Sublime eTwo Benefits
Most patients experience improvement in the treatment area. For facial treatments, you will notice a decrease in sagginess and droopiness along the cheeks, jaw, and around the nose and neck. Other areas of the body will see decreased cellulite, lightened stretch marks and wrinkles, and overall smoother, younger-looking skin. Wrinkles will also begin to smooth out and the skin will appear brighter and smoother.
* You may shave the area before being treated
* Quit the use of Retinols for 1 week prior to treatment
* Avoid the use of harsh topicals 3 days prior to treatment
* Do not tan (inside or outside), use bronzers or tinted lotions 2-3 weeks before treatment
* An oral antiviral is necessary if you are prone to cold sores and must be started 1 day before treatment and for a week after
* If you have dental crowns, metal implants, caps, false teeth, cavities, or fillings, you may experience sensitivity in those areas and they may be filled with gauze or tongue depressors to make it more comfortable.
*Minor redness (erythema) and edema (swelling) are expected after each treatment
*If the treated area feels warm, swollen, or uncomfortable following the procedure, use a sterilized cold compress to make it more comfortable
*Do not tan (inside or outside), use bronzers or tinted lotions two weeks after the treatment
Minimal to no downtime:
Most people experience no side effects, though a few may exhibit some short-term local reddening-advantages translate to enhanced patient comfort, convenience, and satisfaction. Comfortably reverse the signs of aging and achieve a more youthful appearance without downtime.
Potential Side Effects:
- Redness (goes away within a few hours)
- Swelling (sometimes the response you’re looking for)
- White/blanching skin (usually goes away within the day)
- Mild bruising, hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation
Increased Satisfaction & Safety
You can not have any radio frequency treatments of any kind if you have an internal defibrillator, pacemaker or superficial metal implants or other implants on the surface of treated area.
Other Safety Concerns
- Current history of skin cancer, the current condition of any other type of cancer or premalignant moles.
- History of any kind of cancer (unless cleared by your personal or family Physician)
- Severe recurring conditions such as cardiac disorders.
- Pregnancy or/and nursing.
- Impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as HIV, AIDS or use of immunosuppressive medications.
- Diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used such as the history of systemic lupus erythematosus, porphyria, and epilepsy.
- 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 or/and rash.
- History of skin disorders such as keloids, abnormal wound healing, as well as very dry and fragile skin.
- History of bleeding coagulopathies or use of anticoagulants.
- Use of medications, herbs, food supplements, and vitamins have been known to induce photosensitivity to light exposure at the wavelengths used such as Retin-A, Isotretinoin (Accutane), within the past 6 months, Tetracyclines or St. Johns wort within the past 2 weeks
- Deep Facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last 3 months if the face is treated.
- Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last 3 months or before complete healing.
- Don’t treat over the tattoo or permanent makeup
- Excessively tanned skin from the sun, tanning bed or tanning creams within the last 2-4 weeks (minimally), depending on how patient retains.
- As per the practitioner’s discretion refrain from treating any conditions which might make it unsafe for the patient.
- If you’ve had injections, waiting the following time periods:
- Following Botox injections:
Wait 3-4 weeks
- Following natural fillers (e.g. Hyaluronic acid, collagen, etc)
Wait 3-4 weeks
- Following synthetic fillers (e.g. silicone)
Do NOT treat the area
- Following Botox injections:
Non-realistic treatment indications are Deep folds or dynamic wrinkles (lines caused by chronic underlying muscles moving). Patients who want a non-ablative option (treatment without much downtime and high-risk factors) are suitable for sublative treatment or fillers.
Go to http://syneron-candela.com/na/treatment/sublime for a complete up-to-date list for this procedure.