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Radiofrequency Body Contouring

This non-invasive procedure can help tighten and shape skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite and providing a more contoured appearance.

Radiofrequency is most commonly used for body contouring on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and arms.

How does radiofrequency body contouring work?

For this treatment, a specialised device is used to deliver radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers of the skin. The heat generated breaks down fat cells, before they’re naturally eliminated by the body.

The procedure also stimulates the production of collagen, which firms and tightens sagging skin, while smoothing poor skin texture such as cellulite on the body. It can also improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Who is suitable for treatment?

A radiofrequency body contouring procedure can be successfully used on those with mild to moderate skin laxity, cellulite and stubborn-to-shift fat.

Those with underlying medical conditions such as autoimmune or bleeding disorders may not be suitable for treatment.

Generally, patients must be in good health and have realistic expectations before undergoing radiofrequency body contouring.

What results are expected from radiofrequency body contouring?

Patients can expect to see a reduction in localised fat, along with tighter and firmer skin in the treatment area. The appearance of cellulite, fine lines and wrinkles can also be reduced thanks to the radiofrequency energy.

A course of treatments spaced a few weeks apart is usually recommended for optimal results.

Does the procedure hurt?

Mild discomfort and a warming sensation are normal during a radiofrequency body contouring treatment. Both are generally well tolerated.

Are there any risks associated with radiofrequency body contouring?

Temporary swelling, redness and a tingling feeling are normal after treatment.

Infection can occur if proper hygiene methods are not followed, while burning as a result of the radiofrequency heat energy is a risk if the procedure is performed by an inexperienced practitioner.

Always choose a medical professional with appropriate training for any aesthetic treatment you undergo.