Helping to Improve Skin Tone & Texture
Many patients who desire skin tightening, tone, and texture improvement are choosing to undergo eLōs Sublative Skin Rejuvenation for their skin tightening needs. Compared to other resurfacing treatments, which commonly use more aggressive ablative laser and intense light (and subsequently a longer recovery time) technologies, the Sublative Skin Rejuvenation technology uniquely and precisely penetrates the skin. It then applies Radio frequency (RF) energy directly (and deeper) into the dermal layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production while tightening elastin fibers without disrupting the superficial epidermal cells. This energy can be used on any skin color or tone without the worry of bleaching the skin pigment.
Dr. Hardesty has long used different types of energy (lasers, intense pulse light and RF) to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin, and the eLos Sublative Skin Rejuvenation procedure has proven to be very effective for all skin colors and types. At his Riverside office, Dr. Hardesty and his team believe in “One Goal, Many Options” thus, they provide various state-of-the-art non-surgical and minimally-invasive technologies and cosmetic enhancing treatments in order to provide optimal results to the patients. Dr. Hardesty and his expert team members provide the skills and equipment for his patients to not only “imagine the difference” but for them to “see and feel the difference.”
"After research and meeting with several Doctors I made the right choice when I decided to go with Imagine Plastic Surgery and Dr. Hardesty. He was very informative and I knew he had my best interest when it came to my procedure. The staff is also awesome! They are so nice and make you feel so comfortable. I will continue to use him for any future needs!" -Verified Google Review
The eLōs Sublative Skigis, a skin rejuvenation procedure, helps to tighten the skin for smoother results. This procedure uses fractional bipolar radio frequency (RF) energy to harmlessly penetrate the skin, stimulating it to remodel. 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.
This is not a laser nor light based, thus it is considered to have minimal to no downtime since it leaves the outermost layer of the skin intact without harm. Sublative RF Generated Energy currents are applied to the skin, bypassing upper layers of the skin, and stimulates the natural production of collagen. Gentle heat generated by RF is delivered at the underlying connective tissue between where the skin joins the muscle, this tissue is gently and precisely heated, causing it to contract, stimulate collagen and eventually tighten. As a result, formerly loose skin appears subtly tightened.
The eLōs Sublative Rejuvenation procedure has been proven to be a safe, effective and efficient treatment that provides yet another way for patients to achieve and maintain younger looking skin. Dr. Hardesty will first consult with his patients listen and learn of their concerns and aesthetic goals. He will then advise them on which skin rejuvenation treatment program is best for them what to expect from the procedure.
The application head is comprised of many multi-electrode pins, which administer the bi-polar RF energy directly into the skin. Each time these pins come into contact with skin, it creates a grid like pattern on the surface referred to as the “sublative affect”. The dots of this grid are where the RF energy has penetrated the skin and the surrounding tissue, resulting in a stimulation of collagen production. Practically speaking, the skin is activated into a self-healing mode by reacting to the intentionally made micro-wounds. In addition, instilling RF energy in a precise pattern, at a specific depth and at a preprogrammed heating temperature markedly enhances the final result. This sophisticated sequence of micro pinning with RF installation at a precise temperature causing focused collagen production and shrinkage of elastin fibers resulting in improved skin texture, tone and tightening.
The eLōs Sublative Rejuvenation procedure has been proven to be a safe, effective treatment that helps patients get younger looking skin. Dr. Hardesty provides his patients with their desired results after making sure to consult with them on their concerns and aesthetic goals. He will be sure to let them know if they are a good candidate and what to expect from the procedure.
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 30 to 60 minutes.
The eLōs Sublative Skin Rejuvenation treatment can be used on all skin types and colors and tones improving the appearance and texture of your skin by treating multiple conditions, such as acne, acne scars, laxity, and poor tone, rough texture, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and enlarged pores. Uniquely with the eLōs Sublative procedure, any skin type and color is able to be treated without damage to the skin regardless of the patient’s skin color. By consulting with Dr. Hardesty about your concerns he will discuss your options if this is a optimal option for you.
For the treatment, Dr. Hardesty will provide you with instructions for pre-operative care as well as post-operative care. 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 micro-crusts 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, are required to obtain maximum benefits. Benefits include improved elasticity, improved radiance, lift, more even tone, smoother, more supple texture, improvement of acne scars, discolorations, and sun damage.
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 dermabrasion. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hardesty at Imagine Plastic Surgery he can determine what treatment would benefit you.
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.
The eLōs Sublative is not a laser. The technology uses bipolar Radio-frequency technology to specifically heat the skin and precisely target the areas of the skin that produces collagen resulting in better tone, texture and tightening of the skin.
If you are suffering from any skin conditions like acne, brown spots, or skin laxity then it’s time to take control and get rid of these concerns. Come to our Riverside office and Dr. Hardesty can help relieve you of any skin concerns. To make an appointment call the office, take our self-assessment survey, or fill out a form online and one of the team members will get back with you.