If you’re not feeling completely confident in the safety of your body for radio frequency treatments, there are several things you can do to give yourself peace of mind.
Since radio frequency is an effective way to tighten skin, reduce fat and improve tone (especially facial features), it’s important that users feel certain their bodies are safe for this luxurious procedure.
So here are five ways to know your body is good for RF procedures:
1. Hormone Therapy
If you or someone close to you has recently undergone hormone therapy or is currently under treatment, then it’s probably best if you avoid this type of treatment until further notice.
Radio frequencies can irreversibly damage nearby tissues because the body absorbs the heat generated by them. If you are undergoing hormone replacement therapy, your body may not absorb or regulate heat as it should, which can lead to damage. So if you have undergone this type of therapy, avoid radio frequency treatments until their effects have worn off.
It’s advisable to stay away from any cosmetic procedure if you’ve received chemotherapy within the last few months. This is because chemo affects not just cancerous cells but also healthy cells causing irreparable damage that includes tissue scarring even after treatment has ended. So play it safe and wait at least six months before trying out radio frequencies on yourself.
Avoid using radio frequency skin tightening machines if you are taking beta blockers. This is because these medications slow down your heart rate and lower blood pressure, leading to side effects like dizziness or even fainting.
Beta blockers also inhibit the body’s ability to resolve to swell since they block chemicals that regulate capillary permeability (which helps remove fluids). Since thermal energy generated by radio frequencies causes tissue damage, it’s best to avoid this treatment if you take beta blockers.
4. Some Cancer Treatments
Some cancer treatments like proton therapy can leave surrounding tissues damaged, causing lifetime side effects like skin scarring even after the therapy has ended. If you’ve undergone such therapies, wait until all sores have healed before trying out radio frequencies.
5. Skin Conditions
If you have an open wound, skin disease, or any infection on your body, avoid radio frequencies until it’s healed completely. Only healthy skin can absorb the heat generated by this treatment, so if there’s still redness or inflammation in surrounding tissue after treatments, you’ll be exposing yourself to the risk of further damage.
With these safety tips in mind, you can feel good about getting that perfect look with radio frequency today.