If the skin is heated to less than 42° C, the procedure will be completely safe, but the result will be comparable to the effect of applying a heating pad.
When exposed to a temperature of 43-44 ° C, denaturation changes begin to occur in the proteins, ensuring the achievement of the result. The safe time during which this temperature can be maintained in the tissue without the risk of burns is measured in minutes.
Warming up to 45-50 ° C provides a pronounced effect, but the exposure time at such temperatures should already be measured in seconds. So, for example, warming a tissue site to 50 should not last longer than 20 seconds during one procedure.
The maximum effect is achieved when the temperature in the tissues exceeds 50 ° C. Such temperatures require even more short-term exposure. Impact with such parameters is implemented in the technology of thermage.
Tissue heating above 60 ° C during RF-lifting is not used, as it leads to severe temperature damage.
Thus, the effectiveness of the procedure depends on the qualifications of the doctor, who must, taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient, observe a fine line between efficiency and safety, and on the equipment used, which should allow him to accurately dose the effect.
Compatibility with other procedures
On the one hand, RF lifting is an absolutely self-sufficient procedure, on the other, it perfectly complements other programs, such as photorejuvenation, chemical peels, and mesotherapy.
The use of a radio wave lift allows you to maintain the effect of plastic surgery in the later stages, eliminating the need for repeated operations.