For noninvasive skin rejuvenation, radio frequency (RF) energy can be used to stimulate deeper layers of skin tissue to tighten the top layers and stimulate collagen production. Dr. Manish Shah, a plastic surgeon in Denver, uses the Venus Viva RF microneedling system for his patients at Shah Aesthetic Surgery. The state of the art Venus Viva system give the technician more control during the treatment, which improves the quality and consistency of the results. RF skin rejuvenation can be used to treat many skin irregularities, including visible pores, uneven skin texture, signs of aging, environmental damage, acne scars, deep lines, and more. RF skin rejuvenation is best for patients who are at least 50 years old or anyone who has moderate to severe skin irregularities. Younger patients may try RF treatments to help prevent premature aging and improve their already healthy skin. Additionally, anyone with acne scarring can be helped with this technology.
RF skin rejuvenation uses controlled heat to target underlying skin tissues to help with collagen production. The doctor will use a machine, which generates the sound waves, and guides it over the marked areas. Numbing creams and coupling gel may be applied to act as another layer of protection for the skin surface. In some cases, a cold blast or cooling gel is applied to the patient’s skin to ease any discomfort. This treatment is most effective with skin irregularities such as wrinkles, stretch marks or cellulite on areas of the face, neck, tummy, arms, legs and buttocks.
"My Muscle Wall Gave Way Giving my Abdomen an Unsightly Large Buldge - Denver, CO - I met Dr Shah in 2007 when he did a face lift for me. I was really happy with the results. When I found out no amount of diet and exercise would remedy the problem with my abdomen I contacted him. and even through I no longer live in Colorado, I knew he was the doctor I wanted to perform my surgery.I am a little over four weeks after surgery and I am thrilled with the results. I am 66 years old and healing well and now I have the tummy I have dreamed of having.Thank you Dr Shah I appreciate your skill and care!"- D. / RealSelf / Sep 05, 2015
"I feel like I'm 30 again - Dr Shah, is amazing, he is always honest straightforward and gives you exactly what you want, for the price that you can afford. You never feel like you're being up sold a bill of goods, or told what you want to hear you walk out feeling fantastic looking years younger without a huge bill and unnecessary treatments, or procedures. Myself and thousands of others, feel like trust is the most..."- A. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2017
"Makes me feel like I'm 25 again - Dr Shah is amazing he is straight forward listens to your concerns and ideas then gives you advice based on what you can afford, so know matter what, you can make yourself look good, and feel better, he's like having a friend for a dr."- A. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2017
"Amazing experience highly recommended - I had a tummy tuck done that I have been wanting for about 10 years. I did my research went to several consults with different surgeons but my heart was always set with Dr.Shah and what can I say I am more than pleased with my results and couldn't be happier.Dr.Shah's bed side manner is one of the best, being that I work in the medical field and know and work with a lot of Doctors. His staff..."- L. / RealSelf / Jun 04, 2017
"Happy with results, thank you! - Just removed the splint today, a week post rhinoplasty. I'm so happy I chose Dr. Shah. I was very nervous going through with it because I had a previous procedure with a less qualified doctor that took multiple revisions and the nose is such a prominent part of your face, I really didn't want it to get messed up. But Dr. Shah's expertise in rhinoplasty and his enthusiasm for the art showed me..."- C. / RealSelf / Jun 02, 2017
What to Expect@headingTag>
RF skin treatment sessions may be uncomfortable for the patient because of the heating sensation. Pain is limited, and some machines have built-in cooling sprays to ease any discomfort. Some redness and swelling may appear on the treated area which will subside after a few weeks. Tightening sensations may be felt right immediately after the treatment, and will progress as the weeks pass to result in smoother and more supple skin. The positive effects can last for 2 years or longer. It is important for the patient to follow the post-treatment care prescribed by the surgeon.
RF Skin Rejuvenation FAQs@headingTag>
Who Is It For?@headingTag>
Those who have skin irregularities, such as wrinkles, stretchmarks or cellulite, and are looking for non-surgical cosmetic treatments may be good candidates for an RF skin rejuvenation treatment. Generally, it is a safe approach with no downtime and minimal risks. If the skin shows signs of laxity, it is understood that there is a significant loss of collagen or fat tissues which help keep the skin tight. RF rejuvenation helps reproduce these substances to bring back the skin’s youthful shape.
The results may be long term since the treatment is not superficially limited and multiplies collagen. The improved skin can last up to 2 years. It is important for the patient to understand before undergoing the procedure that this treatment does not stop the skin’s aging. There are cases in which an RF treatment is repeated when the patient or doctor deems it necessary.
Single or Multiple Sessions?@headingTag>
It depends. The number of treatments is proportional to the extent of the skin condition. For a full regional treatment of the face, it may take a minimum of 4 treatments spaced out for several weeks. For larger areas, it may take up to 15 sessions. There are also cases when patients undergo regularly scheduled treatments for long-term results.
Is A Lift Better?@headingTag>
A lift is an invasive procedure in which excess skin is excised and the cut is sutured up. This may be the best approach for excessive sagging because an RF treatment may not be able to fully correct sagging skin. The RF approach is beneficial for those who have mild to moderate cases of wrinkles or creases. In some cases, the doctor may recommend RF prior to a lift to stimulate collagen, which will also help the healing process once the patient undergoes surgery.
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