Thursday, 2 July 2009

Skin Tightening with Radiage - Common Questions

Answers to common questions regarding the Radiage skin tightening treatment.

What is Radiage?

Radiage works by using radio frequency (RF) to generate heat, which is passed through the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) and into the dermis (deeper layer of the skin) to cause localised and controlled degrees of thermal or heat injury. The purpose is that the body follows its natural course after this and repairs itself thus forming new collagen. It is this new collagen that increases the appearance of the skin, making it appear tighter and smoother.

How long does the treatment take?
An average treatment time is 20-30 minutes, though this can depend on the area treated.

What results can I expect with Radiage?
Normally you can expect a 20-30% improvement in the skins’ tightness in the treated areas. These may seem small numbers but even this much difference provides impressive results.

On which body areas can Radiage be used?
Radiage can be used to improve the skin under the eyes, along with the cheeks, jowls and chin areas.

Is Radiage safe?
Radiage is safe; it complies with regulated standards.

Is there pain associated with Radiage treatment?
As Radiage heats the skin to achieve the desired results, it is best to apply a local anaesthetic cream to the treatable area about 1 hour before the procedure to prevent the burning sensation. However anaesthetic is optional and many people are not bothered by the heat sensation.

How long do the results last?
Radiage skin tightening treatment results typically last around 10 to 12 months. The reason is your skin will still age, however many patients go for a top up treatment at around the 12 month stage.

How long is the recovery time?
Radiage has no real recovery time to speak of; it is a walk-in and walk-out procedure. There is often some redness after for around an hour or so (no more than 24hours) but that is really all there is in terms of recovery.

How popular is Radiage?
Radiage is becoming one of the preferred treatments for skin tightening due to its simplicity, speed and results. Areas such as the beneath the eyes and the jowls seem to be the most popular.

In summary:
Radiage offers the benefit of tighter smoother skin, is a very quick and fairly pain free procedure, can be carried out in a lunch hour and has no down time. Other benefits of Radiage include that it can be combined with chemical face peels and/or microdermabrasion for even more improved results.

Roberta James - Lead Cosmetic Nurse at Selston Cosmetic Clinic

For more information on Radiage and it benefits visit Selston Cosmetic Clinic or check out which other clinic offer Radiage at


Michael said...

Who doesn't want to look young forever and it's nice to see that there are one of the therapies to lead the way and I am not sure if even an antibacterial soap can have its place somewhere in the process.

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