Also known as RF therapy, this is a very effective non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment for men and women who want to refresh and revitalise tired-looking skin.
Radio frequency skin tightening, also known as a non-surgical face lift, is suitable if you have started to notice a loss of elasticity in your skin, for example: sagging in the face and jawline, nose-to-mouth folds, jowls, cheeks, eyes. Although most commonly used for the face, it can also contour anywhere there is sagging skin, including the knees, arms (batwings), elbows, abdomen (post-baby mummy tummy), hands, feet and buttocks.
"Radio frequency uses heat energy to boost collagen and elastin production in the deep layers of the skin, tightening the skin and restoring volume"
Dr. Harpal Bains
Skin lifted and tighter
Increased volume and skin looks and feels more plump
Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
More even skin tone
Reduced pore size
Increased oxygen levels in the skin
Dr Harpal Bains says: “Why is collagen so important? It’s what gives us plump, firm skin and keeps us looking youthful. From the age of 30, your cells start to produce less collagen, and it is this that leads to the typical signs of ageing. We may start to notice less volume in the skin, less elasticity and sagging skin – most noticeably in the face. Of course, stress, sun damage and weight fluctuations can also have an impact. Radio frequency skin tightening is fantastic if you’re dipping your toes in the water of anti-ageing treatments. It utilises some fantastic technology and gives outstanding and accumulative results with no down time – your skin will keep looking better and better!”
At Harpal Clinic use Secret RF, a sophisticated medical-grade machine which converts radio frequency energy into heat energy. The heat produces an exothermic reaction, causing controlled damage and stimulating collagen-producing fibroblast cells deep in the dermis and subcutaneous layers. This results in new collagen and elastin being formed. Here at the clinic we are able to adapt the frequencies used based on the treatment area, to achieve the best results. This is a pain-free, more affordable alternative to laser treatments, with no down-time.
Depending on your individual goals for your skin and your budget, we may recommend that radiofrequency skin tightening is paired with another treatment to address the different layers of the skin, for example microneedling, Botox or fillers.
In addition to addressing each of the layers of the skin externally, we can look at what’s going on inside your body. Do you have acne, rosacea and/or pigmentation? If you’ve tried the likes of Retin-A and exhausted normal dermatology services, it may be time to speak to us. We are able to take a step back and treat the underlying hormonal causes. Simply ask us about this when you book or during your consultation.
“If I’m being totally honest, it was the one treatment that I wasn’t expecting much from but the improvement in my skin is just remarkable. On the day of treatment, my skin just felt very clean but the next day it looked slightly airbrushed because for the first time in over 20 years, my pores were both tighter and hydrated and my skin was glowing – but the biggest shock is that a week later, it still looks and feels good. The ‘crepey’ look around my eyes has improved and so has that dreaded vertical wrinkle under my left eye. It has not gone completely, but it is definitely less pronounced and if the benefits are meant to show in two week’s time – I can’t wait to see if things get even better.”
What happens during treatment?
This is a non-invasive procedure that lasts around 45 minutes. We have a consultation to understand your goals, and this is followed by a skin cleanse. A gel is applied to the skin, and the procedure begins. A probe is used to glide over the area being treated and you will feel a warm sensation. To finish, we apply healing serum.
What happens after treatment?
For this treatment, most people have absolutely no downtime and in fact, look much brighter and lifted straight after the treatment. A very small number of people may experience slight redness which usually settles down after a few hours.
Does radiofrequency hurt?
No, treatment is very pleasant. You will feel a warm sensation but no pain.
How soon after radio frequency skin tightening will I see results?
Results are visible immediately and will continue to improve over the next 3-6 months. Your skin will appear tighter and plumper, with a more even tone.
How long does radio frequency skin tightening last?
The results can continue to be seen for 3-6 months. Depending on your age and skin condition, we recommend maintenance every 4-6 months.
One Area (full face plus jawline, mummy tummy or saggy knees)
£1,050 for a course of 3 treatments (save £300)
Two Areas (full face plus jawline, neck, decolletage or other combinations such as tummy and knees, face and upper arm)
£1,350 for a course of 3 treatments (save £300)
Three Areas (any area of your choice)
£1,650 for a course of 3 treatments (save £300)
If you’d like more than three areas treated, we are happy to provide you with a price tailored to your individual requirements.