Sublative™ Provides Skin Rejuvenation with No Downtime
Signs of aging and damage left by acne can take a toll on self-esteem. To boost confidence, patients can dramatically rejuvenate their appearance with new Sublative™ skin treatments. This advanced technology is offered in North Little Rock, AR, by Dr. Van O’Dell Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Dr. O’Dell provides chair-side skin rejuvenation treatments in addition to cosmetic dentistry and complete dental care for his patients’ convenience.
Sublative™ treatment is non-invasive, comfortable, and can be used on all skin types.
What is Sublative™?
Sublative™ is similar to laser skin resurfacing – but is able to offer various benefits with less discomfort and downtime. Sublative™ uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy instead of a laser or light. RF focuses targeted energy currents at the inner layers of the skin. The treatment penetrates deeply to stimulate collagen production and address overall tone and texture, revealing a smoother, firmer, glowing complexion. With this technology, skin imperfections such as mild to moderate wrinkles, enlarged pores, and laxity can be treated, as well as acne scars. Sublative™ can be used on the face and neck, and provides visible lift for minor skin sagging.
What makes Sublative™ Different
Sublative™ is a non-invasive treatment that is safe, and requires no downtime. Unlike light-based or laser treatments, Sublative™ does not remove or alter the outer layer of the skin. The RF energy is disbursed through tiny electrodes that deliver heat to targeted areas, stimulating the body’s own healing process. This process encourages collagen growth in the surrounding dermal tissue, without impacting the pigment of the skin surface. This technique makes the innovative technology suitable for all skin types and tones.
For optimal results, a series of three Sublative™ treatments is recommended, spaced about a month apart. A single session takes less than an hour. To begin, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the skin’s surface, then treatment is administered using a handheld wand. You may experience some minor discomfort, described as a stinging or pinprick sensation, similar to a rubber band hitting the skin. Most patients find any discomfort to be minimal. After treatment, a cooling lotion is applied to soothe your skin.
With Sublative™ treatment, new collagen will continue to develop for three to six months, when you will see your full rejuvenation results. With a touch-up treatment once or twice a year, you can maintain your results well into the future.
Your Lasting Results
Patients may experience some pinkness or redness in their skin for several hours to a few days after treatment, similar to a minor sunburn. Over-the-counter medication can help with any discomfort, and any side effects should fade quickly. Overall, the recovery period is much easier than with more invasive anti-aging skin treatments, such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
Because treatment targets deeper layers of skin, you will not be able to see visible improvement immediately, but you may notice subtle improvement in texture and tone. More dramatic results will emerge over the next few weeks, until you see a noticeably more supple, smoother appearance. New collagen will continue to develop for three to six months, when you will see your full rejuvenation results. With a touch-up treatment once or twice a year, you can maintain your results well into the future.