If Doctor ONLY Uses Radiofrequency for Neck for tightening, is Bruising Still Present?

Doctor Answers 3


I recommend a combination of Pelleve and Nectifirm cream to address skin laxity in the neck region. You will need 4-6 Pelleve treatments and you will need to use Nectifirm twice a day for at least 2 months.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Skin Tightening Using Radio Frequency

It depends on the method used. For instance, radio frequency treatments to the surface of the skin with ThermiSmooth should not result in bruising. If ThermiTight is used mild bruising might occur because it requires a pinprick to get under the skin. Generally any time the skin is broken, the potential for bruising exists.

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 120 reviews

RF skin tightening

You should not see bruising with radiofrequency tightening if the energy is delivered to the right depth and the surface skin is protected.  You should be very careful to make sure the system used is able to locate the RF energy only in the fat as there is risk of placing it too deep and potentially injuring vital organs and vessels in the neck.  

Steven Swengel, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
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