A radiofrequency facial is a non-invasive treatment that uses heat energy to create a controlled injury to your skin, which, in turn, prompts collagen and elastin production—the two key proteins responsible for skin firmness, tightness, and smoothness. As with any injury, whether it’s a big cut or a tiny scratch, your body works overtime to heal the wound, churning out fresher, newer, tighter skin. So if you create a controlled “injury” to your face? Same result.
There are a bunch of different radiofrequency treatments, and depending on the level of energy they give off and the depth at which they penetrate skin, each one can provide different results, says cosmetic dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank, MD.