A Guide to RF Skin Tightening & How it Works

As you age, the combination of gravity and increased skin laxity can lead to loose and sagging skin on the face and the body. While surgical procedures can address sagging skin, it isn’t always a desirable option for patients who don’t want recovery or downtime. 

With radiofrequency skin tightening, you can resolve loose and sagging skin using a comfortable and pain-free treatment that doesn’t require any downtime. We offer RF skin tightening at New Tampa Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics, and we can walk you through how this treatment can tighten the skin, what concerns it can help treat, and whether it is right for you. Then, you can schedule an appointment in Tampa, FL, to treat your facial skin laxity. 

What Is Radiofrequency Skin Tightening? 

Radiofrequency skin tightening, also known as RF skin tightening, is a cosmetic treatment that uses RF energy to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. During this treatment, the body is prompted to begin producing collagen and elastin in response to the heat energy that is used during the treatment. As these proteins are produced, the skin starts to become firmer, smoother, and more youthful. This can result in fewer wrinkles and skin that has more elasticity. 

While surgical procedures are effective, RF skin tightening can provide benefits for mildly or moderately sagging skin without incisions, sutures, or recovery time. This makes it a good choice for those seeking fast and effective results. 

How Does RF Skin Tightening Work? 

During a skin tightening treatment, a handpiece is applied to the skin where it begins to emit RF energy. This energy penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen in the dermis without causing damage to the service of the skin. 

The skin can contract and shrink during the treatment, but much of the effect comes later as the body goes through its own healing and rejuvenating processes. By stimulating collagen synthesis, RF skin tightening addresses the root cause of sagging skin, resulting in a noticeable improvement in skin tightness and texture.

What Are the Benefits of Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?

A Comfortable, Pain-Free Treatment

One of the benefits of radiofrequency skin tightening is that it is not uncomfortable for the patient. During treatment, you may feel the warmth from the RF energy. This can feel similar to a hot stone massage and is tolerable or even enjoyable for patients. 

Long-Lasting Results

The benefits of RF skin tightening can continue long after the treatment has been performed. Many patients notice continual improvement in treatment areas in the weeks and months after their treatment. However, results can depend on many different factors, including the extent of skin laxity and lifestyle habits.

Treatment Area Versatility

RF skin tightening can be used on many different areas of the face. It can help treat jowls, loose skin under the neck, sagging cheeks, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and more. 

TempSure®: A Unique Approach to RF Skin Tightening

At our practice, we use the TempSure platform for our RF skin tightening treatments. This device combines advanced radiofrequency technology with a unique design that helps us to provide our patients with optimal results while keeping treatments comfortable and quick. 

The TempSure Treatment Process

During the Treatment

To prepare for your RF skin tightening treatment, your provider will clean the area and then apply a gel to help the device glide across the skin. Next, the handpiece is activated and gently moved over the skin. It will deliver RF energy for a specified amount of time while you lie back and relax. 

While the heat is typically tolerable, you can communicate any discomfort with your provider at any time. The treatment time can vary depending on the area being treated, but most treatments can be done within 20 minutes. 

After the Treatment

You may notice some pink coloration, but it will fade quickly after the treatment. Most people see an immediate tightening effect after the treatment with gradual improvement as collagen synthesis begins in the days to come. There is no downtime with TempSure. You can go back to your day immediately after your appointment. 

Who Can Benefit From TempSure Treatments?

TempSure is a treatment that can be used on all skin types and colors and in all seasons. If you are bothered by loose or sagging skin on your face and want a non-invasive option, TempSure may be right for you. Patients who might be good candidates for this treatment include:

  • Patients who have recently lost weight and want to address excess skin
  • Patients with early signs of aging
  • Individuals seeking preventative measures for sagging skin
  • Patients seeking alternative wrinkle reduction treatments

How to Maintain Your TempSure Results

Skincare is one of the best ways to maintain the firmness of your skin. You can ask your provider what type of skin care regimen they recommend for your skin type. By cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your skin regularly, you can support the health and elasticity of your skin. It is also important to wear a good SPF product every day to protect against harmful UV rays. 

Other simple measures such as drinking enough water every day and eating healthy and nutritious foods can also help to extend the results of your treatment. You can also schedule maintenance appointments as needed to give your skin a boost. 

Tighten Loose Skin and Stimulate Collagen With RF Skin Tightening

At New Tampa Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics, we want to help you to age gracefully and to enjoy tight and smooth skin for many years to come. To schedule RF skin tightening services at our clinic in Tampa, FL, you can call us at (813) 252-2772 or visit our contact us page to book an appointment online.

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