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Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Pros and Cons
radio frequency skin tightening


May 25, 2023

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Este Medical Group

Is your skin showing its age? If you are upset or feeling depressed by loose skin (i.e., skin laxity), visible cellulite, skin wrinkles, and sagging skin, then you will want to try radio frequency skin tightening to improve the firmness and texture of your skin.

RF energy, or radio frequency skin firming is an effective anti-ageing cosmetic treatment that women and men use to tighten their skin, therefore improving body contours and achieving a more youthful appearance. With age, our skin loses elasticity, which can lead to:

  • Sagging cheeks and jowls
  • Eye and eyebrow droop
  • Double chin
  • Turkey neck
  • Saggy cleavage
  • Puckered elbows and knees
  • Loose tummy skin
  • Bum sagging 
  • Deep wrinkles and skin folds

A non-surgical, non-invasive solution to these common face and body concerns is radio frequency technology, which can address a multitude of skincare conditions related to ageing, as well as cellulite, skin laxity, and sun damage.

Este Medical’s Top Skin Tightening Treatments

Each of these highly popular body contouring and skin firming treatments result in smoother, less wrinkled, and firmer skin. At Este Medical our clients report high levels of satisfaction with RF energy skin tightening treatments for loose skin.

What Is Radio Frequency Skin Tightening?

Radio frequency skin firming treatments use clinically proven devices that deliver short pulses of energy to rejuvenate existing dermal tissue, and at the same time stimulates new collagen and elastin production in the body, which helps to tighten and improve the texture and appearance of the skin’s surface and supporting structure.

Does radio frequency tighten skin? Yes it does! This skin-safe energy works like magic to boost the natural production of skin firming elastin and collagen fibres, as well it causes subdermal tissues to tighten and contract, making the skin stronger and smoother again. Radio frequency skin treatments also offer the added bonus of having no downtime; it really is one of the easiest treatments to experience.

Do you want to book a radio frequency skincare and body contouring treatment at an Este clinic near you? Book an Este Medical consultation to get started!

How Does Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Work?

During a RF energy treatment, short pulses of energy flow from a RF device into the skin, gently and safely heating the subdermal tissues, triggering the production of collagen and elastin, as well as an increase in the body’s natural hyaluronic acid production (hyaluronic acid is excellent at skin plumping!).

Can radio frequency tighten skin? Indeed it can! As a result of the skin-safe radio frequency energy, your body responds by making strong new fibrous tissue to support and firm the skin, and collagen fibres become shorter and more tense, therefore making your skin tighter in the treatment area!

Benefits Of Radio Frequency Skin Tightening

Let’s cover radio frequency skin tightening pros and cons so you can make a more informed decision about this highly popular skin tightening treatment.

Does radio frequency skin tightening work? Yes, that is one of the major benefits, plus it is non-surgical, non-invasive, and involves zero downtime!

Radio frequency skin tightening ‘pros’ include: 

  • Better skin tone and texture
  • Increased collagen production
  • Less saggy skin
  • Loose skin is tighter
  • Instant face lifting
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Smoother skin
  • Better skin elasticity 
  • Improved body contouring 
  • Natural hyaluronic acid production
  • Fat reduction

Compared to the cost of a facelift or surgical removal of excess skin to achieve tighter skin, radio frequency skin tightening treatments are more affordable, and as mentioned, doesn’t involve any downtime or recovery time.

If you have loose skin resulting from ageing, menopause, sun damage, surgery, or weight fluctuations, then send us a message to arrange a RF energy consultation to find out how many treatments you may require and the best radio frequency skin tightening treatment for your beauty goals!

What are the cons of this type of skin tightening? Well, for some people looking for dramatic instant results they may find radio frequency skin tightening treatments take a bit more time to show results, and much may depend on what part of the body (e.g., face, hands, décolleté, tummy, bum…) is being treated and for how long. Depending on your skin tightening concern, it could take a few months and several RF energy treatment sessions to see the final outcome.

Common Skin Tightening Questions

Non-surgical radio frequency skin tightening treatments like HiFU ultrasound energy, VelaShape 3, and Scarlet Magic Needle have many beauty benefits; these treatments can all help to lift and firm skin on the face, hands, neck and other parts of the body, as well as target stubborn cellulite, deep skin folds, and wrinkly skin.

Here are a few commonly asked questions about skin firming treatments using RF energy.

Does radio frequency skin tightening really work?

Scarlet RF, HiFU energy, and VelaShape skin tightening treatments do work. The treatment is ideal for improving the quality of your skin, particularly after surgery, weight loss, or pregnancy, as well it works well on older skin to slow down the ageing process.

How effective is radio frequency skin tightening?

Studies have found that RF energy for skin tightening is skin-safe and can be effective at treating mild to moderate signs of ageing, as well as treating cellulite and other skin related imperfections.

Radio frequency skin tightening treatments are effective at improving the look of wrinkles and sagging skin. With proper skincare and follow-up appointments, results can last for two to three years.

Can radio frequency damage your skin?

Professional radio frequency skin tightening treatments at a medical clinic are non-invasive and use skin-safe technology. Studies reveal an excellent safety profile on RF energy procedures for skin tightening in a clinical setting.

As skincare experts, we strongly advise caution when using RF energy at-home treatments or RF energy devices, as there may be a risk of hurting the skin from overexposure.

The best, safest, and most effective radio frequency skin tightening treatments are conducted by experienced and trained skincare experts at a reputable medical clinic, like Este Medical.

How long to see results from radio frequency skin tightening? 

Because it takes time for your skin to produce new elastin and collagen fibres, it can take about 2-6 months to see final results, and much will depend on the treatment area and your goals. On average, you should see changes to your skin tone and texture within two to six months.

We recommend you send us a message through our website to get a more firm timeline on when to expect results depending on what part of your body you want to treat with RF energy.

Tighten & Tone Your Skin With Este Radio Frequency Skin Treatments!

The best way to find out if you are a suitable candidate for radio frequency skin tightening treatments is to book an Este Medical consultation. Tell us what your skin firming goals and expectations are so we can get you started on the best RF energy treatment.

Send us a message and ask about our Este skin tightening and firming treatments: 

Este Medical offers outstanding and proven radio frequency skin tightening treatments in the UK and at our medical clinic in Istanbul, Turkey. We are happy to answer your questions and share with you Este Medical before-and-after RF treatment results from our skin tightening clients!

Check Out Our Recent Trustpilot Reviews for Skin Tightening Treatments!

Rana Umer said, "Had my magic needle done to help to improve my skin texture 2 sessions are done i can already see such big improvement also been using este plus products to help to maintain my results naila is amazing at what she does always helping great servics."
FK said, "I had Velashape and Hifu treatment at Este medical group in Nottingham. I am very happy with the results. Magda is very professional and she has good knowledge about the treatments . She always makes me feel very comfortable. I recommend Este medical to anyone !!!"
Kelly Chen said, "I've done three magic microneeding treatments and the results are remarkable. I can't wait for my fourth session. Naila is very friendly and professional."
SARFARAZ said, "I’ve been a regular client with Este Medical Group. I am very thankful with the service offered by Sanisha for my magic needle treatment at Este Medical. The customer service has been very amicable and Sanisha has been absolutely incredible! She is so friendly and reassured me with everything that concerned me. She is also very polite and professional and recommended me the appropriate after care treatment. Hence I have no hesitation in recommending Este Medical."

Last Updated:

May 25, 2023

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