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What is Radio Frequency Treatment Skin Tightening?

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There may come a point in your life where you might think your skin could use a little love. While we dont believe ageing is something to be embarrassed about, we completely understand if youre looking for safe, effective ways to help your skin look the way you feel inside.

One of the ways we approach skin tightening is with Tempsure Envi, a state-of-the-art radiofrequency skin treatment thatll help you uncover the natural beauty you have just under the skin. Today, were going to take a look at the innovative technology that powers the Tempsure Envi and discover how this unique treatment can rejuvenate your skin.

If youre ready to see if Tempsure Envi is right for you, be sure to contact us to book an appointment today!

What is Collagen?

Before we get into the technology and benefits of radiofrequency skin tightening, we should first look at what these treatments are trying to produce in your skin: collagen.

Your body boasts a plentiful amount of collagen, a protein that can be found not only in your skin but also in your muscles, bones, tendons, cornea, and even your teeth. There are 4 different types of collagen:

  • Type I: This type of collagen makes up 90% of all the collagen in your body, and it helps provide structure to your skin, bones, tendons, and teeth.
  • Type II: This type of collagen is more loosely packed and provides cartilage between your joints.
  • Type III: This type of collagen makes up the structure of your muscles, organs, and arteries.
  • Type IV: This type of collagen can be found in the layers of your skin helping with filtration.

Your body will naturally produce less collagen as you age, leading to the oh-so-common smile lines and wrinkles we associate with getting older. However, radiofrequency treatments can help manage this process.

How Do Radio Frequencies Tighten Skin?

Radiofrequency skin tightening is the process of applying heat to your skin to help it produce new collagen fibres. Radiofrequency devices heat a deep layer of your skin to 50-75 degrees Celsius, which triggers the release of heat-shock proteins, in turn producing new collagen.

Despite the heat, the treatment is nearly painless. Depending on the areas you wish to treat, most radiofrequency sessions take about an hour to complete. You can expect to see results after 3 to 4 different treatment sessions. However, the amount of sessions may depend on your age, treatment area, and treatment goals. You may experience some redness in the treated areas following your session, but this should subside after a couple of hours.

Professional using radiofrequency therapy on face of female client

The Added Benefits of Radiofrequency Treatment

Treating Sun Damage

Studies have shown that radiofrequency skin treatments can help produce collagen fibres that may have broken down due to UV damage. This kind of treatment may take a few months to complete, but patients have been highly satisfied with the results.

Treating Dry Eye

Radiofrequency treatments also help treat certain types of dry eye caused by meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis. By heating the blockages in your meibomian glands, and expressing the oil (meibum) into your tear film, your eyes will begin to feel more comfortable as your tear film stabilizes.

The Potential Risks of Radiofrequency Treatments

It is important to know that radiofrequency skin tightening is a complex process that requires a certified professional to perform the treatment. Without the care of trained personnel, you may experience several different side effects after your treatment session, including:

  • Temporary swelling
  • Tingling
  • Blistering
  • Bruising

Radiofrequency skin tightening is a form of low radiation. The amount of radiation these devices produce is comparable to a Wi-Fi signal. However, the radiation has to be carefully applied to avoid any of the aforementioned side effects.

Why Choose Tempsure Envi?

Tempsure Envi is the next step in radiofrequency skin tightening. By using a unique monopolar radiofrequency, Tempsure Envi can help produce collagen production into the deeper layers of your skin, which allows for more noticeable results in less treatments. 

Tempsure Envi devices also include real-time temperature monitors to help you get the exact amount of radiofrequency you need with no downtime. These monitors ensure your treatment is efficient and provides the best results possible.

Its time to start looking the way you feel. Start your journey towards healthier, younger, radiant  looking skin today with the help of Okotoks Eyecare. 

Written by Dr. Asim Prasad

Dr. Asim Prasad is a native Calgarian who earned his Bachelorís of Science degree in Vision Science and Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2008. Before becoming an optometrist, Dr. Prasad earned a bachelorís degree in Environmental Science from the University of Alberta. After working in the environmental science industry for a short time, Dr. Prasad decided to pursue his true passion: optometry.
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