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Led by plastic surgeon Dr. Ayad Harb, we pride ourselves on the standard of care, quality and safety of our treatments.

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SRGN has three state of the art clinic locations in Central London, Bicester & Ascot.

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Microneedling & Radiofrequency

Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Dr. Ayad Harb, one of the world's leading plastic surgeons

What is a Radiofrequency Facial?

The Radiofrequency Facial represents a pinnacle in the evolving field of aesthetic treatments. Serving as a testament to the fusion of technology and cosmetic advancements, this treatment is emerging as an essential choice for those in pursuit of youthful vibrancy without delving into the more invasive surgical realms.

At its core, a Radiofrequency Facial is more than just a procedure—it's a promise of rejuvenation. It's a commitment to harnessing the capabilities of radiofrequency waves to penetrate the skin's deeper layers, all the while stimulating the natural processes that often diminish with age. The primary mechanism behind this treatment is the generation of heat in the underlying layers of the dermis. When radiofrequency energy is applied to these areas, it stimulates the skin's inherent potential to produce collagen and elastin—two vital proteins responsible for our skin's elasticity and firmness.

What makes this treatment particularly intriguing is its emphasis on natural revitalization. Instead of introducing foreign substances or making surgical alterations, the Radiofrequency Facial simply amplifies the skin's inherent ability to heal and rejuvenate itself. The result? Over time, and with consistent treatments, patients observe a noticeable reduction in the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. What they witness instead is a complexion that radiates youth, health, and vitality.

Another characteristic of the Radiofrequency Facial that sets it apart is its adaptability. The world of aesthetic treatments is not one-size-fits-all. Each individual's skin is a unique canvas, shaped by genetics, environment, and personal experiences. Recognizing this, the Radiofrequency Facial is designed to be tailored. Practitioners can adjust the treatment's intensity and focus, targeting specific areas of concern. Whether it's the subtle lines around the eyes, deeper furrows on the forehead, or the gentle sagging of jowls, this procedure can be meticulously adapted to address these unique concerns.

Now, when speaking of the experience itself, one might wonder about the sensations involved. Given the mention of heat and radiofrequency waves, it's a natural concern to question the comfort of the procedure. However, rest assured, most individuals find the treatment not just tolerable but quite pleasant. The sensation is often likened to that of a warm massage. As the radiofrequency waves do their work, patients can relax, knowing they're on a journey toward enhanced aesthetic appeal.

In the vast landscape of cosmetic treatments, it's essential to make informed choices. Surgical facelifts, botox, fillers—they all have their merits. Yet, the Radiofrequency Facial stands out, not because it's the newest or most flashy, but because it respects the skin's natural rhythm. It doesn't force change but nurtures the inherent potential for rejuvenation that lies within every individual. It's a treatment that doesn't just address the surface but delves deeper, ensuring that the results are not merely skin-deep.

The Radiofrequency Facial is more than a treatment—it's a journey. A journey towards rediscovering one's youthful glow, rekindling confidence, and celebrating the beauty that comes with age, gracefully enhanced by the touch of technology. It's a testament to where the future of aesthetic treatments is headed—a blend of nature, science, and artistry.

At a glance

Treatment Time

30-60 minutes

Mobility

Immediate

Hospital Stay

Not required

Full Recovery

24-48 hours

Time off work

Not required

Shower

Immediate

Exercise

48 hours

Driving

Immediate

Benefits of the treatment

The allure of the Radiofrequency Facial is deeply rooted in its profound benefits, which offer a transformative experience for those seeking a youthful resurgence. What makes this procedure particularly captivating is its focus on tapping into the skin's own regenerative capacities.

Central to the Radiofrequency Facial's efficacy is its ability to foster the natural production of collagen and elastin. These twin proteins are the keystones of youthful, vibrant skin. As we age, the production of these critical proteins diminishes, leading to sagging, wrinkles, and a loss of skin's innate elasticity. By gently heating the deeper layers of the dermis, the radiofrequency energy awakens these dormant processes, encouraging the skin to produce more of these proteins. Over time, this translates to a visible reduction in fine lines, a firmer skin texture, and a radiant glow that exudes youthful vigor.

Moreover, the Radiofrequency Facial offers a solution that stands apart from more invasive surgical interventions. The world of cosmetic treatments is vast, with many options ranging from surgical facelifts to botox injections. However, not everyone is willing or able to commit to such procedures, either due to health concerns, apprehensions about invasive treatments, or simply personal preference. This is where the Radiofrequency Facial truly shines. It's a non-surgical alternative that provides tangible results without the inherent risks and recovery time associated with surgeries. This means minimal downtime and a swift return to daily activities, making it an optimal choice for those with bustling lives.

The cosmetic world often leans heavily on temporary solutions, which, while effective, require continuous upkeep and repeated sessions. The Radiofrequency Facial, on the other hand, focuses on achieving lasting results by rejuvenating the skin from within. While the immediate aftermath of the procedure showcases a fresher look, the true magic unfolds in the weeks that follow. As the stimulated skin continues to produce more collagen and elastin, patients witness a gradual yet consistent improvement in their complexion.

The Radiofrequency Facial offers a holistic approach to skin rejuvenation. It's a treatment that understands the skin's rhythm, respecting its natural processes, and gently guiding it toward its fullest potential. For those seeking an aesthetic solution that harmoniously melds science with nature, this facial emerges as a beacon of promise, delivering results that are both impressive and enduring.

Is The Radiofrequency Facial Painful?

The very essence of the Radiofrequency Facial lies in its gentle approach, emphasizing comfort alongside efficacy. Most patients liken the sensation to that of a warm massage. This warming sensation is a result of the radiofrequency energy targeting the deeper layers of the skin, working to stimulate collagen and elastin production. It's important to note that while "facial" and "heat" might bring forth concerns of discomfort, the technology employed ensures that the temperature remains at an optimal level, providing therapeutic benefits without causing harm. Furthermore, practitioners are trained to monitor patient comfort throughout the procedure, ensuring that the experience is both relaxing and rejuvenating. Individual tolerance levels might vary, but overwhelmingly, the feedback leans towards a comfortable and pleasant experience.

How Many Sessions Will I Need For Optimal Results?

The journey with Radiofrequency Facial is personalized, catering to each individual's unique skin needs and goals. Typically, patients witness discernible improvements after a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced about 3-4 weeks apart. The spacing allows the skin ample time to respond to the stimulation from one session before undergoing the next. Moreover, the cumulative effect of these sessions works synergistically, with each session building upon the last, leading to more pronounced and enduring results. A practitioner's in-depth consultation will provide a clearer picture, mapping out a tailored plan based on your skin's condition and desired outcomes.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Medical and cosmetic treatments, no matter how non-invasive, always carry the potential for side effects. With Radiofrequency Facial, side effects are minimal and transient. Some patients might experience temporary redness, akin to a mild sunburn, or a warm sensation post-treatment. These effects are a testament to the skin's response to the treatment, indicating the stimulation of deeper skin layers. However, they're fleeting and usually subside within a few hours. It's always vital to communicate any concerns or unexpected reactions to your practitioner. This open dialogue ensures that you receive the best care and advice tailored to your experience.

Can I Wear Makeup After My Treatment?

Post-treatment care is paramount in ensuring the longevity and efficacy of the results. While the Radiofrequency Facial is non-invasive and doesn't disrupt the skin's surface, it's recommended to allow the skin a brief respite before applying makeup. A waiting period of at least 24 hours is ideal. This allows the skin to breathe, recover, and fully absorb the benefits of the treatment. By giving your skin this short pause, you not only maximize the treatment benefits but also prevent potential irritation that might arise from applying makeup to newly stimulated skin.

Is There Any Post-Treatment Care I Should Be Aware Of?

Nurturing your skin post-treatment amplifies the benefits of the Radiofrequency Facial. The skin, having been gently heated and stimulated, will be in a state of enhanced receptivity. Keeping it moisturized will aid in its recovery and the continued production of collagen and elastin. Sun protection is paramount. The skin's heightened sensitivity post-treatment means it's more susceptible to sun damage. Regular application of a high SPF sunscreen and avoiding direct sun exposure can not only maintain the results but also prevent potential sun-related skin issues. Your practitioner will likely provide a detailed post-care routine, tailored to your skin type and needs, ensuring optimal results and skin health.

About Our Clinic

Located in the heart of Ascot, Bicester, and London, the SRGN Clinic exemplifies afusion of cutting-edge science, unparalleled skill, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. The clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in thefield of aesthetic and plastic surgery.

Leading the team at SRGN is Dr. Ayad Harb, a renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetic trainer. His expertise, honed by years of experience and a genuine passion for improving lives, defines the very core of the clinic's ethos. Dr. Harb's innovative techniques, combined with an artistic eye for detail, enable him to deliver consistently exceptional results that are tailored to each patient's individual needs and desires.

At SRGN, we believe in the transformative power of aesthetic and plastic surgery. Our treatments, ranging from non-invasive procedures to complex surgical interventions, are designed to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment where you can discuss your aesthetic goals openly, and together we create a treatment plan that brings these goals to life.

Every member of the SRGN team shares a deep commitment to patient care. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction from the moment you step into our clinic. Each of our facilities mirrors the luxury and tranquility of their surroundings, offering a serene space where you can embark on your journey to self-improvement.

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