As the saying goes, “Like a fine wine, you get better with age,” which has only one condition: You take care of your skin.
Our skin is our body’s first line of defence in this world, so there’s a lot of pressure on it to protect us. As we get older, all of those years spent working, laughing, frowning and squinting in the sun leave their mark on us in many ways, and can also leave us wondering where our youthful glow has gone.
While you can’t go back in time, you can repair what time has done to your skin. In recent years, skin science and technology has broken incredible boundaries in treating skin damage, and there are now non-invasive treatments that rival traditional facelifts, with minimal side effects and downtime required.
Rather than getting into every single option for treating mature skin, we’re going to zero in on the most effective kind: Radio Frequency Treatments.
What are Radio Frequency Treatments?
Offering maximum skin tightening short of surgery, Radio Frequency (RF) treatments use heat to help boost collagen production and tighten the skin. They can also be used to repair skin texture that has been damaged from scarring, uneven skin tone and even stretch marks. This makes them an ideal treatment for mature skin, which has likely incurred a loss of elasticity and textural damage over the years.
Which RF treatment is best for loose skin?
RF options vary depending on the major concern. Loose skin is best suited to a Syneron Candela Sublime radio frequency treatment, which uses a combination of bipolar radio frequency and infrared light to heat up the dermal layers in order to tighten and firm the skin. This requires a course of 3-5 treatments.
Which RF treatment is closest to a facelift?
For maximum tightening and firmness, the Syneron Candela Profound radio frequency treatment is clinically proven to increase elastin and collagen and to restore volume. Only one treatment is required and anywhere from 3-5 days of down time. This is often touted as the closest thing to a traditional facelift, making it the optimal choice for younger-looking skin.
Which RF treatment is best for skin damage like scarring or stretch marks?
If skin texture is the main concern resulting from past ache scarring, discolouration or stretch marks, a Syneron Candela Sublative RF treatment is ideal. This treats textual irregularities with minimal disruption to the skin.
Where can I get radio frequency treatments?
Dr Ballantyne offers radio frequency treatments at our Inject Skin clinic. Visit the main section of the site to learn more.