For many people today, their major skin appearance concern is that of aging skin. There are a variety of ways to treat aging skin with medical procedures from full laser resurfacing to non-ablative treatments to deep peeling. One treatment that is growing in popularity is fractional skin resurfacing – which treats a fraction of the skin’s surface so that there are reservoirs of healing tissue left to promote rapid healing and reduce downtime
Radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment is technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin; ideal for those people who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to have a surgical procedure.
Pure RF energy alone (such as the Accent™, Pelleve™, Thermage™ and Tripollar™ devices) 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 in their mid 30s to 50s, with any skin colour. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line, and neck.
Based on current RF technologies, most people should see at least a mild improvement in their skin tightness, with minimal risks and downtime compared to surgery. Prices for radiofrequency facial tightening treatment depend on the area(s) treated and the device used.