Everything you need to know about skin tightening Radio Frequency Therapy

Everything you need to know about skin tightening Radio Frequency Therapy
Younger looking skin is a hot commodity these days. But before you take out the big guns and start booking costly plastic surgery appointments, meet radio frequency therapy. A non-invasive and painless treatment, RF helps boost collagen in your skin to visibly firm it and reduce signs of aging. Sounds too good to be true? Let’s dive into how it works, how it can benefit your skin, and how you can give yourself this holy grail skin-tightening treatment from the comfort of your home.

How does RF skin therapy work?

You may have already heard of collagen. In recent years, celebrities and influencers have been on a craze, hyping it up in the form of supplements and drink powders on social media. This comes as no surprise: collagen, as well as elastin are two proteins responsible for skin firmness, tightness and elasticity. They are stored in your skin’s middle layer, called the Dermis, accounting for about 90% of your skin’s thickness.
Collagen provides rigidity and strength to the skin while elastin allows the skin to be flexible and bounce back to its original shape. In other words, the combination of the two is what keeps our skin from sagging. The only problem is that between the ages of 20 and 30, our natural production of these miracle-workers starts declining fast: we lose about 1% of collagen every year.
That’s where radiofrequency therapy comes in.

Working from within

To give you the gist of it, radio frequency devices use energy waves – known as radio waves– to help boost the proteins that give us tighter and younger-looking skin. While microcurrent focuses primarily on working the muscles underneath the skin, RF works to stimulate our skin cells. This is one of the most important differences between microcurrent and radio frequency technology.
When in contact with the epidermis, these waves generate gentle heat, which penetrates into your skin’s deeper layer known as the Dermis. There, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which results in skin firming and wrinkle reduction. And bonus: rf technology is non - invasive and completely pain free!
Radiofrequency has become a popular skin tightening method and treatments for the face are accessible in different ways. Specialized med spas, clinics and dermatologists across the globe have been using RF for decades. In fact, it is one of the most clinically validated skin tightening technologies around today. Treatments are performed in the clinic using a large machine operated by professionals and require coming in regularly. 

RF facial at home

Alternatively, RF technology is now also available from the comfort of home, and for a fraction of the price. Products like the NEWA RF wrinkle reduction device make RF treatment accessible to those who may not want to commit to multiple trips to a facility or the cost. NEWA fits in the palm of your hand and can easily be packed if you’re going on a trip. 


Compact technology

Just like with larger in-clinic machines, the electrodes on the NEWA device generate radio waves when in contact with the skin. And there is proof it works. According to a clinical study submitted to the FDA with individuals who used NEWA over a period of three months (3 times a week for the first 4 weeks and twice a week for the remaining 8 weeks), the NEWA RF results are clear: 100% of participants showed improvement in overall wrinkle appearance.
In addition, 84% showed improvement in skin firmness and 75.6% showed an increase in skin collagen content. In fact, NEWA’s RF wrinkle reduction device was also proven to generate 3.8% collagen production in the skin over 12 weeks.
That’s almost four years of natural collagen loss. And there’s more: most people who participated in the FDA clinical study on NEWA, no less than 89%, reported the RF device made their skin feel and look tighter after just four weeks! No wonder some 300,000 people worldwide have already made it a part of their skincare routine. Both at home and in clinic RF skin tightening treatments require no downtime and have minimal side effects. Some people may experience a little redness on their skin after treatment but this quickly dissipates.

The ultimate alternative

In conclusion, achieving younger looking skin is possible with a radio frequency skin tightening facial. By harnessing the power of radio waves, this non-invasive and painless treatment stimulates elastin and collagen production, the keys to skin tightening. So forget the needles, and give radio frequency skin tightening facial a try at home!

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