"This is a modern way to produce about six months of collagen on the face," explains dr. Gout. "It lifts and gives the skin elasticity and plumpness." Dr. Gout targets specific types of radio frequencies: monopolar, bipolar, and tripolar. She also uses specific temperatures, penetration depths and movement techniques to optimize collagen lifting and production. Popular areas for treatment are under the chin, cheeks, forehead and around the eyes.
"Many products and treatments claim to be 'preventive,'" says Dr. Gout," but this one actually is. Our research shows that it stimulates collagen and slows its loss, and collagen loss is the biggest cause of aging. That's why this is so effective.
"Is there any downtime with radio frequency and how much does it cost? There is no downtime, according to Dr. Gout. "You may feel a slight redness immediately afterward, which usually goes away within 30 minutes." That's why she recommends the treatment to brides before their wedding or on the eve of other special occasions in which a person might want skin care.
Radio frequency is not cheap though. In the clinic dr. Gout, one session will cost you 460 British pounds. The price may vary from clinic to clinic in certain areas.
How does radio frequency differ from laser facials? Lasers use light to target specific areas of the skin, while radiofrequency involves energy that is converted into heat. "Lasers are usually a little painful," adds Dr. Gout. "Eye protection must be worn and patch tests often need to be done well in advance. There is also a risk of pigmentation and peeling can take up to fifteen days." But when it comes to radio frequency, dr. Gout says no pain or downtime, ",