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Radiofrequency Facelift in Edmonton 

A Radiofrequency facelift is a non-invasive procedure that remodels the body and tightens the skin without the use of needles. The methodology is famous for its skin tightening, which leaves patients seeing a difference before and after the treatment.

It is majorly used to treat under the eyes, the forehead, cheeks, jawline, mid-face, and the neck. Patients will notice an improvement after treatment and it depends on the current radio frequency technologies.

What is a radiofrequency facial?

Radiofrequency facial involves the use of advanced equipment, which tightens and renews the skin after one non-intrusive procedure. It is perfect for individuals who don’t to go under the knife. The procedure doesn’t require scalpel or needles and it is a painless procedure. It extensively enhances the general look of the skin and slows down aging.

How does the treatment work?

The treatment makes use of a technology that heats part of the skin, which induces the development of collagen. Amid a radiofrequency facelift, the regrowth of elastin and collagen is stimulated, which gives volume to wrinkled, dry, and flabby areas of the skin.

What are the results of a radiofrequency facelift?

  • Firmer skin
  • Reduced nasolabial grooves
  • Skin tightening
  • Raises eyelids
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Reduced crow’s feet and wrinkles

Can radiofrequency be used to enhance other parts of the body?

Yes, other areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • All skin types

What are the products brands of Radio Frequency?

  • THERMAGE ThermaCool TC

This is a monopolar RF device, which delivers RF energy into the dermal tissues in order to tighten and lift the skin.

  • 3D-lipo

This system joins handpieces for radiofrequency, cryolipolysis, cavitation, and shockwave therapy to achieve cellulite reduction, facial tightening, and body contouring.

  • 3JUVE

3JUVE combines 3 non-invasive and popular anti-aging technologies to treat fine lines, discoloration, wrinkles, firmness and volume loss

  • Accent

Accent system uses dual handpieces – a bipolar handpiece for skin tightening procedures and a Unipolar handpiece for cellulite treatment and fat reduction.

  • EndyMed 3DEEP

This system makes use of RF technology to lift, firm, and tighten loose skin by applying heat to the collagen in the skin.

  • Exilis Elite

This system combines ultrasound and monopolar radiofrequency energy to break down fat cells and tighten the skin.

  • INTRAcel

INTRAcelconsisit of an FRM (Fractional RF Microneedle) array that helps rejuvenate the skin, treats acne, minimize large pores, and offers a non-surgical facelift via a changeable radiofrequency power.

  • Pellevé

The Pellevé System delivers heat energy to the affected area using radio wave technology. It induces the production of collagen without harming the skin. The result is a visible improvement in the appearance and quality of the skin quality.

  • ProMaxLipo

The system combines a vacuum massage device, ultrasonic cavitation, and radiofrequency for body contouring and facial tightening.

  • TriPollar

This RF technology is obtainable through two devices – Regen and Apollo. The device helps reduce cellulite, tightens and remodels the body.

What can you do before the procedure?

You are required to clean your face with warm water and soap before the treatment in order to eliminate any oils and makeup that can interfere with the procedure.

Next, an anesthetic cream is applied to the treated area before the treatment – this will help numb that particular area slightly.

A grid ink transfer will be applied on the targeted area (which depends on the RF device used and your doctor) to help the doctor navigate face as he applies the Radio Frequency energy.

Also, you might be fitted with a return pad affixed to your back or stomach to ground you. However, it depends on the type of device used.

The doctor will begin the Radio Frequency procedure and once it is finished, a calming lotion or gel will be applied to the treated area.

Can I repeat the treatment?

After the procedure, your skin will appear smooth and feel tighter. The results will last for years – meaning, one treatment is enough to give the desired results with the use of the THERMAGE ThermaCool device. Nevertheless, your doctor will ascertain the course of treatments particular to your needs

How long does it take to recover from Radiofrequency Faciallift?

Some patients experience redness after the treatment, but the redness disappears quickly. Also, most patients can go back to their usual activities after the procedure.

Furthermore, your doctor may ask you to apply specific soothing creams, lotions or gels to the treatment area. The creams will help moisturize and cool the area.

Are there any complications and risks?

During the treatment, you will feel a deep and brief, heating sensations when the radio frequency energy is delivered to any underlying tissue. Some device comes with a cryogenic capability, where the handpiece releases a cooling spray during the Radio Frequency burst. The cooling effect will help make the procedure more comfortable and shield the skin from the heat

What should you do after the procedure?

You don’t need any special care after treatment. However, your doctor may suggest the following:

  • After the treatment, apply moisturizing or soothing lotions lightly.
  • Make use of ice packs or cool water rinses at the treated area.

Who should not undergo the treatment?

If you don’t have any skin infection or diseases in the treated area, you can undergo the treatment. However, there are some medical reasons why people should not go for this procedure.

Patients with sensory disturbance are not good candidates as the procedure can cause discomfort or even harm their skin eventually.

While there is no evidence indicating that the procedure harm pregnant women, doctors advise pregnant women to wait until after childbirth before undergoing the treatment.

Also, individuals with electrical devices like metal implants or pacemakers cannot be treated as the radio frequency current heat up or interfere with the implants, which is very dangerous.

Conclusion

RF treatment, using the ThermaCool TC is an effective, new and promising technology for treating sagging or loose skin.

Based on the available RF technologies, patients will experience a tight, smooth and wrinkle-free skin after the treatment. Also, the procedure comes with minimal downtime and risks compared to surgical procedures.

 

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