RADIOFREQUENCY

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Radiofrequency (facial and body)

Radiofrequency is a procedure known for over 70 years in surgery. Today it has expanded its use in the field of aesthetic medicine. It is a technique based on the use of high frequency alternating currents and localized effect.

It consists in the generation of heat at different layers of the skin ( deep heating ) resulting  the formation of new collagen by stimulating fibroblasts, better circulation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue ( more oxygen and nutrients) and lipolysis.

The radiofrequency application has the following effects:

- Firms, tones and combats sagging skin

- Redefines facial contours and reduces wrinkles and expression lines

- Reduce Gill

- Reduces puffiness and dark circles and greatly improves the skin of eyelids and eyebrows

- Reduces cellulite areas targeted

- Eliminates adiposity

 

Advantages

The big advantage is that it is a non-invasive technique that requires no incisions or recovery period (respect the epidermis, with minimal redness of the skin without damaging its outer layer). Allows to continue with a normal life immediately after treatment, even allows to take the sun using adequate sunscreen.

It can be applied to both facial level (including periocular region) and body (neck, chest, inner arms and thighs, abdomen, buttocks, scalp ...).

Can be combined with other techniques such as chemical peels, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), fillers, botulism toxin, etc.,  that must be performed at different times and with a programmed sequence in order to achieve a complete facial rejuvenation.

The procedure is well tolerated and does not require anesthesia, feeling some heat and only people with very painful cellulitis, may feel a little pain to friction in certain areas.

 

Directions

Prevention and treatment:

Facial aging: wrinkles and sagging.  Immediate lifting effect (collagen contraction) and medium-term effect (formation of new collagen fibers).

Cellulitis

Localized fat

Sagging body

Contour Eye Problems: bags, eyelids and eyebrows taken down, etc. . . .

Dewlap

Scalp problems due to carrying oxygen and nutrients (alopecia, seborrhea, hair growth)

 

Contraindications

Not recommended:

  • Pregnant women (wait 4 weeks after delivery)
  • People who carry electrical devices such as pacemakers or any metal prosthesis for either joint, hip or dental (because the energy of the stream can affect these materials that are housed within the body)
  • People with sensory disorders of the skin (can be painful and further injury may occur)
  • People with acute infectious processes, and neuromuscular disorders of connective tissue, heart disease or severe bleeding (coagulation disorders)

 

Risks

Please note before treatment, our specialist has to anticipate all possible contingencies and risks that may occur during treatment. After the treatment a slight redness or swelling that will disappear in a short period of time will be presented. Rarely some small bruising occurs in areas of capillary fragility. On rare occasions, some burn and post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation may occur.

 

Technique

The two types used are bipolar radiofrequency, which causes heating of the skin surface, and the unipolar, which produces heating in the deepest part of the dermis acting on the adipose tissue. Since the radiofrequency device has heads, you can apply it at different depths, treating different types of cellulite and facial laxity and other areas.

Recently there is a new Tripolar radiofrequency, much more focused, with further action and higher temperatures. Heat is maximum in the area of application because the energy dispersion is minimal, which means that less power is required to produce the same effect as with monopolar and bipolar devices , while the risk of injury is reduced in the skin of the patient .

The duration of treatment varies depending on the area being treated, between 25-30 minutes in small areas such as arms or abdomen and 45-50 minutes for larger areas such as trochanters (saddle) per session.

Once the session is finished gel with aloe Vera is applied to the treated areas. And it is recommended to establish a firming homecare treatment (Daeses cream, amoules, serum) based in DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) and organic silicon, which will help the final result.

 

Number of sessions required

The number of sessions required varies and will depend on the status of each patient and their own level of demand, but usually are considered necessary between 4 and 6 in facial (including Gill) and between 8 and 12 in body treatments. The recommended time interval between sessions is 15 days. We recommend maintenance sessions (every 3 months).

 

Information contained on this page in no case intend to replace the information provided by your physician  If in doubt, your doctor will provide appropriate clarifications.

 

Source: www.laradiofrecuencia.com

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