Will RF Skin Tightening Feel Painless?

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As we age, the natural production of chemicals in our skin can begin to decline, leading to loose and saggy skin. However, you can reduce the appearance of line, wrinkles and sagging skin with RF skin tightening treatments. Dr. Simona Bartos, an experienced Double Board-Certified Dermatologist, can help determine if RF skin tightening is a good treatment for you. Schedule a consultation with Imperial Dermatology in Hollywood, FL to find out more.

What is RF Skin tightening?

RF (radiofrequency) skin tightening is a noninvasive procedure designed to help give you tighter and younger-looking skin. This is done by inducing the natural production of collagen and elastin within your skin. This nonsurgical procedure uses RF energy to help enhance the appearance of your skin. RF skin tightening is ideal for individuals who want to combat signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and more.

How does RF skin tightening work?

This procedure uses RF energy to heat up the skin, which, in turn, promotes the production of collagen and elastin within your skin. These can help to improve the look of your wrinkles, sagging skin, and more. RF skin tightening is a procedure that takes between 30 – 60 minutes, depending on your specific treatment plan. Most patients report that while there is a mild warming or tingling sensation, the procedure is not painful.

What should I know about RF skin tightening?

After your RF skin tightening procedure, you are free to return to your normal daily activities. The treated areas may become slightly inflamed or red, but this should go away on its own fairly quickly. Your results should begin to appear and reach their optimal results after a few months. This is a safe and effective treatment to help tighten your skin and give you a non-surgical face lift.

Frequently asked questions

Is RF skin tightening painful? This procedure has been described as having a warm or tingling sensation, but it is not typically said to be painful. However, if you are worried or anxious, a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to your treatment session. Dr. Bartos can also offer you the laughing gas (Nitrous Oxide) or nerve blocks if needed.

Will I need more than one treatment? Yes, three treatments, one month apart are recommended, but the exact number of treatments depends on your goals and needs.

Can I use this treatment on ethnic skin of color? Yes, radiofrequency, unlike laser, will not cause unintended hyper pigmentation or discoloration.

Can I add other treatments to my RF skin tightening? Yes, RF skin tightening is great, especially when combined with another treatment. This can help enhance your overall results.

Where can I get RF skin tightening in Hollywood, FL?


RF skin tightening is a relatively painless procedure that is designed to help improve the amount of collagen and elastin in your skin, giving you a non-surgical face lift. If you are feeling anxious about any discomfort, anesthetics are available for you before your procedure starts. Dr. Simona Bartos can help you find your ideal treatment to meet your specific needs. Contact Imperial Dermatology in Hollywood, FL for a full consultation on the overall state of your aesthetic goals and needs today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.