Skin tightening machines are becoming more and more popular as time goes on. Loose, wrinkled skin, particularly on the face and neck area can make us look dramatically older than we actually are. Unfortunately, our society equates beauty with youth, and with the 21st-century obsession with looking younger, many are opting for a whole slew of different non-invasive methods to prevent or reverse the natural ageing process to ensure they are as beautiful as possible.
Many people haven’t heard of a skin tightening machine, and most have no close what these awesome machines are really capable of. The reality is, a skin tightening machine can take years off of your visual age by removing fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a healthy, youthful glow. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of these skin tightening machines, which aims to help to tighten skin by encouraging collagen production. Collagen is our bodies natural way to boost our skins elastic qualities so that it will snap back into place when stretched, rather than staying stretched and causing damage to our skin.
What is a ‘Skin Tightening’ Machine?
Colloquially known as a ‘skin tightening machine’ a Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Machine uses radio frequency (RF) energy to heat the tissue of the face. This heating causes the body to undergo tissue remodeling, encouraging the body to produce more elastin and collagen, the chemicals responsible for skin elasticity, and firmness, which make your skin appear younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Many people underestimate the importance of elastin and collagen, but they are the only reason that our skin stays put and stays formed to our bodies that way that it is supposed to.
This type of skin tightening machine can also be used for fat reduction and firming of loose/saggy skin, making it ideal for many as an all around non-invasive beauty treatment. This means that by investing in this machine, you are essentially able to give your body three different treatments, all for the price of only one product.
Ideal for Home Use
For many years people could only benefit from RF machines at a doctors surgery or when seeing a skin specialist. In recent years however many at-home machines have become available. The availability of these skin tightening machines for home use has been life-changing for many people who would have otherwise had to go and spend a substantial amount of money to get their face and skin looking the way they want them to.
In general, these home-use machines appear very much like a men’s electric razor, with some coming with a large pod-like charging station, and some wireless, while others require a USB connection.
To use customers simply need to run the skin tightening machine over the area of their skin they wish to tighten, usually for around 10 to 15 minutes. Some skin tightening machines come with a gel which is recommended to use to prep the skin before this treatment. This process typically should be repeated two or three times a week for up to two months. Please bare in mind though that every machine varies their recommended procedure, so always read the instruction manual thoroughly before use.
Compared to many of the other skin-tightening machines and anti-aging treatments available, RF skin tightening is quite safe. Of course, with the skin tightening machine, as with any medical treatment, you should always consult with a doctor or dermatologist to be on the safe side, however.
It is worth noting however that there have been studies which have explored the links between RF frequencies and increased cancer risks, however, these are still considered of a ‘low risk’ alongside food items such as coffee and talcum powder, and as of yet there has been no concrete link between the two. The main risk with this type of beauty machine instead comes from burns, as the machine is designed to heat the cells of your skin to quite a high temperature. However, while this may seem an unnerving prospect, it is worth remembering that at-home machines have been designed with novices in mind, and so long as you take the correct precautions and preparatory steps, you should encounter no issues.
Common side effects you might find occur after your first use or two include redness, swelling, and pain, not too different from a moderate sunburn, but of course, if you become concerned, cease operation of the machine and seek medical advice.
For many who have lost their confidence due to natural aging or skin blemishes, RF skin tightening machines and procedures offer great at home results which leave them feeling rejuvenated and with renewed confidence. On average, depending on the quality and application of your machine, you can expect results to last anywhere from around six months to even a few years, making RF treatments highly effective yet hassle-free.