Face contouring is a non-surgical treatment that can be used to target sagging skin on the face. It has proved to be extremely effective when it comes to firming and tightening the skin. Like LED and laser treatments, radiofrequency energy is used to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen.
However, the difference with this treatment uses heat energy rather that is electric based rather than light-based heat energy.
So, let’s take a look at the technical side of things for those of you who are interested!
Radiofrequency is actually a reference to the number of waves or oscillations per second of magnetic fields and electric fields within the radio waves portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
You have probably heard of radio waves and other words like this in the electricity sense. So, when you apply radiofrequency energy to the human body, it can conduct current, and so you can think about it as an electric circuit.
Any resistance encountered by the energy flow will result in the production of heat when there is maximum resistance, which can also be used to coagulate or cut tissue. Radiofrequency energy, when used to tighten the skin, is able to deeply penetrate into the skin, affecting the subcutaneous and dermis layers, causing improvements to the underlying tissue structure and tightening.