What Side Effects Can RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing Cause?

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Radiofrequency (RF) plasma skin resurfacing is a popular procedure at Sereno Santé for reducing common problems, like lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. But as with any cosmetic treatment, it is important to be aware of potential side effects that may occur.

Below, board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maia Chakerian reviews some of the most common side effects associated with advanced plasma treatment in San Jose, CA. We will also discuss reducing these side effects, so recovery is more comfortable and tolerable.

How does RF plasma skin resurfacing work?

Skin issues like wrinkles and discoloration are often the result of damage caused by sun exposure, age, stress, or environmental factors. RF plasma skin resurfacing is performed by directing plasma energy into micro-channels in the skin, stimulating our body's natural healing processes. At the same time, radiofrequency technology tones and tightens the skin. This combination of technologies results in a more youthful appearance with minimal downtime.

What happens during RF plasma skin resurfacing recovery?

Dr. Chakerian may recommend a light, moderate, or aggressive treatment plan based on your skin issues and current cosmetic goals. This may have an impact on side effects, like swelling and irritation after RF plasma skin resurfacing. Your skin will also naturally flake and peel away as it heals. This is a natural process and should not be cause for alarm.

The specialists at Sereno Santé will provide detailed information about recovery, including what side effects to expect and how to soothe the afflicted areas. Patients must follow our post-procedure instructions for best results.

How do I make RF plasma skin resurfacing recovery easier?

Redness and swelling are common after plasma treatment, but these side effects should not derail your day. Patients in San Jose, CA can maintain stunning results by following guidelines, such as:

  • Minimize UV exposure: Sun exposure and tanning beds aggravate side effects and prolong your overall recovery period. Protect your skin with sunscreen before and after skin resurfacing.

  • Avoid hair removal methods: Waxing, shaving, and depilatory creams all cause skin irritation and may also lengthen your recovery.

  • Avoid using abrasive products: Harsh skin care products, like exfoliants, aggravate the skin and lead to poor outcomes. Use gentle products free from strong chemicals and other irritating elements.

  • Do not pick at the peeling or flaking skin: Picking at your skin can cause hyperpigmentation and scarring, ruining your results. Instead, leave the skin to heal on its own.

When will I see results from RF plasma skin resurfacing?

Results vary based on your current skin issues and the intensity of your plasma treatment. However, the treated skin should appear smoother and clearer once the peeling and flaking process is completed. Dr. Chakerian will provide a more accurate estimate of results during a consultation. We can also create a custom plan to help you achieve the desired outcomes long-term.

Enjoy a smooth recovery from skin resurfacing

Wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars can all be improved with cutting-edge RF plasma skin resurfacing. Side effects are minimal when treatment is administered by a qualified professional, like Dr. Maia Chakerian. If you are located in the San Jose, CA area and are considering this procedure, contact Sereno Santé for more information or for a consultation. We can help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin.

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