Can RF Skin Tightening Be Used Anywhere On the Body?

By: Nanette Kaduchak


Loose skin, fine lines, and wrinkles are unavoidable consequences of aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. At Dolce Aesthetics™ in Scottsdale, AZ, registered nurse and aesthetic expert Nanette Kaduchak is committed to helping patients feel confident and beautiful at every age with a wide range of cutting-edge treatments and procedures designed to help reverse the unwanted side effects of aging. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at one of the most exciting and popular anti-aging treatments available today – RF skin tightening – including where on the body it can be used and what results may be possible for you. 


What is RF skin tightening?  

Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening is a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment that utilizes radiofrequency thermal energy to heat tissues to a precise temperature, stimulating the production of new, healthy collagen fibers beneath the skin’s surface. Over time, this helps to firm up loose skin, smooth out lines and wrinkles, repair sun damage, and give patients a more taut, youthful-looking complexion overall. 

At Dolce Aesthetics™, our experienced team often combines RF skin tightening with microneedling for an even more compelling result. During RF microneedling, a handheld device is rolled over the skin’s surface to create tiny, pinpoint punctures while delivering radiofrequency energy to the tissues. As the RF energy stimulates collagen production, the microneedling portion of the treatment triggers the body’s natural healing process and encourages cell turnover for an even healthier, smoother, and firmer new look. 


Where can RF microneedling be used?  

RF microneedling is most commonly used on the face, but patients may be surprised to learn that this transformative treatment can help to tighten loose skin virtually anywhere on the body. In fact, many patients undergo RF microneedling for skin tightening to firm up certain features that have begun to sag as a result of weight loss. Some of the most popular treatment areas for RF skin tightening with microneedling include: 


  • Face 
  • Neck 
  • Under the chin 
  • Chest/decolletage 
  • Abdomen 
  • Back 
  • Upper arms 
  • Hips 
  • Thighs 
  • Hands 


Is my skin too loose for RF skin tightening?  

Ideal candidates for RF skin tightening have early, mild, or moderate signs of aging, including: 


  • Mild to moderate skin laxity 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Enlarged pores 
  • Sun damage 
  • Dull skin 
  • Rough skin texture 
  • Acne scars 


For patients who have advanced signs of facial aging or significant skin laxity associated with extreme weight loss, cosmetic surgery may be a more suitable option. During your initial consultation for RF skin tightening in Scottsdale, AZ, Nanette will thoroughly evaluate your skin, discuss your concerns and goals, and help determine if RF skin tightening may be right for you. 


Is RF skin tightening permanent?  

Although the aging process can’t be completely halted, patients who live a healthy lifestyle, do not smoke, avoid sun exposure, and maintain a good skin care routine can expect their smoother, sexier, firmer new look to last for years to come. 


Glow up from head to toe with RF skin tightening in Scottsdale, AZ 

Whether you have flabby upper arms as a result of weight loss or have noticed your face beginning to look droopier than usual, we can help. Take the first step toward tightening loose skin and restoring a more youthful appearance you can feel confident about by calling Dolce Aesthetics™ in Scottsdale, AZ to schedule your one-on-one consultation with registered nurse and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation expert Nanette Kaduchak today. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.