FAQ - Skin Tightening & Wrinkle Reduction
How does Sublime™ work?
The combined bi-polar radiofrequency and light energies of elo-s technology precisely heat the dermal tissue, stimulating collagen production within the target treatment area. Fine wrinkles are reduced, facial contours improved and overall skin quality reveals a much smoother and even complexion.
What results can I expect from the treatment?
Sublime offers virtually painless and fast treatment for skin tightening. Conventional skin tightening treatments are time- and treatment-intensive and often too painful for many patients. With the Sublime, you can have tight, firm skin without surgery. Sublime is ideal for targeting those telltale signs of aging, including, jowl and neck laxity, sagging under the eyes, saggy brow lines, and nasolabial folds.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients will have between 3-5 sessions typically 3-4 weeks apart. The best results are seen 3-6 months post completion with maintenance every 6 months.
What should I do before my treatment?
Although the Sublime treats ALL skin types, Laser treatment should be avoided when you have a fresh suntan or sunburn. Patients taking the drug Accutane should avoid any laser treatment until medically cleared by your physician. Retin-A or bleaching creams should also be discontinued 3-7 days before treatment. During your consultation, we’ll review any medications or supplements that you are currently taking to help determine the appropriate course for your treatment.
Will it be uncomfortable? What can I expect with the procedure?
Sublime is a gentle, comfortable treatment requiring no downtime. Many patients return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. Cooling of the skin’s surface provides enhanced safety and additional comfort. Most people experience no side effects, though a few may exhibit some short-term local reddening.
Once my sessions are completed, will I need maintenance sessions?
Maintenance treatments can be done once every 6 months, or even sooner if you desire. Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout the Sublime skin tightening treatments. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on the patient’s skin condition.
What areas of the body does the Sublime Skin Tightening Treat?
Sublime can improve skin laxity and sagginess of the face, neck and some body areas such as the abdomen or upper arms. Skin texture can also be smoothed out by the tightening and firming effect of treatment. This treatment is performed non-ablatively, which means this is a non-invasive procedure. Most people leave the treatment office with only slight pinkness or no pinkness at all. Patients can return to normal activities immediately.