What is radiofrequency?
With deep, controlled heating of the fatty layers under the skin, the effects of tissue tightening and increased blood circulation mean that fatty deposits are drained through the lymphatic system, reducing the appearance of cellulite. Most people should see at least an improvement in their skin tone, with a temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite and possible inch loss, with minimal risks and downtime.
Radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment is technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of sagging skin; ideal for those who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to undergo the surgical procedure. 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 between the ages of 30-50 with any type of skin pigmentation. it is most commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line and neck.
What should you do before treatment?
You should try to avoid doing anything that will irritate your skin immediately before treatment. This includes sunbathing (natural or artificial). Practitioners are unlikely to treat someone who has sunburn for example, as they would be more likely to suffer pain from the addition of heat to the already damaged skin; however an established tan would be fine. Some women find that their skin is more sensitive right before and during their menstrual cycle so if you are a woman, you might want to take this effect on pain threshold into consideration when scheduling your treatment appointment(s).
Photographs may also be taken by the practitioner for a “before and after” comparison at a later date.
A lubricating oil, gel or cream will be applied over the area to be treated which acts as an additional barrier between the surface layers of your skin and the hand piece of the device, mainly to avoid skin chafing. Your clinician will then commence the RF treatment working across the treatment area. Once completed a soothing gel/lotion or cold pack may be applied to your skin.
It is recommended to have a session once weekly with an average of 8 – 10 sessions in a treatment programme, with an on going monthly maintenance will be required; ask at your initial consultation.
How long will it take to recover from Radiofrequency for Cellulite & Fat?
Some people experience mild redness immediately following treatment (similar to a sunburnt look), but this usually disappears quickly. Most people find that they can return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment. Depending on your practitioner you may be advised to use certain soothing lotions, creams or gels to lightly apply to the treatment area, or possibly cool, moisturising mists to apply as you feel necessary.
What are the risks and potential complications from Radiofrequency for Cellulite & Fat treatment?
As the treatment is carried out you will experience heating sensations every time the RF energy is delivered to your skin and underlying tissue. As each person’s tolerance varies, some may find some very slight warming, of the area being treated. So the client will be asked to say if they feel any uncomfortable warmth during the procedure. The most frequently reported side effects of treatment with RF energy are swelling, redness or bruising on or around the treated area, which typically disappear in a few hours to. There are also reports of a feeling of dry skin in the treated area for a couple of days; lubrication with aloe-Vera can be helpful for this. Some people may notice a slight increase in urine output following treatment, especially with the Vela smooth™. This is because any excessive fluid build up in between cells in the area treated is drained through the lymphatic system via the treatment process – this then gets excreted in the urine.
What should you do after a Radiofrequency For Cellulite & Fat treatment?
No special care is needed after treatment although your practitioner may suggest some of the following:
Light application of soothing/moisturising lotions, creams or gels to the treatment area, such as aloe-Vera;
Cool, moisturising mists applied as you feel necessary;
Cool water rinses or ice packs applied to the treatment area.
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