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TREATMENT OF SAGGING WITH RADIOFREQUENCY
What is sagging?
Flaccidity is caused by natural or accelerated aging. Initially there is a decrease of collagen and elastin. The number of fibroblasts descends and the dermis become poorer, so it loses its natural replacement capacity. Flaccidity is characterized because collagen and elastin that hold together dermis and epidermis, fail.
What is radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency is a medical technique based on high frequency, resulting in a warming of the skin from the inside out. This hyperthermia results in the stimulation and training of new collagen.
Its considerable tightening effect is ideal for the treatment of both facial and body sagging in areas such as: abdomen, back, lumbar region, face inside of arms, face of the inner legs, buttocks, etc. In addition, it improves orange peel skin caused by cellulite and also has a certain reduction effect on contour and volume of the treated areas.
The improvement in skin quality is due to vasodilation, improvement in cellular metabolism and greater oxygenation of tissue.
It is a treatment that does not require anesthesia. Patients return to their normal activities immediately after treatment, sometimes with an already visible improvement. It may be associated with other treatments to enhance results and, depending on the extent of the area to be treated, the treatment can last from 20 minutes to 1 hour. The temperature in the area is increased gradually and this also produces a general relaxing effect.
Treatment consists of several sessions, 6 to 10, on the same area. From there on, it becomes a maintenance protocol, first spacing sessions every 15 days and then every month.
Results can vary according to each patient but in the majority of cases you start seeing changes from the first session, especially in skin quality. You should wait until the fourth or sixth session to see skin tightening. Once the treatment is complete, a progressive improvement will take place up to 3 months later, as a result of new collagen development.
Body radiofrequency does not usually have immediate side effects, but a light erythema which disappears within a few minutes is frequent.
Treatment of facial and body sagging with radiofrequency in Valencia
• Dr. Gabriel Serrano Sanmiguel