Plump, glowing, breakout-free skin is the goal of women everywhere, isn’t it? We read all the tips and tricks, try all the latest and greatest products and pay attention to our diet. And occasionally, we’ll also indulge in facial treatments to keep our visages in check. After all, a great facial can be life-changing.
Recently, we’ve seen a resurgence in the popularity of radio frequency facials, with beauty gurus like Nina Vee attributing their glowing, poreless skin to this non-invasive treatment. So, in the quest for good skin, we decided to do a little investigating to see what they’re all about.
What do radio frequency facials do?
According to Carnaby Laser Clinic, a London-based aesthetics clinic, radio frequency facial treatments can reduce acne and instantly brighten the skin. They can also help increase circulation to stimulate collagen, which is vital to skin’s health and youthful appearance, and shrink enlarged pores. And when combined with a rhythmic vacuum, radio-frequency can even target cellulite on the body.
So, how does it work?
Radio frequency machines—like Thermage—use radio frequency to deliver heat to the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate existing collagen and promote new collagen growth. Most of the time, the skin immediately tightens and continues to do so for a few days.
But why now, in 2017, are radio frequency facials having their moment?
Likely because it’s a relatively painless non-invasive treatment (read: no surgery or injections) with little to no downtime and near-instant results that can apparently last for months.