Radiofrequency is one of the best known treatments for skin tightening. It works by heating up the collagen and elastin fibres of the skin to tighten deeper layers of the dermis and SMAS layers. This causes contraction of the muscle causing a tightening effects.
Not all Radiofrequency devices are the same as they differ according to the strength and depth of Radiofrequency and therefore the result you achieve. At Regents Park Aesthetics we have three different top of the range Radiofrequency devices that target different levels of skin laxity and are suitable for different budgets. Read below to help you decide which radiofrequency treatment is best for you.
1. Forma RF
Forma radiofrequency was developed by the same manufacturers who developed the famous Morpheus8. It is ideal for those with the first signs of skin laxity who wish to start a preventative treatment or to target mild skin laxity on the neck, face or eyes.
The benefit of Forma RF compared to other radiofrequency devices is that we can guarantee that the optimum temperature for skin tightening of 43°c is always maintained throughout every treatment and in all treated areas due to the inbuilt sensors and digital display that continually informs the practitioner that the radiofrequency handpiece is working at the optimum level. This ensures you always get the maximum results from every treatment.
You can have Forma RF as a standalone treatment for a special event but for optimum results we recommend a weekly course of 6 treatments followed by a maintenance treatment every 8 weeks.
We also have special packages with our popular facials to not only tighten you skin but to also deep cleanse, address multiple skin concerns and get it glowing.
Celebrity favourite Morpheus8 is ideal for moderate skin laxity and is popular with our patients aged 40 years and over. It offers a fractional radiofrequency treatment combined with microneeding which delivers the radiofrequency heat energy up to 4mm down into the dermis of the skin.
It can be used on both the face and the body. Patients can expect up to a 30% improvement in skin laxity with a course of 3 treatments done 1 month apart. Results last up to 12-18 months.
3. Profound RF
Profound RF is one of the most advanced radiofreqency devices on the market and is considered the best skin tightening option before you consider surgery. Profound RF is FDA approved and used at prestigious clinics throughout the world.
Profound RF is used mainly for the lower face and jawline but can also be used for the body, including cellulite.
The powerful , patented radiofrequency technology in Profound RF uses individual probes, each with their own thermostatic heat sensor to ensure optimum treatment to the deep dermis. No other radiofreqency device delivers the same level of radiofreqency and the same tightening.
Only one treatment of Profound RF is required and results last 5-10 years.
Comparison of Radiofrequency Devices we offer
|Device||Indication||Frequency of treatment||Pain level||Cost||Duration of results||Downtime|
|Forma RF||Mild skin laxity|
Face, neck, chest
|Weekly for 6 weeks then 6-8 weekly maintenance||Nil.|
Mild heat sensation
|£200 per treatment or £1100 course of 6||Up to 12 months if maintenance proramme followed||Nil|
|Morpheus 8||Mild- Moderate skin laxity|
Face, neck, chest, body
|Monthly treatment for 3 months then 12-18 month repeat||Mild-moderate
Local anaesthetic cream
|From £450 depending on area treated||Up to 12-18 months||5-7 days|
|Profound RF||Moderate-Severe skin laxity & Cellulite
Lower face, jawline, neck and body
Local anaesthetic injection
|£2500||5 years||Bruising, swelling and redness for upto 7 days|