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Victoria Beckham allegedly loves treatments with radio waves. It is suppose to tighten and refine the skin. So I also wanted to try out the so-called radio frequency therapy in order to find out what Vicky and Co are betting on in the fight against skin aging. So much in advance: it neither hurts nor does one have a downtime. I tried out how exactly the beauty procedure works at the Joli d’or cosmetics studio on Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.
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WHAT’S behind THE RADIO FREQUENCY TREATMENT ?
Olga Reichel, the head of the cosmetic studio, explains it to me: “With this lifting method, energy is given to the surface of the skin in the form of heat.” This method stimulates the collagen formation of the skin which counteracts skin aging. It can also be used to combat fat deposits. Because of the heat, this procedure is also called thermal lifting.
THE HEAT TREATMENT
I am mega excited about the treatment with radio frequency, after all it is becoming more and more popular. It goes without saying that a beauty professional like Victoria Beckham has been discovering this for quite some time. The procedure starts with the thorough cleansing of my skin.
Then the experienced beautician switches on the device and guides the handpiece in circular movements over my face. A contact gel prevents burns. But the device also has an integrated cooling system. That’s why I can feel the heat of about 45 degrees Celsius without getting hurt by it. After about 20 minutes we are done and Olga Reichel puts a cooling mask on my face. My skin is a little reddened after the treatment but the reddening disappears quickly after half an hour.
HOW EXACTLY DOES THE RADIOFREQUENCY THERAPY WORK?
The heat applied causes the collagen fibres under the skin to heat up and contract. This tightens the skin and smoothes wrinkles. A further effect of the treatment: the heating stimulates the metabolism and thus improves the connective tissue. The method has been scientifically researched and is considered to be very effective.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY FOR A GOOD EFFECT?
Olga recommends four to six treatments every 4 weeks. These are necessary for a really good result. A session at Joli d’Or costs about 150 Euros. The body already produces new collagen between the treatments. After a treatment with radiofrequency, the result of the fresher appearance lasts one to three years. Then the collagen production slows down again and the treatment should be renewed.
CONCLUSION ON THE RADIOFREQUENCY METHOD
In fact, I have already seen an effect after my first trial treatment. My skin looked tighter. I think it’s a great method because I’m immediately presentable without any time out. And the skin renews itself from the inside. In contrast to Botox, there is no artificial facial expression, but everything seems completely natural. As if you just experienced a wellness weekend.
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