May 19, 2018

RF Skin Tightening Aftercare

By Dr Kate Jameson

Radio-frequency Fractional Skin Resurfacing (FSR) treatment

The purpose of this page is to explain the post-treatment procedures for the Radiofrequency Skin Tightening treatment, immediately after the treatment in the clinic and at home. 

What to expect after your treatment

The purpose of the RF Skin Tightening treatment is to tighten and lift the skin. These effects are achieved by a temperature increase in the target tissue, dermis and hypodermis. 

Temperature elevation activates biological cascades resulting in collagen remodelling, reduction of adipose tissue volume and thickening of connective tissue. During the treatment, the temperature of the target tissue is elevated to 52-55 degrees Celsius, which triggers the production of new collagen fibres.

Following the RF Skin Tightening procedures, there are no specific instructions. Clients may continue their normal daily activities.

There will be transient erythema (redness) and swelling which will resolve within 24 hours. 

Immediate aftercare – what to do at home

  • The treated area should be cared for delicately for at least 12-24 hours.
  • Limited activity to reduce excessive perspiration may be advised as well as no hot tub, steam, sauna, or hot shower use.
  • Vigilant care must be taken to avoid sun exposure (tanning beds included) before and after the treatments to reduce the risk of colour change. Sunscreen should be applied at all times.

Treatment follow-up

The number of treatments required will vary from client to client and your client will personalise a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. A series of treatments is recommended for optimal and long-lasting results. 

The recommended treatment course is 6 treatments every 1-2 weeks although more or less may be required. 

After the initial treatment series, periodic maintenance may be advised (depending upon condition/s treated). Other treatment modalities may also be recommended.

Individual results will vary and depend on your skin type and skin concern.

Adherence to recommended skincare and product advice will ensure optimal results and maintenance of the skin. Failure to commit to active home skincare will limit results significantly. 

Please contact us on (08) 9324 1604 (West Perth) or (08) 9260 6800 (Claremont) if you have any questions about your treatment or aftercare instructions.