WHAT IS RADIO FREQUENCY?
Updated: Mar 8, 2021
It’s another form of electricity, similar to microcurrent. It stimulates an increase in collagen production, which results in healthier, more youthful looking skin. WHY IS IT GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN? Radio frequency stimulates a 20% increase in collagen production in and pushes together your collagen fibers (they spread as we get older). The spreading isn’t obvious on a 30-year-old’s face, but as time goes on, it becomes more and more obvious. Collagen and elastin production naturally, decrease as we get older. When you’re 18, your skin cells are renewing themselves every single day. But by the time you’re 40, your skin cells are only renewing themselves every other month. That’s why there are so many products devoted to cell turnover and reproduction, and so many dedicated procedures. We’re all just trying to trick the skin into producing more collagen. The traditional methods of cell turnover have been retinols and glycolic peels, but you need to be careful not to over use these methods. I feel, if you’re using a retinol every single day, your body cannot keep up that level of collagen production—you wind up thinning out your skin. It may not be evident to you right now, because your skin is nice and thick. But as you get older, your skin is going to thin regardless, so we want to go against the grain of what your body wants to do and thicken it up—you’re not stripping your skin with this device. All you’re doing is building, which I love. HOW DOES IT FEEL? In one word: relaxing. HOW OFTEN ARE TREATMENTS RECOMMENDED (OR REQUIRED)? Just like anything else in skincare and anti-aging, consistency is key. I recommend a series. However, even after doing one facial you may see results. WHAT ARE THE IMMEDIATE RESULTS? The key thing is that radio frequency is non-invasive, so you’re not going to be inflamed after treatment so there’s no downtime really YAY! Your skin is still going to look perfect. If you have an event, you’re going to look amazing all day. One of the things people come to me for is my use of non-invasive technologies. CAN THIS BE USED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH OTHER TREATMENTS? When you put this together with other technologies, like Microneedling, Coolifting, Diamond Dermabrasion to name a few you’re getting the whole picture. The Dermapen aka Microneedling facial physically treats, targets and rejuvenates skin function and allows the skin to correct itself. CooLifting helps with increased skin hydration & helps stimulate underlying tissues. Diamond Dermabrasion will gently remove dead skin cells and debris from the surface of the skin to immediately reveal brighter, cleaner and a smooth texture behind. The treatment stimulates cellular renewal and collagen production. All three treatments together are ideal!