Radiofrequency: A Gold Standard in Medical Aesthetics
The use of Radiofrequency energy and technology in the medical field dates back over 120 years, as the notion was first explored in 1891 by famed scientist Nicola Tesla. Radiofrequency (RF) energy may be applied in the form of electromagnetic waves (radio waves) or electrical currents. Radiofrequency energy is used in the treatment of cancer, surgical procedures, physical therapy, neurosurgery and eye surgeries, and even Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a technology that generates images of the human body through the use of radiofrequency waves.
In aesthetic applications, Radiofrequency waves at non-ablation energy levels are often used in cosmetic treatments to tighten skin, diminish fat via lipolysis and apoptosis, and/or support the healing process. RF treatments are painless and effective, and many types of RF treatments are available to treat different aesthetic conditions.
At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, here are some of the most-loved Radiofrequency treatments that we provide for our patients to improve various conditions. Read on to see which procedures might be right for you.
Microneedling with RF (Pixel8) for tighter skin
RF therapy is one of the most effective non-surgical skin tightening treatments currently available. RF energy delivers controlled heat to constrict the skin’s innermost layers, producing a tighter and firmer texture and smoothing away lines and wrinkles. The combination of microneedling with RF therapy maximizes the benefits of both treatments by combining the power of microneedling to treat the skin’s surface, while RF therapy treats the deeper layers of skin tissue, producing more comprehensive tightening and lifting.
Skin tightening with Exilis
Another excellent skin tightening treatment that uses Radiofrequency energy to improve skin laxity and reduce the facial lines and wrinkles is the Exilis, which tightens the skin while triggering an increase in dermal collagen and elastin production. The Exilis system safely delivers RF energy to various layers of skin tissue through a controlled heating and cooling mechanism, ensuring utmost comfort and safety. In a 2014 study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, patients treated with The Exilis® system saw a 35% reduction in skin laxity, a 42% reduction in wrinkles, and a 33% reduction in photodamage.
Skin resurfacing with Venus Viva to treat surface imperfections and discoloration
The Venus Viva, which uses NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy combined with SmartScan™ technology, is a non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment that reduces visible photodamage, and surface imperfections such as scars, stretch marks, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. Venus Viva treatments are a great alternative to microneedling and fractional laser treatments, producing dramatic improvements with minimal downtime, and the treatment is safe for all skin types.
Banish cellulite while tightening your body with Emtone
Cellulite is hard to treat, but fortunately at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, Dr. Bachilo treats this condition using Emtone treatments. Emtone is the first and only FDA-approved non-invasive cellulite treatment that tightens the skin, contours and defines the body, and reduces cellulite by delivering controlled thermal and RF energy to treatment areas by means of Monopolar Radiofrequency and Targeted Pressure Energy. Emtone safely treats the five primary causes of cellulite, while tightening skin, without risk or downtime.
Venus Legacy rejuvenates face and body
Venus Legacy treatments are highly advanced non-invasive procedures that effectively treat aesthetic issues in the face and body, such as cellulite, lax skin, and wrinkles. Venus Legacy uses safe and proven RF energy, powered by its proprietary (MP)2 technology which combines Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields along with cutting-edge VariPulse™ technology, and is safe and effective for all skin types.
EMSculpt NEO to create six-pack abs and tight muscles
EMSculpt NEO is a non-invasive, revolutionary treatment that uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to tighten and define muscles. During one 30-minute EMSculpt treatment your muscles will be stimulated to perform 20,000 high-tension supramaximal contractions, a level of intensity that is impossible to achieve during a normal workout. The addition of RF energy builds muscle while simultaneously burning fat permanently. While not a weight loss treatment, EMSculpt NEO is an excellent fat reduction and body contouring treatment in-one, producing sensational results without surgery!
In comparison to surgical procedures, non-invasive RF treatments are faster, safe, and less costly. You will not see results instantly, but as cumulative long-term improvements over the following months that result from the RF technology triggering new production of collagen and elastin in your skin cells. To learn more about how RF technology can help your face and body look younger, tighter, and more toned, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa today and schedule your first appointment with Dr. Olga Bachilo, a board-certified plastic surgeon who is among the most respected surgeons in the greater Houston, TX area.