Unlocking the Secrets: What Is RF Skin Tightening and How Does It Work?

Loose skin can often appear in areas such as the face, neck, and abdomen. It’s a normal part of aging or weight fluctuations, but for those looking to address it, non-invasive options are available to tighten the skin. At Eternal Beauty Skin Care Clinic, we serve North York and Toronto, ON, and we can help you gain a firmer, more youthful appearance.

Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a type of technology that can give you tighter, smoother skin. As the clinic director, Fatemeh Sadati brings over 18 years of experience in aesthetics to every treatment, including our RF skin tightening treatments. We look forward to helping you find the right solutions for your skin.

What Causes Loose or Sagging Skin?

Loose or sagging skin often results from factors like aging, where the skin loses its elasticity, and weight changes that stretch the skin. Environmental aspects, such as prolonged sun exposure and lifestyle choices, including diet and smoking, can also accelerate this process. This loss of firmness and pliability varies from person to person, often depending on genetics. 

Common Areas Affected By Loose Skin

Typically, loose skin is most noticeable in areas where the skin is naturally thinner or more exposed to movement and environmental factors. This includes the face, particularly around the eyes and jawline, the neck, under the arms, and the abdominal area. Each of these areas can show signs of aging or skin laxity differently, impacting overall skin texture and appearance.

What Is Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?

RF skin tightening is a non-surgical approach that uses radiofrequency energy to improve the quality and appearance of the skin. As a comfortable and non-invasive process, it is sought out by many who want to see a gradual improvement in skin tone and texture, as well as a more youthful appearance without any invasive procedures. 

Our RF Skin Tightening Treatments


Forma harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy to target smaller, more delicate areas like the face and neck. This treatment focuses on refining these specific zones by stimulating the skin at a deeper level. Forma is especially effective at enhancing the skin’s texture and firmness in these areas, providing a rejuvenating effect that is both noticeable and subtle.

Forma Plus

Forma Plus expands the benefits of RF skin tightening to larger areas of the body, such as the abdomen, arms, and thighs. With a larger handpiece, Forma Plus effectively targets skin laxity and texture irregularities in these broader areas. This treatment is ideal for those looking to improve the firmness and smoothness of their skin on a larger scale, using the same core principles of radiofrequency energy as Forma.

A Closer Look at Radiofrequency Energy

What Exactly Is Radiofrequency Energy?

Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a form of electromagnetic energy. It’s characterized by lower frequency waves than those in X-rays or visible light. In the context of skin treatments, RF energy is used for its unique ability to safely penetrate the skin layers without causing damage to the skin’s surface.

How Does RF Energy Interact With the Skin?

When applied to the skin, RF energy heats the deeper layers, specifically targeting the dermis. This heat stimulates the body’s natural collagen and elastin production processes. Collagen and elastin are vital for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. By enhancing these components, RF energy effectively tightens the skin and improves its overall texture.

What Are the Benefits of Radiofrequency Skin Tightening? 

Offers Both Immediate and Long-Term Results

With RF skin tightening, patients often notice an immediate improvement in their skin’s firmness and texture. This immediate effect is due to the contraction of collagen fibers from the heat. Over time, as new collagen forms, the long-term benefits become evident, with skin appearing smoother and more youthful.

Requires No Downtime or Recovery

Unlike treatments involving incisions or extensive resurfacing, RF treatments offer a gentler approach. With this type of treatment, there’s no need for downtime or a recovery period, allowing patients to resume their daily activities right after the treatment.

Improves the Health and Texture of the Skin

This treatment goes beyond superficial changes. By stimulating collagen production deep within the skin, radiofrequency skin tightening not only enhances the skin’s appearance but also improves its overall health and texture, promoting healthier, more vibrant skin.

Beautiful, Natural-Looking Results

One of the benefits of RF skin tightening is its ability to offer natural-looking results. Some procedures can leave skin looking stretched or artificial, but radiofrequency skin tightening works harmoniously with your body’s natural processes, leading to a more organic enhancement.

What Can Our RF Skin Tightening Treat? 

  • Fine Lines or Wrinkles: This treatment is adept at diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, offering a refreshed look. The stimulation of collagen in deeper skin layers aids in naturally filling and smoothing these common signs of aging.
  • Neck Bands or Sagging: For those troubled by neck bands or sagging skin, skin tightening offers a non-invasive solution. It restores firmness to the neck area, enhancing the overall appearance with a more defined and youthful contour.
  • Crow’s Feet or Eye Bags: The delicate eye region, prone to crow’s feet and eye bags, can be revitalized. The treatment carefully targets these areas, reducing the appearance of tired eyes and smoothing out fine lines.
  • Loose Abdominal Skin: Addressing loose abdominal skin, especially post-pregnancy or after significant weight loss, radiofrequency skin tightening can restore the abdomen’s smoother and firmer appearance.
  • Stretch Marks: This technology also plays a significant role in diminishing the appearance of stretch marks. It enhances the skin’s texture and tone and heals damaged collagen, making stretch marks less pronounced.
  • Jowls: RF skin tightening can be effective for jowls, lifting and firming the lower face. This results in a more defined jawline and a reduction in sagging skin in the jowl area.
  • Sagging Cheeks: Sagging cheeks gain a more youthful appearance through skin tightening. The treatment elevates and firms the cheek area, contributing to a fuller, more rejuvenated facial profile.

What to Expect From Our RF Skin Tightening Treatments

When you arrive for your Forma or Forma Plus session, you’ll have a focused consultation so we can align the treatment with your skin goals. During the treatment, the device administers RF energy, creating a warm sensation that is comfortable for most people. Forma sessions can last up to an hour, while Forma Plus treatments may take longer.

Age Gracefully With RF Skin Tightening 

RF skin tightening at Eternal Beauty Skin Care Clinic in North York and Toronto, ON, combines expert care with a variety of treatment options by certified estheticians and laser technicians. Experience the benefits of our dedicated service and quality treatments. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, reach out to us at (416) 546-7700 or through our online form.

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