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Hi , is RF treatment is best way to clear acne, tanning and lightening the skin?

Hello and thanks for your question. RF (Radio-Frequency) can be used on the face and body. The skin tightening effects can be dramatic eg for reducing lines and wrinkles on the face and plumping up the skin. “Turkey” neck can also be dealt with using RF. On the body, excess skin eg after cavitation treatment, from previous fat loss, pregnancy, can be tightened. Cellulite responds well to RF in combination with cavitation.

Radio-frequency (RF) technology, will give 3 key benefits to your skin:

  • Tissue Retraction: The generated heat causes local contraction of the collagen fibres immediately tightening the skin to remodel and re-juvenate the previous effects of aging.
  • Collagen Formation: Heating the dermis stimulates the local fibroblasts into kick-starting new collagen formation. This provides a new foundation to the skin’s structure and also produces further delayed tightening, which only becomes evident gradually over the following few months.
  • Improved Circulation: RF also improves blood flow and lymphatic drainage and provides a better oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance from the skin and underlying tissues.

You have mentioned 2 key concerns of acne and what I presume is hyperpigmentation. However, if I may be so bold, your name suggests you have Indian origin (apologies if I am wrong). As it is common in ethnic cultures to seek lighter skin, I just want to be very clear that when I refer to hyperpigmentation, I am NOT referring to your natural racial skin colour. I am referring to increased pigment formation due to causes such as the sun, pregnancy etc. Either way, I would not use RF for either acne or pigmentation. I believe it may help with acne but there are a number of far more effective treatment options for acne eg skin peels (medical grade), mesotherapy and light treatment (caution with certain light treatments eg IPL if you have darker skin). It is also important to use a good skincare regime recommended by a skin doctor who is familiar with acne treatment protocols. 

As for skin brightening, there are actually some excellent skincare products which contain effective ingredients (not hydroquinone) which you can buy from a clinic such as ours which is near to you. Skin peels can help but again caution must be shown in darker skins. I often use mesotherapy to good effect as well. This is safe in all skin types. 

Hope this helps. This is just my opinion of course! Dr Dev Patel, Medical Director, Perfect Skin Solutions

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