With the need for consumers to look their best, there has been a growing trend in RF (Radio Frequency) technology and other devices for home use. Many consumers are turning to at-home skin care devices and DIY treatments for skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. People are more concerned with improving their appearance which has fueled the growth in skincare technology. Gone are the days when skincare was applying moisturizer and sunscreen. Although the technology for these at home devices have come a long way, the safety and efficacy of these new products cannot compare to in office devices used by plastic surgeons and dermatologists. These machines are billed as noninvasive treatments, but in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage.
These beauty devices are branded as wrinkle removers and labelled for carrying out hair and cellulite removal. They make promises of improvements to sagging skin, fine lines, hair removal and wrinkles. However, many of the devices offer temporary results as they pale in comparison to devices used by trained and skilled dermatologist. With the rise in use of marketplaces such as Amazon, it has made the availability of these devices more readily available to consumers. One should be cautious though, as many of these devices and skin tightening machines are manufactured in China which does not follow the same FDA safety guidelines as the United States.
Why You Should Avoid Using RF Frequency Treatments at Home
Thermage is a minimally invasive portable treatment which uses radio frequency energy to heat the dermis (the under layer of the skin) causing skin tightening. The Thermage dot matrix system uses the RF energy to trigger the body’s natural renewal process to stimulate new collagen to achieve skin tightening, cellulite reduction and wrinkle removal. Portable RF Thermage machines use a similar technology as the FDA approved Thermage machine however they have a fraction of the frequency and RF power therefore making this kind of RF treatment subpar and limited in effect. If you are looking for effective Thermage treatments then you will need to book at an appointment with a professional dermatologist.
Many of these portable beauty machines boast multiple technologies such as blu-light to correct sun damage, fractional RF to treat acne scars, and brown spots. The RF radiofrequency technology is one of the most popular technologies. The radio frequency energy mimics Thermage® device which uses heat to penetrate the subcutaneous tissue which causes neocollagenesis within the treatment area. These devices do make a good effort to deliver the same promise as the professional devices they are emulating however, they fall short as they lack the frequency level and power to deliver effective treatments.
Home Facial Machines Can Harm Your Skin
With the influx of these devices on the market and the lack of proper safety testing consumers should stay clear of these devices as they could potentially cause more harm than good. Another thing to consider is if you have sensitive skin you should not try these devices at home as they can leave you with more problems. In addition, users tend to be more aggressive with at home use and often do not follow instructions carefully which can cause more harm to the skin layers. It is always best to seek a professional such as a board-certified Dermatologist to administer skin care treatments for anti-aging, acne and sun damage issues to achieve the best results.
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