Radiofrequency (RF) is the most popular technology for non-surgical face lifting. It works by penetrating deep into the skin and promoting changes in the collagen structure. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, and the quality is not optimal. The collagen strands are disorganised due to free radical damage. This results in weakening of the skin and sagging.
RF works by immediately heating up the collagen strands, causing contraction. This produces the immediate lift seen. Very often, this result, however dramatic, will initially be temporary. Multiple treatments are required over a short space of time to stimulate new collagen production, following which the results will last longer.
Depending on the condition of the skin at the start of treatment, few or many treatments will be required for optimal results. Again, the worse the original skin condition, the more frequently maintenance sessions will have to be performed.
As well as simple face lifting, the general skin condition also improves with RF. The texture is healthier, a glow is more apparent, and wrinkles/fine lines are lighter. This is obviously not the case should a surgical face lift be performed, where the underlying skin condition remains weak.
Radiofrequency is a good option for people looking for overall improvement without injections (Botox, fillers) or surgery. It also has the benefits of facial slimming (if desired) and reduction of acne.