Radio Frequency Facial… this seemingly futuristic-sounding spa treatment promises toning, tightening, and fat-melting… but how does it work?
We all know that Radio Waves are what transport our favorite songs and radio programs from broadcast stations all across the world straight to our cars and homes. Not many of us actually think about what they are. Simply put: Radio Frequencies are long waves of pure energy (much like visible light) in the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
To break it down: the longer the wavelength, the less energy it contains, the less dangerous it is to our bodies. Less dangerous than X-Rays, Microwaves, or even visible light, Radio waves are just another form of energy. When this energy is harnessed and focused, Radio Frequency (RF) treatments can be used to heat organic material, including our bodies. These treatments use electrical pulses to effectively tighten skin and reduce wrinkles.
Wrinkles and sagging skin, as a result of aging, is caused by the breaking down of connective tissues (Collagen Fibers) in our body. The RF energy penetrates the skin layers to selectively heat both the skin tissue and the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) which is where the collagen fibers are embedded. This localized heating causes an immediatecontraction of the connective collagen fibers, improving the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin instantly! Even better are the long term effects: The internal heating causes curative trauma which stimulates the body to produce more fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen) over time. An increase in fibroblast cells equals an increase in the production and replenishment of collagen & elastin fibers, both of whom are responsible for the tighter smoother skin we all desire!
But what about the rest of the body? What else can you think of that needs to be “burned off?”
Answer: Pure Fat.
What I love specifically about the Kontur MD RF device by Carismed GmbH is that it has the ability to focus the bulk of the energy deeper than similar devices. This means that it is able to target the subcutaneous adipose tissue and fatty layers… both liquefying the fat and shrinking them at the same time. This again causes curative trauma which increases the body’s own natural metabolism of “burning” fat withoutcausing injury OR pain to the outer layers of the skin! If you’re still thinking about other forms of surgical fat reduction, think about this: when the fat is gone, what happens to all of the loose, sagging skin? The Kontur MD RF device is able to get rid of fat while at the same time tightening the surrounding skin to be sure that you aren’t trading one unsightly problem for another!
Modern technologies are truly revolutionizing skin treatment. Instead of limiting ourselves to the superficial promises of skin creams and scrubs (the “outside in” approach), we are now able to use technologies like the RF devices to treat from “within” the skin. This results in truly dramatic and effective skin rejuvenation and fat/cellulite reduction.
Immediate Results: Collagen contraction via RF heating causes immediate skin tightening that can be seen after the first treatment!
Long-Term Results: With appropriate number of treatments as prescribed by your dermatologist or Medi-Spa specialist (Usually 6-8 treatments): fibroblast cells are created and stimulated to produce more collagen and elastin, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. For the body: fat reduction, body contouring, and cellulite reduction can be achieved!