ReFirme Skin Tightening FAQs
Powered by groundbreaking Elos technology, the ReFirme skin tightening procedure allows patients to look and feel younger and more refreshed – without any downtime. ReFirme skin tightening is a safe, non-surgical way for Sterling Heights, MI area patients to address issues such as saggy brow lines, laxity in the neck and jawline, and numerous other telltale signs of the aging process.
In this article, the expert team at Advanced Laser Skin Care and Spa explain everything there is to know about the ReFirme skin tightening procedure offered at our Sterling Heights, MI area medical spa.
Who is a Good Candidate for ReFirme skin tightening?
For people of practically every skin type, the ReFirme skin tightening treatment is a safe and effective solution. ReFirme skin tightening treatments provide patients with exceptional improvement to skin that has begun to sag due to loss of collagen and elastin. And in addition to common treatment areas like the face and neck, the ReFirme skin tightening treatment can be performed practically anywhere else on the body.
When a patient visits Advanced Laser Skin Care and Spa in the Sterling Heights, Mi area for a ReFirme skin tightening consultation, a member of our staff will evaluate the patient’s skin, as well as their medical history. They then discuss the patient’s desired aesthetic outcomes, and help determine if the ReFirme skin tightening treatment is the best way to meet those goals.
Patients who should not undergo ReFirme skin tightening include: women who are pregnant or nursing; patients taking antibiotics, anticoagulants and/or medications or vitamins known to cause photosensitivity; people who have had Botox or dermal fillers within the last month; patients with a pacemaker, cardiac disorder, lupus or cancer.
What kind of skin tightening results will I see with ReFirme?
By stimulating the production of collagen, the ReFirme skin tightening treatment is able reduce fine lines and superficial wrinkles, leaving our Sterling Heights, MI area patients with firmer, smoother skin.
The level of improvement seen after an individual ReFirme skin tightening treatment session will vary from patient to patient, based on factors such as the individual’s level of skin laxity. ReFirme skin tightening patients are usually able to see some form of results from the procedure as soon as a few minutes after treatment. Results from ReFirme skin tightening will become increasingly noticeable after multiple treatment sessions, with best results becoming the most visible 3 to 6 months after the patient completes their treatment plan.
What is the Elos ReFirme skin tightening procedure?
First the treatment area is been cleaned and gel is applied. Then one of our expert staff members will use the ReFirme skin tightening applicator to test the skin’s reaction to the procedure, and will accordingly adjust the settings. This may be accompanied by a slight feeling of pressure.
Next, the ReFirme skin tightening laser applicator will be moved over the skin of the treatment area, continuously emitting a series of laser pulses as it does so. Each pulse of the laser lasts less than a second, which allows for the ReFirme skin tightening treatment to be virtually pain-free. A steady stream of cool air will also be directed towards the treatment area. This is done for the comfort of the patient, with the cool air counteracting the heat of the ReFirme skin tightening laser.
Is there downtime after Elos ReFirme skin tightening?
While it is normal to experience some very mild redness and swelling in the treatment area immediately following the procedure, the ReFirme skin tightening treatment has NO downtime.
ReFirme skin tightening patients are able to resume their normal daily routine as soon as they leave their appointment. After undergoing ReFirme skin tightening, the treatment area may feel slightly warm. This can be treated by applying a cold compress to the treatment area (though patients must refrain from applying ice or anything frozen directly to the skin).
For at least two days after receiving the ReFirme skin tightening treatment, patients should avoid scratching or massaging the treatment area, and should also refrain from submerging the area in hot water. If any scabbing should occur, it may be treated with a gentle moisturizing cream. However, patients should allow scabs to naturally shed off, and should not attempt to pick or scratch them off. For at least two weeks after treatment, ReFirme skin tightening patients must wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
Are ReFirme skin tightening treatments safe?
The applicator used to perform the ReFirme skin tightening treatment has received approval by the FDA, meaning the procedure is safe, effective and reliable. Light-based skin tightening procedures like ReFirme have been safely performed for many years, and the expert staff of skin care professionals at Advanced Laser Skin Care and Spa have all gone through the rigorous, professional training required to perform such procedures. As a further safety precaution, ReFirme skin tightening patients are provided with protective eyewear during their treatment session.
ReFirme Skin Tightening – Sterling Heights, MI Area
At Advanced Laser Skin Care and Spa, we have an acute understanding of the importance a person’s skin plays in their self-image. And, thanks to procedures like ReFirme skin tightening, patients in the Sterling Heights, MI area have a place to turn for the latest technologies in non-invasive skin tightening.
The skin tightening properties of ReFirme leave our patients looking and feeling younger, smoother and more comfortable and confident in their own skin. If you live in the in the greater Sterling Heights, MI area, contact Advanced Laser Skin Care and Spa for a consultation today.
ReFirme Skin Tightening – Sterling Heights, MI Area: 586.286.4508