Known for its ability to tighten the skin and promote collagen and elastin production, radiofrequency targets areas including crow’s feet and the under eyes, under the chin as well as reducing puffiness. It’s a popular in-salon treatment but as we've become more accustomed to doing our treatments at home, radiofrequency tools have become an in-demand device.


Aesthetic doctor Sophie Shotter and facialist Joanne Evans both named at-home radiofrequency devices among the tools they rate and when two respected names claim something is a must-have, we felt it our duty to look into the best ones out there.


Is radiofrequency safe at home?

It can be daunting to use a pro-tool at home but it’s perfectly safe, explains Dr Sophie Shotter. “Radiofrequency is a safe and clinically effective technology to use at home. There are a few devices that have harnessed the power of RF in an FDA (an American standard ensuring the safety and efficacy of medical devices) cleared home-use device. Even though the FDA is an American body, I always find it useful to look for as it tells you that a device has been extensively researched for both safety and results. Always check that your device is also CE marked (meaning it is tested and safe by European standards).”

How do at-home radiofrequency tools work?

At-home tools work in the same way as in-clinic treatments, stimulating collagen production within the skin and with regular use will lift and tighten the skin. Joanne refers to this as ‘shrink-wrapping’ the skin because it heats the cells to tighten them.


How often do you need to do radiofrequency at home?

Home-use devices won’t be as powerful as in-clinic devices and will require more frequent use to achieve results, Dr Sophie explains, “Most in-clinic RF machines involve a course of weekly sessions, but you may need to begin by using an at-home device daily over the first few weeks. Each device will have slightly different guidelines, so always follow the instructions for the device you choose.”


The J-beauty one: Ya-Man RF Beaute Bloom,


From Japanese beauty brand Ya Man, known for at-home beauty tools, this easy-to-hold device says you only need to use it for six minutes per session to see results and is for use on the face and neck. It has near-infrared (NIR) technology which also tightens. Don't forget to add conductivity gel to basket.



The multitasker: Silk'n FaceTite


It may look like a TV remote but this is much, much more. It smoothes and reshapes the face with radiofrequency, red LED light and infrared heat energy. The combination of the three forces heat to all cell layers, seeking damaged tissue and repairing it to target wrinkles and fine lines by rejuvenating collagen and elastin fibres. Base gel included.

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