What is RF Skin Resurfacing?
Radiofrequency (RF) skin resurfacing at Tidal Wellness is a noninvasive aesthetic procedure that uses pulsating beams of energy to help eliminate damaged skin cells one layer at a time. This treatment addresses facial folds and improves skin irregularities, like acne scars, pigmentation, or other conditions. Skin resurfacing with the Opus™ device is an effective facial treatment for patients who want more radiant, younger-looking skin. If you are ready to refresh your complexion, please schedule a radiofrequency skin resurfacing session with Dr. Erin Griffin at her Wilmington, NC office.
Can I Have RF Skin Resurfacing?
When deciding on the type of RF resurfacing treatment, we will help each patient consider several factors. These factors include your skin concern, the location of the treatment area, and how many treatments you need. RF resurfacing works great for anyone who feels displeased with the appearance of their complexion, neck, hands, or skin around the eyes. If you have rough spots, patches of flakey skin, or other blemishes, you may benefit from skin resurfacing. This treatment may not work for patients with pigmented skin or active acne breakouts.
RF Skin Resurfacing Procedure technique
At your treatment, you can relax on a comfortable treatment chair while we gently pass the Opus device over your skin. Using precise techniques, we can target the treatment areas and protect the surrounding skin. Throughout your procedure, you will experience a heated sensation from the handpiece, then cool air for additional comfort. The radiofrequency wavelengths deeply exfoliate dead and damaged skin cells and encourage collagen production. Depending on your needs, we can adjust for the best results. Following your appointment, you will experience something similar to a sunburn; however, this sensation will subside on its own. Your rejuvenated complexion will last a long time, and if needed, we can perform the procedure another time. Even though your outcomes last awhile, it's crucial to understand that this procedure does not stop the natural aging process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does RF skin resurfacing cost?
Radiofrequency skin resurfacing prices depend on the treatment techniques. During your initial consultation, Dr. Griffin will listen to your concerns and goals before explaining the different resurfacing types. After this, she will help you select the best resurfacing method and discuss the costs.
How can I help my skin recover after RF skin resurfacing?
Dr. Griffin or a member of her team will explain how you can help your skin heal after a radiofrequency resurfacing treatment. The number one rule is to not pick or peel your skin. Doing this could cause long-term damage, like scarring. You should avoid all hair removal techniques on the treated skin, including shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. Additionally, we highly recommend wearing sunscreen or using a hat when outdoors. Our team can also recommend a cream to help soothe and heal your skin.
How often should I get RF skin resurfacing treatments?
Depending on the RF skin resurfacing type you and Dr. Griffin select for your treatment, you might need to wait several weeks or even months between appointments. Deeper treatments will provide longer-lasting results; however, they require a lengthy recovery period. Please talk to Dr. Griffin about how frequently you can return for appointments so she can consider this for your treatment plan.