RF (Radio Frequency)

Author: Esmeralda Vajushi

Radiofrequency (RF) therapy, also called radiofrequency skin tightening, is a nonsurgical method of tightening your skin. RF therapy has been used to fight against sagging skin and signs of aging. In this article, we’re going to look at how this cosmetic therapy works and what potential benefits it has for your skin.

Maintaining a temperature over 115°F (46°C) for over 3 minutes causes your body to release heat-shock proteins. These proteins stimulate your body to create new collagen fibers.

Electromagnetic radiation consists of waves of electric and magnetic energy moving together (i.e., radiating) through space at the speed of light.  Taken together, all forms of electromagnetic energy are referred to as the electromagnetic "spectrum."  Radio waves and microwaves emitted by transmitting antennas are one form of electromagnetic energy.  They are collectively referred to as "radiofrequency" or "RF" energy or radiation.  Note that the term “radiation” does not mean “radioactive.”  Often, the terms "electromagnetic field" or "radiofrequency field" are used to indicate the presence of electromagnetic or RF energy.

Some benefits:

1.The primary benefits of RF therapy are tightening your skin and getting rid of wrinkles.

  1. It may also help fight sun damage due to its ability to stimulate the production of collagen.
  2. RF therapy may help tighten loose skin on your body by stimulating the production of collagen.
  3. The researchers found significant improvement in facial skin laxity in all 11 participants, and 73 percent of them had improvements in facial contour.

But, studies have shown that environmental levels of RF energy routinely encountered by the general public are typically far below levels necessary to produce significant heating and increased body temperature.  However, there may be situations, particularly in workplace environments near high-powered RF sources, where the recommended limits for safe exposure of human beings to RF energy could be exceeded.  In such cases, restrictive measures or mitigation actions may be necessary to ensure the safe use of RF energy.  For many years, research into the possible biological effects of RF energy has been carried out in laboratories around the world, and such research is continuing.  Past research has resulted in a large number of peer-reviewed scientific publications on this topic.  The best part about this treatment is that you’re able to resume your normal activities immediately after you leave the provider’s office.