area and cool down the outer skin layer. Depending on the device being used, it may be recommended to have a session every 1-2 weeks with an average of 6-8 sessions in a treatment programme. On-going monthly maintenance sessions will be required after the initial programme.
The treatment is very safe and has minimal downtime. Most people can return to normal activities immediately after treatment. The most common side effects of RF treatments are minor swelling, redness or bruising around treated areas, which will typically disappear in a few days. Results should be visible immediately and improve over a period of two to six months.