Tips to Take Care of Your Skin After RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing

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At Sereno Santé, we offer RF plasma skin resurfacing, a nonsurgical aesthetic procedure that uses unipolar radiofrequencies to remove layers of dead and damaged skin cells. This treatment helps soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles and correct acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone or uneven skin texture. This skin resurfacing treatment uses the Alma Opus® RF resurfacing laser, which is a technology that jumpstarts collagen production. Dr. Maia Chakerian recommends these procedures since there is little downtime for her patients in San Jose, CA. During a consultation, she can answer your questions about treatment and if it suits your goals for your skin.

What is Opus plasma technology?

The Opus plasma technology uses an Alma laser, which is the first of its kind to be used in the laser skin resurfacing market. It creates microchannels on the skin and uses direct plasma energy to stimulate healing while thermal energy tightens the skin. This combination of radiofrequency and microplasma energy allows for shorter treatment times and less downtime compared to other devices. It can be used in three settings, light, moderate, or aggressive, to accommodate all concerns and types of patients in San Jose, CA.

Am I a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing in San Jose, CA?

When deciding if RF plasma skin resurfacing is best for your skin, there are many factors to consider. If you are unhappy with your complexion, skin texture, or tone, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chakerian at Sereno Santé today to learn how RF plasma skin resurfacing can alleviate some of your concerns.

RF plasma skin resurfacing can help improve many areas, including:

  • Existing acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Discoloration
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin laxity
  • Signs of aging
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Wrinkles

About our RF plasma skin resurfacing technique

As you relax in a special treatment chair in our San Jose, CA office, the Alma Opus RF resurfacing glides over your skin precisely targeting the specific areas for rejuvenation. This heat produced from this treatment destroys the dead and damaged skin cells while simultaneously boosting the production of natural collagen and elastin. Dr. Chakerian may also suggest medication before treatment to help minimize any discomfort during your procedure. If it’s just a minor correction to your complexion that’s needed, we'll use a local anesthetic to numb the areas of your face. For more intense procedures, we may recommend sedation.

Tips for laser skin resurfacing aftercare

For a few days after your RF plasma skin resurfacing treatment, you may experience redness, minor irritation, or swelling. To ensure that you achieve your results, we recommend the following tips:

  1. Minimize UV exposure, and use sun protection frequently.

  2. Do not wax, shave, or use depilatory creams in any treatment area until Dr. Chakerian says you can resume.

  3. Use an ointment on areas with continued irritations.

  4. Do not pick or peel at the skin as it will naturally crust, peel, and flake away dead skin cells.

Once the peeling process stops, you should experience smoother, clearer, and more rejuvenated-looking skin. During your consultation with Dr. Chakerian, you will learn more about how often to return for follow-up appointments. She also will discuss how many treatments she recommends for you to achieve your goals. You may need to wait a few weeks or even months between your appointments. Deeper laser treatments give you longer-lasting results but do require a lengthy recovery period.

Achieve youthful, bright, and clear skin with RF plasma skin resurfacing

RF plasma skin resurfacing can provide impressive results for patients wanting a more even, clear, and younger-looking complexion. If you're thinking about RF plasma skin resurfacing with the Alma Opus laser and want to learn more about it, we encourage you to contact Sereno Santé in San Jose, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maia Chakerian.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.