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Radio Frequency

Every person, young or old, wants to have a youthful and glowing skin, especially when the signs of aging begin to show. Other times, it could be the need to tighten loose skin on various parts of the body. Loose skin is something that can make one not only feel self-conscious but can lower self-esteem. Other age related skin concerns include:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
  • Cellulite on various parts of the body.
  • Loose and sagging skin.
  • Skin folds

Radio frequency (RF) is a non-invasive skin treatment technique that is used to tighten and reshape various parts of the body like the abdomen, arms, legs, and face. The technique, which uses Radio Frequency energy, is mostly used to tighten loose skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The treatment remodels tissues and aids in the production of new collagen and elastin, by releasing heat into the skin tissue. The skin is tightened when the tissues are heated by the radio frequency energy, bringing out a youthful and toned appearance.

Radio Frequency Technique

The RF energy is transferred to the skin where it creates tiny measurable electrical currents which reshape and contract the skin’s collagen and tighten the skin’s surface. No cutting and repositioning of the skin is required during a Radio Frequency procedure.

RF energy penetrates both the epidermis and dermis (skin layers) so as to tighten and rejuvenate the skin without causing damage to the existing skin cells. RF for skin tightening is great option for people who have sensitive skin as it is gentle to the skin.

Our Commitment To You

Our highly trained and experienced staff will guide you smoothly and comfortably along the entire process of a radio frequency treatment in Dubai, which will allow you to make the best decision. At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, our experts have more than 20 years of experience in plastic and cosmetic procedures and have helped more than 10,000 patients safely achieve their dream of beauty and confidence. We will identify the most suitable expert for you, will listen to you, understand and identify your individual and detailed requirements in a tailor-made consultation, advise you on what you expect from the right treatment and ultimately develop the most suitable treatment plan with you.

The Radio Frequency Technology Process

a) The Consultation

The first step of having Radio frequency skin tightening in Dubai, is to have a detailed consultation and examination in the clinic with our Board-certified plastic surgeon or Dermatologist to determine a tailor-made plan for each candidate.

b) The Treatment

The second step is to schedule the RF for skin tightening treatment with the highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is an expert in radio frequency technology and other skin anti-aging procedures. The procedure requires up to 1 hour, depending on the areas treated.

Prior to any surgery or treatment at the clinic, each patient is screened to ensure that it is safe to proceed with the procedure.

During the procedure, which is done in a treatment room at the clinic, the skin is first treated with an antiseptic to avoid infections. Eyes are then covered, and a pain reliever may be given beforehand. Though the procedure has a warm sensation or stinging feeling, it’s not painful and therefore does not require anesthesia.

The heat resulting from the radio frequency focuses on the deeper skin tissues (dermis), without affecting the epidermis. As the underlying tissues of the dermis are heated, they are compressed and tightened, and as a result they realign and produce new collagen and elastin.

After the treatment, the patient gets discharged. He or she will most likely experience a bit of swelling which can lasts up to two days.

The expert plastic surgeon or dermatologist accompanies the patient throughout the entire process of recovery and healing, through scheduled follow-ups.

c) The Recovery

The skin may react differently in different people, which can include sensitivity and swelling, which that typically fade away within 24-48 hours. The patient is advised to take certain precautions including avoiding sunbathing, skin tanning, touching the treated areas or scratching, so as to ensure fast healing and a good outcome.

Over a period of about 4 weeks, the patient would typically have several post-operation visits to the clinic to monitor the healing process and see the results.


Although a radio frequency procedure is straightforward, it is important that the right level of intervention or treatment is determined by a qualified and expert plastic surgeon or dermatologist. A potential candidate has to fit into certain criteria to be eligible for the procedure and should:

  • Have wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Be looking for a non-invasive skin tightening treatment.
  • Have loose and sagging skin.
  • Have realistic expectations regarding the expected results.
  • Be in good health both physically and psychologically.

What To Expect From A Radio Frequency Skin Treatment

The main benefit of a radio frequency skin tightening procedure is the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and tightening of loose skin. Since everyone is different, the expected results of a radio frequency procedure might vary from person to person, but benefits typically include:

  • More youthful face and skin as the tissues are tightened.
  • The cellulite around the buttocks and thighs is reduced.
  • Extra fatty tissues are drastically reduced.
  • For patients who had gone through a lot of weight loss, body is reshaped or contoured.
  • It smoothens possible bumps on the body where a liposuction procedure was previously done.

Next Steps

Book your appointment for a Consultation

Would you like to understand what the best options for a younger, fresher, better-looking-you are? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation, to develop a tailor-made plan for having radio frequency laser treatment in Dubai. Contact us or book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.

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