Why high-powered equipment is absolutely essential for cellulite reduction and body skin tightening with radiofrequency

  • Radiofrequency, properly done, is the most effective technology for skin firming and cellulite reduction. There are multiple factors that determine the effectiveness of radiofrequency treatment (e.g. bipolar vs monopolar or resistive vs capacitive) and probably the most important one is the maximum power output of the machine used.
  • Choosing a machine that can supply high-power radiofrequency treatment is not as important for facial skin firming, lifting or rejuvenation. This is because relatively low power settings are required due to to the fact that facial skin is much thinner than skin elsewhere in the body.
  • However, for body skin tightening and lifting (e.g "saddle bags", inner thighs, calves, buttocks, underarm, tummy, "love-handles") and for cellulite reduction, a low-power machine is an absolute waste of time and money. This is because low powered-machines require extremely long times to raise hypodermal (deep skin) temperatures to exert any significant therapeutic/skin tightening/slimming effect.
  • Simply put with a low powered machine you wait and you wait and you wait and you never reach therapeutic temperatures. Or, if you work on a small area at a time, it may take hours to do a proper treatment, which with a high-powered equipment will only need forty minutes.
  • Unfortunately, most RF machines are designed for face use, with body use being a mere add-on. This means that most body RF equipment is simply not strong enough.
  • Typically, machines with less than 100W power are not efficient enough for cellulite reduction and treatment. Machines with more than 150W of power are recommended.
  • Home use radiofrequency machines are even worse: by law they cannot be very strong (for safety reasons), so they are a sheer waste of time and money.