Sublime Skin Rejuvenation
Reverse the Signs of Aging Without Downtime
Sublime technology is known by the nickname “Red Carpet Facelift” because of the immediate lifting, plumping and tightening effects with no downtime. The long term benefits of improved tone and lift improve all aspects of the signs of aging.
Comfortably reverse the signs of aging and achieve a more youthful appearance without downtime, right here in Hammond, LA.
elōs is the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively stimulate collagen production and improve your overall skin quality in areas that are most telling when it comes to age, such as the eyes, brow lines, cheeks and around the neck.
How does Sublime work?
The combined bi-polar radiofrequency and light energies of elōs technology heat the dermal tissue, stimulating collagen production within the target treatment area. Fine wrinkles are reduced, facial contours improved and overall skin quality reveals a much smoother and even complexion.
When can I expect to see results?
Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout their Sublime treatment series. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin condition.
Is Sublime right for me?
elōs technology is a safe and effective solution for most skin types.
Does it hurt?
Sublime is a gentle, comfortable treatment requiring no downtime. Many patients return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. Cooling of the skin’s surface provides enhanced safety and additional comfort.
How much does it cost?
Treatment costs vary. Schedule a personalized consultation for more details.
Are Sublime treatments covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement to cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Please consult your insurance carrier for more details.
The Sublime Procedure
The Sublime applicator uses a combination of an infrared light source and bi-polar radiofrequency to bulk heat the dermis and affect dermal collagen in order to treat wrinkles. The simultaneous combination of infrared (700-2000 nm) and bi-polar radiofrequency (RF) provides deep dermal heating, up to 3 mm in depth.
The bulk heating of the dermal layers refers to the gradual and gentle accumulation of heat with each additional pass performed.
Deep folds or dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by chronic movement of underlying muscles) are not realistic treatment indications. Patients wanting nonablative treatment of wrinkles without down-time or high risk factors are suitable for Sublime treatment.
Results are observed gradually and a series of treatments (usually 3-5) are necessary.
The Sublime applicator is indicated for non-invasive wrinkle treatment for skin types I – VI.
- Pacemaker or internal defibrillator.
- Superficial metal or other implants in the treatment area.
- Current or history of skin cancer, or current condition of any other type of cancer, or pre-malignant moles.
- History of any kind of cancer.
- Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders.
- Pregnancy or nursing.
- Impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS and HIV, or use of immunosuppressive medications.
- Diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used, such as history of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Porphyria, and Epilepsy.
- Patients with history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area, may be treated only following a prophylactic regimen.
- Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as Diabetes.
- Any active condition in the treatment area, such as sores, Psoriasis, eczema, and rash.
- History of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing, as well as very dry and fragile skin.
- History of bleeding coagulopathies, or use of anticoagulants with the exception of preventive low dose aspirin medication.
- Use of medications, herbs, food supplements, and vitamins known to induce photosensitivity to light exposure at the wavelengths used, such as Isotretinoin (Accutane) within the last six months, Tetracyclines, or St. John’s Wort within the last two weeks.
- Patients on systemic corticosteroid therapy six months prior to- and throughout the course of the treatments.
- Facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last three months, if face is treated.
- Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last three months or before complete healing.
- Treating over tattoo or permanent makeup.
- Excessively tanned skin from sun, tanning beds or tanning creams within the last two weeks.
- As per the practitioner’s discretion, refrain from treating any condition which might make it unsafe for the patient.
Possible Side Effects
Although these effects are rare and expected to be transient, any adverse reaction should be immediately reported to the physician.
Side effects may include any of those conditions listed below.
Side effects may appear either at the time of treatment or shortly after.
Some dark-skinned patients may have a delayed response one to two days after treatment and should be evaluated post-test spot accordingly.
The side effects may include:
- Excessive skin redness (erythema) and/or swelling (edema).
- Damage to natural skin texture (crust, blister, burn).
- Change of pigmentation (hyper- and hypo-pigmentation).
Before treatment, your doctor will do the following to make sure you know exactly what will be involved in your procedure:
- Complete or update the patient’s medical and physical history.
- Exclude from treatment patients presenting any of the contraindications for treatment.
- Determine why the patient is seeking treatment and what his/her expectations are. It is recommended to photograph the patient before the first treatment session.
- Inform the patient about the treatment protocol, typical treatment results and possible adverse effects and discomfort.
- Instruct the patient about the safety issues.
- Advise the patient to avoid skin irritation or intentional skin tanning. Sunscreen is advisable when outdoors during daylight hours.
- The patient should discontinue any irritant topical agents for 2-3 days prior to Sublime treatment.
- Before treatment, wipe the treatment area with a non-alcoholic preparation.
- The patient should be placed in a supine or semi-recumbent position to allow access to the treatment location.
- Areas of dental crowns, caps, braces, or other metal dental implants may be more sensitive to treatment and the clinician may use dental rolls, gauze or a tongue depressor to isolate the area and make the treatment more comfortable.
The number of treatment sessions depends on the individual patient and treatment parameters. Typically, high energies treatments (>120J/cm3) require 1-2 sessions every 5-7 weeks.
Lower energy treatments (<120 J/cm3) require 3-5 sessions (multiple sessions) every 4-6 weeks.
One touch-up session may be needed every ~6 months, according to the individual’s response, due to natural processes of aging.
- Some erythema and edema in the treated area are expected.
- In the event of post-treatment discomfort it is recommended to cool the treated area immediately following treatment with cold (not frozen) compresses or air cooling with SynerCool, etc.
- The patient should use a high factor sunscreen (>30 SPF) and protect the treated area from sunlight for at least two weeks following treatment.
Follow-Up and Maintenance
The patient should return 3-4 weeks following treatment for evaluation of the treated area.
Before performing maintenance treatments, update the patient’s medical history while being mindful of sun tanning, new medications, etc. If the patient presents no contraindications perform another treatment.