RF Skin Tightening

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At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, we believe that looking and feeling beautiful begins with healthy, radiant skin. In our quest for better complexion, we continuously keep abreast of the latest and most advanced technology to give our patients every opportunity to achieve smooth, glowing skin. Attesting to this philosophy, the RF (RadioFrequency) Pixel presents one of our most advanced skin resurfacing treatments. From correcting sun damage and acne scarring to reducing the visibility of stretch marks, the RF Pixel boasts benefits for all skin types all year round.

What is RF Skin Tightening?

The RF Pixel offers a radiofrequency fractional resurfacing treatment designed to restore the skin’s dermal structure. The highly developed device delivers uni-polar energy in a pixelated format to create micro-channels in the skin that work to repair damaged tissue, reduce signs of aging, and improve your overall complexion. RF skin tightening delivers focused, controlled energy deep beneath the epidermis surface, leaving the surface skin undisturbed and strengthening the underlying tissue.

At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, we use RF Pixel to help patients correct skin conditions and restore a more youthful and revitalized complexion. The device’s innovative and versatile design means that almost every patient can benefit from this revolutionary resurfacing treatment. Through this procedure, we aim to stimulate collagen production and replace damaged tissue with newer and healthier skin, creating natural and long-lasting improvements to your appearance.

How Does an RF Fractional Laser Treatment Work?

RF fractional laser treatment process works by delivering microscopic bursts of electromagnetic radiofrequency deep beneath the skin surface via an array of pyramid-shaped points on an RF electrode hand-piece. This energy penetrates and ablates the skin to controlled depths, where the body then triggers a healing response to produce new, healthier collagen. The procedure works to rebuild and strengthen the targeted tissue while leaving the surface skin intact. By avoiding epidermal penetration, the RF Pixel allows for a quicker healing process, reducing downtime while encouraging more effective and thorough results.

Our RF skin tightening sessions take approximately 30 minutes, depending on the extent of treatment required. With its high-energy output, the device can achieve more in one session than most RF technologies. For optimal results, however, we generally recommend three to five treatment sessions, about four to six weeks apart so you can maintain a natural, healthy glow. This will vary depending on the needs and conditions of each patient, so your physician will work with you to determine the amount and frequency of treatments required to achieve and maintain your desired look.

What Does an RF Fractional Laser Treat?

At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, we perform RF fractional laser treatments to help patients feel more comfortable and confident in their skin. From smoothening fine lines to brightening skin tone and texture, the RF pixel offers a minimally invasive procedure that boasts benefits for both men and women of all ages and skin types, including:

  • Scar reduction
  • Wrinkle reduction and prevention
  • Stretch marks reduction
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin tightening (laxity reduction)
  • Treatment of discoloration
  • Blemish removal (e.g., sunspots)
  • Skin resurfacing and restoration

Is the RF Fractional Laser Painful?

Though the procedure is minimally invasive, most patients describe the experience as slightly uncomfortable. You may feel a heat-like sensation during and after treatment, though this generally disappears within a few hours. Your physician will provide you with the appropriate cooling agents to ensure you are fully prepared for any post-procedure discomfort.

What to Expect After Treatment?

The RF fractional laser treatment is minimally invasive, so it does not ablate or disturb the outer skin layer. However, you should expect some redness or swelling after the procedure, though this generally resolves within two to three days. While you can resume regular activity immediately after treatment, some patients prefer to take the day off to allow the swelling to subside. During your appointment, we will guide you through all aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth and uncomplicated healing process.

Though you may notice slight improvements shortly after treatment, optimal effects will continue to progress for the next one to three months as collagen production continues. At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, we recommend a planned course of treatments for the best results. Since this may be different for each patient, we will work with you to tailor your treatment plan according to your skin habits, how the tissue has healed, and your ideal aesthetic goals.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial for RF Pixel

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets in the blood that are crucial to wound healing. PRP is often used to accelerate the body’s repair process, while also stimulating new collagen and elastin to strengthen the dermal structure. At our aesthetic practice, we have combined the two treatments to speed up the recovery process and create a more comprehensive skin rejuvenation.

We begin this process by drawing a small amount of blood, which is then placed into a centrifuge and spun rapidly to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood. The PRP is then applied topically to the skin after the RF Pixel procedure is complete. The micro-channels created by the device provides a direct pathway for the PRP to reach the deeper layers of skin for optimal effect. This combined treatment is ideal for those seeking to smooth fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. The result is a plump, youthful and refreshed natural complexion that can truly redefine your appearance.

Is RF Skin Tighten Right for You?

The RF Pixel’s pioneering technology boasts benefits for patients with all types of skin issues and conditions. If you are seeking to reduce signs of aging, remove blemishes, or simply smoothen your skin tone or even out texture, the RF Pixel can help you achieve a clearer and healthier complexion. If you are experiencing skin laxity as a result of age, or you would like to reduce the visibility of stretch marks that have developed over time, the RF Pixel can also help you resolve these imperfections and encourage you to feel more comfortable in your skin.

Our physicians, nurses, and aestheticians at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics are experts in skin restoration and enhancement. We are passionate about finding the right treatment for your skin and helping you reveal your healthiest, most radiant self. The best way to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for RF Pixel is to schedule a consultation at our conveniently located clinic in Mentor, Ohio. Call us today at 440-639-3223 or contact us online to find out how our RF Pixel treatment can benefit you.