Can RF Skin Tightening Tone Stubborn Problem Areas After Pregnancy?
Pregnancy or simply the natural aging process can be rough on patients’ skin. Our skin cells start to lag in collagen production, and our skin loses its firmness, which gives us a youthful appearance. At Imperial Dermatology, located in Hollywood, FL, Dr. Simona Bartos and our professional team offer patients a wide variety of nonsurgical cosmetic treatment options, including RF skin tightening. As a Double Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Bartos listens to your skin-related goals and provides you with customized treatment plans to revitalize your skin for a natural, youthful glow.
What is RF skin tightening?
Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening is a nonsurgical, nearly painless cosmetic procedure that uses energy waves to heat the deepest layer of your skin, called the dermis. The heat stimulates collagen production, which is a naturally occurring protein in your body responsible for giving skin volume and firmness. As we age, our collagen production slows down, which results in sagging skin and wrinkles.
What RF skin tightening treatments are available?
At Imperial Dermatology, we offer a combination of treatments that can remodel the skin, remove unwanted fat deposits, tone muscle to contour the body, and give sagging areas a natural lift and firmness.
Our RF fractional technology uses microneedling configurations to emit RF energy waves into multiple levels of the skin simultaneously to address smaller and larger treatment areas. RF skin tightening can be used to remodel both subdermal and adipose tissues to optimize remodeling and provide the body with a tighter, youthful appearance.
Is RF skin tightening technology safe to use?
Since radiofrequency waves are a form of radiation, patients often wonder if RF skin tightening treatments are safe for them to use. The low energy waves used in RF skin tightening emit a minuscule amount of radiation, like amounts emitted by common household items, such as a microwave or a cellphone. So far, very little is known about the long-term effects of low energy radiation, and research reveals no adverse health risks posed by RF energy waves at this time.
Am I an ideal candidate for RF skin tightening treatments?
If you are an adult who is displeased with your aging skin, RF skin tightening treatments may be the right treatment course for you. RF skin tightening can be used to treat any of the following:
Dr. Bartos collects each patient’s personal and medical history to determine if RF skin tightening is a safe treatment option for them.
Will RF skin tightening treatments tone stubborn problem areas after pregnancy?
RF skin tightening has shown to be effective in contouring the body for a slimmer, toner silhouette. Women who have experienced pregnancy and childbirth may notice sagging, unwanted fat deposits, and wrinkles that won’t go away with regular exercise and diet changes. Consult with Dr. Bartos at Imperial Dermatology in Hollywood, FL to see if RF skin tightening treatments can help you meet your postpartum goals.
Is there a recovery period?
RF skin tightening is considered a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that is completed in as little as one outpatient office visit, which means there is little to no downtime after treatment. Patients can expect swelling, redness, and tenderness after treatment, which usually resolves on its own. Dr. Bartos sends each patient home with recovery tips to be carried out for the next 24 – 72 hours to optimize results, some of which could include avoiding:
Excessive sun exposure
Extreme temperature changes applied to the skin
Exfoliants and facial massages
All patients are encouraged to check in with Dr. Bartos if swelling and redness do not resolve after 72 hours or if there are any other skin changes that they are concerned about.
Where to learn more about RF skin tightening treatment options
If you are displeased with your aging skin and are interested in attaining firmer, younger-looking skin, contact our team at Imperial Dermatology located in Hollywood, FL, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Simona Bartos today. After getting to know you, your medical history, and your personal goals, Dr. Bartos can help you determine if RF skin tightening is the right cosmetic path for you.