What is Skin Tightening?
Refirme ELOS Skin Tightening is a TGA and FDA approved non-invasive Skin Tightening procedure featuring the revolutionary ELOS technology that enables you to comfortably achieve a more youthful, toned and lifted appearance without enduring downtime.
Skin Tightening is a complete anti-ageing solution for targeting those tell tale signs of ageing, including:
- Jowl and neck laxity
- Sagginess under the eyes
- Saggy brow lines
- Nasolabial folds
Unlike conventional laser skin tightening treatments that are time and treatment intensive, and often too painful for many patients; ELOS Skin Tightening offers virtually painless and fast treatment for sagging and wrinkled skin.
How does it work?
Refirm ELOSSkin Tightening features the revolutionary ELOS combination of Bi-Polar radio frequency and light energies to precisely heat the dermal tissue within the targeted treatment area.
The combined energies precisely heat the connective tissue within the targeted treatment area. This stimulates collagen production, simultaneously firming loose skin as it diminishes fine wrinkles. You'll see and feel you skin becoming tighter, smoother and more elastic.
What areas can be treated?
ELOSSkin Tightening procedure is a safe, effective, virtually painless non-invasive solution for wrinkled and sagging skin.
It also helps improve skin laxity, sagginess, wrinkles and textural irregularities for areas such as:
- Upper Arms
How safe is ELOS technology?
There are many state of state-of-the-art features in the ELOS technology that make it one of the best choices for Skin Tightening. It can treat all skin tones and both light and RF energies have safely been used for decades in medicine, surgery and aesthetics. The technology has many built in mechanisms to prevent burns, scars and discomfort. This makes the technology very much safer than traditional IPL style technologies.
How does ELOS Skin Tightening help to reduce the signs of ageing?
The combined Bipolar RF and light energies precisely heat the connective tissue within the targeted treatment area. This stimulates collagen production, simultaneously firming loose skin as it diminishes fine wrinkles. You'll see and feel your skin becomes tighter, smoother, and more elastic.
Am I suitable?
ELOS Skin Tightening is suitable for both men and women and can be used on all skin tones. Contra-indications include but not limited to pregnancy, having a pacemaker, photosensitiviy, taking medications such as roaccutane, and uncontrolled diabetes. Please ensure you disclose all medical information to your therapist before starting your treatment.
How often will I need treatments?
The number of treatments required is based on your skin's current condition. Generally a course of 3-4 treatments is recommended and top-up treatments may be required to maintain results. The treatment takes about45-60 minutes , and is normally repeated at 3-4 week intervals.
What results should I expect?
Some patients see changes in the fine lines and wrinkles immediately after the treatment, due to transient swelling in the treated area. The swelling will abate after 2 to 5 days, and later be replaced by fresh new collagen, produced by your body to give a more permanent result. The effects of ELOS SkinTightening from collagen stimulation can continue for up to six months.
Are there any side effects?
You will have mild redness, and/or swelling, usually not lasting longer than a few hours.
How long will the benefit last?
Many people enjoy the results of a Refirme™ treatment for two years or more.
What is the recovery time
Most patients require no recovery time and can return to their normal activities immediately.
Will I feel pain or discomfort after treatment?
Pain is very minimal during the treatment, and most patients report no lingering discomfort within a few hours after completion.
How can I enhance my results?
Skin tightening can be combined with ELOS Skin Rejuvenation which is aimed at enhancing the complexion of the skin.
- Studies have shown that Refirme may enhance the results of Collagen stimulating injections such as Sculptra and other dermal fillers.
- Ensure the skin is as close to its natural colour as possible before starting treatment, which means regularly using good quality sunscreen, avoiding the sun as much as possible and not using fake tan prior to treatment.
The benefits will always be enhanced by always using a good quality skin care regime such as Rationale.
Before and After Treatments