• Tipologia del trattamento
  • Durata del trattamento
    20-30 minutes
  • Durata del risultato
    6 -12 months


SkinTite (Fractional Radiofrequency) is a modern non-invasive method for the treatment of aging and skin laxity, so called due to some analogies with the fractional laser. In recent years, all over the world, fractional radiofrequency has become a valid tool for tensioning and regenerating tissues. This technology exploits the combination of electrical impulses. Thermal effect generated by radio frequencies by applying an exclusive handpiece to the skin with invisible micro-needles.

The treatment leads to the renewal of the epidermis and stimulation of the deep dermis and is not painful. Micro-needles reach a depth of 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm, therefore the patient does not feel any disturbance. The result is a powerful remodeling of collagen that not only improves wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and acne but also induces a long-term skin tightening and firming effect.

Fractional radiofrequency with needles is used for the correction of skin relaxation of the face (eye contour, eyelids, perilabial area, wrinkles, relaxation, sagging), neck (wrinkles, relaxation of the chin), cleavage. The method also offers results in the treatment of acne scars.

SkinTite can also be useful for the correction of so-called “stretch marks”. On the other hand, it is not used to correct the deeper furrows of the skin. The system, through very thin needles, releases energy in the depth of the skin, leaving the skin surface unharmed.


The energy released generates heat, which has two main effects:

Contraction of collagen fibers and stimulation of the production of new collagen and elastic fibers by fibroblasts, which clinically translate into a tensioning and smoothing effect at the same time.

The treatment allows to:

  • Stimulate the formation of new collagen
  • Create a thermal stimulus at the level of the deep dermis
  • Promote cell regeneration
  • Generating a superficial “lifting” effect


To avoid discomfort, an anesthetic gel may be applied 30-60 minutes before the session, or ice can be applied during the treatment. The needle head is passed over the surface to be treated and multiple passes can be performed by changing the depth of penetration of the needles. This way a true three-dimensional shrinking effect can be achieved. After the treatment, small lesions associated with a more or less intense redness may be visible and these effects can last from a few hours to a few days. The Skin Tite, therefore, guarantees the treatment of the skin at full thickness for a global rejuvenation: the skin, reconstituted, is rejuvenated, more elastic, toned and luminous; the roughness is attenuated until it disappears and the skin tone improves, inducing a lifting effect.


The treatment is not particularly painful and can be minimized with the application of an anesthetic cream and lasts about 20-30 minutes. Depending on the treatment, we will have immediately visible results, which will continue to evolve even after a few months from the last session. Normally, 1 to 4 treatments are required, 3-5 weeks apart from each other. The results will persist over time, even once the cycle of sessions is over.


They are generally good when the treatment is carried out to correct superficial imperfections – such as fine wrinkles – and skin relaxation. The treated skin will appear of better quality, smoother and less relaxed, fresher and more luminous. Deeper defects such as grooves benefit from a partial, less noticeable improvement. The treatment obviously does not eliminate the possibility that skin may continue to age. In this sense, the results of the intervention, although of long duration, cannot be considered permanent. As far as acne scars are concerned, they will not be erased, but they may appear less deep and therefore less noticeable.


The cost of the Skin Tite Fractional Radiofrequency is around € 250 per session, but the doctor will evaluate the most suitable protocol for each individual patient, based on their needs.


For which imperfections is radiofrequency recommended?
It is perfect for all those who show signs of skin aging or skin laxity, even important ones. On the face, the radiofrequency helps to reduce wrinkles, the supralabial “bar code”, redefining the contour and smoothing the features. On the body, it is ideal for restoring tone to the cleavage and counteracting laxity in the arms, abdomen, legs, buttocks and for stretch marks. Radiofrequency can be very useful to recompact the skin of people who have lost weight and whose tissues look “emptied”, or to restore volume to the breasts.
How is radiofrequency able to renew the skin?
Radiofrequency triggers the skin’s natural repair mechanisms, awakening cellular activity. Radiofrequency releases heat in the deep dermis, increasing circulation and therefore oxygenation of the tissues. At the same time the fibroblasts are stimulated to form new collagen while the collagen fibers already present are shortened. This contraction explains the compacting and lifting effect that is observed on the skin.
When are the first results seen?
From the very first application. A useful test to better demonstrate the effects of radiofrequency consists in treating half the oval face and observing the difference in terms of tone, color and skin tension with the half that has not been treated.
Why is it said that the effect lasts even in the following weeks?
Because radiofrequency triggers the natural regenerative mechanisms of our skin. The fibroblasts will continue to produce new collagen even in the days following the treatment. During each treatment, new collagen and elastin will be produced until the desired result is achieved.
How long does a treatment last?
Generally, a treatment ends within 20/30 minutes.
How many sessions are needed?
It depends on the blemish you intend to treat. A few sessions may be enough to restore tone to young skin that shows the first signs of aging, but still retains a good regenerative capacity. On the other hand, 4 to 6 sessions may be necessary to treat deeper wrinkles or important skin laxity.
Is there a maintenance?
Yes, 1-2 sessions are usually recommended every 3 – 6 months, depending on the needs.
Eleana Ferrari - expert advice - consigli per il paziente

Prof. Dr. Eleana Ferrari Papassava

Medico chirurgo, Biochimico e Nutrizionista che esercita principalmente in Italia, Inghilterra e Cipro. Con una lunga tradizione familiare indirizzata alla medicina e alla cura del benessere, Eleana è nota per il suo approccio olistico con il paziente, che le consente di armonizzare la ricerca del miglioramento estetico con il benessere globale dell’individuo.