Skin Tightening (ReFIRM Treatment)
About ReFirm™ skin tightening (ST) treatment
The FDA – approved ReFirm™ is a virtually painless treatment for skin tightening (ST). The ReFirm™ ST procedure combines safe and effective levels of infrared light and bipolar radio frequency energies to stimulate new collagen and elastin growth in the dermal (deeper) layer of the skin. Additionally, the ReFirm™ provides a skin tightening effect by remodelling of the existing collagen in the skin.
Similarly to the FotoFacial™ skin rejuvenation, ReFirm™ is preceded by microdermabrasion (MDA) treatment. This combined treatment provides smoother and more radiant skin and enhances the effect of the ReFirm™ skin tightening treatment.
The combination of MDA and ReFirm™ is safe and effective on most skin types, including Asian and African skins. In addition, it is safe to perform facial skin tightening with ReFirm™ on men, since it does not affect facial hair growth. ReFirm™ ST is a popular preventative procedure in the patients aged 30 -40 years. ReFirm™ can be performed on the face, neck, décolleté, stomach, arms knees, hands and other parts of the body.
What can be treated with ReFirm™ ST treatment?
- ReFirme™ ST is ideal for targeting those tell-tale signs of facial ageing and skin, including jaw and neck laxity, sagging under the eyes, saggy brow lines, naso-labial folds, facial line and moderate wrinkles.
- ReFirme™ ST is effective for improving skin firmness on different parts of the body
- ReFirme™ ST in combination with MDA and other types of eMax treatments (IPL FotoFacial RF™ and/or fractional laser) shows visible improvement in the appearance of stretch marks
How many ReFirm™ ST treatments do I need?
Noticeable improvement is often achieved after the first procedure. For best results 3 to 6 treatments are recommended every 3 to 4 weeks. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 6 – 12 months.
What happens after each ReFirm™ ST treatment?
ReFirm™ ST is a lunch time procedure, i.e. it has no recovery time. Both laser and radiofrequency have been used separately for decades in medicine and surgery, but the ReFirm™ ST exclusively combines infrared light and bipolar radio-frequency energy for ideal treatment outcomes with a very low risk of side effects and virtually no down-time. A few patients may exhibit some short-term local reddening. Mild swelling is normally expected.
The process of collagen synthesis stimulated by ReFirm™ ST takes on average 2 to 4 weeks. Therefore, patients see a gradual improvement in the firmness of the skin and “a plumping-up” effect within the first month after the treatment. Immediately after the ReFirm™ procedure patients notice an improvement in skin texture and some degree of reduction in the depth of lines and wrinkles. This is due to an immediate effect caused by remodelling of existing collagen.
In general, laser and light therapies are contraindicated in concurrent severe medical conditions like:
- cardiac disorders
- pacemaker or defibrillator
- impaired immune system (HIV/AIDS, lupus)
- eczema and psoriasis
Laser and light therapies are contraindicated during pregnancy and nursing.
CLINICAL BEFORE &AFTER PHOTOS