What is it?
- A technique using nano-fractional radio frequency to smooth the skin’s surface
- Quick treatment (15-30 min) with low downtime
- effective for all skin tones
- Industry Leading spot size and smart scan promotes faster healing
How does it help?
- corrects sign of skin damage
- smoothes appearance of scars
- improves overall complexion
- balances color and texture of skin
What conditions does it treat?
- acne scars
- traumatic scars
- deep wrinkles
- enlarged pores
- uneven skin texture/pigmentation
How it works:
Before and After
See the impact of three Skin Resurfacing sessions by dragging the arrows on the image left and right.
Are there potential risks or possible side effects?
- low downtime (usually 24 hours)
- skin will be red and warm following A session, similar to a sunburn
- Your skin will be sensitive, so avoid rigorous exercise, hot baths, and massages for the first 2 days following a session
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers about skin resurfacing Treatment
Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?
The ideal candidate is anyone who shows signs of skin damage, including deep wrinkles, scars, visible pores, stretch marks, and/or anything else that affects the skin’s texture.
For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:
- An Internal defibrillator/pacemaker or any other active electrical implant in the body
- Any active conditions in the treatment area (e.g. rash)
- History of skin disorders or very dry skin
- Current or history of cancer (including pre-malignant moles)
- Severe concurrent conditions (e.g. cardiac disorders)
- Pregnant or nursing
- An impaired immune system
- A history of disease around the treatment area that’s stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
- Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes)
- Taking blood thinners
- Had a face lift or eyelid surgery within the past 3 months
- Had any resurfacing treatments or chemical peels within the past 3 months
- Had any cosmetic injections within the past 2 weeks
- Consumed any Advil, Tylenol or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs within the past week of your treatment
- Any surgeries within the past 6 months
- Treating over tattoos or permanent makeup
- Excessively tanned
I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?
Yes, skin resurfacing treatments use technology that’s safe for all skin tones, even darker ones.
How many sessions will I need to see results?
Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.
How often/far apart should the treatments be?
Treatments are done 4 weeks apart.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, perfumes, powder, or makeup before your treatment session, and avoid tanning. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. If you have excessive hair on the treatment area, shave it beforehand. It also helps to be prepared with information about your medical history—the technician will likely ask about it.
How long does a treatment session last?
Each session lasts 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
What does the treatment feel like?
You will feel tiny pins on your skin followed by a little zap. Your face will then feel warm, like a sunburn.
Will it be painful?
Skin resurfacing treatments may be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. You’ll feel intense heat, similar to the feeling of sunburn, and your face will look red right after the treatment. For more aggressive treatments, you may get a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort.
How will I feel after my treatment?
Your skin will be red and feel warm afterward, like a sunburn. You can ease this by fanning or exposing the area to cool air. Within the first 24 hours, only apply topicals that have been recommended or prescribed by your treatment provider. The warm feeling should go away within 24 hours.
Is there any downtime after the treatment? / How long is recovery time?
Yes, but only for 24 hours post-treatment (or up to 5 days for more aggressive treatments), unlike lasers or other treatments where recovery or downtime lasts up to 10 days. Your skin will be red and sensitive for the first 24 hours.. After 24 hours, you may put on makeup and resume your regular skin care routine. You should always apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30) to maintain your results and prevent sun damage. Avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.
How long will the results last and are they permanent?
After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve. However, one touch- up session may be needed approximately every 6 months, depending on how your skin responds.
Do I need to do anything after my treatment?
If your skin feels hot, you can use a fan to cool it down. Avoid touching or scratching the treatment area. For the first 24 hours, only apply products that are expressly recommended by your treatment provider, as there are many topicals that could cause severe irritation. After 24 hours, you should apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30), preferably one without chemicals. Also avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.
If I got a treatment on my face, can I put makeup up on right after?
No. You should wait till 24 hours after your treatment to apply any makeup or lotion. Some topicals or skincare may be recommended by your treatment provider, and anything you apply should be done in-office or prescribed by them.
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