Radiofrequency Therapy for Wrinkles

Think of your skin as a layer cake: the deepest layer consists of subcutaneous fat, the middle layer is called the dermis and the outermost layer (the one we see every day) is known as the epidermis. The dermis layer is full of collagen (the stuff in our skin that keeps everything looking plump, firm, and youthful). And beneath the dermis, lies the smooth muscle that's responsible for giving the face contour, expression and movement. Unfortunately, collagen production begins to decline at the age of 25 and it's all downhill from there. In equally disappointing news, the loss of youthful muscle contours in these areas is due to a variety of factors including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress. This explains why as we age, our skin loses firmness and elasticity, which is why things begin to sag and wrinkle in all the wrong places.

Over the years, countless products and devices have come forward promising to nix these wretched wrinkles. In 2002, radio-frequency (RF) therapy was first approved by the FDA for visibly reducing wrinkles around the eyes. Radio-frequency (RF) therapy emits an electrical current through the skin, which in turn heats the lower dermis layer. Applying heat to the dermis layer is believed to stimulate fibroblast activity leading to increased collagen fiber production and replenishment. Increased production of collagen fibers results in mild to moderate tightening of the visible layers of skin.

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