Frequently Asked Questions:
How Does It Work?
Clinical research has shown that bulk heating of the connective tissue in the lower layers of the skin causes the skin to tighten. Non-surgical skin tightening is achieved by the effect of heat on the collagen fibers which causes them to lose their long fiber structure and shrink into a more compact form. This causes an increased tension within the skin which achieves the effect of tightening.
The use of Radio Frequency, Is it Safe?
Radiofrequency (RF) treatment refers to the controlled application of RF energy, a form of electromagnetic energy, to the surface of the skin. RF energy has been used safely for many years in surgery but only recently in dermatology and cosmetic procedures. The application of RF energy causes bulk heating of the lower layers of the skin without causing any damage to the upper layer, or external surface of the skin.
Do I Need To Take Time Off Work?
No absolutely not, the RF will only cause a little heating under the skin, it will cause a slight pink tone from the heat but that will quickly subside after the treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need? How Long Is Each Session?
We recommended that a course of 6 sessions, with intervals of 10 days between each procedure is the minimum number of treatment sessions that is required. Following the initial course of treatment, it is recommended that skin tightening maintenance treatments be given every 3 to 6 months (and sometimes every 12 months) depending on the longevity of the patient’s response. Depending on what treatment area you are wanting done, the time will vary. On Average allow 10 – 30 minutes for the procedure. You will be advised at time of consultation with time and cost of procedure.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Areas that are mainly treated are Face (forehead, under chin), Hands,Tummy, Thighs, Upper Arms, Buttocks. At Argento NYC we treat only Facial area, Chest and Hands.
When will I see results?
Most clients will see results after 3 days of having the treatment, but we do highly recommend having at least 6 treatments to maximize results and get the longevity out of the procedure. Although skin tightening can be an Add-On to any facial or body treatment if desired.