Loss of collagen, superficial wrinkles, contouring for cheekbones, neck and jawline.

Definition: RF Facial – Bipolar Skin Tightening - Bipolar Radio-frequency is a low-level, non-evasive/non-ablative process that uses an electric current to heat up the water modules over the treatment area. This leads to the deep heating of the tissue to induce fibroblast cells to produce collagen and elastin. RF Facial heats the skin with the purpose of stimulating cutaneous collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. It's not recommended for skin with moderate to severe rosacea. This treatment is great for anyone experiencing loss of firmness and dullness in their skin. As well as collagen production, it also boosts oxygen levels in the skin, so it's great for general radiance. Boosts collagen in the skin for up to 4 months.

The effects of a radio-frequency treatment will continue to improve over the months following the treatment and can be long-lasting.

Collagen production and remodelling are seen after 4-6 weeks but for best results the treatments are done in a series of three – six.

Bipolar radio-frequency uses a looped electrical current that enters and exits the body without the use of a grounding pad. It is a safer alternative to a monopolar system and can provide excellent results over time and when used in conjunction with other skin care services.

Painless, no need for topical numbing.

Devices: Bipolar RF Facelifting with energy output of 1MZ-4MZ. (Uses 1 billion times less energy than an x-ray.)

Frequency: 1-3 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. This treatment is best in conjunction with other treatments offered to work on the skin in an active way.

Client Instructions Prior to Appointment:

  1. Day of the treatment, come with clean skin and comfortable clothing.

  2. Be aware of any medications, skin conditions or products that you are currently using that may affect your skin's sensitivity.

  3. Before the RF treatment a minimum of 2 month wait time should occur after any injectable fillers and a two week wait time after botox. This treatment is best timed approximately one week before your regular filler session or slightly longer if planning treatments in a series.

What Clients Should Expect:

  • A flat-tipped wand will be applied to the skin and in continuous movements will gradually heat the temperature of the skin. This will induce the fibroblast cell to create collagen and elastin and the results of skin tightening will continue to improve over time. Best results are seen at the 4 week mark, but immediately after skin will appear plumped and healthy. The treatment takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

  • No downtime – can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

  • Post treatment, will have some warmth and redness to the skin. This is a deep heating process so avoid activities that cause the skin's temperature to elevate like sweating or having a hot bath for up to 24 hours afterwards.

  • As this process heats the water molecule in the skin, you may notice a slimmed facial appearance the next day. Ensure to drink a lot of water to hydrate the body. Skin will feel tighter and hydrated.

RF therapy is a relatively low-risk treatment, however, as with any treatment there may be post treatment possible side effects.

  • Redness is a common end point which may last for an hour after the treatment up to a 24 hour period. Areas with existing underlying redness or broken capillaries may appear brighter after the treatment. We avoid treating moderate to severe rosacea with a RF facial and a laser Rosacea Reds Treatment may be more appropriate for your skin.

  • Because it is a deep heating of the tissue, combination-oily skin types may experience some oil migrating from the skin a few days following the treatment. This will balance and pores will continue to shrink and skin will gently lift and hydrate.

  • Approximately 48 hours after the treatment, may notice minor dryness which can be treated by mildly exfoliating and using a hylauronic acid or other moisturizing serum.

    Continue to care for your skin post treatment as your skin goes through the process of balancing, healing and creating skin cells that contribute to a healthy glow. 

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