Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
Radio Frequency is at the forefront of skin tightening technology. A cutting-edge aesthetic procedure, RF reduces sagging skin via radio wave energy, effectively ‘remodelling’ areas of concern. At Santi we use revolutionary Viora Radio Frequency to tighten loose skin on both the face and body in a non-invasive, pain-free treatment with zero downtime. Whether you have loose or ‘extra’ skin following weight-loss or you’re looking to improve sagging facial skin, regular Viora RF treatments can firm, contour and visibly lift targeted areas.
Recommended: Our physicians will advise you as to the number or frequency of treatments recommended for optimal results.
What is RF / radio frequency?
As we age our skin both sags and thins. Radio Frequency energy works by heating the sub-dermal tissue, strengthening existing collagen fibres and kickstarting their increased production. This collagen induction improves both tension and ‘thickness,’ simulating a more youthful skin contour. Over a series of treatments, RF generated heat can effectively contract loose skin on the lower face, jowls and neck – and is suitable for larger areas such as the arms, legs and abdomen where ageing and weight fluctuation can cause significant skin sagging. Radio waves are invisible, painless and safe in both the short and long term.
Facial Skin Tightening
Facial skin sag, along with loosening jowl and neck skin, is usually associated with an increase in fine lines and poor skin texture. Carefully targeted Radio Frequency treatments can both reduce sagging skin – and – significantly improve skin quality. By radically stimulating collagen fibres, Viora can lift the skin while altering its texture – a dual rejuvenating effect unique to RF technology. A tighter, sculpted facial contour combines with a plumper, smoother complexion in a surprisingly versatile anti-ageing treatment.
Body Skin Tightening
Body skin tightening has the added advantage of reducing or ‘disrupting’ fat cells. When RF is applied to the thighs, buttocks, hips and stomach (or any area of concern), not only do targeted wavelengths of energy stimulate collagen and elastin cells in the skin, they also penetrate deeper to gradually heat fat cells and encourage their reabsorption. The result is an improvement in the appearance of cellulite as well as a reduction in body skin imperfections such as scars, stretch marks and other irregularities. Viora RF is particularly useful for post pregnancy stretch marks and scars – talk to your therapist about the appropriate time to begin treatment.
Pre & Post Treatment
Prior to treatment it’s important to let you therapist know if you are prone to coldsores. It is also advisable to avoid laser skin treatments in the weeks leading up to your RF session. While RF is a no-downtime procedure it’s important to be gentle with the affected skin in the days following treatment. A slight redness or warmth – like a mild sunburn – is common, however you can continue with your usual skincare routine. Gentle moisturising is recommended but avoid any waxing, acid peels or microdermabrasion for several weeks following RF.