What is RF Skin Renewal?
We offer Radio Frequency Skin Renewal treatments at Findlay MedSpa to those who wish to improve their skin with a noninvasive alternative. We specialize in Pellevé and Fractora treatments to lessen scars and wrinkles, and to improve skin texture.
What is Pellevé?
If you’re wondering how you can refresh your appearance without surgery, the Pellevé Wrinkle Reduction System may be right for you. The Pellevé System safely and effectively treats facial wrinkles with virtually no pain and no downtime. In fact, patients who have had a Pellevé treatment say it feels like a warm facial massage. The Pellevé treatment can:
- Be performed in your doctor’s office in less than an hour
- Create visible results that start to be noticeable right away
- Provide results that last
The Pellevé System offers a different type of experience: a more pleasant and more natural one, with results you can feel good about.
How does Pellevé work?
The Pellevé System delivers constant, gradual radio-frequency energy deep into the skin, causing heat to build up where the skin and fat layer meet. The increasing heat modifies the collagen bundles deep in the skin, causing contraction and stimulating the growth of new collagen over time. The result is tighter, younger looking skin.
What is Fractora?
Fractora is an advanced radio frequency skin treatment that eliminates problem spots deep in your skin for long-term results. We use Fractora to treat a wide range of skin issues, including acne, scarring, discoloration, wrinkles and loose skin in areas such as the neck. The intensity of each Fractora treatment can be adjusted based on your needs, so downtime depends on your specific course of treatment. Fractora delivers results similar to a fractional CO2 laser without the downtime due to prolonged redness.
How does Fractora work?
During a Fractora treatment, we use a device with an array of pins to deliver RF energy to the deeper layers. The heat produced by the RF energy promotes collagen regeneration in those layers, leading to healthier skin over time.
While the treatment itself should not be overly painful, you may experience some temporary discomfort during and after the procedure. Your skin will also feel warm in the treatment areas. Depending on your treatment plan, your skin may need several days to get back to normal.
Radio Frequency Skin Renewal
Both the Pellevé System and Fractora safely and effectively treat facial wrinkles and other skin issues, and are performed in our office without expensive and painful surgery.
How long will it take?
Each treatment will be from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated.
What do I need to do prior to treatment?
There is usually no preparation required before treatment, but please arrive well hydrated.
How is the treatment performed?
First, a gel will be applied to the areas to be treated if needed. Patients say they feel a deep warming sensation when the handpiece is applied to the skin.
Is the treatment painful?
Pellevé does not require anesthesia, unlike other skin tightening procedures, as it is virtually painless.
Some people we treat with Fractora experience mild discomfort during the procedure. If needed, we will use a topical numbing agent before your procedure to reduce any discomfort.
What can I expect after treatment?
After Pellevé, there is no recovery time required. You can wear makeup and resume normal activities. Fractora may produce some redness for several days, but most people find the discomfort to be mild.
How soon will I see improvement?
In most cases, you should see a temporary improvement in your skin in the first 24 to 48 hours. However, the process of regenerating collagen takes time, and therefore full results will continue to improve over the next several months.