This non-invasive treatment is widely used for the treatment of cellulite and flaccidity, being an effective, safe and simple alternative.
Radiofrequency produces a deep heating that affects the skin and subcutaneous fatty tissue. This heating favors lymphatic drainage, enabling the reduction of the fluids and toxins in which the adipocytes of tissue affected by cellulite are embedded. In addition, it promotes blood circulation in the area, stimulating the metabolism of subcutaneous fatty tissue and improving the appearance of the skin. Finally, and most importantly, radiofrequency triggers the formation of new collagen, both in the skin and in the subcutaneous tissue, improving the firmness of the skin.
The decrease in volume is justified by both the reduction of edema and compaction through the connective tissue. The hypothesis that a third mechanism would be involved in the rupture or lysis of the membrane surrounding fat cells, contributing to the volumetric reduction, remains to be demonstrated.
The duration of the treatment may vary, depending on the area to be treated. Small areas such as arms or abdomen are usually treated in 25-30 minutes, while wider areas can be extended to 45-50 minutes per session.
The procedure is simple, and patients can return to their daily life immediately, avoiding sun exposure for the next 24-48 hours.
The number of sessions is variable, requiring a minimum of 8-12 visits one week apart.