What is TriFractional/Skin Resurfacing and how does the procedure work?
TriFractional Resurfacing is an advanced, safe ablative technology that rejuvenates the face and neck, and provides a youthful look with minimal discomfort. The treatments are targeted towards fine lines and wrinkles, skin tightening, and skin resurfacing, including the improved appearance of superficial scars.
During treatment the TriFractional Resurfacing technology emits brief pulses of electrical currents through cone-shaped electrodes that slide into the epidermis to form pinhead-sized spots. This creates micro-wounds which trigger the body’s natural wound-healing mechanism, and prompts the production of new, healthy and younger-looking skin, by stimulating collagen and elastin production.
Who is a good candidate for TriFractional/Skin Resurfacing?
TriFractional/Skin Resurfacing is well-suited for individuals with diverse skin concerns. It is effective for reducing the appearance of scarring, including acne scars, enhancing overall skin texture, minimizing enlarged pores for a smoother complexion, addressing fine lines and wrinkles associated with mild to moderate signs of aging, and providing skin rejuvenation without the need for more invasive procedures.
How do I choose between TriFractional/Skin Resurfacing and VoluDerm/RF Microneedling?
The selection of the appropriate treatment is contingent upon the specific skin concern being addressed. TriFractional/Skin Resurfacing is particularly impactful on the epidermis, making it highly effective for issues such as post-acne scars, enlarged pores, and overall improvement in skin texture. On the other hand, VoluDerm/RF Microneedling exerts a significant impact on the dermal layer, proving effective in treating deep wrinkles, scars, and skin tightening. Additionally, the option exists to create combined treatment protocols by alternately using these two technologies.
How soon after the treatment will I see results and can I return to my regular activities?
Results from TriFractional/Skin Resurfacing treatments vary, with some individuals noticing immediate improvements in skin texture and tone. However, the most significant and enduring results typically develop over several weeks to months as the skin undergoes a healing and collagen remodeling process. After the session, most individuals can resume regular activities, though some may experience temporary redness, swelling, or sensitivity at the treated area. Following post-treatment care instructions, such as using recommended skincare products and sun protection, is essential. Individual responses may vary, so consulting with your skin therapist for personalized advice based on your specific treatment and skin characteristics is recommended.