How Safe Is RF Skin Resurfacing Treatment For Facial Skin?

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Skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that helps reduce facial wrinkles and the appearance of acne scars and other blemishes. Radiofrequency, or RF resurfacing, is an exciting development in aesthetics because it uses a nonsurgical approach to help restore your skin to its natural beauty. Dr. Myriam Yokana and the team at Modern Day MedSpa are proud to offer RF skin resurfacing services for our patients near Franklin Park, IL.

This noninvasive treatment option is safe and does not require substantial downtime. With the Opus Plasma resurfacing system from Alma, we use one of the latest in skin resurfacing technologies for fast, targeted, and effective treatments.

How does RF skin resurfacing work?

To understand the safety of RF skin resurfacing, it helps to see how the process works. The Opus Plasma RF skin resurfacing system uses an ablative CO2 laser with a gentle peel. The Opus Plasma handpiece will go over the skin and produce energy waves that heat the dermis, a deep layer of skin. The heat triggers collagen production, helping to restore the skin’s appearance while removing old skin cells that cause imperfections to appear.

Is RF skin resurfacing painful?

You should not experience much discomfort when you undergo this aesthetic procedure at Modern Day MedSpa. Before we start, we’ll apply a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area on your skin. The handpiece produces cool air through a built-in cooling mechanism, keeping your skin from feeling irritated during the process. While the heat from the energy waves can feel like a sunburn, the system will not cause further harm to your skin.

You will experience some swelling and irritation after the procedure, although this should disappear within a few days. You’ll also be able to resume normal activities after your appointment because there isn’t any extensive downtime, like more intensive approaches to correcting your skin.

Is the RF energy safe

The RF energy is also safe on your skin, as it is similar to what you come across throughout your day. People encounter RF energy through Wi-Fi signals, television waves, and microwave ovens. RF energy is also calm compared to the energy from visible light, as the wavelength of the RF energy used here is millions of times slower than what visible light produces. The RF signals are considered low energy, so it is stable and will not harm your skin or anything else in your body.

Learn more about how RF skin resurfacing can work for your skin

RF skin resurfacing is an exciting practice for people wanting clearer, softer, and younger-looking skin. You can contact board-certified practitioner of family medicine and aesthetic services Dr. Myriam Yokana and the team at Modern Day MedSpa in Franklin Park, IL if you’re looking to correct various skin issues, such as wrinkles, acne scars, and other imperfections on your face. You can find our office on Mannheim Road in Franklin Park near I-294, so contact us today to schedule a visit.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.