Some of the advantages of radio frequency cosmetic treatments are comfort, zero downtime, and no scars, and non-surgical skin tightening. Radio frequency treatments have gained popularity by many patients to enhance their appearance and self-confidence without taking time for surgery and recovery. Radio frequency has been used for non-surgical skin tightening since 2001. It has only recently gained widespread recognition, thanks to high-profile celebrities who rave about the benefits of their RF treatments. If you’re new to the idea of non-surgical RF treatments as a way to improve your appearance, you may wonder, are they safe? In short, yes—as long as you choose an experienced provider, such as a board certified cosmetic surgeon, who offers FDA cleared technologies. However, the more you know, the better choices you can make about your treatment options, so we’ve explored this question in greater detail below. We’re all exposed to low levels of human-made RF every day, from cell phones, TV, WiFi, etc. Because it’s used for so many things, radio frequency has been extensively studied for its impact on human health. Both the American Cancer Society and Federal Communications Commission have issued extensive reports on possible impact of radio frequency exposure. Many studies have failed to find evidence for a link to cancer or any related condition.” Does exposure of high doses of radio frequency cause burns? If you are a good candidate for the procedure and it is performed correctly, no. The radio frequency used in non-surgical treatments is different from that emitted by your microwave or cell phone, or radar equipment—the radio frequency in skin tightening treatments is highly controlled. FDA cleared technologies use equipment that allows the practitioner to monitor and control the device during treatment to ensure that targeted tissues reach the optimal temperature to induce new collagen production and cell regeneration without overheating. Clinical studies have demonstrated an excellent safety profile on RF procedures for skin tightening, whether it be for vaginal rejuvenation, facial skin tightening, or body contouring. Along with effectively lifting and tightening tissues without surgery or downtime, one of the greatest benefits of RF treatments, when performed correctly, is that post-procedure recovery is very quick and easy. Side effects are typically minimal and short-lived, limited to mild and temporary swelling, redness, and tingling, depending on the treatment. RF treatments can also be performed safely in tandem with injectables, microneedling, or other minimally-invasive treatments. Dr. Hakimi is board certified cosmetic surgeon. He has perform RF treatments safely and effectively more than any other cosmetic surgeon in the nation. He uses FDA cleared technologies that have been thoroughly tested for safe administration of radio frequency. If you are interested in learning more about radio frequency skin tightening treatments or have questions about any cosmetic procedure, please contact Dr. Hakimi at 1-866-721-1416 to schedule a fee consultation at your convenient time. Dr. Hakimi is fellowship-trained in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, as well as non-surgical options including laser and energy treatments. He is known for his dedication to helping patients make informed decisions about their options.