When we interviewed Ildi Pekar a few months ago, she told us that treatments using radio frequencies would be the next big thing. And being the self-confessed machine junkie that she is, she recently came back from Europe with one of the latest models to add to her collection of microcurrent machines for face and body. Being something of a sucker for all this stuff, I was excited to try it out.

Radio Frequency Therapy: Who Should Try It?

"You are not a very good candidate for this", Ildi said half way through treating my jawline and neck. She was obviously disappointed. What she meant was the I already have a jawline and I don't have a double chin and that the effect would be subtle. Apparently, people with sagging jaws and wrinkled necks see really dramatic results. Actually, I was fairly impressed with my results after all.

I was even more impressed the following morning. My jawline was definitely even more pronounced and pinching at the skin on my neck I found it to be really taut. There was no kind of redness afterward (although that can be a common side effect).

Radio Frequency Therapy: How Does It Work

Radio frequency treatments work by generating heat. The treatment produces localized heat injury of the dermis and subdermal layer as well as the collagen contraction leading to skin tightening. There are at home devices such as Stop that are effective - but don't expect salon results.