Understanding Radiofrequency Technology

Perhaps you’ve been considering ways to improve your appearance, but you’re not ready for a face-lift or and you don’t want to have surgery. There are several noninvasive procedures to consider, such as ultrasound, laser, and radiofrequency. 

Here at our office in Smithfield, North Carolina, our internal medicine specialist, Shubi Shahida, MD, uses TempSure™ radiofrequency treatments to smooth your skin and enhance your appearance. In this blog, we answer a few common questions about radiofrequency technology so you can decide if it’s right for you.

What is radiofrequency technology?

Radiofrequency technology uses an alternating electrical and magnetic current that heats up the innermost tissues in your skin to temporarily damage the cells and instigate healing and renewal.  Because it’s versatile, safe, and effective, it’s widely used for many aesthetic purposes. 

How does radiofrequency technology work?

At our state-of-the-art clinic, Dr. Shahida uses radiofrequency treatments to provoke elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid production, which are crucial components of healthy, youthful skin. She uses the popular TempSure device because it’s noninvasive and gently heats your skin to stimulate your body’s innate healing abilities. 

What conditions does radiofrequency technology treat?

TempSure radiofrequency treatments work well for all skin types and help with the following skin conditions:

TempSure also helps restore volume to sunken, saggy skin.

Do radiofrequency treatments hurt?

Not at all. You’ll feel some heat as the device moves over your skin, but it’s not unpleasant. The radiofrequency waves deploy steadily and uniformly so there are no sudden surges of heat. In fact, many of our patients say it feels like they’re getting a warm, soothing massage. 

The procedure only takes about 45 minutes and doesn’t require any time to recover. You can return to your regular activities immediately after your in-office session.

How long does it take to see results?

Most of the men and women who choose radiofrequency treatments are pleased that they get almost immediate results. You’ll notice that your skin feels tighter and smoother after a single session. As your collagen rebuilds and your tissues regenerate over the coming months, your overall appearance continues to improve. 

Dr. Shahida works with you to customize a treatment plan so you’ll know exactly what to expect. She’ll outline how many sessions she recommends to help you meet your unique needs and goals.

If you’re ready to tighten your loose skin with minimal downtime and virtually no side effects, contact our office to schedule an appointment or book online at your convenience.

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