What to know?
A pre-treatment skin consultation is strongly advisable in order to determine if this is the best option for you and to fully inform you about the treatment, considerations, and recovery. Surgical options such as a facelift, neck lift, and/or eyelid surgery and nonsurgical options such as Botox, Fillers, and peels may be considerations as well. On the day of treatment, the treatment area is carefully cleansed and a topical powerful anesthetic cream is applied and left to activate for 30-35 minutes. Once numb, working area by area, the numbing cream is removed, and the entire area is treated. Once the Facial Rejuvenation Microneedle Fractional RF treatment is completed, there is a brief window during which topical Epidermal Growth Factors, concentrated Hyaluronic acid, and/or VC Complex antioxidants can be added to optimize the benefits of the procedure. Finally, the skin is cleansed, a soothing cooling gel is applied, followed by an appropriate sunblock.
Downtime (You should be able to return to work on the same day, but it may be wise to take the rest of the day off or work from home after your very first treatment):
Day 1: Possible erythema and red appearance which varies between people.
Day 2: A red or pink hue persists like a moderate sunburn. Light swelling may be noticeable on waking and usually subsides as the day goes on.
Day 3: Skin may still be slightly pink. The slight swelling has usually subsided.
On subsequent days the skin may feel tight and dry.
You should wait to apply makeup until the next morning. Your normal skin care program can be resumed within 2-3 days. How long does the treatment take? 30 minutes for numbing cream and 20-40 minutes for the Microneedle RF procedure which is dependent on the area to be treated.
While single treatments can be an option, most people will see the best results after 3-4 treatments spaced every 30-45 days apart.
Our practice carries additional skin care products for home use including Stem Cell Regeneration Serum for day time use, Gold Caviar Regeneration Serum for night time use, and LightEyes Age-Defying Serum for day time use for the delicate eyelid areas. Just ask!