What is Pixel RF-Micro Plasma Radio Frequency Skin Resurfacing and what is it used for?
PixelRF uses proprietary InMotion Refractive Radiofrequency Micro Plasma Technology, which both ablates and heats the skin through controlled, focused delivery of energy without using disposables. Healthy skin around the treated area helps to accelerate the healing process thus improving results and reducing patient down time by allowing the need for just the targeted tissue to heal and collagen to strengthen. The result is fresh, smooth, radiant skin.
With its high-energy output, the PixelRF can achieve in as little as one session what would require multiple sessions with other RF technologies. Not only is it highly effective to use on all skin types (Fitzpatrick I–VI) but treatments can be administered year-round with no seasonal restrictions. Unlike dermal rollers or low power bi-polar RF applicators that superficially ablate and heat the skin, the PixelRF causes evaporation, mechanical damage and thermal damage deep beneath the epidermis surface providing significant dermal impact with minimal epidermal disruption.
How long is each treatment? How many treatments will I need?
Each treatment is approximately a two hour appointment. One hour to topically numb up the surface of the area to be treated and thirty minutes of actual treatment time. Generally, treatment involves four sessions, at four week intervals.
Is Pixel RF-Micro Plasma Radio Frequency Skin Resurfacing painful?
Pixel RF is experienced by most patients as an uncomfortable sensation. There may be a heat/sunburn sensation afterwards which soon resolves in a matter of hours.
What can I expect before treatment?
There are no special requirements before treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
Right after treatment you may feel a hot sunburn like sensation. You may experience slight swelling for a few days. You will need to keep an ointment on your skin the first couple of days after the treatment to facilitate healing. As new skin replaces damaged tissue, your skin may look and feel a little dry, a sign that healing is underway. Your skin will start to look better, brighter and fresher within days and will steadily improve over the next weeks with full effect at three to four months.