The field of body contouring and tissue tightening has expanded over the past several years, with many new devices appearing on the market that utilize radiofrequency (RF) energy to effectively tighten and rejuvenate the skin.
In their review of the use of nonablative RF in the rejuvenation of the skin, Elsaie et al. thoroughly outline the physics behind photomodulation utilizing laser energies versus rejuvenation using RF energies.Through the laser light delivered to the skin, there is an associated upregulation of matrix metalloproteinases that leads to a cellular response in the dermal collagen of the skin.
No special care is necessary after treatment. Just follow the instructions given on the use of soothing lotions, gels or creams to protect skin and reduce discomfort. You may be advised to use moisturising mists if needed. Cool water rinses or ice packs can also soothe skin and minimise discomfort.