Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

With age, genetic factors, environmental exposures, and weight loss, skin loses its elasticity and appears saggy and crepey. While non-surgical options such as Botox and Dysport, dermal fillers, and skin resurfacing can bring about great improvements in the skin, sometimes skin tightening procedures are a better option to improve the skin’s function and appearance.

Dr. Fishman performs skin tightening with the use of radiofrequency, which generates heat and stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin–key structures in the function and appearnce of rejuvenated and youthful skin.

RADIOFREQUENCY SKIN TIGHTENING ADVANTAGES

  • Radiofrequency skin tightening improves the look of the treated skin
  • Radiofrequency skin tightening can improve the outcome of other rejuvenation procedures, such as face lift and neck lift
  • Radiofrequency skin tightening is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime

RADIOFREQUENCY SKIN TIGHTENING ADVANTAGES: TREATMENT DETAILS

Dr. Fishman performs radiofrequency skin tightening and rejuvenation treatments under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s individual needs and other associated procedures. Dr. Fishman performs minimally invasive microneedling procedures with radiofrequency heat; minimally invasive radiofrequency heat procedures under the skin (and often combined with liposuction or a neck lift), or a combination of both, for greatest aesthetic efficacy.

AFTER SURGERY

  1. You will have some swelling, redness, and tenderness of the treated areas.
  2. You may have some discomfort, which should be controlled with oral pain medications.
  3. Cool compresses should be used on the treated areas as instructed.
  4. Dr. Fishman may instruct you on the use of a compression garment and/ or topical ointments over the treated areas.

Frequently Asked Question

IS RADIOFREQUENCY SKIN TIGHTENING RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you are in good health and want to improve the appearance of skin, you may be a good candidate for Dr. Fishman’s radiofrequency skin rejuvenation procedures. You should have realistic expectations of treatment.

DOES RADIOFREQUENCY SKIN TIGHTENING SURGERY LEAVE SCARS?

The answer depends on the type of radiofrequency treatment used. Microneedling with radiofrequency does not typically leave any scars. Minimally invasive under-the-skin radiofrequency skin rejuvenation is performed via tiny incisions under the chin and behind the earlobes; these incisions result in very small, essentially imperceptible scars once healed.

HOW PAINFUL IS RADIOFREQUENCY SKIN TIGHTENING?

Most of Dr. Fishman’s blepharoplasty patients describe a swollen or slightly sore sensation as opposed to true pain after radiofrequency skin tightening. Most people will have mild-moderate swelling, bruising, and itchiness after treatment. These symptoms are quick to resolve, and well-managed with cold compresses and oral pain medications.

HOW LONG BEFORE I WILL SEE THE FINAL RESULTS OF MY RADIOFREQUENCY SKIN TIGHTENING PROCEDURE?

Most swelling after treatment resolves within the first week, but the formation of collagen and elastic and the final results of treatment require up to 3-4 months.