Not all skin tightening technologies were created equal.
And both RF (radiofrequency) and Microcurrent technologies claim to lift your skin and reduce your wrinkles, so the big question is – which one does it better?
Microcurrent Skin Tightening
Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that mimics the body’s natural current. Originally, this technology was developed to treat Pell’s palsy patients who had sudden paralysis or weakness in facial muscles that seem to droop, but in recent years it’s also become a popular skin tightening treatment.
This technology claims to re-educate the facial muscles to shorten or to lengthen which can result in a tightening effect. You may see some short term results, though microcurrent treatments are traditionally completed in a series and require some upkeep (like any exercise you’d do to maintain healthy muscles).
Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Tightening
Radio frequency is a form of electricity that helps create friction or heat in the cells. It is completely non-invasive and safe. When the treated area reaches its optimum temperature it pushes back together your collagen fibers and increases elastin production, the protein that improves elasticity in your skin. Additionally, it boosts collagen production by up to 36%, which is the protein that is directly responsible for tightening your skin.
The treatment provides both instant and cumulative anti-aging results.
NEWA is powered by EndyMed Medical’s unique radiofrequency professional medical technology, used by dermatologists worldwide and proven effective in tens of thousands of professional treatments. FDA cleared 3DEEP™ technology delivers focused and controlled energy deep into the dermis, stimulating the skin to naturally trigger collagen production, restoring the skin’s natural support system, visibly reducing wrinkles for firmer, radiant, younger looking skin.
NEWA is the most clinically validated home use device available today, with published studies showing proven visible results.
We asked Dermatology Specialist Dr. Lehavit Akerman what she thinks about these technologies and their effectiveness.
“In regards to microcurrent, there is no scientific evidence yet that these treatments are helpful for anti-aging specifically. We need to see the actual clinical studies and they have yet to be done.”
She also mentioned that in her clinic, she works quite a lot with RF technology and finds it
“Extremely effective both in the long term and short. The biggest advantage of RF, in my opinion, is that it’s been thoroughly studied and is both safe and clinically proven to tighten and lift by stimulating collagen production.”