The How do Radio Frequency (RF) systems work? Machine
Radio Frequency, known as RF, is cutting-edge equipment that safely generates and delivers discrete wavelengths of electromagnetic energy during non invasive cellulite treatment and fat cavitation.
Our Radio Frequency machines are precision engineered and designed, using high-end technology to supply the best results in their treatment areas, in a non invasive manner.
This radio frequency ultrasonic energy is delivered in very controlled amounts to the body, moving through the tissue and targeting the dermis and the subcutaneous layers that contain collagen, cellulite, and fats.
The huge advantage of our RF series equipment is that it each device is simple to operate and may achieve outstanding results in the following areas:
- Facial contouring, defining and skin tightening (also known as ‘non-surgical facelift’)
- Sculpting, contouring, tightening and reshaping the body
- Cellulite and fat reduction
- Circumference reduction of the waist, thighs and arms
- Collagen tightening and stimulation
Using our RF systems you direct very specific strengths of ultrasonic radio frequency energy, depending on the condition you’re treating, to the target area of your client. A course of convenient, relaxing ultrasound treatments may produce dramatic results which actually continue to improve after completion of the treatment course.
Radio Frequency Principles
When RF energy meets collagen the resulting resistance and heat causes the collagen to contract and tighten. This heat also stimulates the production and growth of new collagen fibres.
When RF energy meets fats again resistance generates heat. In this case this heat causes the fats and fluids to breakdown, allowing them to be removed from the area by the body’s lymphatic and vascular system. Cellulite is a combination of collagen fibres with swollen pockets of fats and fluids trapped within this fibrous mesh structure. When RF energy is applied to an area where cellulite is present the resistance and subsequent heat breaks the fats and fluids down, reducing the pressure and size of the swollen pockets, and also tightens the collagen mesh and stimulates new collagen growth.
The illustrations below show a cross section of the layers of skin and tissue. The uppermost layer (light pink) is the epidermis, the next layer (mid pink) is the dermis and the lower layer (dark pink) is the subcutaneous layer. The dark red strands represent the collagen, demonstrating how they act as anchor points in the tissue.
The second picture illustrates RF energy being applied to the body; it can clearly be seen to be transmitting through the epidermis, the dermis and into the subcutaneous layers.
The third image shows the existing collagen strands contracted and shortened after RF exposure, as well as the stimulation and development of new collagen. We can see that the surface of the skin, the epidermis, has tightened as a result and pulled the surface wrinkles smoothing the skin.
The illustrations below again show a cross section of the layers of skin and tissue. In this diagram the fat cells are clearly displayed as yellow spheres, they can be seen stored between the dark red collagen strands.
This depiction is typical of cellulite – we can see the surface of the skin (the epidermis) is pulled downwards where the collagen strands are anchored, we can also see that the skins surface is pushed up over where the build up of excess fats in the pockets are causing pressure to increase. This phenomena leads to the ‘orange peel’ effect that is associated with cellulite.
The second image illustrates RF energy being applied to the body; again we can clearly see it penetrating the epidermis and dermis to reach the subcutaneous layers. The resistance caused when the RF meets the fat cells can be seen to be generating heat.
The third image illustrates how the RF exposure has heated the fast and liquids, breaking them down and vastly reducing the amount of fats and liquids stored in the area. We can see the results of the RF exposure are a dramatic reduction in fats and fluids, tightening of the collagen and the development of new collagen. We can also see that the surface of the skin no longer has the ‘orange peel’ appearance.
Bipolar RF is mainly used to skin rejuvenation and Collagen production, whereas Unipolar RF is mainly used for fat reduction and Cellulite treatments.