Injectables have become one of the top requested procedures in medical aesthetics. Although they can be quite effective at treating fine lines and wrinkles, fillers have plenty of drawbacks as well. Injectables have gained popularity primarily by being touted by celebrities on social media, but awareness of the benefits of radio frequency skin tightening treatments for anti-aging is growing. Wrinkle reduction treatments have a number of advantages over fillers, and below we’ll explore how you can treat patient concerns about wrinkles without injectables.
Non-invasive wrinkle treatments work by delivering radio frequency (RF) energy in the form of heat to the dermis and sub-dermal layers without damaging the top layer of skin or epidermis. These carefully calibrated RF wavelengths cause new collagen production which continues to build over several months following the treatment. RF technology has been used for many decades for a variety of medical applications. In the world of aesthetics, RF treatments have a variety of applications including skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
In contrast, injectables do not activate the production of collagen but attempt to replace it, plumping up the skin temporarily. They can diminish the appearance of folds and wrinkles or add volume where it is desired, such as in the lips or cheekbones. Over time and depending on their specific chemical makeup, fillers can last up to six months before being gradually absorbed by the body.
RF treatments are a good option for people looking for an overall improvement in their appearance without injections. Whereas fillers only produce an effect where they are injected, wrinkle treatments can be applied to the whole face or other areas of the body, resulting in a tighter, firmer look in general. Because they stimulate collagen production, wrinkle treatments have a long-lasting, lifting effect on the skin, including areas not commonly recommended for injectables, such as the neck and chest.
Along with effectively lifting and tightening tissues without surgery, one of the greatest benefits of RF treatments for patients is the lack of recovery time. Side effects are typically minimal and short-lived, limited to mild and temporary swelling, redness, and tingling, depending on the treatment—in most cases, there will be no discomfort after the treatment at all. For patients who are still interested in dermal fillers, RF treatments can be performed safely in tandem with injectables, as well as with microneedling and other minimally invasive treatments.
Because wrinkle treatments using radio frequency are non-invasive, the treatments are comfortable and painless. The treatments are quick, taking about 15-30 minutes, and can be completed over a lunch break. The skin may feel warm and appear flushed for an hour following the treatment, but in most cases, there is no downtime required and patients can return to their regular activities immediately.
Our state-of-the-art Venus Concept devices ensure that patients see visible results from their treatments. Some patients may see results after just one session, and collagen production continues to form over time leading to firming and tightening. The treatment results are long-lasting and many patients will find that they last for up to two years, depending on individual aging processes. For the best results, patients should attend multiple sessions, or repeat the treatment regularly to prevent aging and steadily improve the appearance of their skin.
Venus Concept offers four platforms that deliver wrinkle reduction treatments.
Venus Viva™ MD is an advanced tabletop workstation with two unique RF-based applicators to target various stages of wrinkles. The DiamondPolar™ applicator combines Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields to boost collagen production and smoothen out wrinkles. The NanoFractional RF™ applicator with SmartScan™ technology delivers the most customizable skin resurfacing treatments (through full control of ablation and coagulation) to improve the appearance of deep wrinkles and other signs of skin damage.
With Venus Versa™, you can equip your clinic to deliver the most sought-after aesthetic treatments with one highly versatile, multi-applicator platform. The device offers three unique technologies: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with SmartPulse™, NanoFractional Radio Frequency with SmartScan™, and Venus Concept's proprietary (MP)2 technology (Multi-Polar Radio Frequency + Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields). Including wrinkle reduction, Venus Versa™ can also perform today’s most popular non-invasive procedures: photorejuvenation/photofacial, acne treatment, hair removal, skin resurfacing, body contouring, cellulite reduction, and skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction—all in one workstation.
Venus Legacy™ is a highly advanced non-invasive medical device that effectively resolves challenging face and body aesthetic needs. It’s powered by proprietary (MP)2 technology (a combination of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields) and features cutting-edge VariPulse™ technology. It is especially effective at addressing areas of the body for skin tightening, delivering non-surgical circumferential reduction, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction. Treatments are comfortable with no downtime and safe for all skin types.
All of our cutting-edge devices have built-in features that enable a higher return on ownership, such as affordable pricing, customizable treatment options, and reliable technology. Our wrinkle treatment devices are designed to increase the success of your business by delivering the highest rate of satisfaction to your patients. Speak to one of our experts today.