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What is radiofrequency treatment?

As we grow older, our cells naturally produce less collagen over time, which can show signs of aging, such as looser skin and fine lines. But as the protein that holds our bodies together, a decrease in collagen also increases the appearance of cellulite and fat pockets around the body.

And while there are plenty of treatments out there that can stimulate collagen production, radiofrequency treatment is one of the most effective and quick to recover from.

Radiofrequency treatment, or RF treatment, can be used for several cosmetic purposes, include skin tightening and rejuvenation on the face, hand and neck, and total body contouring.

So, how does it work?

Find a clinic or practitioner near you and enjoy a risk-free booking process thanks to free in-clinic consultations and the option to pay in-clinic. Also, you can now split the cost of your treatment into four equal, interest-free instalments using Tabby.

Fast facts

  • Best results

    Every 6 months

  • Duration of results

    6 months

  • Back to work

    Same day

  • Full recovery time

    24 hours

  • Price range

    7,350 AED

  • Treatment duration

    30 to 90 minutes

  • Comfort

    No pain relief required

  • Treatment type


What is radiofrequency skin tightening and what can it treat?

Radiofrequency treatment, also known as radiofrequency skin tightening, is a non-surgical treatment that uses heat and radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin.

By using electromagnetic waves to heat up the deep layer (dermis) of the skin, the production of collagen is stimulated, which helps to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment also increases cell turnover, which can make the skin appear firmer and thicker over time.

The procedure is considered a safe and effective way to reduce common signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin.

This procedure can also be used for body sculpting. Typically, the treatment is carried out around the face, neck, stomach, and upper arm area to tighten, tone, and sculpt the skin.

Radiofrequency skin tightening is also sometimes used for vaginal rejuvenation. It can help tighten the genitals without the need for invasive surgery.

How does radiofrequency treatment work?

During the treatment

During an initial consultation, your clinician will review your medical history and discuss your desired results to see if you’re suitable for this treatment.

Radiofrequency treatment is painless and quick. The process typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour and involves the following steps:

  1. Your clinician will begin by cleaning the skin, removing any excess oils or dirt.
  2. A hand-held device will then pass radiofrequencies into the dermis.
  3. You may feel a slight tingling sensation, but this shouldn’t be too uncomfortable.


There is no downtime associated with radiofrequency treatment and you can resume your daily activities immediately.

Your skin may appear red after treatment, but it should return to normal after 24-hours. If you experience any adverse reactions such as burns, blisters, or scabbing, you should contact your doctor immediately.

How much is radiofrequency skin tightening? Plus, other things you need to know

How much does radiofrequency skin tightening cost?

You can generally expect to pay around Dhs7,350 for a single RF session. However, the cost of radiofrequency treatment will vary clinic to clinic and depend on the treatment area.

How can I find radiofrequency treatments near me?

Our clinic locator is a quick and convenient way to find trusted local clinics.

Alternative treatments

If radiofrequency treatment isn’t right for you, there are several alternative treatments available:

  • Laser resurfacingLaser resurfacing uses light instead of heat to penetrate and remove the surface of the skin. It can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Recovery often takes between two to four weeks.

  • MicroneedlingMicroneedling uses tiny, sterilised needles to prick the skin. The aim of the treatment is to stimulate the production of collagen to promote skin rejuvenation. You may require several sessions before you start to notice any visible effects. Radiofrequency is often used alongside microneedling to boost its effects.

  • Dermal fillersDermal fillers are a gel-like substance that are injected under the skin to help smooth frown lines and restore lost volume. Unlike radiofrequency treatments, dermal fillers can only be applied to the facial area.

  • VelashapeVelashape is a non-invasive treatment that uses vacuum technology to contour the body and reduce the appearance of body fat. Patients usually notice results immediately after treatment, but it can require around six sessions to achieve the desired results.

  • LiposuctionLiposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from the body. Recovery usually takes around one to three months.


Use our clinic locator to book your treatment – and choose between paying online, paying in-clinic, or splitting payments into four equal instalments with Tabby.

*Terms and conditions: The gift card should be used before the end of the card validity period (which shall occur 12 months counted as from the date of purchase). Upon the expiry date, the gift card will become invalid for use. The gift card can be used for any treatment including special offers and with any clinic listed on If the value of the treatment is less than the gift card value you will loose the remaining balance. The gift card cannot be spread across multiple bookings, cannot be combined with other promo codes, and cannot be redeemed for cash.