Collagen and elastin are key parts of the skin’s structure, as it forms a network of fibers within the skin. The collagen in this network acts like a framework of the skin and the elastin ensures elasticity of the skin. Wrinkles develop as a result of a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. This loss is mostly caused by sun damage and aging. As wrinkled skin is thin and fragile, re-thickening and building of collagen is necessary to reverse wrinkles.
The treatment of wrinkles with the Viridex RF involves inserting the needle about 2 mm deep in the wrinkled area, stretching the skin and giving a high frequency impulse every 2 mm. The radiofrequency signal will destroy the collagen under the wrinkle and make it grow back in 3 to 4 weeks, pushing the wrinkle up and making it disappear.