• FotoFacial RF
• ReFirme Skin Tightening
• Radiofrequency Wrinkle Reduction (Polaris WR)
• Triniti skin series
• Laser Permanent Hair Reduction
• Laser Blood Vessel Removal
• Dermal filler
• Photodynamic therapy
The results from FotoFacial could be enhanced by adding Radio Frequency energy to the Intense Pulsed Light to perform the same cosmetic procedure as in FotoFacial. FotoFacial RF treatments offer the very latest and most effective high-tech, non-invasive form of skin rejuvenation with no downtime. By using dual energy source from Radio Frequency and Intense Pulsed Light, FotoFacial RF can now boast excellent wrinkle improvements together with the significant improvement in redness, rosacea, pinkness, spider vein, pores and texture. Red blotchy skin is transformed into a radiant complexion.
How are the FotoFacial RF treatments performed?
The skin is covered with a thin layer of cool ultrasound gel, and the entire face, neck or hands are treated with a gentle pulse of light and Radio Frequency energy. Each session takes about 20 minutes, and five sessions are performed at every 3 week intervals. In certain cases, microdermabrasion is performed to enhance the penetration of the light and Radio Frequency energy.
There is very little discomfort in these treatments. Immediately following a treatment, the skin may appear slightly red. Brown spots may appear darker. All of these changes gradually fade over a period of hours to a few days.
You will notice improvement of your pigments within 7 days after your treatment. Your skin will feel smoother and have a more even tone. These improvements are gradual and will be more visible after each treatment.
In occasional people, their pigments may darken due to a rebound phenomenon. It can be minimized by applying hydroquinone cream. Rebound hyperpigmentation is not permanent but may take up to 6 months to resolve.How does FotoFacial RF work to improve the appearance of the skin?
Energy is absorbed by blemishes like brown spots and blood vessels, which will then be eliminated very gently and gradually. The Radio Frequency also produces significant amounts of collagen, elastin and ground matrix substance resulting in a noticeable and significant smoothening of wrinkles and textural irregularities of the skin.
Are you a good Candidate for the FotoFacial RF treatments?
FotoFacial RF treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following cosmetic skin concerns for the face, neck and body.
1. Sun spots, age spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles, and certain cases of melasma. The result of treating melasma, especially the deep dermal type, is less satisfactory than the other types of brown spots because it is a hormone induced pigment.
2. Rosacea, flushing, redness, broken capillaries and spider veins of the face.
3. Chronic sundamage and photoaging.
What results might I expect from the FotoFacial treatment?
Most patients will notice significant improvement in the appearance in the skin. The degree of improvement may vary somewhat from one individual to another. The noticeable and significant changes that have been reported include: Improvement in pink and brown discoloration, spider veins, sundamage, age spots, pore size, acne scarring and wrinkles.
In the Triniti skin series, the ReFirme ST treatment and the Polaris WR treatment are added to the standard FotoFacial RF treatment. By combining 3 advanced treatments into 1 treatment session (color correction, skin tightening and wrinkle treatment), the improvement in wrinkles, acne scarring, skin texture irregularities, laxity and smoothness is further enhanced.
Risk and benefits of FotoFacial RF treatment
The FotoFacial RF treatment, as well as the Triniti skin series have a tolerable level of discomfort. The discomfort can be reduced or eliminated by the use of a topical anesthetic cream applied to the skin 20 minutes prior the procedure. After each treatment, patients can apply makeup and return to normal activities immediately.
FotoFacial RF treatments have proven to be low risk, and are associated with few complications because it is a nonablative procedure. Patients rarely have downtime or have to miss work. Potential risks include bruising, blistering, scabbing and changes in pigmentation, although they are usually temporary. There may be incomplete fading of the abnormal pigments or exacerbation of the existing pigments called PIH. This is particularly true if you have a hormone-induced pigment called Melasma. PIH is not permanent but may take up to 6 months to resolve. It can be minimized by applying hydroquinone cream. Melasma is also called the mask of pregnancy because it frequently occurs during pregnancy.