Hitting the Radio Waves Now: Radio Frequency for Skin Resurfacing & More!


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When thinking about radio waves, a cosmetic procedure may not be the first thing that comes to mind. One of your favorite songs blaring from your car speaker maybe, but an avenue for improvement to the condition of your skin and shape of your body? Believe it or not, there is a variation of radio frequency that can significantly alter the look, feel and elasticity of the skin and even reshape the contours of the body.

Radio frequency can be used in skin resurfacing, skin rejuvenation and for body contouring treatments, depending on the specific procedure. Learn how three very different, albeit it collectively progressive “RF” treatments, can significantly change the look and feel of your skin and shape of your body.

What are the differences between RF Skin Resurfacing & Body Contouring Treatments?

skin resurfacing Not all skin resurfacing, skin rejuvenation and body contouring procedures utilize radio frequency energy in the same way. Learn about three services offered at Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery, that incorporate radio frequency energy in different capacities to improve the appearance skin and re-shape and contour focussed areas of the body, face, and neck:

Fractora – Fractora is a fractionated skin resurfacing device that utilizes radiofrequency energy to target the skin in an isolated area through localized heat and “pins.” The micro-lesion pins work to promote collagen restructuring. The procedure causes non-ablative to minimally ablative results and is most commonly used on the face, neck, and chest. Ultimately, this skin resurfacing process helps to improve skin tone and texture.

FaceTite™FaceTite is a minimally invasive surgical process that addresses the face and neck by utilizing a contouring device that causes contraction of the subdermal tissues (soft tissues). A probe is placed beneath the skin surface through a small needle hole to transmit energy into tissues. As one of the newest technologies, FaceTite™ is a less invasive skin tightening option that targets the skin around the face and neck. Results manifest in firmer skin and reduced fat to the facial area and neck.

Body FX – this is a noninvasive body contouring and cellulite treatment that utilizes radio-frequency energy to target areas like love handles, hips, thighs, buttocks, back, arms and abdominal area to help kill fat cells and tighten skin, resulting in an overall improvement of the contours of the treated area . The procedure is done a series of treatments and each session takes a mere 30 minutes. There is little to no discomfort or downtime involved for patients, and the results are long-lasting.

Could I be a Candidate for RF Treatment?

Again, the RF treatments described above are very different in the areas they address, but all are similar in that they can produce impressive and positive results. Generally, those who are in good health are candidates for skin resurfacing and body contouring treatments.

Of course, individual procedures will work optimally depending on certain variables – skin condition, texture, scarring, previous skin resurfacing treatments. For this reason, it’s vital to undergo a professional consultation.

Dr. Chadwell conducts a full consultation with all patients to help determine what procedure is most beneficial and will yield the best results. After posing any questions or desires you may have, Dr. Chadwell will offer his personal recommendation.

If you’d like to learn more about skin resurfacing options or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today at 574-318-3892 or fill out our online contact form.

Successful facial plastic surgery is ultimately achieved through good rapport with our patients.

Refining your face is a dramatic personal decision.  As you explore your options, know that the staff at Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery will guide you through your decision-making process.  To us, the cosmetic process is more than just “surgery”.  Each patient has different shapes, features, contours, and personal goals.  We consider shadowing, proportion, depth, and perspective to combine medicine with artistry and ultimately achieve your new look.

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