Radiofrequency is a technique that treats sagging skin, certain wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. Radiofrequency heats the dermis to stimulate the production of collagen. Due to the fragmented action, it causes micro perforations in the skin leaving the surrounding skin untouched for easier healing. During this procedure, topical medicines such as Vitamin C, silicon, tretinoin, polylactic acid or hyaluronic acid can be introduced through these small perforations. These will improve the quality of the skin and the desired effect. The skin will improve progressively over three to six months. Several sessions may be necessary.
This treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic and causes redness that last for about three days but can be covered as of the following day. Skin should not be tanned. During treatment and in agreement with your doctor, anticoagulants must be discontinued. Sun exposure can resume four weeks after the treatment using an SPF50 sunscreen. This treatment is suited to all skin types.
This treatment can be combined with another consultation for hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin injections, or other treatments such as picosecond laser, IPL, HIFU, microneedling with radiofrequency, fractional CO2 laser or a surgical facelift.
Prior consultation with a dermatologist is compulsory. Together, you and your doctor will assess which treatment is best suited to your needs and what the possible side effects might be. Based on this discussion, the doctor will also provide a quote.