Collagen and elastin depletion in the dermis results in loss of the dermal volume, presenting as lines, wrinkles, and sagging of the skin. The REFIRME™ ST laser procedure stimulates long term collagen growth as well as tightening existing collagen fibers, which gives an immediate firmed or tightened appearance. The REFIRME™ ST procedure combines safe and effective levels of infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency (electric current) energies to remodel the dermal layer of the skin by stimulating new collagen growth. This skin tightening laser procedure can improve skin laxity and sagginess of the face, neck, and some body areas such as the abdomen and upper arms. Superficial acne scarring and enlarged pores may also appear improved by building new collagen in the dermal support structure. Achieve a more youthful, tightened, and lifted appearance with REFIRME™ treatment. (Information provided by Syneron).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the REFIRME™ Skin Tightening procedure?
The REFIRME™ ST procedure combines safe and effective levels of infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency (electric current) energies to remodel the dermal layer of the skin by stimulating new collagen growth. Both laser and radiofrequency have been used separately for decades in medicine and surgery, but the ST exclusively combines infrared light and bipolar radio-frequency energy for ideal treatment outcomes with a very low risk of side effects and virtually no down-time.
What can I expect from REFIRME™ Skin Tightening Treatments?
ST can improve skin laxity and sagginess of the face, neck, and some body areas such as the abdomen or upper arms. Skin texture can also be smoothed out by the tightening and firming effect of treatment. This treatment is performed non-ablatively, which means this is a non-invasive procedure. Most people leave the treatment office with only slight pinkness or no pinkness at all. Clients can return to work immediately.
How many treatments are required?
Most clients will have between 3-5 treatments.
How often are treatments done?
Treatment sessions are typically 2-4 weeks apart.
How long do treatments take?
Each treatment session typically takes half an hour.
Does the treatment hurt?
No, the REFIRME™ ST procedure is well tolerated by most clients without any topical anesthetic or other means of analgesia. The treatment tip is chilled so it provides contact cooling to the skin surface for added comfort.
Who should be treated with the REFIRME™ Skin Tightening?
All skin colors can be treated with the ST for laxity, sagginess, loss of elasticity, or textural irregularities. Treatment can be done on face, neck, or certain body areas. Individual client candidacy should be discussed with your ELOSTM clinician.
Are there any risks to treatment?
Any medical aesthetic procedure has risk of side effects such as superficial blistering, crusting, and pigmentary changes in the skin. These risks are rare and usually quickly resolved.
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