RF Skin Tightening
RF Skin Tightening
at Vilate Med Spa
The gradual loss of your skin’s collagen fibers with age leads to skin laxity, wrinkles, and sagging skin tissues. The loss of youthful firmness can make you appear old, tired, and draw your facial features downwards into a frown.
At Vilate Med Spa in Salt Lake City, UT, we use cutting-edge technologies that deliver radiofrequency energy into your skin to encourage collagen production and tighten your skin.
What is RF Skin Tightening?
RF (radiofrequency) skin tightening is a procedure that involves heating your skin’s deepest layers to activate collagen production, giving your skin a smoother and lifted appearance. However, to understand how and why RF skin tightening works, you must first understand the reasons for skin laxity.
Collagen is your skin’s structural framework — it makes your skin appear firm, smooth, youthful, and wrinkle-free. As you grow older, your cells produce less collagen, leading to sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, etc.
RF therapy aims to reverse the signs of aging by restoring your body’s depleting collagen reserves, strengthening your skin tissues yet again.
RF skin tightening involves heating the deep layers of the skin (dermis) to temperatures ranging from 122 and 167°F. Maintaining these high temperatures for extended periods makes your body release certain proteins that activate collagen fibers. Over time, the collagen fibers restore your skin’s youthful structure, firmness, and tautness.
RF Skin Tightening with Forma
RF skin tightening can be performed using various technologies, such as Thermage, Thermi, Thermalift, etc. However, at Vilate Med Spa in Salt Lake City, we perform RF skin tightening with one of the world’s most advanced non-invasive skin and tissue remodeling devices for the face — Forma by InMode.
Forma is a subdermal heating applicator that delivers radiofrequency waves deep within your skin’s tissues via electrodes. In practice, a heated wand is moved up and down the treatment areas, a little like ironing your face. The device is small enough to address the smallest treatment areas, including the eyelids, jowls, and nasolabial folds.
RF skin tightening with Forma is completely safe because it has an inbuilt “cut off temperature” feature. The device’s temperature sensor automatically restricts radiofrequency energy transmission once the skin’s desired temperature is reached. The procedure is painless, comfortable, and suitable for all skin types.
Who is a Candidate?
RF skin tightening with Forma is suitable for everyone, regardless of skin type and color. If you have mild to moderate skin laxity, you can opt for this procedure to gradually and naturally improve your facial contours. The results look entirely natural because the treatment relies on rebuilding your body’s natural collagen reserves rather than injecting fillers.
How to get started
The RF skin tightening procedure starts with a personal consultation with Dr. Jason Johnson. He carefully examines your facial skin tissues, gauges your skin laxity, reviews your medical history, and discusses your cosmetic goals. Based on the analysis, he determines if you’re a viable candidate and curates the ideal treatment plan for your unique needs.
RF Skin Tightening Treatment Overview
The clinicians will clean your skin and apply a topical anesthetic to prevent discomfort. The Forma device will be calibrated to address your unique skin type and laxity. As the device is moved up and down your skin, you’ll feel a warming sensation on your face. The device will be moved over all the treatment areas, including the jowls, eyelids, forehead, nasolabial folds, neck, etc.
In most cases, the treatment concludes within 30 minutes, though the exact duration depends on the number of treatment areas. Most patients need a series of 6 sessions spaced a week apart for optimal results. However, Dr. Johnson will curate the ideal treatment schedule and frequency based on your unique needs and concerns.
You might experience mild discomfort and redness for about 15 to 20 minutes after the treatment. The results will gradually appear over the next few weeks as your skin feels tighter and smoother.