What is RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing?
RF plasma skin resurfacing at Sereno Santé is a nonsurgical aesthetic treatment that uses unipolar radiofrequencies to eliminate dead and damaged skin cells layer by layer. The treatment can help to soften facial lines and wrinkles, as well as minimize skin irregularities, like pigmentation and acne scars. Skin resurfacing using the Opus Plasma can be an ideal treatment for patients who want softer, clearer, younger-looking skin. There is little downtime associated with most RF plasma skin resurfacing procedures. Any concerns or questions may be reviewed with Dr. Maia Chakerian during the initial consultation at our practice in the San Jose, CA area.
What is the Opus Plasma?
The Opus Plasma is an all-new technology that is revolutionizing skin resurfacing procedures. Micro-channels are created in the skin, which are then used to direct plasma energy to stimulate healing while the thermal energy helps tighten the surrounding area. Its blend of radiofrequency and microplasma energies allows for shorter treatments and less patient downtime in relation to other skin resurfacing devices. Additionally, it can be adjusted to a light, moderate, or aggressive setting in order to accommodate a wide variety of concerns.
Should I Have RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing?
There are multiple factors to consider when deciding whether RF plasma skin resurfacing is the best fit for your needs. The treatment is designed to help patients who are unhappy with their overall complexion. If you're unhappy with the current state of your skin texture or tone, consider scheduling a consultation with us to go over how RF plasma skin resurfacing can alleviate some of those insecurities.
RF plasma skin resurfacing can improve:
- Active acne
- Scarring and acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Aged and lax skin
Our RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing Technique
Throughout the procedure, you can relax in one of our special treatment chairs while the Opus Plasma glides over your skin, precisely targeting the specific areas needed for rejuvenation. The treatment is designed to use heat to destroy dead and damaged skin cells while encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin. Dr. Chakerian may suggest medication prior to the treatment to help minimize pain for greater relaxation throughout your appointment. If your complexion only needs mild correction, we'll apply a local anesthetic to numb certain areas of your face. For more intense treatments, we may use a form of sedation.
What to Expect After RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing
In the days following an RF plasma skin resurfacing treatment, the affected skin may look red, and you may experience some irritation or swelling. Patients should minimize their UV exposure and should use sun protection frequently. It is also necessary to forgo all hair removal methods in the treatment area, including waxing, shaving, and depilatory creams.
If there is continued irritation, we can suggest an ointment to help soothe the afflicted areas. For treatments of all intensities, the skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel away. It's important to avoid picking at peeling skin in order to prevent scarring and protect the treated area from environmental exposure. Once the peeling stops, your treated skin should feel smoother and look rejuvenated, clearer, and younger. In your consultation, you should talk with Dr. Chakerian about how often you should return for follow-up appointments so that she can create an accurate treatment plan.
A Softer, Clearer Complexion
RF plasma skin resurfacing can often provide amazing results for those who want a more even, younger-looking complexion. If you're thinking about RF plasma skin resurfacing with the Opus Plasma and would like to learn more about it and other nonsurgical options that we offer, we encourage you to contact our office in Los Gatos, CA today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chakerian.