Nowadays, there are lots of procedures that help in skin related problems. Radiofrequency is the best and safest treatment for removing moles, skin tags and warts. Do read about it completely to know more about it.
What is radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency is a form of energy we see in many everyday applications like radio and TV waves, WiFi signals, microwave ovens, and so on. It now also has an application in cosmetology as a technique for skin tightening when used in a highly controlled manner.
Radiofrequency causes tissue remodeling by lifting and tightening tissues. It can thus help improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose skin
- Double chin
- Body contours
- Localized fat distribution
- Stretch marks
- Warts and moles
- Skin tags
How does the procedure work?
Like any type of energy, radiofrequency, too, has the capacity to heat. The procedure involves heating the deeper layers of the skin. As a result, this stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. In fact, this encourages cell turnover which in turn makes skin firmer, thicker as well as more youthful. One session takes about 20-45 minutes. The procedure involves heating the skin to a bearable 38-40 degrees Celsius. In fact, dermatologists recommend several sessions over the course of a few months for optimum results. Radiofrequency uses lower frequency light waves, as opposed to lasers, which use high-frequency light waves, and hence can improve only the skin’s surface. While radiofrequency waves can safely penetrate the deeper layers of skin, improving its overall tone and structure, without damaging the superficial layer.
One can avoid these side effects when a dermatologist performs the procedure.
- Swelling, redness, pain and tingling sensation are the potential side effects.
- However, atrophic scarring, burns and fat necrosis may occur rarely.
Radiofrequency is an FDA-approved, non-surgical, safe as well as a relatively painless aesthetic technique for skin tightening. However, it is contraindicated in individuals who have broken blood vessels, rosacea, as well as in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Now, you have learned how radiofrequency helps to remove warts, moles and skin tags.