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PiXel8-RF (RF-Microneedling)

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What is PiXel8-RF?

PiXel8-RF is a minimally invasive fractional bi-polar, Radio frequency system that will disperse micro-needles deep within the dermis to produce dramatic skin tightening and skin rejuvenation and can be used on all areas of the body. The PiXel8-RF combines the lates advancement in Micro-Needling and Radio-Frequency technologies. Offering minimal down time and pain regardless of skin type. 

How Does the Treatment Work?

The PiXel8-RF provides precise and controlled coagulation and hemostasis deep within the dermis to help stimulate collagen, providing dramatic skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. The micro-needle depth can be adjusted for each treatment area. Thereby, allowing for customized treatments to delicate areas, such as under the eyes, the forehead, and cheek bones. 

What can the PiXel8-RF Treat?

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The PiXel8-RF can be used for a wide array of dermatologist procedures including: 

  • Skin Tightening

  • Wrinkle Reduction

  • Acne Scar Improvement

  • Skin Tone & Texture Improvement 

  • Pore Reduction

  • Scar Reduction

  • Stretch Mark Reduction

  • Double Chin Reduction

  • Jowl Lifting

  • Eyebrow Lifting

  • Neck Lifting

  • Hand Rejuvenation

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How Long Does it Take to Perform a PiXel8-RF Treatment and How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The procedure itself takes approximately 20-30 minutes. However, the treatment area will need to be prepared which may take an additional 30 minutes. Obvious results are normally seen after just 1-treatment.  However, to help achieve the maximum benefit a 3-treatment series is suggested with each treatment 4-weeks apart. 

Pre-Treatment Information

  • Reveal any medical conditions such as pregnancy, cold sore and fever blister tendencies, any type of allergy, recent facial peels or surgery, and all current medications (including both prescription and over-the-counter) such as Accutane, tetracycline, hormone replacement therapy, or use of Retin-A. 

  • Patients must quit taking Accutane for 6 months prior to having a PiXel8-RF micro-needling treatment.

  • If you have an electronic implant device such as pacemaker, LVAD, insulin pump, ect; then you are not able to have the PiXel8-RF micro-needling treatment. 

  • Do NOT use self-tanning lotions or tanning booths two weeks prior to your PiXel8-RF treatment. Do NOT sunbath two weeks prior to your appointment.

  • Do NOT use any irritating skin care products such ass Retin-A or OBAGI for one week prior to treatment. 

  • Avoid taking NSAIDs such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, aspirin for one week prior to scheduled procedure. 

  • Areas of dental crowns, caps, braces, or other metal dental implants may be more sensitive to the treatment and the clinician may use gauze or a tongue depressor to isolate the area to make the treatment more comfortable.  

Post-Treatment Information

  • A certain degree of discomfort, redness, and/or irritation during and after treatment is expected. If any discomfort or irritation persists more than 24-hours, please notify Lakes Area IV Wellness Clinic.

  • Tiny scabs (of less than 1mm in diameter) may form 24-72 hours post treatment and may remain for several days. The scabs should not be touched or scratched (even if they itch) and should be allowed to shed naturally.

  • During the first two (2) days following treatment, care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated site: avoid hot baths, massage, irritating skin care products or exfoliants, ect. The skin should be kept clean to avoid contamination or infection; any mechanical or thermal damage to the area must be avoided. 

  • For burning sensation, spritz the treatment area with diluted vinegar solution (1 tsp white vinegar per 8 ounce water)  

  • It is important to keep your skin moisturized after the treatment

  • You may have mild swelling for 1-3 days after your treatment. You may apply an ice pack (NOT direct ice) to the irritated area for 1-2 days in approximately 15-minute sessions 3-4 times per day. 

  • Redness for 1-3 days is common. After 12-hour post procedure if redness persists, you may apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream 3-4-times per day to reduce redness. 

  • Make-up can be applied 12-hours after treatment

  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure or use of tanning bed for at least two weeks after the treatment, as the skin that was treated will be more sensitive to the sun after your Sublative treatment 

  • Use a minimum SPF 30 daily to protect your skin after your treatment

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