Radiofrequency treatments are a non-surgical option for tightening up sagging skin. However, if you’ve never considered your options for radiofrequency treatments or are concerned about whether it’s safe, then it’s important to learn more about your treatment options. Here’s what to know about radiofrequency treatments with Dr. Shienbaum and what you can expect.

How Do Radiofrequency Treatments Work?

Radiofrequency treatments work by gently heating the deeper layers of skin to cause collagen to contract and stimulate new collagen production. This can be done externally, with a radiofrequency handpiece that administers energy through the surface, or it can involve the insertion of fine probes into the dermis and sub dermis layers to provide deeper heating. Although this can require more than one treatment, it’s an effective way to rejuvenate skin without invasive surgery.

Where Can Radiofrequency Treatments Be Used?

This treatment can be used on all areas of the body where surgical skin tightening can also be performed. These include:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Buttocks
  • Face
  • Eyes/eyelids
  • Neck

Benefits Of Radiofrequency Treatments

This treatment penetrates the skin’s deeper layers without requiring substantial incisions, meaning there’s very little downtime involved. This means you can return to your regular schedule immediately without side effects. Another benefit is that this option can also combat cellulite on the body, giving the skin a smoother appearance. It can sometimes be used for body sculpting to remove stubborn fat pockets.

Who Should Get Radiofrequency Treatments?

Good candidates for this procedure will have loose skin with minimal fat underneath. Older patients whose skin is excessively lax may not be eligible for non-surgical skin tightening methods and should consider surgical techniques for best results. This procedure is safe to use on any skin tone and type, and your technician will optimize your treatment plan to your unique treatment areas and goals.

Are Radiofrequency Treatments Safe?

Radiofrequency treatments come with very little risk. In fact, radiofrequency treatments can be much safer than surgical alternatives because they don’t require substantial incisions or general anesthesia. The best way to mitigate risk with any cosmetic procedure is to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon who can discuss the risks and plan a safe and effective procedure for you.

Schedule a Consultation

At Brandon Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide selection of non-surgical options to achieve your goals with minimal downtime. To meet with Dr. Shienbaum and learn more about your options, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.