What is Radio Frequency?
Radio Frequency (RF) is “targeted heat”, meaning that is works to heat the tissue, without damaging the top layer of the skin. Thus creating a controlled heat “injury” to both the surface and deeper layers of the skin.
No, this treatment doesn’t hurt, but it has been proven to be very effective in anti-aging. What we are actually doing, is tricking the tissue into thinking that it is being injured to stimulate the body’s healing response, creating new collagen and elastic as a result.
What can Radio Frequency do for my skin?
Collagen and elastin production degrades as we age. After the age of 25, collagen production is nearly non-existent and we begin losing skin elasticity. Collagen and elastin are responsible for giving skin its taut, youthful appearance.
At Pure Vanity Spa, we use the Venus Viva for non-invasive skin tightening. This device utilizes the power of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) together to achieve amazing results. By immediately tightening of collagen fibers RF component of this treatment provides instant gratification, as well as long term reconstruction of collagen and elastin. The RF also works to stimulate and optimize fibroblasts. The RF and PEMF technologies work together to target multiple depths of the skin for optimal tightening and maximum comfort. PEMF is also responsible for promoting angiogenesis as well as the release of the growth factor FGF-2, resulting in increased collagen synthesis. The treatment results in reduced fine lines and wrinkles as well as increased blood supply and overall improved tissue health.
RF treatments are not limited to the face, either. Radio Frequency can be utilized to tighten and tone lax skin on the body as well. At higher temperatures, Radio Frequency can even target and kill fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Is it safe?
We are exposed to Radio Frequency every day through our cellphones, WiFi networks, and many other sources. Some studies have claimed that high doses of RF can be a “possible carcinogen” to the body. However, its use in aesthetics and body contouring has been proven safe and effective for the dosage of RF that is used in a typical treatment. The Venus Viva even touts an FDA approval, meaning that not only has it been proven to be a safe treatment, it has also been proven to be effective. Even exposure to higher doses of RF is no more harmful than your morning coffee or your perfume.
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening is a safe and effective way to tighten flaccid skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, contour, and improve the tone of the skin on the face, neck, and body. Results can be seen after just a single treatment, however, for best results, we always recommend a series of four to ten treatments, depending on what our client’s goal is. This treatment is great for our clients who are looking for moderate anti-aging as well as clients who are looking to prevent and slow the aging process.