Further reading on the science behind Elight Facial Collagen Boost, especially with the Radio Frequency energy. Note that repeated low energy RF treatments are more effective than a single high energy.
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Devices such as Thermage and Pellevé, use RF energy to selectively heat the deep dermis and subcutaneous fibrous septae, causing cleavage of hydrogen bonds in the collagen fibres and subsequent collagen denaturation. The following inflammatory and proliferatory stages of healing are believed to then stimulate new deposition and restructuring of collagen fibres, resulting in tightening of the skin over the ensuing months
It has been shown that non-ablative RF treatments require repeated low energy RF treatments rather than a single high energy insult to produce the most noticeable improvements in skin laxity, as lower energies result in less heating and therefore less risk of burns.4,5 In addition, the use of lower energies results in a reduction of discomfort and reduced risk of burn injuries.4,5 As well as skin tightening, there is evidence that non nonablative RF treatments are also effective as a treatment for active acne vulgaris.6
Deep skin tightening, reduction of acne scarring, improvement of keloid/hypertrophic scars, stretch marks and ablation of rosacea/ thread veins can be achieved using fractional RF methods.7