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We offer natural, non-invasive treatments using radiofrequency for skin tightening with no downtime.
Schedule a consult to learn more about which treatments are right for you.
As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which can result in a skin laxity. Radiofrequency energy helps to restore skin structure by increasing collagen production, helping skin to look tighter and more toned.
Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening involves using a handheld device that sends RF energy to stimulate collagen production to lift and tighten the targeted area. It can be used for the face, neck, chest and other areas of the body. The treatment is painless, and feels like a hot stone massage.
Radiofrequency microneedling has all of the benefits of radiofrequency skin tightening with the addition of collagen induction due to the microneedles. Adding microneedling enhances collagen production, which decreases appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to smooth out any textural concerns and treat scarring, in addition to lifting and tightening the skin.
At Spark Health, we provide you with the highest quality personalized skincare and aesthetic treatments that leave your skin glowing, tighter and smoother.
A New Jersey native, Dr. Christina Bradshaw earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry with a double minor in chemistry and spanish from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Her passion for medicine and science led her across the country to attend medical school at Bastyr University here in San Diego.
Dr. Bradshaw focused her clinical rotations on dermatology and aesthetics, autoimmune disorders, digestive conditions, and men’s and women’s health. Dr. Bradshaw has done comprehensive training in micro-needling and injections, and loves working with patients of all ages for skin care prevention, treatment, and maintenance.
Medical Aesthetic Specialist
Victoria Stegeman RN, is a Medical Aesthetic Specialist, whose talents include injection of neuromodulators and fillers as well as proper use of lasers, and RF machines. She is known for her attention to detail and artistic eye, plus her thorough knowledge in the most advanced skin care procedures and the latest technologies will keep you looking your best! Victoria also Specializes in Women's intimate health issues and is committed to providing the utmost care to her clients. Victoria's enthusiasm and understanding of what the skin needs and how to maximize results make her an asset to our Spark Health team.
RF skin tightening can be done on any skin type and color. Microneedling should not be done on patients on blood thinners, with active acne or skin cancer on the face, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding. RF skin tightening should not be done on patients with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, a metal implant that interferes with transmission of energy, an embedded electronic device that sends or receives a signal pregnant or breastfeeding, or an allergy to gold or corn. Both procedures should not be done on patients that have taken Accutane in the last 6 months, have open lesions, or have a current Herpes Simplex outbreak. Tattoos may interfere with RF skin tightening treatment, depending on the area.
Avoid dermal fillers for 2 weeks before your procedure. It is recommended to avoid any skin exfoliants, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or vitamin A topical products 7 days prior.
For RF microneedling, downtime is very minimal. You can expect to be red with some sensitivity the day of your appointment. Most people will choose to avoid any social events or activities after treatment. You will appear lightly sunburned for 2-5 days. You may also experience dry or flaky skin for up to a week.
For RF skin tightening without microneedling, you may return to normal activity after treatment. The treatment area may be itchy; you may use a soothing, non-irritating moisturizer. Makeup, preferably mineral-based, may be applied immediately post-treatment. Use a sunblock with SPF 30 or greater to help prevent future sun damage.