Radio frequency therapy works by heating the fatty connective tissues so that these are stimulated to form more collagen. More importantly, the heating process help dilate the blood and lymph vessels found in the region to accomplish two things. First, the improved lymphatic drainage removes accumulated toxins and First, the improved lymphatic drainage removes accumulated toxins and waste materials from the affected areas and facilitates their removal and elimination from the body. This leads to a reduction in the size of the “pockets” that are formed pushing outwards in the skin. Secondly, the enhanced blood circulation brings in the much needed nutrients and oxygen as well as other essential substances for the normal functioning of the different tissues at the site. Consequently, additional byproducts of metabolism are removed and filtered by the kidneys for excretion as urine.
There is a third function of RF which is directly related to its ability to tighten the skin. RF waves can help shrink the size of the fat cells that are compressing on the muscle tissues. This is achieved by burning the fat cells and have them mobilized to other parts of the body or are sent to the lymph for elimination. When fat cells are shrunk, the bulging or lumping appearance on the skin is greatly reduced, too. As an aid to the shrinking of the size of fat cells, the increased production of collagen also helps firm up the skin. This leads to an overall improvement in cellulite appearance.
If one thinks of RF skin tightening therapy as a permanent cure for cellulite, you might be disappointed learning that it isn’t. It’s effective in reducing cellulite but not forever eliminate it from your body without more proactive measures on your part.