Sublative® Rejuvenation and Resurfacing is a revolutionary new procedure, FDA approved to improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and sun damage without surgery and with minimal downtime.
Sublative® Rejuvenation and Resurfacing FAQs
1. What is Sublative® Rejuvenation?
Sublative® skin resurfacing is a skin-rejuvenation treatment that delivers bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy to the skin via a matrix—a grid of 64 electrodes—in a disposable applicator tip.
2. How does Sublative® Rejuvenation work?
Unlike traditional fraxel lasers, ablation (removal) of soft tissue and resurfacing of the skin using elos Plus RF allows for deeper penetration into the skin, affecting the underlying areas rather than removing more surface skin and damaging the top level in the process.
During treatment, the special single use tip is attached to the applicator on our Syneron elos Plus platform. It delivers bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy to the skin via a matrix—a grid of 64 electrodes. As a result, the targeted skin is injured and the surrounding skin is untouched, which allows it to aid in healing the injured skin. During the healing process, new collagen is produced, reducing wrinkles, skin laxity, textural irregularities, and scarring.
3. Is Sublative® Rejuvenation safe?
The short answer is “yes.” Bi-polar radio frequency energy has been used safely for many years in skin-rejuvenation treatments.
4. What type of training does the staff undergo?
Our staff is comprised of Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, and Aestheticians that are trained Medical Assistants. In addition, they have received training and certification specific to Sublative® Rejuvenation. Although Texas has no regulations in place governing level expertise for those who work in medispas or operate laser equipment, we require our staff to be fully trained and certified.
5. Am I a good candidate for Sublative® Rejuvenation?
Because Sublative® Rejuvenation is safe for most skin types, it is a good option for most clients. During your consultation, you and your technician will determine whether it is the best skin-rejuvenation treatment for you.
6. Which areas of the body can you treat using Sublative® Rejuvenation?
Most clients choose to have Sublative® elos Plus RF treatments on their faces. However, some also have treatments on their necks, chests, and other parts of the bodies. The lips cannot be treated using Sublative® Rejuvenation.
7. How much time do I need for a Sublative® Rejuvenation treatment?
Because each client is unique, the time required for a Sublative® Rejuvenation treatment may vary. On average, treatments usually last for 40-60 minutes.
8. How many treatments will I need to achieve optimal results?
Again, this will depend on your skin type and the issues you are hoping to resolve with Sublative® Rejuvenation. We recommend a minimum of three to five treatments, allowing four to six weeks between each treatment. Sublative® Rejuvenation can also be combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments over time, such as Sublime® elos Plus RF or Tripollar, Silk Peel, IPL Photofacial, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
9. How long do the results of Sublative® Rejuvenation last?
As with all skin-rejuvenation treatments, long-term results will vary depending on the individual, the number of treatments, and the conditions being treated. Full results are usually experienced anywhere from three to six months following your last treatment. Maintenance treatments may be required over time. Most clients choose to undergo maintenance treatments every 6 to 12 months.
10. What are the possible short-term side-effects of Sublative® Rejuvenation?
After a Sublative® Rejuvenation treatment, it is not uncommon to have some redness and swelling in the treated area. It should begin to improve after about three days. With your treatment, we will provide you with products to apply to your skin which will help with the healing process. After approximately one to three days, small pinpoint crusts will appear in treatment areas where the elos Plus RF tip contacted your skin. Not to worry! They will exfoliate naturally and if you wish, you can cover them up with makeup.
11. Am I required to have a consultation?
Yes. Please call SKIN 101 at 281-251-2400 to book your consultation with one of our certified Sublative® Rejuvenation providers prior to scheduling any treatments. During your consultation, we will address any concerns you might have at this time. You are responsible for informing your technician of any medications or natural health products you are taking, and of any underlying medical conditions you have. These are critical details that we must consider when customizing your Sublative® Rejuvenation treatments. We encourage you to ask all of your questions during your consultation so that we can address your concerns prior to beginning your treatment. It is important to us that you are well-informed before you begin treatments, and that you feel comfortable.
Sublative® Rejuvenation Before and After Photos