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Sublative RF

Over time, the appearance of our skin is affected by the cumulative effects of sun exposure, pollution, loss of collagen and moisture, and more. Sublative RF treatments initiate remodelling changes in your skin to mitigate some of these effects.

The Sublative RF treatment delivers bipolar RF energy to the skin in a fractional manner via an array of multi-electrode pins, initiating a healing process and stimulating new skin cell production and collagen and elastin growth.  This process resurfaces the skin for an overall improvement in appearance and texture and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key benefits of Sublative™ RF

  • Rejuvenate and resurface skin, including promoting textural changes in the skin.
  • Reduce facial wrinkles and smooth fine lines.
  • Reduce the appearance of scarring, including acne and surgical scars.
How many sessions of Sublative™ RF will I need?
The total number of sessions depends on your skin concern and condition.

When used for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation a typical treatment plan may include 3 or more sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

What is the pain level?
You can expect mild to moderate discomfort during treatment.  Some report a warm, prickly sensation as energy enters their skin.
Is there any downtime?
Following treatment, a pink or red flush resembling a sunburn is common, along with tiny scabs that will shed naturally as the skin heals.

Swelling can occur following treatment, usually resolving within 1 week.  It can be more common to see this around the eye area in some individuals.

Are Sublative™ RF treatments right for me?
Sublative RF treatments can treat most skin types and a broad range of skin conditions.   A consultation will determine if Sublative RF is the most appropriate treatment for your individual skin condition and concerns.


CO2 Fractional Laser Therapy

Dr Mary offers laser skin resurfacing at Cosmetic Medicine Centre using the CO2RE® laser by Candela.  CO2RE® is a fractional therapy CO2 laser for skin rejuvenation.

Your skin is treated with a matrix of laser light points that vary in intensity, depending on your skin type and desired treatment results.  The result is a treatment that is fast, more comfortable and requires less downtime than traditional resurfacing – enabling you to get back to your daily routine quicker.

CO2RE® has been proven effective in enhancing skin tone and texture, eliminating the effects of the sun and aging on the skin, smoothing out lines, wrinkles, and scars.  Treatments range from mild to aggressive based on the extent of the rejuvenation you’re looking for.

CO2RE® may be performed for several reasons, including:

  • solar damage
  • acne scaring
  • skin laxity (loose skin)
  • fine lines, wrinkles and crepiness

CO2 laser FAQs

Below are popular questions we receive about CO2 laser.

How do I know if the CO2 laser treatments are right for me?
Ideal candidates for CO2 laser treatments are in their 30’s or older with skin damaged by exposure to the sun, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, discolouration, rough texture, acne scars, and other skin imperfections.  An in-depth consultation with a medical practitioner is essential when considering CO2 laser or any cosmetic procedure.
What is the CO2 procedure like?
You can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment, but suitable forms of anaesthesia will be applied to make the treatment more tolerable.  Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.
How many CO2 laser treatments will I need?
Generally you will see the difference you want after only one treatment. In the days and weeks after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer, smoother and tighter. The fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and uneven textures will start to show improvement.
What can I expect after my procedure?
Immediately following the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours. You can expect peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last 7-10 days.   Swelling will vary with the area treated but may be quite prominent around the eyes and lips. It usually begins to subside after 2-4 days.

Do I need to take any special precautions after treatment?
It is important to follow the after-care instructions provided by your doctor, including the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

“Traditional” non-fractionated resurfacing is less-frequently performed these days since the advent of fractionated lasers and radiofrequency devices. It is still used for localised areas such as for leveling suitable raised skin lesions, treating xanthelasmata (cholesterol deposits in eyelids) and selected other indications.

This laser vapourises layers of the skin to produce a more level surface in the case of raised lesions, or a fresh new surface in the case of damaged skin (for instance badly sun-damaged lips). This raw area then needs to heal over.

Local anaesthesia may be used prior to lasering. Vaseline along with a dressing, for suitable areas, is applied after the treatment. This may be changed as required.

By the end of a week, the skin is usually pink but healed. Some areas, such as lips, may take longer.

What to expect during a consultation

  1. Consultations are personal and confidential.
  2. Depending on the treatment you are interested in we will ask you some questions to ensure that you are safe to proceed
  3. We discuss your areas of concern with you and advise you of the most appropriate treatments for you
  4. Our fully qualified staff will answer all of your questions and arrange with you, your personalised treatment plan
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