Here at Imagine Plastic Surgery we offer eLōs Sublative Rejuvenation, which uses fractional bipolar radio frequency (RF) energy to harmlessly penetrate the skin, by stimulating it to remodel you into a younger, healthier version of YOU! The interaction of RF with the layers of the skin allows it to be safe and effective for people of all skin types and colors which makes this amazing! This is not laser- nor light-based and is considered at no downtime as it leaves the outermost layer of the skin intact without pain/harm. Sublative Energy currents are applied to the skin, bypassing upper layers of the skin and stimulating the natural production of collagen. Gentle heat is delivered at the underlying connective tissue where the skin joins the muscle, and this tissue is gently heated, causing it to contract and eventually lift. As a result, formerly loose skin appears subtly tightened, so Imagine The Difference.
Our skin is constantly aging however, results of remodeled collagen will last. Touch up treatments from 3-6 month to once a year may be required to maintain the results desired.
Sublative can improve the appearance and texture of your skin by treating multiple conditions, such as acne and acne scars, laxity and poor tone, rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles, brown or age spots, and enlarged pores. Any skin type is able to be treated.
Although Sublative can provide vast textural improvements with less pain and downtime than other technologies extremely deep wrinkles can be resistant to the treatment and require an alternative method of such as a CO2 laser and/or traditional facelift.
Topical anesthetic ointments and cooling are often used to reduce any discomfort during treatment. During treatment, many patients feel a warm, prickly sensation as energy enters their skin. It is often described like warm water shooting into the skin. After treatment a pink or red "sunburn" appearance and feeling is also common. Depending on the treatment area, most sessions are under 30 mins.
After treatment, your skin will likely look pink or red and feel warm like you have a sunburn. The pinkness will last one to two days. Darker skin types may experience tiny microcrusts where the energy entered their skin for up to 5 days; But because the treatment is non-ablative, you will be able to wash treated areas and wear make up the next day. You will likely see results after the first treatment and your skin will continue to improve for up to six months post treatment. A series of 3 or more treatments, 3-5 weeks apart, is required to realize maximum benefits. Benefits include improved elasticity, improved radiance, lift, more even tone, smoother, more supple texture, fewer acne scars, discolorations and sun damage.