A treatment that induces your inner beauty to shine outwards
Radiofrequency (RF) is technology for a non-surgical facelift or skin tightening. It is largely used to treat mild to moderate saggy skin.
Radio Frequency target the signs of aging, acne scarring, excess skin, cellulite or stretch marks without the pain or expense of cosmetic procedures or surgery. This treatment is Non-invasive with no downtime. It is generally safe for most skin types and colors.
RF has become a celebrity favorite face and body treatment. Growing numbers of the rich and famous are turning to this non-surgical treatment to maintain youthful, glowing skin without the revealing signs of frozen Botox.
What is radiofrequency?
RF conduct current and act as part of the electrical circuit, produce heat which is used to thicken tissues. RF system passes high-energy radio waves into the skin to stimulate deep heating of the tissues. This causes shortening of the elastin fibers, giving the immediate visible effect of tissue contraction and skin tightening.
It penetrates deep into the skin and affects the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, bring improvements to the underlying tissue structure and change in skin texture, reduction in fine lines/ wrinkles and saggy skin.
RF allows a quicker interchange of nutrients between cells. Sick or unhealthy cells accept the radio frequency current more readily in greater amount, compared to healthy cells. Within a few seconds, toxins are removed from the area & tissues are regenerated & revitalized, receiving enough oxygen to function properly. Wrinkles, orange peel appearance is reduced & the skin appears fresher youthful with a more radiant texture.
What areas can radiofrequency treat?
It can be used in most areas of the body to sculpt and contour. Many people see Radio Frequency as an alternative to Botox and surgical treatments.
All the listed areas below, are popular areas that have been successfully treated with Radio Frequency treatment.
● Facial Rejuvenation
● Forehead (lift brows and tightens forehead skin)
● Eyes (lift droopy eyes)
● Eye bags (Diminish under eye bags, and dark circles)
● Cheeks (Firm and lifts the upper cheek skin and reduces enlarged pores)
● Jawline (Diminishes droopy jaws and sagging along the jaw line)
● Neck (tightens skin and diminishes wrinkles on the neck)
● Breast Lift
● Buttock Lift
● Cellulite treatment
● Weight loss
● Lymphatic drainage
● Pain relief
● Treat acne
It will be in your best interest to avoid the radiofrequency treatment if any of the following apply to you:
● Skin cancer
● Skin disorder / infections
● People with metal devices/ implants, pacemakers
Radiofrequency: Before Treatment
We advise to avoid the following for 24 – 36 hours before the treatment:
● Sunbathing (We do not treat sunburn)
● Make-Up (Please come with a clean face)
● Careful discussions regarding your concerns about your skin.
● A medical history will also be taken to make sure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t undertake treatment.
● Treatment will start with a cleanse and skin analysis then cooling Ultrasound gel will be applied to your skin (during face and belly treatments only) which acts as an additional barrier between the surface of your skin and the handpiece of the device.
● During the treatment, you will feel a deep warming sensation which is painless. It feels like a warm massage.
● Once treatment is completed a soothing moisturizer or broad-spectrum SPF will be applied to your skin.
Is there any downtime?
There is no recovery time needed after the treatment. However, some people experience mild redness treatment but this usually disappears quickly. You can wear makeup and resume normal activities immediately after treatment.
Require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Prescribed products should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.
Avoid sun exposure, rubbing or scratching until healing is complete. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
To ensure the best results, we advise avoiding the following for 24 – 36 hours after the treatment:
● Rubbing/ scratching
● Any exfoliation
● Sun exposure
We strongly recommend wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 (minimum) or higher to prevent photodamage and uphold the results of your treatment.
Immediate improvement post-treatment
Immediate results are guaranteed after the treatment. Your skin will instantly feel tighter and more tightening effects appear gradually over a week or two after the treatment.
A single treatment will produce results. However, we will help you to determine a course of treatments specific to you and your needs.
For many patients, a series of three treatments, for three consecutive weeks with one treatment per week, may be recommended for optimum results. The process of regenerating collagen takes time, thus full results will continue to improve over the next several months.
After a series, results will last up to 2 years. It is recommended to have a maintenance session every 4-6 week to keep the skin sagging and aging process extremely slow.
Microdermabrasion is the perfect anti-aging treatment
Microdermabrasion tricks your skin into being younger. Sun exposure, frowning, and stress are the biggest factors that contribute to premature aging skin.
Sometimes, skin care products and facial exercises are not enough to do the job or to help tighten the skin.
The process in microdermabrasion involves scraped and suctioned off the dead cells to bring up a fresh new layer of skin from underneath. In this process of “polishing” the skin, the body will interpret the loss of skin cells as an injury and rush to produce new skin cells and collagen, which strengthens/firm the skin, and gives a naturally firmer and smoother appearance with long-lasting effects.
Combine Radiofrequency & Microdermabrasion
Radio Frequency can be combined with Dermabrasion to help achieve the desired results.
There is a bond between microdermabrasion and luxury rejuvenating facial treatments. Microdermabrasion basically takes away the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving a rejuvenated layer of skin that is more disposed to products and treatments. This deep exfoliation leaves clients with an intensely smooth skin tone and reduced fine lines.
Microdermabrasion is immeasurably beneficial to maximize the effects of further treatments. The deep exfoliation permits deeper penetration of products and maximizes the benefits from the next treatment.
(Please note, During the client consultation, we carefully determine the sensitivity of the client’s skin before combining microdermabrasion. At Sheen Med Spa, we know how important it is to provide the client consultation on skin condition, as this is your guide to suitable aftercare products and possible complementary treatments).
1. Skin cleaning
2. Radio Frequency