Radio Frequency Treatments
Using Energy to Lift
Radio Frequency Treatments – ProCare
Skin laxity – the softening and loosening of the skin as we age is a natural but unwanted stage of ageing skin. It is the most frequent of concerns which people present me with at the clinic.
Many people assume they need surgery or drastic treatment but there are many non-surgical options available. One of the top options is radio frequency.
What is radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency (RF) is a popular treatment that uses sound wave energy. These are oscillating electric currents through an electrode to generate electromagnetic waves. These waves do not interfere with the physiology of the skin or muscle but they condi=uct as heat up to 40 degrees.
This heat is felt underneath the skin and the body perceives it as a simulated burn (without it causing any damage). This thermal reaction causes the contraction of collagen in the short term and collagen synthesis in the long term, tightening the underlying skin structures without damaging the top layer.
It is particularly effective on areas that commonly suffer from skin laxity such as the brows, jowls, jaw and neck, ensuring skin looks lifted even after just one application.
How long does a radiofrequency treatment last?
Radiofrequency sessions tend to last between 20 to 40 minutes with the only downtime being slight redness which fades quickly.
The number of radiofrequency treatments needed in a course depends on the client’s skin laxity, but for truly visible results, I would suggest between three-to-five sessions over a period of three-to-five months. By using the technology consistently, it ensures maximum contraction and synthesis of collagen production, even affecting the more resistant cells.
Who is this treatment ideal for?
The ideal client for radiofrequency is a middle-age man or woman who is beginning to see signs of skin softening. These clients would also benefit from combining radiofrequency with other advanced treatments.
While radiofrequency alone will help to remodel tissue to lift, firm and tone the face, it does not address any surface issues on the skin. That is why I often recommend radiofrequency to coincide with laser treatments and injectables; the first serves to resurface and reduce the appearance of pores, pigmentation and visible vascular lesions, while the latter helps to plump, volumise and hydrate areas that will no longer produce collagen.
By combining laser with radiofrequency, you are treating the skin at multiple levels for a more holistically youthful result.
You cannot have RF treatments if you
- Are pregnant / breastfeeding
- Have a pacemaker
- Have a metal or electrical implant including dental
- Are sensitive to heat changes
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Alison Taylor is a Registered Nurse Prescriber and is highly experienced in medical aesthetic treatments. She has an honest and ethical approach and assesses each person individually and personally. Alison has a long career in the NHS prior to her full time commitment to aesthetic medicine since 2005.
Alison is trained to an advanced level in facial anatomy and in administering medical aesthetic treatments and has carried out many thousands of treatments. She has a good reputation (see live reviews) and prides herself in carrying out discreet and natural treatments to give you the fresh open look without making it obvious.
Alison is constantly updating her skills to ensure best and latest treatments to further extend her knowledge and safety in practice. You can check Alison’s registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (under her married name Alison Jane Pearce).
Alison is married to Dr Mark Pearce, a well known local GP who is also trained and experienced in aesthetic treatments and he is jining the team to provide a further set of safe hands beyond rival in the Cotswolds. Along with a further Registered Nurse and an experienced therapist, as well the latest technology in skin tightening and gradual, natural looking results, the luxurious clinic is going to be a positive, safe experience for anyone interested in looking their best.