Skincare has gotten so advanced and so accessible, that you can now have your own radio frequency (RF) machine at home! Radio frequency is great way to achieve a more youthful look – it’s easy to use, there’s no peeling or scarring, and it’s an anti-ageing treatment that you can do at home. There are tons of benefits to radio frequency treatments; it improves skin tone and firmness, it minimises the appearance of sun damage, and it reduces the signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.

But how do radio frequency machines work? Well, RF machines are electromagnetic devices that emits thermal energy, which then cause tiny injuries to the skin, leading to tissue repair and clotting. This helps improve the skin because this process helps to stimulate collagen, elastin, and new skin cell production, leading to firmer and tighter skin. Plus, it’s perfectly safe to be used on the face and body. Using it on the face is basically a non-invasive facelift, and you can reap all the benefits of a professional machine right from the comfort of your home! So, why not take the plunge, invest in a radio frequency machine, and level up your skincare routine like never before?

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does it hurt to use radio frequency machines?

It should not feel painful at all, but radio frequency heats up the skin to about 38 to 40 degrees, so it’ll feel like a hot stone massage. However, in some cases, users may experience burns, which is why it’s incredibly important to get an at-home radio frequency machine that’s safe and FDA-approved.

2. Can I use the radio frequency machine on my face?

Yes, you can use the radio frequency machine on both your face and your body.

3. How often should I use the radio frequency machine?

You can have a radio frequency treatment every three or four days. However, it is not advised to do it more often than every three or four days as irritation, burns, or injuries may occur.

4. When will I see results?

You will start to see results after about a month of consistent usage. Your skin will start to look firmer, tighter, and more youthful.

5. Are there any side effects?

While it is relatively safe procedure, there are still some risks involved. Some of the side effects include:

  • redness
  • swelling
  • pain
  • skin darkening
  • headache
  • burns or blisters

If you feel any pain or experience any side effects for longer than 24 hours, please contact a doctor.

6. Is there anything I should do before or after radio frequency treatment?

There are a few key steps that you can do to ensure that the process goes smoothly.

Before the treatment, you should:

  • avoid the sun for two to three days
  • remove makeup prior to using the machine
  • drink plenty of water
  • eat light food
  • avoid fatty food, alcohol, and caffeine
  • wear loose and comfortable clothing
  • not apply any creams or oils to the skin
  • make sure your skin is clean and dry
  • apply a thin layer of RF gel

After the treatment, you should:

  • keep yourself hydrated
  • not drink alcohol for at least two days
  • wear SPF
  • wash your face with lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser for two days
  • avoid wearing heavy makeup for two days
  • avoid wearing heavy skincare products for two days
  • avoid direct sunlight

7. How do I use RF machines?

For at-home sessions, we recommend finding a comfortable place to sit in. Be sure to have a hand mirror so you can see all the nook and crannies. Tie your hair back, and have a towel or tissues so it’ll be easy for you to clean up extra RF gel. Apply your RF gel in sections, and work your way around the skin slowly. Glide the electrode in small, overlapping circles of each section, and repeat about four to five times for each section. Don’t overlook the instruction manual of the RF machine, and watch a video tutorial on how to use the machine to best understand how to use it. Take note that if your skin is cold, you won’t feel the heat as much, but it doesn’t mean that it isn’t working.

8. Can I do RF treatments if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

No, it is not recommended to do radio frequency treatments when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding as the hormones that your body produces while pregnant and breastfeeding will make you very sensitive to heat and light. RF treatments may burn or create hyperpigmentation on your skin.

Okay! Now that we know all about radio frequency machines and the many benefits they can provide, let’s look into some of the best at-home radio frequency machines that you can get right here in Malaysia.

Best At-Home Radio Frequency Machines

1. Tripollar Stop Vx Gold 2 with Gel

With 24-carat gold plated electrodes to increase conductivity, your skin will have never looked better with the Tripollar Stop Vx Gold 2. This at-home radio frequency device comes with its own specially-formulated gel to combat signs of ageing. It’s very easy to use, and has different power settings that can be set to your preference. This RF machine aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate the regeneration of collagen and elastin fibres, and lift and tone saggy skin, among other benefits.

Why we love it:

  • Delivers personalised results with adjustable temperature
  • Easy to use
  • Has gold-plated electrodes

Price: RM 1,704.00

Where to buy: Shopee

2. foreverlily EMS Facial Massager RF Sonic Wrinkle Remover

So multifunctional, you won’t want to go to bed without using foreverlily’s RF device. This radio frequency machine has a clean mode to get rid of your makeup and impurities, EMS lifting mode to smoothen wrinkles and lift sagging skin, as well as both a cooling function and a heating function. The heating function is to open the pores and allow better absorption of nutrients into the skin, whereas the cooling function shrinks the pores, locks in moisture, and support the skin’s elasticity.

Why we love it:

  • Has many different modes
  • Has red light and blue light for different skin types
  • Has heating and cooling function

Price: RM 112.26

Where to buy: Lazada

3. Ya-Man Photo Plus Prestige SS M21 RF Beauty Device

The price tag on this may be a little hefty, but trust us, it’s so worth it. Made in Japan, this at-home RF machine has multiple modes that you can choose from to accompany every single step of your skincare routine. Not only does this device emit radio frequency waves, it also emits EMS waves, ions, and has vibrations, as well as red and orange LED. There’s also a cooling mode with blue light LED that can help to firm up your skin further, and the device is even gentle enough to be used around the eyes.

Why we love it:

  • Has a swivelling head
  • Has multiple modes
  • Able to treat the eye area

Price: RM 6,155.56

Where to buy: Shopee

4. ANLAN Multifunctional Skin Care Beauty Device

Available in pink and purple, the ANLAN Multifunctional Skin Care Beauty Device is your new skincare bestie. It monitors the skin’s temperature in real time to protect your skin from burns and overheating, and it’s even suitable for sensitive skin as it has a stainless steel and and zinc alloy massage head, which has antibacterial properties and is cooling to touch. This at-home radio frequency machine supports collagen production to stave off wrinkles and tighten the skin, and it has a deep-cleaning function to really draw out the impurities from the skin.

Why we love it:

  • Versatile
  • Hot and cold face massager
  • Durable and suitable for even sensitive skin

Price: RM 493.23

Where to buy: Lazada

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