All About Scarlet SRF for Skin Tightening
As we age, our bodies change in many ways – one of which is that our skin starts to sag. According to the National Institute on Aging, “Things in the environment, like ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, can make the skin less elastic. Gravity can cause skin to sag and wrinkle.” And while these natural elements are nearly unavoidable, luckily, there are procedures available today that aid in skin tightening.
Read on to learn more about the skin tightening procedures we offer at our practice in The Woodlands, Texas.
What are Skin Tightening Procedures?
As mentioned, as we age, our skin becomes looser due to a multitude of factors. While more invasive skin tightening procedures have existed for a number of years, there are now non-invasive, safer, and effective treatments available. As the American Academy of Dermatology Association explains, “A surgical lift, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, will give you the most dramatic results, but you’ll find plenty of other skin-tightening options. These other options offer less downtime and lower cost.”
Some of these noninvasive skin tightening options include:
- Creams and lotions
- Laser treatment
At Practice Happiness, we are proud to offer Scarlet SRF, which is an FDA-approved radiofrequency microneedling technology that tightens the skin.
More on Scarlet SRF
Scarlet SRF is a noninvasive treatment that combines short pulse radiofrequency and microneedling to firm the skin. Like traditional microneedling, this procedure simply involves your practitioner using this specialized device on your “problem areas.”
As explained by the Cleveland Clinic, radiofrequency tightens the skin by penetrating deep into the skin with heat, which, in turn, stimulates collagen and elastin. These both improve your skin’s strength and elasticity. Because of the addition of radiofrequency, this is a more powerful form of microneedling and only three to four sessions are needed for maximum results.
How to Prepare for Scarlet SRF
Luckily, since this is a simple outpatient procedure, not much, if any, preparation is needed. The treatment is very quick, about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the target area, so you also won’t have to account for too much time.
Side Effects of Scarlet SRF Skin Tightening
Although this is a comfortable, safe, and noninvasive outpatient procedure, you should be prepared for some potential minor side effects following treatment. You may possibly experience some redness and swelling for a few hours right after receiving Scarlet SRF that has been compared to a sunburn. You can also return to your regular activities after your session.
Scarlet SRF Results
While most people choose to do multiple Scarlet SRF sessions for maximum skin tightening, the results of just one can last from six months to a year. You may also see some subtle improvements immediately after one skin tightening session, but full results will likely occur after two to three months.
Skin Tightening in The Woodlands, Texas
If you are in The Woodlands, Texas area and are interested in learning more about Scarlet SRF skin tightening or want to book a consultation, contact us today at (281) 402-3268.
H SRF is comfortable and promotes facial skin tightening and lifting, scalp skin tightening, and scar reduction.