What is Radio Frequency(RF)

RF have long been used as a non-invasive skin tightening procedure since 2001. Non-invasive would mean no insertion of any needles and does not physically harm the surface of the skin unlike botox and lasers.

RF have been widely used worldwide thanks to high-profile celebrities who rave about the benefits of their RF treatments of instant feeling of tightening.

Everything from the sound waves of your radio to the sunlight are classified according to their frequency on the “electromagnetic spectrum”. RF is one category of its own which includes a lot of common energy we use everyday such as WiFi, Tv waves and even ovens. The RF energy used in skin tightening is in the low and safe zone of 450 kilohertz which is on the slow end of the radiofrequency range. To put it in perspective, the wavelength used in RF therapy is 100 million times slower than visible light and 1 billion times slower than an X-ray.

Does that means its safe?

We are all exposed to low levels of human-made RF everyday, from phones to WiFi. Because its used in so many things RF has been extensively studied for its impact on human health and according to the FDA and World Health Organization it has classified RF as safe and show no conclusive evidence that RF exposure poses any health risk to humans even in people regularly exposed to high amounts due to their jobs.

In addition to that, the radio frequency used in non-surgical treatments are different from microwave and cellphones as RF skin tightening is highly controlled.

Are there any side effects?

Yes. As RF uses heat to trigger the collagen production inside the skin. Long usage of RF on the skin at a time may cause burning sensation of the skin. Which is why our device is set to auto turn off after 10 minutes. And the recommended time per 1 treatment is 15 minutes max and not more than 3 times a week.

 

Resources

FDA : https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/cell-phones/scientific-evidence-cell-phone-safety 

ABCS :https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/are-radiofrequency-treatments-really-safe/