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How Does Radiofrequency Energy Tighten Skin?

July 14th, 2014

Radiofrequency (RF) is a form of electrical energy that has been used in a variety of nonsurgical medical treatments for decades. RF energy can penetrate the body and be absorbed by specific areas, providing focused heat only in the targeted tissue with only a mild heating of the skin and no damage to surrounding tissues. The radio frequencies cause water molecules in the deeper layers of skin to vibrate, and the friction this creates causes the heating effect. RF is so precise that it has replaced the laser for many common medical procedures, such as vision correction, liver cancer, varicose veins and back pain.

RF skin tightening treatments are designed to promote collagen contraction and growth to make skin more elastic and firm, reducing wrinkles and sagging. RF heat is precisely targeted to deep layers of skin for several minutes, which triggers collagen fibers to contract. Collagen contraction causes the skin to tighten during treatment, and over a period of several treatments offers optimal skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.

Exilis Elite combines the advantages of RF energy with a cooling system, which keeps the skin cooler and allows RF energy to go deeper while achieving greater precision in tissue heating. Not only can Exilis Elite help stimulate collagen production and tighten skin, it can also be used to reduce fat, resulting in more youthful, smoother skin. Because RF energy does not affect the skin or the melanin, Exilis Elite can be used with skin of all colors.

The Exilis Ultra at ABC Dermatology
The Exilis Ultra at ABC Dermatology
Exilis Ultra, as seen on Kathie Lee & Hoda Exilis Ultra, as seen on Kathie Lee & Hoda
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