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Everything you need to know

There are several approaches to improving the elasticity of your skin. The most common is RF (radio-frequency) skin tightening. This is a non-surgical method used to tighten the skin using  energy waves to heat the deep dermis layer of your skin which stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen creates the framework of your skin and gives the skin firmness. Ageing is associated with sagging skin and wrinkles which are due to less collagen being produced by the skin.

WHAT DOES SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT DO?

Even after just one session, our equipment has been scientifically proven to measurably tighten skin and reduce wrinkles in a non-surgical procedure. This safe and comfortable treatment is even suitable for treatment around the eyes, and there is no downtime needed, with the treated area being slightly pink for 30 minutes afterwards. Whilst it reduces wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, the jowls and neck are the most popular areas for facial contouring and lifting treatments.

Radio frequency is proven to be safe and effective for all skin complexions, including darker skin tones. Treatments are extremely comfortable, and you can return to your day immediately afterward.

Precisely controlled radio frequency energy heats the deeper layers of your skin, causing collagen fibres to remodel and contract, with the result of lifting and tightening of loose skin. Fat cell membranes are broken down using Radiofrequency and ultrasound in a process called cavitation. When there is no subsequent significant weight gain, this reduction of fatty deposits is long lasting or even permanent.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You will feel a deep heating sensation as the device is guided over the target area. To keep you more comfortable during treatment, the underside of the applicator provides cooling to the skin’s surface.

There is no peeling, bruising and no need for anaesthesia. The treated area will only feel slightly pink for around 30 minutes, and as there is no downtime or special care required after treatment, you can carry on with the rest of the day’s activities as normal.

The exact number of sessions needed depends on each individual patient and the area that they’re getting done. Many patients see their best results from between 4-8 sessions. You may be required to come back for a final session 3 months after your course of treatment and a lot of our patients often have a top-up before an important event.

All you have to do is make sure your skin is clean before your treatment: no lotions, creams, or makeup.

Treatments are extremely comfortable. Some have compared to the feeling of a relaxing hot stone massage. Some patients have even fallen asleep during their treatment.

 

The treatments are cumulative, which means you’ll need more than one to see long lasting results. After the final session in your treatment plan, your results will continue to develop for up to 3-4 months. However, your face and body will continue to age, so maintenance treatments are recommended once a month or every 3-4 months, depending on each individual person.

There is absolutely no downtime required. The area may look a little red and feel warm, but this should go away within one or two hours.

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WHY HAVE SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT AT STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINICS?

When having non-surgical cosmetic procedures, it is vital that the person conducting the treatment is both qualified and experienced. The facilities should be clean, safe and offer the best equipment. By choosing to have aesthetic treatments at our clinics, you can be sure of all of the above.

We work with leading experts in the field of dermatology to ensure you have the best experience and treatments. All our clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify and Trustpilot. Both our clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.

We can reassure you that our clinics remain committed to providing safe cosmetic and laser treatments in an environment that is fit for purpose, and we remain registered with, and regulated by, the Care Quality Commission.

Treatment Process:

Book Assessment

Contact us to arrange a no-obligation consultation with our experienced specialist who will examine you.

Appropriate Treatment Identified

There are a wide range of treatment options available depending on the severity and location of your condition. Our experienced dermatologist will explain all of your treatment options and help you to decide the best programme for you.

Treatment Begins

Once an appropriate treatment has been agreed upon, the treatment programme begins, and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier, happier skin. Results will likely appear within the timeframe suggested by your acne specialist.

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