Radio Frequency Treatments Ultimate Guide (7 Optometrist Verified Facts)
If you have been considering Radio Frequency treatments, Real Eyes Optometry has put together a comprehensive list of 7 things you need to know.
In this 3-minute read, learn about how this medical cosmetic therapy works, what to expect, and the benefits for your skin and eye health.
Why Consider Radio Frequency Treatments?
Did you know? Collagen is the most common protein in your body. It has the vital role of giving your skin its firmness. Unfortunately, as we age our cells produce less collagen, which leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. By the time we reach the age of 35 to 40, both the quality and quantity of our collagen production declines.
Radio frequency (RF) therapy is a nonsurgical method of tightening your skin by promoting collagen production.
Did you know? Skin becomes thinner as we age. Radio Frequency reduces frown lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, cellulite, forehead lines, and more by helping your skin produce elastin and collagen.
Best Benefits of Radio Frequency Treatments
Tightens the skin by triggering the body’s natural reaction to produce new collagen & elastin.
Creates new, dense collagen fibers that leave you with tighter, beautiful, younger-looking skin.
Return to your normal daily activities immediately following treatment!
Short & Long Term Results
Experience instant gratification with maximum results taking place over 4-6 weeks.
Alleviates Dry Eye
It improves the function of your eyes oil glands preventing your eyes from drying out.
No Surgery, No Needles
The radio frequency treatment is comfortable, safe, non-invasive, and can take as little as 30 minutes!
7 Important Facts About Radio Frequency Treatments
Do Radio Frequency Treatments Really Work?
Yes, definitely! In fact, radio frequency treatments have been used since 2001 to fight against sagging & aging skin, and to alleviate some of the causes of dry eye syndrome.
The radio frequency machine uses low energy radiation to heat the superficial layer of your skin (the dermis). This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin reformation, which tightens the skin, minimizing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles while improving skin tone.
If you suffer from difficulty wearing contact lenses, overly watery eyes, irritated & itchy eyes or a number of other dry eye symptoms, radio frequency treatments can benefit you. It prevents tear evaporation by unclogging and opening your eyes oil glands. When you have more oil in your tears, this helps retain moisture and improves dry eye symptoms, which can have a huge impact on your day.
Are Radio Frequency Treatments Harmful? (Is Radio Frequency Safe?)
Radiofrequency is safe and effective. In addition, it’s non-invasive which means no needles, no surgery, and no downtime. Radio frequency is FDA-approved for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Radiofrequency is the first adjustable non-laser (non-light-based device) capable of:
- Ablation: The removal of a thin layer that improves skin texture.
- Resurfacing: Induces a natural skin healing process that stimulates collagen and elastin production which results in smoother, even skin, and fades blemishes.
How Does Radio Frequency Therapy for Skin Tightening Work?
Radio frequency may sound intimidating but patients have described this feeling as similar to a hot stone massage. The treatment provides a warm, soothing feel to the treatment zone and can treat all regions of the face and neck. We use a handheld, radio frequency device to beam low wave energy into your skin, which creates a gentle warming effect. This stimulates collagen production and elastin reformation, leaving your skin tighter, firmer, and more elastic. It improves the function of your eyes oil glands and the tightened skin improves elasticity which allows the eye to close more effectively, preventing it from drying out.
How Long Does Radio Frequency Treatment Last?
You will experience instant gratification and may notice a visible difference immediately following your appointment, such as tighter, glowing skin. You will also see long term results with radio frequency treatments over the next 4-6 weeks as your skin produces new collagen. Results typically last for a minimum of six months and multiple treatments are recommended to continue to improve your eyes and skin.
Can Radio Frequency Melt Fat?
A medical study found that some noninvasive body contouring devices, such as radio frequency, showed statistically significant effects on body contouring by removing unwanted fat and cellulite in some body areas.
Radio frequency treatments deliver radio frequency energy deep into your skin, which heats the fatty layers under your skin. This increases blood circulation and tightens the skin. This also causes subcutaneous fat (under your skin) to drain out through your lymphatic system and significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Is Radio Frequency Suitable for All Skin Tones?
Yes. Radio Frequency is safe for all skin types. In fact, it is the first non-laser treatment that can be adjusted to customize the depth of skin layer targeted and the degree of skin resurfacing based on individual patient needs.
Also, the treatments can be enjoyed year-round, regardless of tan or skin color.
Where to Find a Burnaby Radio Frequency Provider
Finding the correct provider is essential. It is a safe treatment, when performed by a certified professional. If the procedure is incorrectly performed, it’s possible for your skin to feel a transient heat-arc that results in the following side effects:
- Temporary swelling