RF treatments can be used on areas of the body other than the face – including the neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, knees and buttocks. In some cases, patients undergo treatments for the purpose of body contouring, which reduces fat in addition to tightening sagging skin and wrinkles.
• Skin tightening on the neck requires the radio frequency machine to operate at lower temperatures than normal due to the necks skin, which is thinner than most of the skin on the rest of your body.
• Abdomen, thighs and buttocks – RF treatments are an effective body contouring method for these areas and are even effective at reducing skin laxity in those post pregnancy.
• Arm – loose skin on the arm can be tightened but multiple treatments may be required before there is a noticeable improvement.
• Knees – sagging skin can be tightened but dermatologists should use caution when applying RF techniques because of the thin skin in this area and the lower amount of sebaceous glands (a type of gland that lubricates and waterproofs the skin) RF skin tightening on the body also reduces the appearance of cellulite on the abdomen, thighs, arms and buttocks.