WHAT IS SUBLATIVE REJUVENATION?
Sublative rejuvenation is a resufacing treatment that delivers bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy to the skin via a matrix—a grid of 64 electrodes—in a disposable applicator tip.
HOW DOES SUBLATIVE REJUVENATION WORK?
Unlike traditional fraxel lasers- ablation (removal) of soft tissue and resurfacing of the skin using Elos Plus RF allows for deeper penetration into the skin, affecting the underlying areas rather than removing more surface skin and damaging the top level in the process.
During treatment, the special single use tip is attached to the applicator on our Syneron platform. It delivers bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy to the skin via a matrix. As a result, the targeted skin is injured and the surrounding skin is untouched, which allows it to aid in healing the injured skin. During the healing process, new collagen is produced, reducing wrinkles, skin laxity, textural irregularities, and scarring.
IS SUBLATIVE REJUVENATION SAFE?
The short answer is “yes.” Bi-polar radio frequency energy has been used safely for many years in skin-rejuvenation treatments.
WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO THE TECHNICIANS HAVE?
Our technicians are medical aestheticians or laser technicians. In addition, they have received training and certification specific to Sublative Rejuvenation. Although Alberta has no regulations in place governing technicians who work in medi-spas, we require our technicians to be fully trained and certified.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SUBLATIVE REJUVENATION?
Because Sublative® Rejuvenation is safe for most skin types, it is a good option for most clients.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN YOU TREAT WITH SUBLATIVE REJUVENATION?
Most clients choose to have Sublative elos Plus RF treatments on their faces. However, some also have treatments on their necks, chests, abdomens, elbows, etc. The lips cannot be treated using Sublative Rejuvenation.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES A SUBLATIVE REJUVENATION TREATMENT TAKE?
Because each client is unique, the time required for a Sublative Rejuvenation treatment may vary. On average, appointments usually last for 50-60 minutes.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
We recommend a minimum of three to five treatments, allowing three to six weeks between each treatment. Sublative Rejuvenation can also be combined with other skin-rejuvenation treatments.
DOES IT HURT?
We use topical anesthetic for all clients receiving Sublative Rejuvenation, which makes the treatment virtually painless. However, a “sunburn” like sensation is very common once the freezing wears off. This will last from 12-24 hours and can be easily managed with cold compresses and/or pain-killers such as Tylenol or Advil.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
As with all skin-rejuvenation treatments, long-term results will vary depending on the individual, the number of treatments, and the conditions being treated. Full results are usually experienced anywhere from three to six months following your last treatment. Maintenance treatments may be required over time. Most clients choose to undergo maintenance treatments every six to 12 months.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF SUBLATIVE REJUVENATION?
After a Sublative Rejuvenation treatment, it is not uncommon to have some redness and swelling in the treated area. It should begin to improve after about three days. Your technician will provide you with products to apply to your skin, which will help with the healing process.
After approximately one to three days, small pinpoint crusts will appear in treatment areas where the RF tip contacted your skin. They will exfoliate naturally and if you wish, you can cover them up with makeup.