Radio Frequency Body Contouring (also known as skin tightening) is becoming very popular because it helps remove fat, tighten the skin and improve tone, without any pain or downtime at all!

It’s a pretty versatile treatment since it can help reduce flabby skin, contour and tighten a post pregnancy tummy, reduce saddle bags and even lift and tighten your bum.

How Does Radio Frequency Body Contouring Work?

(RF) Radio Frequency  Body Contouring heats the skin to over 104 degrees which safely and comfortably minimizes the appearance of cellulite dimpling and fatty bulges, while simultaneously tightening the skin and improving the contours of the target area(s).  At the deepest level, the RF alters the network of connective tissues that hold the fat cells in place, pulling them closer together so that the cellulite does not bulge out and create the well-known rippling we associate with cellulite.  RF also targets the fat cells themselves, causing them to shrink in size, which has the affect of slimming down the target area.  Finally, RF energizes the body’s own natural responses by stimulating the lymphatic system to aid in the drainage of unwanted toxins and encouraging the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to reduce skin laxity, strengthen the skin, and improve the physique of the target area.  The final result of this powerful deep heating is a slimmer, more toned physique.

When can I expect to see results? 

Most people will be able to notice an immediate result in the tightness of their skin, but results continue to emerge in the days following the treatment too. Skin is remarkably smoother and muscle tone is more visible too. Normally, multiple sessions are required, generally 1 per week until you’ve had about 10 treatments in total, this depends on the results you want.

Are there any side effects?

Normally there are no side effects from the treatment, but some people might find the treatment area is a little red post treatment but this usually resolves after 30 mins post treatment.

Common Treatment Areas Include:

  • Tummy

  • Hips

  • Arms

  • Knees

  • Bottom

  • Thighs

RF Body Contouring for Skin Laxity

Skin laxity is unfortunately something that happens to thousands of people, whether it is a result of aging, weight loss or genetics. Radio Frequency instantly tightens the elastin fibers leaving skin looking tighter and lifted from the very first treatment.

RF Body Contouring for Cellulite

Radio Frequency Body Contouring effectively works to break down cellulite causing fat cells meaning it is fantastic at treating the dreaded ‘orange peel’ so many of us battle with.

RF Body Contouring for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks affect thousands of people, regardless of age or situation. Radio Frequency treatments target the problem area, stimulating elastin and collagen to get rid of stretch marks.

Before & Aftercare Advice for Best Results

  • Drink at least 2 liters of water before your treatment and another 2 liters per day following your treatment (soft drink, soda, juice or tea is not water).

  • Refrain from ANY alcohol consumption for 2 – 3 days following your treatments. Alcohol can prevent your liver from working to remove fats as it will make alcohol metabolism its priority before fat removal and could hinder your results.

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  • Refrain from caffeine for 3-4 days prior to your treatment and for 48 hours after treatment. If you absolutely can not skip your coffee for 3-4 days prior, then refrain from it the day before and the day of your appointment, along with the 48 hours after.

  • Avoid eating large meals 2 hours prior to and 1 hour after your treatment.

  • Refrain from aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory products for 2 days prior to and after your treatment unless prescribed by your Dr. If you are taking a prescribed medication continue taking as prescribed by your Dr. Just realize it may slow your results.

  • Localize the treatment area after the treatment, such as using a body brush, using body moisturizer every day, and massage recommended moisturizer freely in the treatment area. The use of dry skin brushing daily to stimulate lymph movement (your therapist will show you how to do this). This is not mandatory but will hasten the results.

  • Do not have a hot shower (warm is alright), spa/hot tub, or sauna straight after treatment.

  • Diet: Follow a low carb, low starch, low sugar diet for best results.

  • Exercise: Do brisk exercise for at least 20 minutes after your treatment to stimulate lymph movementABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Pregnant

    • Breastfeeding

    • HIV/AIDS

    • Cancer (all forms)

    • Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy

    • Immunodeficiency

    • Lupus

    • High blood pressure (uncontrolled)

    • Diabetes (uncontrolled)

    • Keloid scarring

    • Excessive pigmentation

    • Vein inflammation

    • Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation)

    • Chemical peels and laser resurfacing

    • Sunburn

    If you have any ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS you cannot be treated.

    PARTIAL CONTRAINDICATIONS

    • Recent surgery (wait 6 months)

    • Recent scars (wait 6 months)

    • Open lesions (avoid area)

    • Skin diseases (avoid area)

    • Infection (avoid area)

    • Antibiotics (wait until course completed)

    • Inflammation (avoid area)

    • Varicose veins (avoid area)

    • Prosthesis/silicone implants (avoid area)

    • Metal implants/screws (avoid area)

    • Metal contraceptive coil (avoid area)

    • Depilatory creams (wait 2 weeks)

    • Areas being treated with IPL or Laser (wait 2 weeks)

    • Areas being treated with Botox® (wait 3 months) or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks)

    • Suntan (sun must be avoided the entire duration of the treatment regime)

    • Chronic inflammation (depending on severity of chronic inflammatory conditions - consider that treatment will increase inflammation and anti-inflammatory medications reduce the effectiveness of the treatment - please discuss with your doctor first)

    If you have any PARTIAL CONTRAINDICATIONS you may or may not be suitable for treatment. How does Ultrasound Cavitation work?Liquefy your fat cells with the power of sound waves. Ultrasound Cavitation is a leading-edge technology that disrupts fat cells, emulsifies and turns them into liquid, later to be excreted by the body through your normal metabolic process.Low frequency ultrasound waves pass through the skin, leaving a path of vibration throughout the fatty tissue. Once the fat cell’s membrane is burst, then the heat, ultrasound cavitation and massage converts the fat cells into liquid. Once emulsified, 90% of the liquid fat will excrete through the lymphatic and urinary system.When applied in conjunction with Radio Frequency (RF), the heating and cavitation effects can also promote collagen realignment and as a result will tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles.