Radio Frequency treatments are designed as a way to remove fat in the body in a very targeted way. It is pain free, completely safe, carries no unpleasant side affects and is totally non-invasive.
We use a hand held probe which is moved over the skin. The probe pulls the tissue inside by means of a vacuum and then the radio frequency wave hits the fat cell and causes the walls to become weak and the contents to become liquid.
The liquid fat is then transferred to your body’s systems to be disposed off through the liver.
At the same time, the radio frequency wave encourages the body to produce new collagen which has the effect of tightening and toning the skin and improving its appearance.
Lots of celebrities endorse this type of treatment, Gwyneth Paltrow has been very vocal about the radio frequency treatments she has to keep her youthful appearance.
What is this treatment good for?
This treatment has numerous uses, some of the most common are:
- Reducing pockets of stubborn fat
- Improving the look and texture of stretch marks and scars
- Lifting the skin on the face and neck to give a non-invasive and natural looking facelift
- Targeting areas of cellulite
- Lifting the breasts after dramatic weight-loss, natural ageing or breast feeding
To see the best results, a course of treatments is recommended. We usually start with four treatments, one week apart for a month and then two further maintenance treatments monthly.
The Science Bit.
Ultrasonic Cavitation is a sound wave which has been designed to target fat cells, it penetrates through your bodies skin layers and destroys the fat cells with up to 1 million vibrations per second, this causes the cell to expand because tiny bubbles of oxygen are formed within the cell which causes internal pressure in the cell which in turn then causes it to disperse its contents into the body.
Radio Frequency, Ultrasonic Cavitation and Vacuum Suction
The Radio Frequency part of the treatment is designed to clean up the content left in the body from the ultrasonic cavitation treatment. this is done by increasing the body temperature which causes capillary dilation enabling a faster, more efficient blood circulation, the vacuum then causes better blood to fat exchange, then the fat enriched blood is circulated and processed through your liver, which cleans your blood whilst removing the fat, Radio Frequency also has the ability to shrink loose skin and repair collagen /Elastin in the skin
The ultrasound wave is finely tuned to target fat cells only, it causes no damage to the skin veins nerve endings or internal organs.
We have the latest technology in the world using the third generation machine, which uses ultrasonic cavitation, radio frequency, vacuum, photon light energy and touch screen safety controls.
New to the Philippines an alternative to outdated liposuction, a painless non-invasive procedure which targets and destroys fat cells only, leaves veins, arteries, capillaries, nerve endings, and internal organs untouched and undamaged.
Treatments are suitable for both men and women, it removes cellulite, scars, stretch marks, fat cells and will shrink loose skin after dramatic weight loss or child birth.
To ensure complete success with this treatment you have to follow a few simple aftercare rules. Our therapist will go into detail with you personally after your treatment but the main aftercare points are:
- Drink 2 litres of water a day
- Follow a healthy balanced diet, with fresh fruit and vegetables
- Complete 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week
- Avoid alcohol 24 hours post treatment, alcohol will cause dehydration adding to your liver’s workload
If you follow these simple rules you will have the best possible chance of success. Your liver will do all the hard work, getting rid of the unwanted fat cells.
What Is Radiofrequency Body Treatment?
Radiofrequency (RF) treatments are procedures involving the use of a radiofrequency (RF) energy device to heat up and tighten tissue to boost blood flow and break down cellulite and fat. The radiofrequency energy heats the skin without damaging it, in order to break down fatty cells and stimulate collagen production, which improves skin tone and elasticity. Radiofrequency treatments can be used to treat excess pockets of fat on the stomach, hips and thighs, reduce cellulite and tighten saggy skin caused by weight loss or pregnancy. The treatment is very safe and has minimal downtime.
Am I a Candidate? Radiofrequency treatments are ideal for those who wish to effectively contour the body, reduce fatty deposits and improve the appearance of cellulite.
A hand-held device is use to deliver RF energy into the skin and deeper tissues to break down cellulite; releasing and flushing away toxins and fatty deposits; draining excess fluid; and boosting collagen production to improve the skin’s appearance. Treatment usually takes from 30-90 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.
It is recommended to have a session 1-2 times a week with an average of 8-10 sessions in the initial treatment programme. After the 10 sessions programme, ongoing once a month monthly maintenance sessions will be required.
Most people find that they can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Risks and Complications The RF energy will heat up your skin and underlying tissue during treatment, although some devices have inbuilt cooling mechanisms to protect your skin from the heat and make the treatment more comfortable. The most common side effects of RF treatment are some swelling, redness or bruising around the treated area, which will typically disappear in a few days.
Benefits With deep, controlled heating of the fatty layers under the skin, RF treatments tighten the tissues and boost blood circulation, resulting in fatty deposits being broken down and drained through the lymphatic system, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Am I a Candidate For Radio Frequency Body Treatments?
The ideal candidate for radiofrequency (RF) body treatments is someone who is generally fit and healthy and has realistic expectations about what can be achieved. Radiofrequency body treatments are not weight loss procedures but can significantly improve the shape of your body, your skin tone and the appearance of cellulite. There are very few contraindications to treatment with radiofrequency. The only people who should not have this treatment are those with pacemakers, heart valves or artificial metal joints as the RF current may interfere with them. Pregnant women should not undergo any form of treatment until after they have given birth.
What Are The Risks and Complications With Radiofrequency Treatment?
Risks and complications of radiofrequency treatments for the body are extremely rare. You may experience some redness and swelling and on occasion some bruising post treatment but all of these side effects are temporary. You may find you need to go to the toilet more after having some types of RF treatment, as they stimulate lymphatic drainage and the broken down fat cells are metabolised through the liver and excreted in your urine. Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids to help your body to flush out this material.
A course of treatments is usually recommended to achieve the best results. The amount of treatments you will need will again depend on the type of system being used but typically you should expect to need between eight and 10 treatments once or twice weekly.
What Is The Recovery Time After Radiofrequency Treatment?
You may feel a little red immediately after treatment, however recovery from radiofrequency body treatments is very rapid with little or no downtime. You should be able to return to work or your normal activities immediately after your procedure.