Radio frequency (RF) skin tightening sculpts the face and body through a number of minimally invasive treatments.
Radio Frequency Treatments for Skin Tightening
Radio frequency (RF) skin tightening sculpts the face and body through a number of minimally invasive treatments. At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, we’re proud to offer a range of industry-leading RF treatments to help you achieve a younger-looking appearance, and if needed, assist in reducing fat. If you’re in the Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson area, book a consultation with us to discover how this revolutionary technology can give you the look you’ve always dreamed of!
What is Radio Frequency Skin Tightening?
These treatments fall into two broad categories: RF microneedling and RF-assisted lipolysis (RFAL).
RF microneedling uses electrical energy to heat the skin. This heat tightens the skin’s underlying structure, stimulates collagen and elastin production, and can even eliminate fat. It can also resolve surface irregularities such as acne scars or stretch marks. It’s primarily performed on the face.
RFAL also tightens the skin but simultaneously eliminates subdermal fat with a heated cannula. It can be performed on the face or body.
Why Choose Us for Radio Frequency Skin Tightening?
Over the past two decades, Advanced Cosmetic Surgery has proved itself a pioneer in cutting-edge cosmetic procedures. Thousands of customers have been impressed by our professionalism, expertise and devotion to bringing industry-leading technologies to the Greenville area.
We’re proud to offer a wide array of RF treatments to suit our customer’s diverse needs. All the platforms we use were developed by InMode, a U.S.-based global leader in innovative medical technologies.
You’ll receive the best possible care before, during and after your appointment. All our treatments are performed by one of our board-certified physicians, Dr. Thomas McFadden or Dr. Peter Felice, or a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. Everyone at our practice who administers these treatments has been fully trained by the technology’s developers; you are in excellent hands.
Before and After Photos
Ideal candidates for RF treatments are healthy adults experiencing:
- Acne scars
- Fat that won’t respond to exercise
- Sagging or loose skin on the face, neck or body
- Skin discoloration (melasma, hyperpigmentation, sunspots, dark spots)
- Uneven skin texture
- Wrinkles and lines on the face
Due to RF’s incredible range of applications, adults of any age can benefit from the technology.
Radio Frequency Microneedling Services
We offer three treatments that combine RF skin tightening with microneedling to fight signs of aging, enhance your complexion and correct skin irregularities on the face and body.
Fractora is a stamping device that uses RF-heated microneedles to create microlesion “dots” across the face. These microlesions combined with the RF heat kickstart your body’s healing response and help it start producing more skin-firming collagen.
Fractora addresses any skin surface irregularities from acne scars to wrinkles. Most patients undergo three sessions spread out over 4–6 weeks.
Sometimes called a nonsurgical facelift, Morpheus8 is an RF microneedling treatment that penetrates more deeply than Fractora. The increased depth allows Morpheus8 to target subdermal fat in addition to brightening and smoothing surface irregularities. As a result, Morpheus8 can firm the jawline, neck and loose facial skin, as well as reduce deep wrinkles.
Most patients require between one and four Morpheus8 treatments, each approximately 3–5 weeks apart. Regular upkeep every 6–12 months may be necessary to maintain your firmer, brighter complexion.
Morpheus8 Body harnesses the same technology as the original Morpheus8 in a device that effectively treats larger areas of the body and penetrates more deeply into the skin.
It’s uniquely suited to address skin irregularities on the chest, arms, legs, abs and buttocks, including stretch marks and cellulite. While a single treatment does generate significant results, we usually recommend up to three sessions spread out over 3–5 weeks.
Radio Frequency-assisted Lipolysis Treatments
We offer multiple RFAL treatments, each optimized to eliminate unwanted fat and tighten the skin in specific areas of the face or body.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive body contouring technology. The dual-action RFAL procedure tightens the skin’s surface while simultaneously destroying fat cells with a heated cannula inserted beneath the skin.
BodyTite is most effective for healthy people with stubborn fat on the abs, arms, buttocks, neck or upper legs. It can be paired with traditional liposuction to further reduce fat in overweight patients. BodyTite requires only a single procedure, and continues to tighten skin for up to a full year. Results are typically long lasting, provided you do not gain weight.
FaceTite is a minimally invasive alternative to a mini facelift or neck lift with additional skin-brightening benefits. It improves skin texture and complexion in the lower half of the face, jaw and neck while eliminating subdermal fat. Results are FDA-approved to last for 1 year, but many people report the effects last up to 5 years.
AccuTite is a smaller version of FaceTite developed for small or hard-to-reach areas such as eye bags, eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls and knees. It offers identical benefits as FaceTite.
How Much Does Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Cost?
The cost depends on which service you choose, how many areas are being treated and how many sessions you’ll need. For specific information about our rates, please give us a call.
Book a Consultation
Are you in the Upstate and desire smoother, younger-looking skin? Book a consultation at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery to discover which of our many services is right for you!
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening FAQ
Is radio frequency skin tightening safe?
This treatment is considered very safe. Both RFAL and RF microneedling carry fewer risks of complications than traditional liposuction and laser treatments. Side effects are minimal and include redness, swelling and tingling. Reduce the risk of undesired side effects by choosing a reputable establishment for your treatment.
Does it hurt?
These treatments are performed under light sedation, local anesthetic, or simply a numbing cream, depending on the service. During your session, you may feel a pinching sensation and the feeling of heat, but most people find it very tolerable.
How long do results last?
RF skin-firming treatment results usually last about a year, at which point you might consider scheduling a follow-up session to maintain your youthful look. Fat loss from RFAL is considered permanent, provided you don’t gain weight.
How is radio frequency skin tightening different from a laser?
RF waves are of a lower frequency than a laser’s light waves. This property means they penetrate deeper into the skin without the risk of overheating the dermis. Additionally, these treatments are safe for all skin tones, whereas many lasers are not.
What is recovery like from BodyTite?
After your BodyTite session, you’re usually cleared to drive after 1 day and should be back at work in 1–3 days. You’ll need to wear a compression garment for 3 weeks post procedure, after which point you can resume exercise and strenuous activities.