How Radiofrequency Energy Can Reduce the Appearance of Your Wrinkles

When it comes to getting older, many people feel that plastic surgery or injectables like Botox® are the only ways to roll back the years. However, medical technology has advanced over the past few decades, and radiofrequency (RF) energy is being used to tighten the skin and diminish signs of aging. RF therapy is noninvasive and can be combined with treatments like microneedling to boost your body’s natural healing response, reducing wrinkles in the process. 

Dr. Gae Rodke is located on the Upper West Side of New York, and her clinic provides gynecological care and aesthetic treatments to women looking for a thorough, experienced doctor. This includes RF therapy for wrinkles and stretch marks. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own skin, and Dr. Rodke offers Morpheus8® and Votiva by InMode® to help fade your insecurities from view. 

Radiofrequency treatment 101 

Not sure how radiofrequency skin tightening works? Don’t worry! The process is quite simple. Dr. Rodke uses two different systems to treat wrinkles, depending on what kind of treatment you’re looking for. 

Votiva is completely noninvasive, and uses small patches that emit RF energy into the skin. As the waves penetrate the dermis, they stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins are responsible for giving your skin tension and fullness.  

Morpheus8 is a similar concept, but it uses microneedling to deliver the RF energy directly. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny, shallow needles. These create small punctures called micro-injuries. As your body rushes to repair these injuries, it induces collagen and elastin production. Combined with RF energy, this creates more supple, youthful skin.

How to tell if RF therapy is right for you 

If creams, serums, and facials aren’t providing the results you want, you should seek out other ways to slow down and reverse the aging process. However, many people are hesitant to jump directly to injectables and facelift surgeries. RF therapy provides a unique solution to this problem: a minimally invasive, largely painless procedure that requires no downtime. 

As soon as your radiofrequency treatment is over, you can return to your regular routine. It’s recommended that you keep up with sunscreen and moisturizing after these treatments, particularly Morpheus8, but you shouldn’t experience any serious side effects. 

It might take a few sessions for you to see the full results, but these treatments are a natural alternative to other anti-aging procedures.

Tired of seeing wrinkles in the mirror? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodke to learn more about RF energy and how it can help you. You can book an appointment by calling 212-496-9800, or by visiting the contact page

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