Fractional RF is one of the most modern skin rejuvenation treatment methods. A safe and minimally invasive procedure that can give you great results without the hassle of surgery. This method uses immune radio waves that penetrate the middle layer of the skin and stimulate collagen production and other changes in the structure of the skin. These changes will ultimately improve the appearance and beauty of your skin.
The basis of the function of the fractional RF method is the effect on the superficial or deep layers of the skin. The skin is made up of several layers, the most superficial of which is called the epidermis. Beneath the epidermis is a layer of dermis that degrades in the aging process, causing skin aging. RF does two things for your skin:
The energy generated by radiofrequency (RF) waves in the dermis layer stimulates collagen production. An important structural protein in skin tissue that is the cause of freshness, firmness and beauty of your skin. The energy of radio waves in the dermis layer is converted to heat; and rising temperatures are one of the stimulants of collagen production.
Fibroplasia is the process by which the body makes fibrous tissue. Fibrous tissues stimulate collagen production, making these protein fibers shorter and stronger.
Tissue fibrosis occurs when any normal tissue in the body damages. Just like the thick, rough tissue that covers the superficial wounds of the skin. In fractional RF, we apply selective lesions to areas of the skin to form fibrous tissue. In this way, the dermis layer thickens and collagen production increases.
While we have damaged areas of the skin, there are also areas that remain healthy to help with collagen production and repair. In fact, the effect of RF on the narrow border is caused by minor and useful injuries and dangerous injuries and burns. This is the reason why this treatment is temporary. New fibrous tissue and collagens disappear after a while and natural skin tissue will replace them. This means that after a relatively long time, you have to go to the clinic again to repair and renew the effects of fractional RF.
Fractional RF method has many therapeutic and cosmetic applications. But we can summarize the effects of this treatment in total cases:
Due to the therapeutic effects of fractional RF, this method will be effective in relieving and treating the following:
You won’t need any special care before RF. Just try not to be in direct sunlight for 2 weeks and do not go to the solarium. And note that If you have received laser skin rejuvenation, you should wait at least 3 months to start RF treatment; also, if you have exfoliated your skin, you should wait a few weeks and then go for an RF.
Each treatment session lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, with out anesthesia. This method no longer causes pain or discomfort during treatment. Early RF devices were very painful. To the extent that, specialists had to use anesthesia in the past. But today the pain of this method is minimized; and in most cases there is no need to use anesthesia. But in some RF applications, they may use local anesthesia for your comfort and pain relief. The pain you may experience during treatment, is more like itching of the face; and if you use local anesthesia, you won’t feel that either. But, during the treatment you may feel that your skin is slightly warm, which is because of the waves.
The RF procedure usually requires several sessions of treatment, which can vary from 3 to 12 sessions depending on your condition.
There always some Do’s and Don’ts before and after every cosmetic procedure. Fractional Rf after cares are so simple and your specialist will list them for you after the treatment session; but in case you forgot any of them they are the following:
In addition to taking care of your skin after fractional RF treatment, you may experience some side effects too!
Although it is a very minimally invasive procedure, but, fractional RF has very limited side effects; and it even does not require a recovery period or rest after treatment. There is almost no long-term or permanent side effects reported in clinical studies and medical reports on fractional RF method too. Nut here are some possible complications of fractional RF, all of which are temporary:
Note that non of these side effects are unnormal and they will go away after 2-3 days.
RF results appear within 2 weeks and will continue until three months after the collagen treatment session; and the results will get better and better.
Radiofrequency waves are a type of electromagnetic wave. These waves are used in various tools and devices; things like WiFi, radio waves, TV waves and microwaves. The frequency of radio waves used in the RF method varies between 3 kHz to 300 GHz, but most do not exceed 450 kHz. By comparison, RF waves are 100 million times slower than visible light and more than a billion times slower than X-rays!
FDA, as one of the most reputable regulatory medical organizations, has approved the fractional RF method as a safe treatment method for tightening the skin and correcting the surface curvature of the body (contour). Extensive clinical studies have been performed on this cosmetic procedure, according to which all applications of the fractional RF method, such as tightening the facial skin, correcting the superficial curvature of the body, and rejuvenating the vagina, are completely safe and secure.