Understanding the Different Types of Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

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Understanding the Different Types of Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

In the past, treatments for sagging, dull, or wrinkled skin have often relied upon effective but invasive surgeries—and not without complications. Now, there are noninvasive treatment options, leaving surgery only for specific cases. Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening is an exciting new nonsurgical treatment method for tightening and smoothing the skin on your face and body to create your desired youthful and vibrant look. Some RF treatments also break down fat deposits to make a slimmer-looking you. 

Different RF treatments are designed to fulfill various beauty needs, and the risk of side effects from RF treatment is extremely low. Since no recovery time is required, most patients can return immediately to their daily activities, making radiofrequency skin tightening a convenient option. This article will help you understand the different RF options available to help you get your desired results.

How does radiofrequency help my skin?

Radiofrequency treatments apply heat to the lower layers of your skin to trigger the creation of shock proteins, which in turn produce collagen to protect cells. More collagen helps strengthen the skin and plays a role in skin hydration and elasticity, resulting in plumper skin and a dewy complexion. Microneedling is also used as a form of controlled injury that encourages the skin to repair itself, leaving your skin looking fresher.

Choices in radiofrequency treatments

Depending on our needs, you have various options for radiofrequency skin tightening.


Fractora is a treatment that uses fractional radio frequency to improve the appearance of uneven skin texture, skin crepiness, scarring (including acne scars), or discoloured skin. In a Fractora treatment, a micro-pin handheld device is used to perforate the outer layer of the skin, which triggers cell turnover. At the same time, RF is directed toward the lower layers of the skin, encouraging collagen production. Fractora is used on the lower eyelid, smile lines, mouth, cheeks, and neck.


Forma also uses RF to heat the deeper layers of your skin for collagen production and skin tightening. The Forma handpiece is passed over your skin until the skin reaches the desired temperature. Forma is designed to treat smaller neck and face areas like the forehead, brows, crow’s feet, and under the eyes.

Getting the best treatment for my needs

Every patient is unique. Each has their own skin challenges, and each will have their own vision of the perfect outcome. An experienced specialist can advise you on how best to achieve your goals; one of those options may be radiofrequency skin tightening.

Book a consultation today and start the journey toward your slim, youthful, and vibrant-looking self.

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