This noninvasive treatment is used to improve the quality of the skin. The session is performed with the application of a gel in the treating area, on which the radiofrequency knob is sliding. The treatment is painless, feeling only a small increase in local temperature.
Radiofrequency is indicated to reduce mild cellulite, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, combat stretch marks and fibroses, improve the appearance of scars, combat localized fat and sagging (abdomen, culote, flanks, arms).
How does it work?
The radiofrequency apparatus raises the temperature of the skin and muscle, causing the contraction of the existing collagen. On the other hand, the high temperature induces the production of more collagen and elastin fibers, as well as an increase in local metabolism. This cell renewal improves the appearance, support and firmness of the skin.
After the radiofrequency session, a flushing sensation may occur, which disappears after a few hours.
Considering that the dermis cells need approximately 30 days to produce type I collagen and 90 days to produce type III collagen, the results begin to be visible from the third treatment session. The results remain for many months, however, due to the natural ageing of the skin, it is advisable to hold annual maintenance sessions.
How many sessions are required?
The more sessions you perform, the better the results will be. However, it is advisable to perform between 6 and 10 sessions, with the spacing of 1 week between each session.
Radiofrequency should not be performed in the following situations: pregnancy, skin diseases, coagulation problems and malignant tumors; During chemotherapy treatments; Infectocontagious diseases, endocrine diseases (diabetes, Cushing’s syndrome, thyroid imbalances), history of deep thrombosis; In the use of medications such as anticoagulants and corticosteroids; Metal prostheses, IUD, pacemaker; Skin areas that have fill material, tattoos and permanent makeup.