If treating blemishes such as facial and body laxity was difficult…
One of the latest innovations in the medical field is ablative facial radiofrequency. It consists of vehiculation of appropriate electrical pulses that bring about an ablative effect on the skin, particularly on those aesthetic defects such as wrinkles, acne or laxity.
The treatment is performed on an outpatient basis and has a very short duration, only a few minutes.
What is ablative radiofrequency
The term “radiofrequency” refers to a series of treatments that exploit the electromagnetic properties of certain waves to act on skin problems.
When this kind of procedure is performed in the surgical field, it is called “ablative” radiofrequency. Specifically, in this case micro channels are opened in the epidermis that alter the balance of the skin. This stimulate the production of collagen, which leads to a natural improvement of the skin condition.
Quite the opposite, non ablative radiofrequency treatments act only at the superficial level, without altering the underlying dermal mantle.
What ablative facial radiofrequency consists of
Ablative radiofrequency treatment of the face is conducted on an outpatient basis under the constant supervision of a team of experts.
The main instrument used for this procedure is called “Fractional Micro Plasma Radiofrequency AccentXL,” from “Alma Lasers.”
As suggested by the name of the instrument, the application mode of radio waves is fractional, meaning that they are released in fixed time intervals.
This mechanism allows for precise control over the amount of current released on the face, thereby achieving the desired effects.
Ablative radiofrequency is specifically intended to open small channels within the epidermis, enabling the radio waves to reach the deeper layers of the skin.
The heat generated by the waves deep inside causes a thermal imbalance, especially concerning the major components of collagen, thus stimulating its production.
What are the effects of facial ablative radiofrequency
Through the stimulation of collagen production in the face, several effects can be achieved:
- Treatment of the effects of aging, such as wrinkles around the eyes, sides of the nose or mouth
- Reducing the phenomenon of acne, with special action to post-acne scars
- Counteracting action of skin laxity and skin aging
General characteristics of the treatment
The initial results are visible immediately after the first session. Depending on individual conditions and on the expectations of the patient, several sessions might be required.
The recommended number of sessions can vary from a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 10.
A break of at least 3 weeks should be considered before undergoing a second session.
Side effects are generally very limited and short-lived. You may experience redness and small swelling in some areas of the face that have been treated with radiofrequency
Before undergoing a facial ablative radio frequency treatment, patients should know the drawbacks concerning:
- Sensitive skin
- Presence of inflammation
- Presence of wounds
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Pregnant women