Radiofrequency Treatment: The Non-Surgical Facelift

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Jan. 3, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

A face is a reflection of the memories we’ve shared with loved ones, it’s a map of our struggles and it’s the identity we reveal to strangers. Though natural beauty may be toted as the superior way to age, it’s important that as we continue our journey in life we feel our best.

Though facelifts are the first solution that tends to come to mind, the idea of going under the knife can seem a little...dicey. But, there are a number of non-invasive alternatives to creating a younger and more radiant appearance.

Radiofrequency Treatment is one popular way to achieve a firmer, lifted look. The treatment uses radio waves to heat up the metal double-plated device. Once the device has heated, the head of the device is placed on the skin’s surface, developing hot spots as it’s dragged along the surface.

This is perfect for anyone who wants to improve the drooping of their skin - specifically the jowls, neck, jawline and corners of mouth - but doesn’t feel they’re old enough (or ready enough) for a surgical procedure.

Because the heat creates “damage” under the surface of the skin, the skin produces excessive amounts of collagen, which then causes the skin to firm and tighten.

The treatment time for the face lasts anywhere from 5-10 minutes and is staggered over 4-to-6 sessions.