ReFirme® is a virtually painless and fast treatment for skin tightening. Conventional skin tightening treatments are time and treatment intensive and often too painful for many patients. With the ReFirme ST, you can have tight, firm skin without surgery.
ReFirme is ideal for targeting those telltale signs of aging, including, jowl and neck laxity, sagginess under the eyes, saggy brow lines, and nasolabial folds. Patients can be successfully treated on many areas of the body where skin is loose or sagging. Anywhere form the face to the stomach, upper arms, legs or hands can be treated. Patients do not have to be concerned with skin type or with pigmentation. Patients of all ages, sizes, and skin types can be treated.
Description of Procedure
The ReFirme procedure for skin tightening and wrinkle treatment is very easy to perform. The technician selects a level of Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and a contact cooling temperature treatment choice of either Normal (10°C) or Strong (5°C). Clear coupling gel is applied to the face. A full face pass is performed first on the patient. The patient will immediately notice the contact cooling and the gentle thermal effect as the applicator is pulsed on the face and neck. The ReFirme application is virtually painless and the contact cooling temperature can be changed to Strong when treating over bony prominences. The ST applicator has a treatment area of 8mm x 12mm (96 sq. mm per pulse) with a repetition rate of 1.2 Hz in auto repeat mode. Once the full face and neck pass has been performed, the applicator should be targeted to the following areas for multiple pass technique to sequentially layer the desired thermal effect for optimal treatment. The infrared light travels through to deeper layers of skin causing the tightening of the collagen architecture. The heat is applied deep within the skin, some swelling and redness may occur. A single procedure may take an hour. The treatment protocol is 3 to 5 treatments every 2 to 4 weeks. A maintenance treatment is recommended once every 3 to 6 months to maintain the optimized results obtained from the ReFirme procedure. Results may be seen over time however full benefits will not be observed for at least three to six months
Healing and Downtime
There is minimal to no downtime. Most people experience no side effects, though a few may exhibit some short-term local reddening