Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 23-03-2022 Origin: Site
In these treatments the RF heats and stimulates the underlying structures of the skin down to the dermis, causing controlled damage. Heating deeper skin tissues to 67°C gives the best results.
The heat denatures the proteins collagen and elastin. This means they unravel. Now, whilst this sounds bad, the immediate effect is the collagen matrix contracts and shrinks, creating a lifting effect of the face and tightening of lax skin on the body. And this skin tightening is good because it gives a more youthful appearance.
Your body then goes into healing mode, just as it does after a cut or injury. It triggers your fibroblast cells in the deeper skin layers to produce shiny new collagen and elastin. Over time, they usually create more of these proteins than before. This increase in these fresh, supple skin-supporting proteins is dermal remodelling. It increases skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles and lines, tightens and firms, and improves skin texture and plumpness.
Heat also has a detoxifying effect and increases cell metabolism. That’s because when RF energy heats tissues between 40°C to 45°C, it increases blood flow through vasodilation. Vasodilation is the widening of blood vessels. The increased circulation brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells. It also removes waste products, such as carbon dioxide. This means your cells’ metabolism speeds up resulting in more energy, so they work harder. This promotes skin health and gives an energy boost for dermal remodelling.
TIP: RF current doesn’t affect the melanin in your skin, so it’s suitable for all skin types without risk of discolouration.