If the external beauty treatments have any advantage, is that they are much cheaper and require much less care that a surgery or facelift. And this includes facial radiofrequency.

Along with the peeling and the botox, this procedure is also requested frequently. It is one of the favorites, when it comes to fighting the first signs of the passage of time. Anyway, there are precautions that must be taken at the time of this treatment. It is important that you know them, if you ever considered a session.facial radiofrequency

What is facial radiofrequency?

Radiofrequency is the number of waves or oscillations per second emitted by electric or electromagnetic fields. It consists of the lowest-frequency radiation rays within the spectrum involving radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet and gamma rays.

The facial radiofrequency treatment is performed through an altering current that is focused through a special electrode. This is used to achieve an aesthetic effect. It causes a kind of heat on the skin that can stimulate the production of collagen and increase its elasticity.

We can find two basic types:


It is the treatment that is performed through a device that has only one pole or electrode. In this type of apparatus the current passes through the body with a single electrode, in order to treat the subdermal layers.

These devices use a ground connection or a return pad in order to provide the resistance output that completes the electrical circuit


In this case the action is carried out with a two-pole device. With bipolar energy delivery, the current only flows through the skin being worked between these electrodes. This is where the facial radio frequency circuit is completed.

The heating effect is generated by the resistance to the flow of current from the fabric, not the electrode. This kind of machinery also works in a slightly more specific way. It acts with a little more precision in certain areas.

What can facial radiofrequency treat?facial radiofrequency treatment

The first aspect that corrects this treatment is to treat the flaccidity of facial tissues. It is a very effective procedure between 35 and 55 years. For people with a little age, it is possible that tightening the skin with this method is not so easy.

In such cases the specialists usually recommend a lifting first. That is why it is important to first evaluate all the factors involved, before choosing a treatment.

The corrections that are usually made are the lifting or tension of:

  • Front
  • Eyebrows
  • Cheeks
  • Neck

Also easy radiofrequency is used to:

  • Remove hair
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Reduce pigmentation
  • Reduce Acne
  • Treat cellulite

Preparations before treatment:

There is not much that should be done before this procedure, except for avoiding anything that could irritate the skin. This leaves sunbathing out of the most immediate plans. If a person suffers from sunburn, the specialist will not be able to perform the treatment until the skin is healed.

It is due that the radiofrequency causes redness in the epidermis, to which it is not possible to expose it in these circumstances. A slight tan is not an obstacle to carry out the treatment.

 Some women feel that their skin is especially sensitive before, during and after their menstrual cycle. In these cases this is a factor that must be taken into account for an effective subsequent recovery.

Facial radiofrequency treatment

The physician or specialist should be able to clearly explain the benefits and precautions that must be taken before carrying out this treatment. You have to make sure that this will give you what you really expect to get.

This includes reviewing the medical history to ensure that the radio frequency will not adversely affect the patient’s health. These are vital aspects that every professional with experience and responsibility will always check.

The facial radiofrequency session can take between 25 to 30 minutes, if only some parts of the face are performed. If it is total, it may require 60 to 90 minutes.


Depending on the type of skin, a face wash is sometimes done with mild soap and cold water. It is necessary to remove grease and oils that can interfere with radiofrequency treatment.

For people with sensitive skin the doctor usually applies a topical anesthetic cream, to minimize the discomfort of the procedure. This causes a slight numbness in the skin and does not need to apply alcohol that is also used for this purpose.

Depending on the device, a coupling gel is also used that is applied to the factions. This acts as an extra barrier between the device and the skin.


As the days go by, the skin begins to look more elastic and as a consequence also diminish wrinkles or sharp marks of expression. In some people a single session can provide excellent results.

But for others, this may not have all the desired effects. In these cases, the specialist may recommend a combination with other treatments. Maybe it gives you the guideline for another option a little more forceful.


The return to daily activities is practically immediate. For a few days you may notice a redness that does not last too long. But in some people this can be a little bit annoying. In these cases the doctor prescribes the application of gels or soothing creams.  They also use moisturizers and cold compresses. Sometimes, if discomfort is frequent, painkillers are prescribed.

Risks and potential complications of facial radiofrequency

radiofrequency side effectsDuring the treatment it is normal to experience the heat caused by the radiofrequency device. Some appliances bring cooling parts to make the procedure a little more comfortable.

The level of discomfort varies from person to person as the threshold of pain tolerance is diverse. According to this, the doctor offers from a tropical cream to relaxants or mild drugs.

There are known side effects such as: bloating, annoying redness, blistering or flaking. These disappear after a few weeks, although some people are very upset to suffer them.

If the procedure is not performed properly, it is possible to experience variations in the skin resulting from excessive tissue pressure. That is why we have to find the most experienced specialist in the field. The experience and good reputation is also accompanied by a high cost.


For skin, anyone with infections, flaking, skin allergies, or skin sensitivities is not a good candidate for facial radiofrequency treatment. It is also not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

A path of natural beauty

As with most skin treatments, these have discomforts that are not always expected or explained properly. I know many women who after feeling this discomfort, did not want to do any other procedure of this kind.

And when I was asked about alternatives to have a rejuvenated skin, I recommended BellaVei creams. These natural composition cosmetics have the property of revitalizing the epidermis and of deeply diminishing wrinkles. Your skin care kit is the best choice for daily facial care.


  1. It’s interesting that radiofrequency can be used for skin care. I had no idea that it could be so effective! It can lift tension in so many different areas!


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