RADIO FREQUENCY

Radio frequency offers an often complementary skin tightening solution, smoothing and firming the treated areas.

CONSIDERATIONS
  • We use a professional grade multi-polar radio frequency (RF) device for skin toning and smoothing. RF therapy is a gradual process to tighten loose skin and help to reduce fine lines and cellulite.

  • It is important that you know what to expect from your treatment.  Treatments cannot stop new cellulite from forming or fat cells from storing more fat if excess calories are consumed.

  • Treatments cannot stop ongoing skin laxity due to ageing and environmental factors.  The treatment is not a replacement for those who would benefit from surgery such as liposuction, a tummy tuck, or a face lift to achieve their desired outcomes.

  • RF treatments are designed to tone the skin.  For body treatments, 6 to 24 treatments may be required to see improvement.  For facial treatments, 6 to 12 treatments may be required to see improvement.

  • Treatments should be scheduled 7 to 10 days apart but no longer than 2 weeks apart.  Each treatment lasts around 30 minutes.

  • RF cannot completely remove loose skin, cellulite, or fat.

  • A very small number of people do not respond to RF treatment at all.  Some may also require more than the usual number of treatments to reach the desired results.

  • Realistic expectations (depending on the severity of the condition would be a 30-50% improvement in dimpling, skin laxity, or body contouring with a series of treatments, and a follow up maintenance treatment every 3-12 months depending on the individual.  Mild to moderate conditions respond better than advanced forms of cellulite, loose skin, or volume excess.  This is an estimate based on experience and supporting medical literature.

  • Results are very individual.  Some people far exceed their expectations, whilst others fall below.  Although good results are expected, the focus is on improvement, not perfection.  Every person is unique and it is impossible to guarantee or predict results.

it is not recommended for the following:
  • Those pregnant or nursing.
  • Those suffering from heavy periods.
  • Anyone with a very high number of dental implants, caps, and metal fillings, or with braces.
  • Anyone with a pacemaker, defibrillator, implanted neuro-stimulators, or other internal electronic devices.
  • Anyone with metal implants or other implants in the treatment areas (screws, plates, etc.)
  • Anyone with cancer, or recent history of cancer (especially skin cancer and/or pre-malignant moles) in the treatment area.
  • Anyone with diabetes or auto-immune diseases, AIDS, HIV, or anyone on immune-suppressant medication.
  • Anyone with active weeping acne.
  • Anyone using Retin A or oral retinoids. 
  • Anyone with active herpes.
  • Anyone taking blood thinning medication.
  • Anyone with areas of sensory impairment such as in cases of nerve lesions and neuropathies.
  • Any active condition in the treatment area such as sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, or recently tanned skin.
  • Eat plenty of fresh green leaves including cabbage, spinach, and kale.
  • Try supplements and minerals to boost your intake being careful not to exceed the recommended maximum doses.

 

it is not recommended for the following:
  • Those pregnant or nursing.
  • Those suffering from heavy periods.
  • Anyone with a very high number of dental implants, caps, and metal fillings, or with braces.
  • Anyone with a pacemaker, defibrillator, implanted neuro-stimulators, or other internal electronic devices.
  • Anyone with metal implants or other implants in the treatment areas (screws, plates, etc.)
  • Anyone with cancer, or recent history of cancer (especially skin cancer and/or pre-malignant moles) in the treatment area.
  • Anyone with diabetes or auto-immune diseases, AIDS, HIV, or anyone on immune-suppressant medication.
  • Anyone with active weeping acne.
  • Anyone using Retin A or oral retinoids. 
  • Anyone with active herpes.
  • Anyone taking blood thinning medication.
  • Anyone with areas of sensory impairment such as in cases of nerve lesions and neuropathies.
  • Any active condition in the treatment area such as sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, or recently tanned skin.
  • Eat plenty of fresh green leaves including cabbage, spinach, and kale.
  • Try supplements and minerals to boost your intake being careful not to exceed the recommended maximum doses.

 

it is not recommended for the following:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the day of treatment
  • Avoid exercise before your appointment.

  • Drink lots of water

  • Wash with anti-bacterial soap and do not wear make-up

  • Tie back long hair and wear old clothes / protect clothing from treatment oil

 
during / after treatment
  • You may feel the occasional snap or mild shock.  This is harmless but do less your technician know.

  • You may feel a deep warmth from the procedure.  This is normal but let your technician know if your skin feels too hot.

  • You may want to consider a medical grade skin care plan to prolong your RF treatments.