If you are looking for a non-surgical solution to restore your youthful appearance, Mara’s Med Spa has the remedy you have been searching for with customized radiofrequency skin tightening treatments at our two Dallas locations.
Radiofrequency skin tightening, also known as RF therapy, is a medical aesthetic treatment that has been providing results for over 20 years. This technology makes firming up lax skin and adding a little perk to sagging sections a possibility without having to go under the knife. Are you on the fence about whether RF treatments are right for you? Keep reading, as we answer common questions about the effectiveness of the technology, the conditions the treatment can address, and if you are an ideal candidate for RF therapy.
How Do Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Treatments Work?
Skin tightening treatments that use radio frequency (RF) energy deliver heat deep below the surface of the skin to the fibrous tissue beneath. Composed mostly of collagen and elastin fibers, this tissue can lose its firmness over time, as these elements degrade and production declines with age, UV damage, and other factors. Elastin fibers are what give your skin its elastic-like quality, allowing it to snap back when stretched and remain firm. The protein collagen creates the foundation of your skin and gives your skin its firmness. By delivering heat to this tissue, RF skin tightening treatments kickstart skin’s natural collagen and elastin production, leading to firmer, smoother, younger-looking skin.
What Areas Can Be Treated With RF Therapy?
Radiofrequency is commonly used to address skin tightening on the face, abdomen, thighs, chin and neckline. But the benefits of RF skin tightening are not limited to those areas alone.
Skin laxity may be the main target, but the effects of RF-based skin tightening treatments extend to a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as crepe-like skin. In fact, non-surgical skin tightening treatments may be used as a measure to prevent sagging skin and wrinkles to maintain a more youthful-looking appearance. Starting treatments early can give skin a better chance to maintain elasticity and firmness, meaning non-surgical skin tightening treatments may be the solution for more than just those wanting to treat loose skin alone.
During your free consultation with one of Mara’s expert medical estheticians, we will discuss your areas of concern with you, and take the time to ensure that RF skin tightening treatments are the right fit for you.
One limitation to consider is that you may not be able to seek treatments in areas near any active inflammation or infection, implants, or tattoos.
What Results Can I Expect?
The results of radiofrequency skin tightening will be visible over time as your skin continues to get tighter over the next four to six months. As mentioned earlier, the effects of an RF-based skin tightening treatment plan dive well below the skin’s surface for noticeable and natural-looking results. And, the effects are long-lasting, as you can say goodbye to sagging skin and wrinkles for up to a year!
Maintenance sessions may be required. This will vary depending on your skin’s natural renewal process, its ability to build and maintain collagen and elastin, and the effectiveness of your anti-aging skincare routine. By following Mara’s recommended post-treatment tips and regimens it is possible to improve your overall results and extend how long they last.
How Does RF Skin Tightening Compare To “Quick-Fix” Options?
Because the final results for radiofrequency skin tightening treatments may not be visible right away, some may choose to use other non-surgical options that offer immediate results. And that is okay! But we believe that RF therapy does have some advantages over other popular treatments. For example:
At Mara’s, we love our injectables! We regularly run amazing specials for dermal fillers and will continue to do so. However, it should be noted that, because dermal fillers simply provide a plumper appearance and don’t support the skin’s natural healing cycles below the surface, dermal fillers must be regularly maintained to sustain the appearance of firmer skin. Fillers are also limited to smaller treatment areas, like cheeks or the neckline. RF therapy provides longer-lasting results in wrinkle reduction and can be used over larger areas of the body.
Creams and Moisturizers
There is no question that moisturizing with high-quality creams and serums is essential to an effective anti-aging skincare routine. In fact, at both Mara’d Med Spa locations we are proud to sell products from the amazing skincare lines Skinceuticals and iS Clinical.
That being said, inferior products that claim results in just a few weeks’ time are unlikely to provide any long-term outcome. Topical ingredients are unable to penetrate deeper below the skin to provide any real benefit to your collagen and elastin levels. Remember that a decline in skin’s firmness stems from a gradual breakdown in skin cell renewal alongside collagen and elastin production.
Remember, aging is a process! And tapping into your skin’s natural ability to combat the signs of aging is also a process. Having patience can offer real, optimal results without interrupting your schedule.
Are Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Treatments An Option For Darker Skin Tones?
Absolutely! Technology has come a long way since the early days of non-surgical medical aesthetic treatments. Whereas some laser technologies may still cause concern, skin tightening treatments that utilize radiofrequency energy are a safe option for darker skin tones. This is because RF energy does not target melanin chromophores in the skin, which is what increases the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in other laser-based treatments. As a result, RF technology is proven to be safe for all skin tones.
Is RF Therapy Safe?
Yes! The energy released during RF therapies is an estimated 1 billion times less radiation than getting an x-ray! In addition, the radiofrequency waves used in skin tightening treatments are extremely controlled, both by the administering medical esthetician and by the device itself.
At Mara’s Med Spa, we are proud to offer our clients treatments using the cutting-edge and customizable VenusViva MD device. This state-of-the-art device features two applicators that allow our highly trained and licensed medical estheticians to customize your treatment for maximum flexibility and control during the treatment.
Why Choose Mara’s Med Spa For Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Treatments
Differences in technology and treatment settings can lead to varying results that can very much be dependent on the person completing your treatments. The staff of specialists at Mara’s Med Spa are certified RF treatment providers who will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer ALL your questions without pushing you to commit to a treatment plan before you are ready to do so. We believe that with something as important as your skin, you should feel excited and eager to start your treatment plan, and have complete trust in your treatment provider before starting.
Contact us today to book your free consultation, and see why Mara’s Med Spa is THE destination for radiofrequency skin tightening treatments in the Dallas Metroplex.
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