Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Treatment to Fight Aging

Resurfacing for a More Youthful Face & Body

on January 15, 2020

The Radio Frequency (RF) skin tightening treatment is a type of nonsurgical anti-aging treatment used in many aesthetic centers and medical spas. It helps naturally tighten skin, decrease fine lines and wrinkles, and lift sagging, loose skin that comes with aging. Radio frequency skin tightening treatments are safe for most skin types, as it uses heat to target skin tissue. With RF skin tightening and resurfacing, there is no use of lasers, incisions, or needles.

It’s normal to notice signs of aging as we get older. These signs can include sagging skin, creases and wrinkles that result from prolonged exposure to sun damage, environmental toxins, or simply genetics. Two key factors that contribute to youthful, plump skin are collagen and elastin. Both of these diminish over time, causing the loss of elasticity and overall “glow” we all value so much in our face and neck.

How Does RF Skin Tightening Help Fight Aging?

RF skin tightening devices are used to penetrate heat waves into the skin. This use of heat promotes new collagen production and overall greater elasticity under the surface of the skin. When the skin renews its collagen, it maintains a more vibrant appearance, and can quickly tighten the skin being treated by RF waves.

Sometimes, when you hear the term skin tightening you instantly thing of a surgical skin tightening procedure or more invasive treatments that include laser, needle, or abrasive techniques. However, when radiofrequency is used, a harmless electrical current from a handheld device sends heat into the targeted nerves under the skin. The heat then stimulates these nerves, encouraging collagen, healing, and amazing results.

A similar radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy is even used in some pain treatments, including arthritis and chronic neck pain. 

aesthetic radiofrequency skin tightening being done on patient's face

Benefits of Radiofrequency Skin Treatments

It’s important to note that skin tightening with surgical procedures will obviously create more drastic and long-term results. Although surgeries such as face lifts and tummy tucks can appear as a more ideal option for permanent tightening, the truth is not everyone is able to undergo cosmetic surgery. Additionally, not everyone wants to experience the side effects or the recovery time that post-operation demands. 

Thankfully, RF skin tightening is an affordable, accessible option for many! Not only is this method of tissues tightening safe, but it’s also relatively harm-free, with little to no downtime. You could (if you wanted to) go in to get an RF treatment on your face or neck and be ready to return to work the very next morning. 

Beneficial results include:

  • Instant stimulation of collagen fibers under the skin
  • Continued collagen production months after treatment
  • Improves volume and skin definition
  • Long-lasting tightening and lifting effect to any area of the skin
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Lifts cheek and jaw wrinkles
  • Smoothes smile lines and frown lines
  • Able to do repeated treatments over time for most desired effect
  • Minimally invasive, relatively convenient treatment option

Is RF Skin Tightening Worth It for Me? 

Radiofrequency skin tightening procedures are quite popular and available at most med spas. Any person 18 or older can get skin tightening as it’s a suitable treatment for individuals looking to gain radiant skin once again or reverse initial signs of dullness that come with aging. 

Since the heat from RF treatments reaches through layers of skin, there’s no harsh damage done that requires recovery time. There’s very little– usually zero– downtime with RF skin tightening treatment, other than some mild soreness from the heat. It’s said that the pain is that of a sunburn.

Most RF resurfacing treatments cost roughly $600 to $1,000, depending on which area of the body you receive treatment.

Typically, a standard RF session takes 20 minutes to one hour. This process is notably painless. The only side effects last about 24 hours where the skin may display redness or mild sensitivity. 

Where Can You Get RF Treatment On the Body?

Radiofrequency resurfacing treatment is most commonly done on the face, neck, and chest, but can also be helpful to other areas of the body. It’s been used to shrink or smooth large stretch marks, so getting RF skin tightening treatment on your legs, butt, or lower abdominal area. Patients seeking this type of treatment for the body have also raved about results for decreasing the appearance of cellulite on the arms, legs, and thighs.

radiofrequency treatment on the body

Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Get Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Treatments?

People with excess heat in the skin or skin conditions such as rosacea should take caution before any resurfacing treatment. Because rosacea causes red, irritated skin, it’s advised that you seek specialized treatments that will help your specific skin conditions– especially if you are experiencing any enlarged capillaries. Talk to your medical spa technician about any concerns and they will be happy to help give you solutions.

Where Can I Get RF Skin Tightening or Body Contouring?

You can seek this type of treatment at your local medical spa or aesthetic center. In Orange County, we at Wake Up Beautiful Spa treat many patients every day with the benefits of RF skin tightening facials and body treatments. Call us today to start your consultation and experience tighter, lifted skin!



Wake Up Beautiful
Laguna Niguel

  • 30131 Town Center Drive, Suite #107 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
  • CALL (949) 391-3858

Wake Up Beautiful
Newport Beach

  • 2700 West Coast Hwy, Suite 115
    Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • CALL (949) 391-3858

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