RF Radio Frequency Machine
RF machines heat deeper layers of skin and can help plump out wrinkles and enhance skin tightness. They also help with reducing fat deposits on the body.
Morpheus 8 has become the face of RF tightening treatments, but other devices such as Intracel, Focus Dual and many others also use this technology. Some RF machines even combine it with microneedling.
1. Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines
RF waves heat tissues in your skin, improving texture and stimulating collagen production to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. These waves aren’t as powerful as lasers and work well on all skin tones. They don’t damage the surface of your skin, unlike lasers which can cause discoloration.
During an RF treatment, your technician uses a handpiece that has poles set up in sets of two; negative and positive. The fat freezing machine supplier current flows through these poles and reaches the subcutaneous fat layer up to 20mm below your skin. This makes RF treatments non-invasive, which is why so many estheticians choose to offer them. RF machines can also be used for resurfacing your skin, treating scars, pores, pigmentation and sun damage. Look for a device that offers ‘fractional RF resurfacing’ for best results.
To get the most out of your RF beauty device, always use it with a conductive gel that is included with the machine. This gel helps aid unified and efficient transmission of the RF energy, making it a more effective anti-aging tool. It also provides a protective barrier between the device and your skin, reducing the level of friction during a treatment. This RF beauty device from CurrentBody is one of the most popular at home RF beauty devices that uses a patented Skin Sense Technology to automatically adjust the RF energy level to your specific skin resistance. It also comes with a 60 day money back guarantee and 1-year warranty.
2. Tightens Skin
RF Radio Frequency Machines can tighten loose skin on the face and body. These devices can also help to minimise textural issues such as stretch marks, and even’melt’ fat (although this requires the right machine, and a skilled practitioner).
The treatment is noninvasive, which means there’s no surgery involved. The RF energy heats the deeper tissues, warming them to a target temperature that optimises results. This’stimulates’ the collagen and elastin proteins, which causes the skin to tighten.
During the treatment you lie on a treatment table and your skin is coated with picosure laser treatment a conductivity gel before the RF device is applied to the skin surface. You may feel warmth, and tingling sensations but this shouldn’t be uncomfortable. Your clinician will monitor your skin to ensure it doesn’t get too hot, and apply numbing cream to the area as necessary.
Monopolar Capacitive RF machines are the gold standard for facial skin tightening, but can also be used on the body (see below). There are also ‘bipolar’ or’multipolar’ devices available that work in a slightly different way: they ‘bulk-heat’ the tissues, but are non-ablative, so they don’t damage the surface of the skin. The heat injures the tissues under the skin, which triggers a wound-healing response that leads to firmer, tighter skin. These devices can be bought for home use, but it’s recommended to consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon before buying one.
3. Reduces Cellulite
Cellulite can be a tough skin condition to get rid of, even with diet and exercise. It’s caused by fibrous bands of connective tissue, which hold the dermis and muscle in place, but aren’t as tight as they should be. When fat cells collect in these pockets they push up against the surface of the skin, producing the characteristic lumpy appearance that is associated with cellulite. Profound RF from Syneron Candela offers an effective way to reduce the appearance of cellulite by targeting the fibrous bands that cause it. The treatment’s handpieces contain microneedles that are able to penetrate the lower layer of your skin, and the RF energy heats these areas without damaging the outer layers. This helps to melt some of the adipose tissue, which can then be absorbed by the body, thus improving the appearance of your buttocks and hips.
Radiofrequency can also be used to tighten loose or sagging skin on the body, which can help minimise the look of cellulite. However, it’s important to choose the right machine and a qualified practitioner, as there is a risk of burning the skin if this energy isn’t directed properly.
This 3D-Body RF treatment from Viauty is an excellent option, as it uses bipolar and monopolar RF energy to target the deeper layers of the skin. It heats collagen fibres, causing them to contract, and it can also reduce fat cells if necessary. The combination of these effects can dramatically improve the appearance of cellulite, although it’s worth bearing in mind that weight loss is essential if you want to prevent the problem from returning.
4. Reduces Stretch Marks
RF beauty machines can be used on the body to tighten skin and reduce stretch marks. This is accomplished by combining micro needling with radio frequency. The device has a rotating head that moves 33 times per minute which allows the polarities of the electric current to alternate between different areas. This results in a deep massage effect without causing any irritation to the skin.
One study found that multipolar radio frequency can significantly improve the appearance of early to mid-stage stretch marks. This was achieved by targeting the deep layers of the skin where collagen and elastin are created. The heat generated by the RF skin treatment stimulates the production of these essential skin proteins, which helps to repair and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
However, it’s important to note that while the RF skin treatment can diminish the appearance of stretch marks, it is not guaranteed to fully remove them. In order to achieve this, patients may need to undergo surgical procedures like a tummy tuck or thigh lift.
For a non-surgical Mommy Makeover, many women choose to pair Secret RF with truSculpt for a comprehensive body contouring treatment. This combination can help to eliminate stretch marks, minimise cellulite, and’melt’ fat, making it the perfect solution for new mothers who are looking to tone up and slim down after pregnancy.