The firm, smooth visage of perfect skin is something that many of us take for granted. Between the hours of sun exposure, the lack of proper diet, and sleeping less than any of us would like, it’s normal for our daily lives to show up on our skin. Natural though they may be, the signs of aging are rarely embraced. Instead, lifting and tightening skin is what many patients in our practice choose, and we are here to help your skin get back some lost time.
Our experienced aesthetic professionals at Pure Touch Skin Center in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California, are here to help you turn back the clock on aging skin. Using noninvasive laser light technology, our RF Skin Tightening system, Forma, is designed to treat virtually any skin type or skin tone textured by fine lines, wrinkles, and other age-related skin issues.
What is RF Skin tightening?
RF skin tightening, or radiofrequency skin tightening, is a noninvasive treatment for your skin’s signs of aging. Whereas before, the only option for skin tightening had been dangerous procedures that involve anesthesia, new technology allows you to experience the benefits of a facelift without the pain, expense, and downtime.
RF skin tightening uses RF waves that penetrate the top layer of your skin to target the problems that create the signs of aging. Using a handheld device, RF skin tightening is administered over your affected areas, heating the layers of fat that exist under the skin at temperatures of up to 167 degrees Fahrenheit, creating proteins that stimulate collagen production in the treated area.
Collagen is a protein that is naturally produced by our bodies, and in the bodies of animals, insects, and some plant matter. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is responsible for maintaining the structure of your skin and organs. Strong, healthy collagen production manifests in firm, minimally wrinkled skin and strong joints.
As we get older, our natural collagen production begins to decrease. Though your body can digest and process collagen sources from food and supplements, getting enough of the right types of collagen can be a challenge without the advice of a medical professional. Even with increased collagen consumption, your skin may not reflect the results you seek without aesthetic intervention.
What can I expect from RF skin tightening?
At Pure Touch Skin Center, our providers work with Innmode’s Forma, part of a larger anti-aging system that includes microneedling with Morpheus8 and IPL healing laser treatment, Lumecca. Forma allows your provider to quickly and easily treat your wrinkles and fine lines. Forma is a body-sculpting system that can tighten skin all over the body, though most of our patients prefer to focus on their faces and necks.
In your RF skin tightening appointment, you need to wear comfortable clothing that allows your provider to easily access your treatment areas. Your provider shows you to our table and makes sure that you’re comfortable before beginning your treatment. Each RF skin tightening treatment lasts for up to 30 minutes, allowing you to plan a full day with a short break for your self-care.
Your RF skin tightening treatments are noninvasive, short, and generally pain-free. Though you may notice results from your first treatment, your provider at Pure Touch Skin Center determines the appropriate number of treatments for you based on your goals and your body’s needs and response.
When can I get started with RF skin tightening?
Before we recommend any type of treatment, we sit with each of our patients for a full consultation. After we understand your medical history and any medication and supplements that you use, we can create a treatment plan to get the look you want. If you’re ready to stay smooth in the face of wrinkles, come in today, call us at 818-275-2771, or book an appointment with us online.