It’s that time of year again when we try to find the perfect gift for our loved ones. But it can also be a good time to give yourself a present, perhaps one that can make you look younger. The Venus Versa™ skin resurfacing system offers NANO FRACTIONAL RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) WITH SMARTSCAN™ to make the skin look younger by restoring broken collagen matrices in problem areas. This is a great way to improve the appearance of your skin without the need for surgical procedures. In this blog, we will explain more about how this system works, what skin concerns it addresses, and why it is a better alternative to other procedures.
What is radiofrequency (RF) skin resurfacing and how does it work?
Radiofrequency (RF) skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure that uses RF waves to heat the dermis, the deep layer of your skin. RF waves release energy in the form of electromagnetic waves. Although RF waves are a type of radiation, they are considered to be “low energy” since they release around 1 billion times less energy than “high energy” radiation such as x-rays.
RF waves heat the dermis to between 50°-75° C. When this temperature is maintained for over three minutes, this stimulates the production of heat-shock proteins, one of which is collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein that makes up your skin. It is responsible for the support and elasticity of your skin, making it more youthful-looking.
The amount of collagen decreases with age and the skin’s collagen matrix breaks down over time. As the collagen matrix breaks down, this leads to fine lines, wrinkles, stretchmarks, uneven skin texture, and loose skin. RF skin resurfacing helps to restore broken collagen matrices in order to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.
NANO FRACTIONAL RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) WITH SMARTSCAN™ uses an array of small electrodes with tiny pins organized on a tip to safely deliver heat through the skin’s surface. Without physically penetrating the skin, the tip creates tiny dermal wounds. The body then responds by producing collagen to close the wounds. In addition to closing these wounds, however, the excess collagen also repairs other forms of skin damage to improve the overall tone and texture.
What are the benefits of RF skin resurfacing?
RF skin resurfacing has many benefits, which is why it is quickly becoming a popular treatment choice for those looking to improve their appearance without surgery. Some of the key benefits include:
- Restoration of collagen matrices in problem areas for younger-looking skin
- A non-invasive procedure that does not require surgery
- Not only improves the appearance of skin, but also treats other issues like acne scars and stretchmarks
- No downtime required after treatment
- Results are visible after just one treatment
- Can be used on all skin types and tones
What skin concerns can RF skin resurfacing address?
RF skin resurfacing can address a variety of different skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven texture
- Loose or sagging skin
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
Why choose RF resurfacing over other skin rejuvenation procedures?
There are many advantages to using radiofrequency (RF) treatment compared to other non-surgical procedures including IPL photo rejuvenation, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing.
Can be used on all skin types and tones
One of the key advantages is that RF skin resurfacing can be used on all skin types and tones. This means that it is a great option for those with darker skin tones who may not be able to undergo other procedures, such as IPL photo rejuvenation. Unlike IPL photo rejuvenation, which has a risk of burn or post-treatment hyperpigmentation, RF resurfacing uses heat that does not carry these risks for people with darker skin tones.
RF treatment also does not require extended downtime after the procedure, so you can resume your regular activities almost immediately following treatment. In comparison, other procedures like laser resurfacing or some types of chemical peels can leave the skin looking red and irritated for several days after treatment. Although RF treatment can cause your skin to be red immediately after treatment, this usually fades within 24 hours. After 24 hours, you can also return to your normal skin care routine and can wear makeup.
Changes the underlying support structures of the skin
In addition to providing noticeable improvements in surface appearance, RF treatment can also change the underlying support structures of your skin. This means that it actually rejuvenates your skin’s support structures, which essentially allows your skin to repair damage from the inside out. While some types of laser resurfacing treatments can also accomplish this, most of these treatments are intended to target the surface of the skin or the top layer of the dermis. Not only that, but the downtime associated with laser resurfacing treatments is much longer than downtime from RF treatments.
Results improve over time
Your results will vary depending on the type and severity of the skin concern being treated. Most patients receive about 3-4 treatments to obtain their desired results. It is important to note, however, that your results will improve over time after having RF treatment. This is because RF treatment stimulates your body’s natural healing process. Therefore, you may not see immediate results, however you should notice your results improving as time goes on and more collagen is produced. Although other treatments may have instant results, these results tend to not last as long as those obtained by RF treatments.
RF skin resurfacing is an innovative way to rejuvenate your skin without surgery and offers a variety of benefits and advantages over other skin rejuvenation treatments. One of the key benefits for this treatment over other methods like IPL photo rejuvenation or laser resurfacing, is that it can be used on all skin types and tones including those with darker complexions prone to hyperpigmentation or burn risks. As RF treatments stimulate collagen production in the body, you will notice improvements over time as opposed to instant results with other procedures. For more information about how our team at Therapeutic Aesthetics in Pickering can help restore youthful-looking skin with non-surgical NANO FRACTIONAL RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) WITH SMARTSCAN™ call us today!