Radiofrequency (RF) energy is the newest innovation in the fight against aging, fat and sagging skin. RF energy works by disrupting subdermal layers with pulses of invisible radio waves that are generated by small handheld devices.
Below, experienced Louisville plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Maguire discusses the ways non-surgical RF treatments comfortably build volume, lift skin, shrink fat cells, restore smoothness and sculpt elegant contours.
FaceTite and AccuTite are popular RF treatments that for some patients can provide an ideal alternative to major surgery such as facelift, or surface treatments like laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.
With FaceTite, a thin probe is inserted under the skin. Together with an electrode on the skin’s surface, the RF energy raises the temperature of fat cells and liquefies them. It also condenses the connective fibers underneath the skin to tighten the skin. This is especially effective for the neck, the jawline and the jowl area. AccuTite is similar to FaceTite, but because it uses a smaller RF handpiece it is perfect for tightening skin in harder-to-reach areas, and delivering precision heating to small and delicate facial areas, especially the chin, brows, eyelids and skin surrounding the lips.
RF Plus Microneedling
Morpheus8 combines the benefits of RF energy with microneedling. Tiny needles deliver RF-generated heat deep below the skin’s surface, smoothing fine lines and stimulating the production of collagen. Patients report improvement in skin texture, pores, acne scars and pigmentation.
These procedures are performed under local anesthesia in the office and require minimal downtime.
To learn more about RF rejuvenation, we invite you to call (502) 897-7546 or email the Physician’s Center for Beauty, at your convenience.