The beauty industry is booming and dermatology is a part of that boom. Medical technology has advanced dramatically in the past few decades; we’re a far cry away from the days where you had to go under the knife to get the results you wanted. One trend we’re seeing a lot of movement in is fat reduction. For years, liposuction was just about the only way a dermatologist could help you reduce fat. Now, there are a number of other techniques available, including one where fat cells are frozen. The technique we’re going to talk about today is radio frequency.
Fat removal through radio frequency is pretty incredible. A device is used that sends radio waves into the body to heat fat cells selectively; in other words, the other tissues in your body won’t be heated to the extent that fat cells are. The procedure is incredibly safe; there’s no anesthetic required, and any given session only takes about 30 minutes. When the procedure is over, you can go about your day as you normally would. One of the only risks of the procedure is that the skin near the affected fat cells might start to redden. The technique can be used almost anywhere on the body, and it usually only takes about 3-4 treatments.
Radio waves can do more than just transmit good vibes – they can transmit good looks! We can also use radio frequency to help your skin look its best. While you might not get the same dramatic results you would with Botox in Beverly Hills, you can reduce the appearance of lines and give your skin a healthy glow. That’s because heat from radio frequency can help promote the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, all essential building blocks for healthy skin. This technique is also incredibly useful for skin tightening, so if you have sagging skin or jowls, it might be right for you.
The radio frequency device used in our clinic is the Thermismooth 250. This device has several different settings and uses so we can use it for fat reduction and skin tightening, pretty much anywhere you need on your body. You can come in on a lunch break – many patients find the process relaxing, which is not a word that would have been associated with cosmetic procedures 50 years ago. You should come in and see how far medical technology has progressed!
We’re excited for the future of cosmetic procedures and dermatology; we can only imagine the technology is going to get better from here. From our StemCell FaceLift to our use of radio frequencies, we’re always staying on the cutting edge of new cosmetic technologies. Stay in touch with us to learn about new techniques and tools we’re using to improve patient comfort and results. Have any questions about a cosmetic procedure? Give us a call; we can do a consultation with you to determine which techniques will be most appropriate for your situation, then recommend a treatment plan. We can’t wait to meet you!