A device that uses high and low radio frequency is used to eliminate minor benign skin abnormalities without penetrating the skin’s surface. It is non-invasive and is used to treat superficial irregularities rapidly without the need of topical anesthesia.
There are many advantages. The most important one being that it only treats the top layer of the skin (epidermis), leaving the lower layers (dermis) of the skin unaffected. It causes tissue to coagulate and form a barrier to blood flow that ultimately eliminates your skin concern. In contrast, machines that use pulsed light treatments (IPL/laser) usually penetrate the epidermis and the dermis layers of the skin which can cause temporary or even permanent damage.
The downtime and discomfort of this treatment is minimal. Side effects include minor inflammation and redness post-treatment, which will both fade within one day. The healing process leads to the formation of a scab which will slough off within a week to two. Polysporin application on the treatment areas is required to enhance healing and decrease risk for any infection on the skin. Avoid waxing, bleaching, chemical peels, and all laser treatments during the course of the treatment. Do not use irritants such as Retin-A, glycolic’s or loofa’s until the area has completely healed up. Avoid direct sun exposure for 2-3 weeks and throughout the course of your recommended treatment process. Use a sunscreen SPF 25 or higher at all times when going out in the sunlight.