Scarlet - Fractional – RF
Natural skin maintenance can be achieved by keeping collagen and elastin -ingredients that give the skin its flexibility and versatility- at proper levels. Estrogens help retain moisture in the tissues as they contribute in supplying abundant quantities of blood. Skin nourishing through a balanced diet can repair damage caused by environmental factors. Appropriate treatments, home care and proper nutrition can lead to skin repair and rebuilding.
After the age of 35, well before changes in the menstrual cycle, women notice a decline in the levels of estrogen that reach their skin and at this point the visible signs of aging begin to appear. Due to collagen, the skin snaps back after a facial expression; nevertheless, as we get older the skin loses its flexibility and wrinkles begin to form. Thinning of the skin and subcutaneous fat make the skin drier, more sensitive and less firm. Thus, when our diet, hydration and collagen levels are affected, our skin gets less able to protect itself from damage caused by sun, smoking, pollution, air, etc.
Key factors for a truly youthful look are a vibrant skin, a thick collagen layer, effective elastin and good blood flow. For example, a photo-aged skin looks dull with pigmented spots and elastosis that gives it a leathery appearance, while it shows a lot older than the person’s biological age. The root of the problem of wrinkles and sagging skin lies in dermis (the layer of skin that lies beneath the epidermis). Skin tightening can be achieved only by the production of new collagen and elastin (the main components of the dermis). The answer to this hard problem of cosmetology is fractional RF technology.
Fractional treatment creates tiny channels on the stratum corneum and the dermis and, thus, contributes to penetration of the appropriate antioxidants into the skin more easily and more effectively, resulting in the reproduction of collagen and elastin and, therefore, skin tightening. More specifically, the active ingredients fall into the deeper layers and cause a reaction that leads to new collagen formation. Within the skin, RF energy throughout the dermis generates heat, which causes tightening of collagen fibers that have loosened over time, while it stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen. The treatment gives the skin dense structure and smooth texture, so it makes it look much younger.
Fractional RF Laser is a novel minimally invasive bipolar micro needle radiofrequency device used in fractional treatment. It works at both the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin causing a thermal reaction by applying precisely controlled RF directly into various depths of skin – from 0.5-3.5 mm - with minimally invasive micro-needles. Fractional radiofrequency can be used in fractional treatments as it is safe, pain-free, and requires minimal downtime. Improvement to skin texture is visible from the very first session, regardless of the patient’s skin type. The treatment can be delivered all year long, without the risk of hyperpigmentation during summer.
The benefits of a fractional RF treatment are: (1) Skin rejuvenation, immediate lifting and firming effect (2) Radiofrequency and the micro-injuries created to the skin help in maximizing the results and minimizing the side effects (3) It can be used in any skin treatment, on any part of the body, regardless the time of the year (4) Unlike other laser therapies, recovery time is minimal. It does not affect the patient’s daily routine (5) At the same time, it helps in solving other skin issues, such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne, acne scarring, stretch marks, etc.
SCARLET Fractional RF is different and unique in that it enables volumetric tightening of the skin due to the unique effect of direct heat supply through fractional micro-needles. It targets both epidermis and dermis at a controlled depth up to 3.5mm.
The results visible are enlarged pore minimization and improvement of superficial scars, skin elasticity and uneven skin tone. By creating new autologous collagen and elastin, dermis is lifted almost at once. Furthermore, SCARLET RF delivers spectacular results in treating eyelid and under-eye sagging, expression lines and wrinkles, and drooping corners of the mouth, making the lips look voluminous and healthy.
So, the skin looks silky, smooth, shining and tight from the inside out. It is not recommended for people with a medical history of collagen diseases, connective tissue diseases, vitiligo or urticaria.