RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENT FOR SKIN TIGHTENING, BODY CONTOURING & CELLULITE
KERRY'S KOSMETIC-PERMANENT MAKEUP & ESTHETICS uses a professional grade multi-polar radiofrequency (RF) device for skin toning & smoothing. RF therapy is a gradual process to tighten loose skin. Newer radiofrequency machines such as this one focus the energy right where it is needed and thus requires lower energy to heat the skin, dermis and subcutaneous tissue improving treatment outcomes without discomfort.
In general selected layers of skin and tissue are heated to above 140 degrees to induce remodeling of the tissue structure resulting in skin tightening. Improvement can continue for 4-6 months after completion of treatments as the collagen and elastin renews.
The majority of individuals have uncomplicated treatments and can return to regular activities, including exercise immediately after the session. Expected side effects include some redness lasting 10-30 minutes and rarely a few discrete tender areas of bruising that may persist up to a few days. Very rarely, a small skin burn or temporary swelling may occur due to the heat generated in the skin and fatty tissue. Extremely rare and unexpected risks include a blister or small dimpled scar.
RF TREATMENTS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING- (Please check any that apply)
____Pregnant or nursing
____Extreme amount of dental implants, braces, caps, metal fillings (amalgam, gold)for facial procedures circle all that apply
____Botox or filler in treated area
____Pacemaker or internal defibrillator, implanted neuro-stimulators or other internal electric device
____Metal implants or other implants in the treatment area, IUD, screws, plates
____Current or history of cancer especially skin cancer, or pre-malignant moles in treatment area
____Diabetes and impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS & HIV, or use of Immune suppressive medications
____Active weeping acne
____Continuous use of Retin A, retinal
____Medications such as blood thinners
____Open wounds on skin
____Severe concurrent conditions such as cardia disorders or epilepsy
____Condition which could be adversely affected by heat. A history of diseases stimulated by heat such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area
____Areas of sensory impairment such as in cases of nerve lesions and neuropathies
____Any active condition in the treatment area such as sores, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and rash as well as excessively/freshly tanned or burned skin
____Chemical sensitivities such as reactions to cosmetic products or perfumes. If known please list the specific offending ingredients:
____Varicose veins in the treatment area
____History of skin disorders such as keloid scarring, abnormal wound healing as well as very dry and fragile skin
____Any surgical, invasive, ablative procedure in the treatment area before complete healing
Other medical conditions that affect the area treated such as recurrent cold sores, shingles, trigeminal neuralgia, should be reported to ensure an appropriate course of action.
It is important to know what to expect from your treatment. Treatments cannot stop new cellulite from forming or fat cells from storing more fat if excess calories are consumed. Treatments cannot stop ongoing skin laxity due to aging and environmental factors. This treatment is not a replacement for those who would benefit from surgery such as liposuction, a tummy tuck or facelift to achieve their desired outcomes. RF treatments are designed to tone skin.
For Body Treatments, 6-24 treatments may be required to see significant improvement. For Facial Treatments, 4-10 treatments may be required to see significant improvement. Treatments should be scheduled 7-10 days apart.
RF cannot completely remove loose skin, cellulite or fat. A very small number do not respond to radio frequency treatments at all and some may require more than the recommeneded number of treatments to achieve satisfactory results. If results are not detected for facial treatments by the 3rd or 4th visit then another service may be considered. Realistic expectations (depending on severity of the condition) would be a 30%-50% improvement in dimpling, skin laxity or body contour with a series of treatments and maintenance every 3-12 months depending on the individual. Mild to moderate conditions respond better than advanced forms of cellulite, loose skin or volume excess. This is an estimate based on experience and the supporting medical literature. Results are very individual. Some people exceed expectations, with the focus on improvement and not perfection, every person is unique and it is impossible to guarantee.
RF therapy is complimented by a proper skincare regimen, a good quality SPF product and by maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, hydration and maintaining a healthy weight.
With most people you will see a some difference even with one procedure. Every person will need a different amount depending on goals.
DAY OF THE PROCEDURE YOU MAY/WILL/SHOULD:
1. Avoid exercising before the apt. This may interfere with the treatment
2. Be well hydrated
3. Wash treatment area with an antibacterial soap and do not apply makeup
4. Wear hair tied back and clothing that may be exposed to treatment oil
5. Let your treating clinician know if you feel deep warmth from the procedure and if it feels too hot
6. Feel an occasional snap or shock during the treatment. This is harmless but let your technician know
7. After treatment continue with your normal, planned activities including exercise.
8. Drink at least 12 full tall glasses of water
9. Exercising shortly after your procedure may prolong the effects of the treatment
10. Contact Kerry's Kosmetic-Permanent Makeup & Esthetics at any time if you have questions
11. For best results a series of 4-10 treatments or more is recommended depending on if you are doing face or body.
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