Skin treatments continue to improve and become more effective and gentle. Currently, there are many different treatment options, using a number of technology types, such as ultrasound, laser, and radiofrequency treatments. While many of these minimally invasive treatments address similar concerns, each procedure is different and has a slightly different target than others. Sublime™ is among the new class of FDA approved anti-aging procedures. So what is Sublime™, and is it a good choice for you?
The Sublime™ Procedure
Sublime™ is slightly different from other skin rejuvenation techniques in that it uses a combination of energy sources to achieve good results. Using bipolar radio-frequency technology alongside infrared light therapy, the treatment encourages the skin to form more collagen, a natural skin component that provides elasticity, lift, and other positive qualities in the skin. Collagen forms gradually over time, so some patience and multiple treatments are required.
Sensation and Recovery
With any skin treatment, patients are always anxious to know how much discomfort the procedure will involve. Fortunately, Sublime™ involves no pain. Even better, the treatments do not require any recovery or “downtime,” unlike more invasive treatments such as laser resurfacing. The non-invasive nature allows patients to return to normal activities at once. This is good news for patients, because Sublime™ requires a few treatments to attain the expected improvement. Most people notice no side effects at all following treatment, though some people do experience temporary reddening of the facial skin.
Results of Sublime™
Sublime™ is a safe way to get subtle anti-aging results. Following the recommended number of treatments (which vary depending on the patient) and enough time to allow collagen to form, Sublime™ can produce a number of positive effects to the patient’s facial appearance. These results often include:
- Skin tightening
- Better overall skin quality
- Improved skin texture
- Decreased fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved facial contours
- Smooth and even complexion
Results vary from patient to patient, but Sublime™ can produce good results for the right candidates. The results of Sublime™ can be enhanced by other treatments, such as dermal fillers or Botox®, in some cases.
Is Sublime™ Right for You?
Sublime™ is a good option for most healthy people who would like to reduce signs of facial aging. With the similarities between the treatments available, however, it can be difficult to determine which option will be the best for you. Fortunately, you don’t have to decide alone! A reputable cosmetic dermatologist will help you choose your treatment by discussing your options and evaluating your skin. Your dermatologist is your biggest ally in keeping your skin beautiful and healthy, so don’t choose your doctor without research and comparison. Only an experienced and skilled dermatologist can help you get the results you want.