Skin tightening is a non-invasive procedure meant to tighten and lift lax or sagging and wrinkled skin.
The main reason for skin to lose its shape and get saggy is due to reduction in collagen.
RF (Radio Frequency) skin tightening treatment
It is based on the fact that medium to deep heating of the skin causes both immediate collagen contraction and new collagen production that occurs over a 4-6 month period. This heating activates fibroblasts signalling new collagen to form and existing collagen to tighten over time.
What can Radiofrequency (RF) energy treat?
Pure RF energy alone is primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial tightening, and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid thirties to fifties, with any skin colour.
It is commonly used to treat the forehead (lift brows and tightens forehead skin), under the eyes (thickens skin and tightens and lifts the upper cheek skin), cheeks (lifts slightly and diminishes enlarged pores), mid-face, jaw line (diminishes jowling and sagging along the jaw line), and the neck (tightens skin and diminishes wrinkling of the neck).
However, if there is a significant amount of redundant or sagging skin, often seen in older patients over sixty, this procedure may not show a significant enough improvement