This year, you don’t have to spend your time obsessing over loose, sagging skin. While procedures like tummy tucks and facelifts address these concerns, not everyone wants or is an ideal candidate for surgery.
Allow us to introduce you to Agnes RF, the latest non-surgical skin tightening treatment that gives you amazing results without going under the knife.
The experienced team at Medical Aesthetics & Laser specializes in non-surgical skin tightening treatments in The Woodlands and Houston area that can help you reach your goals in no time! With Agnes RF, a state-of-the-art radiofrequency (RF) treatment, we reduce skin laxity to help you look and feel your best.
To learn more about this new treatment and its amazing benefits, keep reading, and we’ll break down everything you need to know.
Agnes RF is an innovative skin tightening treatment that uses the power of radiofrequency energy-enabled microneedles to boost collagen production and provide natural-looking results. With the help of RF energy penetrating at specific depths, Agnes RF works to:
Often, sagging skin is simply a byproduct of the body’s natural aging process. When you’re younger, your body produces a plethora of collagen and elastin (fibers that create the structure for your skin). However, around your 30s, production slows, and without a strong framework, your skin falls—you can thank gravity for that.
Sagging facial skin is not all from aging, though. Some lifestyle factors can contribute to early onset skin laxity:
Some people believe Agnes RF is a laser skin tightening procedure; to be clear, Agnes RF skin tightening is not a laser treatment. Although both techniques use energy to heat underlying tissue, there are key differences in how they work.
Unlike lasers, which are light-based forms of energy, RF energy is electricity that we carefully control with specialized devices like the Agnes RF. This electricity produces heat when it is conducted into the skin.
The heat from RF treatment causes fat coagulation and tightens collagen fibers in the skin while also stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen. RF energy helps promote a more youthful appearance by reducing sagging skin.
To heal the skin, your fibroblasts, cells that make up connective tissue, work overtime to create more collagen. Collagen then builds into a fresh framework to support your skin, helping you achieve a tighter, younger look. We typically recommend clients undergo a series of Agnes RF treatments to achieve the ultimate results.
Since it takes time for collagen to build up, your results will continue improving throughout the months following your skin tightening treatment at Medical Aesthetics & Laser in The Woodlands. This means you’ll continue to see your results improve long after your treatment is done, all without stitches or downtime!
Since you aren’t undergoing anesthesia or surgery, there’s not much to feel concerned about with Agnes RF. Our body sculpting specialists at Medical Aesthetics & Laser will ensure your procedure goes smoothly and safely.
We first want to get to know you! We offer consultations to anyone interested in a skin tightening treatment. During your consultation, we’ll talk to you about your concerns and goals. We’ll also examine your level of skin laxity and determine the best course of treatment.
Note: Agnes RF addresses mild-to-moderate loose skin. If we notice significant skin laxity, we may suggest you speak to a plastic surgeon about your options.
You won’t have to go under general anesthesia or get pricked by any needles to prepare for Agnes RF. Instead, we’ll lie you down and use the handpiece on the treatment area(s) to deliver radiofrequency energy at precise depths.
One of the major benefits of RF energy is that it is safe for all skin tones and textures. With certain types of lasers, treatment may not be safe for individuals with darker skin tones. However, RF energy is safe to use on all shades of skin.
This especially applies for our amazing clientele in Houston, as we are one of the most diverse cities in Texas!
With no recovery time needed, you won’t have to take off work or waste any time lying in bed. You may notice some redness, tenderness, or pinpoint bleeding that resolves quickly. Although you can go back to your normal routine, make sure you apply SPF daily to protect your skin and help maintain your results.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M A CANDIDATE FOR AGNES RF?
The best way to know if you’re a candidate for Agnes RF skin tightening is through a consultation with a trusted provider. However, we can say that this treatment works for men and women who are dealing with mild-to-moderate loose and saggy skin, wrinkles, acne scars, and textured skin.
WHAT AREAS CAN AGNES RF TREAT?
Agnes RF can treat almost any area where you notice skin laxity (yes, even wrinkles!). These areas include the:
DOES AGNES RF HURT?
No! For most people, Agnes RF doesn’t hurt thanks to the topical or local anesthetic we apply before the treatment. You may feel a slight warming sensation as the device heats your tissue. If you ever have concerns about pain, you can always talk to your specialist during your consultation. We offer anxiety and pain medication to clients who request it.
DOES AGNES RF OFFER THE SAME RESULTS AS A SURGERY?
No, Agnes RF skin tightening won’t give you the same results as surgery. Remember, Agnes RF is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment, so while you will definitely have a great outcome, it won’t be as dramatic as surgery. Therefore, we recommend Agnes RF for people with mild-to-moderate skin laxity.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE THE RESULTS OF AGNES RF SKIN TIGHTENING?
You may start noticing results of Agnes RF right away, but the treatment area(s) will continue to improve up to six months after your treatment! You’ll need to be patient and allow collagen to work its magic. Soon, you’ll truly see why Agnes RF works as a great alternative to surgery.
More good news? Besides tightening loose skin, Agnes RF also delivers the benefits of a microneedling treatment. This allows us to address enlarged pores, sun damage, stretch marks, and more simultaneously!
WILL I NEED MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT?
To get the best results, you’ll probably need more than one treatment with the Agnes RF device. During your consultation, you’ll get a better idea of how many sessions would be required to achieve your desired results. Most people see maximum results after 3 to 6 sessions spaced several weeks apart.
CAN AGNES RF DAMAGE MY SKIN?
No, the needles in the Agnes RF device do not penetrate deep enough into the skin to cause damage. Rather, we create a shallow, controlled injury to trigger your body’s healing response which stimulates collagen production.
Our medspa treatments are overseen by our medical director, R. David Reeves M.D., FACOG. Dr. Reeves is a Board Certified physician with decades of experience. That means with us, you’ll get the gold standard of care every time.
Medical Aesthetics & Laser has been the go-to aesthetics center in The Woodlands, TX for years. We pride ourselves on treating each client with care and giving them customized treatment options that provide actual results. It’s not just our state-of-the-art procedures that put us above the rest; it’s our dedication to making our patients feel at home.
We never leave our patients out of the loop, which is why we focus on education with all of our procedures. Our goal is to make sure our patients are comfortable and at ease with their decision, knowing that we are always here to address their concerns. Plus, safety is our number one concern, so we only offer the most effective and proven treatments to help you reach your goals.
For innovative care from a team driven by heart and compassion, get started by scheduling your appointment or completing our quick virtual consultation process.