As we grow older, our skin starts to sag, looks dull and is riddled with wrinkles. Radiofrequency (RF), such as Thermage CPT, directly delivers heat energy to skin and the corresponding subcutaneous tissue that can stimulate and renew the skin's collagen fibers and thus consequently improving the texture and reducing sagging of the skin. It literally achieves the results of a facelift or a body lifts without any invasive surgery or injections, moreover, an added bonus of this procedure is that there is no downtime. This technique can be applied to the face as well as the whole body, and also, it works equally well for people of all skin colors, in contrast to that of lasers and the intense pulse lights.
Skin tightening procedure is usually performed under oral sedation and oral analgesia. A hand piece with a smooth and flat tip delivers radiofrequency energy which safely heats up the external layer of the skin. The patient will be asked to feedback on the intensity of heat so that the procedure does not become uncomfortable or painful whilst achieving optimum results.
There is no downtime following this treatment. Radiofrequency, like such as Thermage CPT, some patients experience mild redness of the skin, but this is temporary. The results continue to improve for up to 9 months. The results can last for 1-2 years.