What is RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing?
RF plasma skin resurfacing at Sereno Santé is a nonsurgical aesthetic treatment that uses unipolar radiofrequencies to eliminate dead and damaged skin cells layer by layer. The treatment can help to soften facial lines and wrinkles, as well as minimize skin irregularities, like pigmentation and acne scars. Skin resurfacing using the ALMA Opus RF Resurfacing can be an ideal treatment for patients who want softer, clearer, younger-looking skin. There is little downtime associated with most RF plasma skin resurfacing procedures. Any concerns or questions may be reviewed with Dr. Maia Chakerian during the initial consultation at our practice in the San Jose, CA area.
What Are The Benefits Of RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing?
- Rejuvenates the skin
- Reduces wrinkles and lines
- Reduces stretch marks
- Tightens sagging skin
- Reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Improves complexion and skin texture
- Reduces scars (acne, surgical, trauma)
- Works on multiple body areas (face, neck, upper chest)
- Treatments are quick
- Results are fast
What is the ALMA Opus RF Resurfacing?
The ALMA Opus RF Resurfacing is an all-new technology that is revolutionizing skin resurfacing procedures. Micro-channels are created in the skin, which are then used to direct plasma energy to stimulate healing while the thermal energy helps tighten the surrounding area. Its blend of radiofrequency and microplasma energies allows for shorter treatments and less patient downtime in relation to other skin resurfacing devices. Additionally, it can be adjusted to a light, moderate, or aggressive setting in order to accommodate a wide variety of concerns.
Should I Have RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing?
There are multiple factors to consider when deciding whether RF plasma skin resurfacing is the best fit for your needs. The treatment is designed to help patients who are unhappy with their overall complexion. If you're unhappy with the current state of your skin texture or tone, consider scheduling a consultation with us to go over how RF plasma skin resurfacing can alleviate some of those insecurities.
Our RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing Technique
Throughout the procedure, you can relax in one of our special treatment chairs while the ALMA Opus RF Resurfacing glides over your skin, precisely targeting the specific areas needed for rejuvenation. The treatment is designed to use heat to destroy dead and damaged skin cells while encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin. Dr. Chakerian may suggest medication prior to the treatment to help minimize pain for greater relaxation throughout your appointment. If your complexion only needs mild correction, we'll apply a local anesthetic to numb certain areas of your face. For more intense treatments, we may use a form of sedation.
What to Expect After RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing
In the days following an RF plasma skin resurfacing treatment, the affected skin may look red, and you may experience some irritation or swelling. Patients should minimize their UV exposure and should use sun protection frequently. It is also necessary to forgo all hair removal methods in the treatment area, including waxing, shaving, and depilatory creams.
If there is continued irritation, we can suggest an ointment to help soothe the afflicted areas. For treatments of all intensities, the skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel away. It's important to avoid picking at peeling skin in order to prevent scarring and protect the treated area from environmental exposure. Once the peeling stops, your treated skin should feel smoother and look rejuvenated, clearer, and younger. In your consultation, you should talk with Dr. Chakerian about how often you should return for follow-up appointments so that she can create an accurate treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions about Skin Resurfacing
How much does RF skin resurfacing cost?
The cost of RF skin resurfacing can vary depending on the area being treated and the number of sessions required at Sereno Santé. Our administrative staff will be happy to provide you with a cost estimate of your procedure once we review your specific case. Contact us for a skin consultation and see how we make your procedure accessible and affordable.
What's the best type of resurfacing for me?
The treatment we choose will likely depend on the health and condition of your skin as well as your individual cosmetic concerns. Recovery time is another important consideration when choosing your treatment plan. First-time patients are encouraged to start with light treatments and then we can make adjustments as needed.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Chakerian or a member of our trained team will explain ways to help your skin heal after plasma skin resurfacing. The number one rule is don't pick at your skin as this can lead to long-term damage and scars. You should also forgo all hair removal methods in the treatment area, which means no waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. We can suggest a cream to help soothe your skin.
How often should I receive RF plasma skin resurfacing treatments?
You may need to wait a few weeks or even months in between appointments. Deep laser treatments will give you longer-lasting results but will require a lengthy recovery period. You should talk to Dr. Chakerian about how often you are willing to come back for appointments so she can consider this when suggesting a type of resurfacing in your initial consultation.
Why choose us for RF skin resurfacing?
Our providers in San Jose are highly trained and experienced in plasma skin resurfacing. This cosmetic procedure can be used to improve the appearance of a number of conditions, including wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scars, and more. We are proud to offer a number of advanced cosmetic treatments that help you achieve the look you desire.
A Softer, Clearer Complexion
RF plasma skin resurfacing can often provide amazing results for those who want a more even, younger-looking complexion. If you're thinking about RF plasma skin resurfacing with the ALMA Opus RF resurfacing and would like to learn more about it and other nonsurgical options that we offer, we encourage you to contact our office in Los Gatos, CA today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chakerian.
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