RF Skin Tightening

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Reverse multiple signs of aging with RF Skin Tightening in Buffalo, NY at Lisa S. Ball, NP!

RF Skin Tightening is a noninvasive procedure to reverse the signs of aging on the skin. It is typically used to treat the face and neck. It works by heating the underlying layers of skin to stimulate collagen production, which, in turn, causes the skin to look fuller and tighter. Wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging are minimized, and the skin looks healthier and more youthful.

Rather than using laser or light, this procedure harnesses radiofrequency energy in a grid pattern to effectively tighten saggy skin and treat skin blemishes such as wrinkles and acne scars.

Depending upon the size of the treatment area, sessions typically take 30 minutes to an hour. For best results, 3 or 4 treatment sessions, spaced about 1 month apart, are usually recommended. Many patients see an improvement to the overall condition of their skin over the next few months as collagen production increases.

Are you looking to reverse the signs of aging? Call our office today to schedule a complimentary RF Skin Tightening consultation.


The Sublative┬« RF Treatment offers patients of all skin types a safe and effective solution for reversing multiple signs of aging. Unlike other treatments that work from outside in. Sublative works from the inside out – targeting collagen production required for treating mild to moderate wrinkles and superficial imperfections in your skin’s tone and texture.

RF Skin Tightening FAQs

Is it painful?

Most patients report a warm stinging sensation. During treatment, a handheld fan is utilized to provide relief. After treatment, patients feel a sunburn sensation that is relieved with a fan or a cold compress. It usually resolves itself in about an hour.

What will I look like after treatment?

Immediately following treatment, the skin will have an even red appearance like a sunburn. Over the next 12-24 hours the redness fades and a grid-like pattern will appear. This is normal and to be expected. It will be most noticeable in the first 1-3 days after treatment. It will resolve itself in about 7 days. You will also get a light exfoliation and skin will be smoother to the touch.

Can I wash my face?

The skin will be sensitive to any cleanser or moisturizer for the first 12 hours after treatment. Nothing at all should be applied to the skin during that time. After 12 hours you may use a mild, non-medicated cleanser and plain moisturizer. Wash gently! Sunscreen may also be used 12 hours after treatment.

Can I wear makeup?

Makeup can be applied 24 hours after treatment. We recommend using a lightweight mineral makeup that can be easily removed.

Can I go in the sun?

It is recommended to avoid sun exposure throughout the duration of the treatments (especially within the first 7 days while the skin is exfoliating). Sun exposure too soon after may lead to pigment damage or burns. When outside, no matter the time of year, wear a physical block sunscreen and protective clothing to protect the treatment area.

Prior to the treatment is there any prep needed?

Yes. It is advised to discontinue any topical medications, including acne or anti-aging products for 3 days prior to treatment and leave off the treatment area for 7 days after. The skin should also be clean and free of any makeup, moisturizer, or sunscreen prior to treatment. These products will block the energy used in the treatment. Also, avoid tanning or getting a sunburn.

When can I see results?

You will get a light exfoliation and notice smoother skin about 7 days after treatment. Collagen production takes longer and a plumping effect can be seen in as little as 6 weeks. Maximum benefits can be seen 2-4 months after the last treatment.

Will it lift sagging jowls?

No. RF Skin Tightening works to firm and tighten skin only. Jowls are often a combination of fat deposition and sagging muscles as well as decreased skin elasticity.

What if I had Botox or fillers?

There is a 3 week waiting period after having Botox or fillers. Areas with synthetic filler (silicone) cannot be treated. Always inform your provider of any other cosmetic procedure or surgery done on the area to be treated to ensure a safe treatment.