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  • Writer's pictureJosh Nissan

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Non-surgical skin tightening has gained popularity due to its rapid, convenient treatment, no scars, and zero downtime required to improve the physical appearance. Radiofrequency has become widely used as a non-surgical skin tightening technology because it is considered a safe method to enhance appearance. The Radiofrequency (RF) is a kind of energy that is estimated in wavelengths per second. It is categorized depending on its wavelengths on the "electromagnetic spectrum." the radiofrequency energy utilized for skin tightening is quite serene compared to other electromagnetic spectrums because the RF has a ballpark of 450 kilohertz which is on the slow end of the radiofrequency range. The radiofrequency tightens the skin through the production of heat, which heats the deep layers of skin to generate new collagen and elastin creation which boosts cell turnover hence making the skin turn into a thicker, firmer, and youthful appearance.

Unlike lasers that only enhance the skin's surface due to high-frequency wavelengths, the merits of utilizing the radiofrequency are due to its lower-frequency nature, which can harmlessly infiltrate the skin's deep layers to lift tissues enhance the skin structure and tone. Also, the radiofrequency can enhance the appearances of patients with contrasting skin tones minus adverse lasting discolorations.

Multiple things like tv or cellphones utilize radiofrequency, and we are exposed to RF daily; therefore, comprehensive studies have been conducted to identify its effect on human health. The FDA states that the WHO identifies radiofrequency radiation as cancer-causing to human beings despite the lack of compelling evidence that exposure to radiofrequency might lead to cancer in humans. According to the American Cancer Society and Federal Communications Commission (FCC), there has also been no conclusive evidence of the association of radiofrequency exposure to any cancer-related condition; therefore, more research needs to be conducted. The only established adverse effect of radiofrequency is the possibility of acquiring burns from thermal heating, especially if an individual is exposed to excessive amounts of radiofrequency. To avoid any burns, people are encouraged to seek help from certified and well-trained professionals who can conduct the procedure efficiently and effectively. An authorized cosmetic surgeon should utilize FDA-approved technologies that have been carefully tested for secure administration of RF.

According to clinical studies, radiofrequency has been approved as a safe method for skin tightening procedures because radiofrequency's side effects are minimal and temporary. The FDA encourages the use of professional surgeons qualified to provide correct treatment depending on the particular problem and skin type. Conclusively, during the consultation, the surgeon should provide evidence of his previous procedures through before and after pictures of their patients.

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