One of the causes for cutaneous aging is the reduction in function of the cutaneous elastic fibres, which is revealed by the sagging of the skin. Radiofrequency is a very effective technique to fight the sagging of the skin, in some cases preventing the need for a surgical procedure.
The correction of sagging skin with the use of radiofrequency devices is a recent technique which has evidenced excellent results. It is a non-surgical procedure, highly requested in worldwide aesthetic medicine centres, which was developed to help treating the aging signs of the skin, namely by correcting the sagging of the skin.
One of the big advantages of this type of procedure is that it may be combined with other techniques such as Botox®, intense pulsed light and peelings, which allows to achieve longer-lasting effects.
Radiofrequency is a treatment that is carried out with a device which, basically, rejuvenates the skin through heat by warming the skin in depth. This effect is produced by the energy which the radiofrequency transmits to collagen in the deepest layers of the skin.
In a simplified way, we can say that radiofrequency acts on the cutaneous surface by releasing a retraction effect (as if the skin would shrink). It is possible to use radiofrequency to treat any part of the body which presents sagging, whether it is the face, abdomen, arms or buttocks.
The duration of the treatment depends on the area to be treated and may take from a few minutes up to one hour.
This method is safe and effective, as the heat which is generated does not cause any type of injury, as may be evidenced by the thousands of treatments which have already been done without records of any complication.