Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Radiage Skin Tightening – Common Questions

What is Radiage?
Radiage works by using radio frequency to generate heat, which passes through the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) and into the dermis (deeper layer of the skin) to cause some degree of thermal or heat injury. The body then reacts to this "injury" and regenerates, thereby tightening the skin.

How long does the treatment take?
Depending on the areas you have treated, it averages around 20 minutes.

What improvements to my skin may expect with Radiage?
It tightens the skin and can give somewhere between 20-30% skin tightening improvements in most patients, this may seem small but even this amount of tightening gives dramatic results.

Which areas can Radiage be used on?
It can be used for under the eyes and also cheek neck and jowl areas.

Is Radiage safe?
Yes it is safe; Ellman has marked its RF energy devices since 1969.

Is it painful?
Radiage can be performed without anestethic, we recommend local anaestethic cream(EMLA) to be applied 1 hour before hand as Radiage gives a mild to intense heat over the area. To achieve optimum results we have to reach a certain skin tempertures.

How long do the results last?
Treatment results last from 10 to 12 months. Your skin will continue to age and eventually you may wish to have a single top up procedure near the end of this time period.

Recovery time?
Basically there is no recovery time, it is a lunch time procedure. Slight redness may be seen for less than an hour after and no more than 24 hours following the procedure.

How popular is it?
In my experiance, the eye area and jowls are a very popular. With Radiage skin tightening treatment, I have noticed alot of my clients are reporting back to me saying their skin also feels softer and smooth!!

Benefits of Radiage:
Highly versatile
Perfect to combine with microdermabrasion and skin peels
Immediate results and no down time, can be used before a big night out or special occasion.

I’ll keep you posted on Radiage and other treatments we offer at Selston Cosmetic Clinic.


Roberta James is a lead Cosmetic Nurse at Selston Cosmetic Clinic and runs the department for the Medical Microdermabrasion, Skin peels, Radiage, Laser Hair Removal and Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Tighter Skin Without Surgery With Radiage

At Selston Cometic Clinic we introduced Radiage skin tightening over 12 months ago. So, what can I tell you about this super treatment?

Well, the device is called Radiage. I was sceptical at first, like all treatments you want to see results. I have been using it on clients over the last year and seeing lasting results for months. The results have been very impressive.

Radiage is one of the latest non-ablative procedures for skin rejuvenation. It is not a laser. It is a Patented Radio Frequency System.

The Radiage heats and modifies the collagen in the skin to tighten and contract it. Fine wrinkles are almost completely obliterated, loose skin in the neck is lifted, and those with no wrinkles walk away with ‘baby smooth skin’.

Most patients see results immediately on the skin’s outer surface while the RF energy slightly heats and modifies the soft tissues beneath the skin. The eventual outcome is that the collagen contracts and tightens thus smoothing the skin.
This is an office procedure that is quick with virtually no down time. You can go back to work immediately!

To get the achieved look, I would recommend 6-8 treatments every 2 weeks, which will significantly tighten the skin and can make a difference to how you look!

However, not everyone responds to the Radiage, so at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we make a policy to have a complimentary trial test to see if Radiage works for you; As we can tell straight away! Give it a try.

Roberta James is a lead Cosmetic Nurse, that runs the department for the Medical Microdermabrasion, Skin peels, Radiage, Laser Hair Removal and Laser Skin Rejuvenation