What is Radio Frequency treatment or RF treatment?


Please note: the machine used for this RF treatment is a high-end technology and is safe for use in treatments.

What is RF treatment?

  • Radio Frequency treatment is the most common safe, and non-invasive procedure that uses radio waves to prompt the skin to produce more elastin and collagen. The presence of collagen and elastin assists in tightening the skin, softening and getting rid of wrinkles, and restoring elasticity to the skin. Over time, the skin becomes firmer and thicker.
  • Radio frequency treatment uses electrical pulses that heat the dermis (the deepest skin layer) through hand pieces without damaging the epidermis (the top layers of the skin), to stimulate new collagen growth and provide an improvement in skin laxity and appearance, to remodel and enhance dermal density.

What does it do for my body? (Benefits)

  • Improves blood and lymphatic flow. This helps induce a better oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance to further reduce the signs and effects of ageing.
  • Stimulate collagen and elastin production that helps with:
    • The appearance of wrinkles
    • The appearance of stretch marks
    • Smoother skin
    • Firming of skin
    • Brightening of skin

Bodily challenges it might help with:

  • Wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Loose skin
  • Dull skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation

What areas of the body can be treated?

  • Whole face
  • Neck
  • Upper chest
  • Hands
  • Areas with stretch marks
  • Areas with loose skin

Who should avoid Radio Frequency treatments?

  • Pregnant person
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cancer (all forms)
  • Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Lupus
  • High blood pressure (uncontrolled- the person may attend treatment when they use medication for this condition.)
  • Diabetes (uncontrolled – the person may attend treatment when they use medication for this condition.)
  • Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation)
  • Heart problems or diseases
  • Kidney damage, diseases or problems
  • Liver damage, diseases or problems
  • Haemorrhagic disease, trauma or bleeding
  • Numb or insensitive to heat
  • Rosacea
  • Sctive implanted devices such as pacemakers or defibrillators

What to expect

  • How does it feel?: Subtle vibration (depends on the sensitivity of a person, some people feel nothing)
  • How long?: 30 minutes with the machine and 15 – 20 minutes facial massage
  • What to wear?: Wear any clothing you like, unless you are also attending other treatments.
  • What will you do?: You will lie on the bed and relax.
  • What will the therapist do?: Apply ultrasound gel to the chosen area, switch on the machine, and move in circular motions over the chosen treatment area, wipe off the gel, and massage chosen area.
  • How often?: Any time from 48 – 72 hours after the previous session (allows the body to produce collagen and elastin)
  • When can I expect results?: It depends on your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin. Some people see results after session 3, 10 sessions are recommended for optimal results.


  • Exercise, swimming, spas and anything that involves increasing your body temperature, should be avoided for 24-48 hours.
  • Apply 30+ sunscreen every day.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Apply moisturiser to the skin.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24- 48 hours – Alcohol dehydrates the body, which might deepen wrinkles and hinder the production of collagen.

If you have any questions regarding Radio Frequency treatment, please fill in the ‘contact me” form or email me.

Featured Articles

Featured video

Play Video
Watch Dr. Paul Harris talk about family health care practice and his patient-centered approach

Therapy Bee Newsletter

For the latest news, blogs, tips and specials, please subscribe to the newsletter below.