Baby Boomers are turning 50 at the rate of one every seven minutes. This will continue for about the next thirteen years. Unlike prior generations, these youthful adults are active and want to look as young as they feel. Today’s younger, more active patients are having the early signs of aging such as “crow’s feet”, frown lines and smoker’s lines around the lips treated in increasing numbers. Most of them are seeking to reverse these early signs without surgery. They want a noninvasive, non-surgical procedure with little, if any, downtime.
That’s what the ALUMA RF™ system delivers. Tissue tightening treatments using the new ALUMA RF system are performed by our doctor for patients in our region to painlessly smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the their eyes and mouth so they can get on with their everyday activities.
What is the ALUMA RF™ system?
A tissue tightening with the ALUMA RF is the newest and most advanced non-laser, nonablative radio frequency (RF) system available. The ALUMA RF with FACES (Functional Aspiration Controlled Electrothermal Stimulation) delivers radio frequency energy deep into the dermal layer using a unique bipolar, vacuum-assisted handpiece. The RF energy gently heats the soft tissues beneath the skin and causes the collagen to contract and tighten. Each treatment is customized through the system’s advanced computer to control the depth of the heating process.
How successful are treatments with the ALUMA RF system?
Results in studies performed throughout the U.S. have been quite substantial. Ninety percent of patients treated with the ALUMA RF system have indicated their satisfaction with their results. Investigators have reported greater than 40% improvement in the appearance of “crow’s feet” and fine lines around the mouth.
Your treatment with ALUMA RF
Our advanced ALUMA RF system is computer-controlled and gives your physician precise control over your tissue tightening process. The bipolar delivery system ensures that the RF energy gently heats and modifies the soft, underlying collagen and connective tissues beneath the skin. In some cases a topical anesthetic cream may be applied to the treatment area prior to treatment. Your procedure is rapid and pain free.
Can tissue tightening be performed with other treatments besides ALUMA RF?
Yes. In fact many of our patients who wish to further reduce the signs of aging without surgery also have Botox and filler injections along with their tissue tightening procedure.
What are the benefits of the ALUMA RF tissue tightening?
- It is non-invasive; there are no incisions and thus no healing time.
- The computer gives the physician much more control than with other treatments.
- There is no bleeding, crusting or bruising.
What is recovery from ALUMA RF like?
Basically, there is no recovery. You may resume all normal activities immediately.
The full effect of your ALUMA RF treatment develops over a few months following the procedure and can be expected to last for several months or years. As with any cosmetic procedure, the results can be expected to fade gradually over time, at which time the procedure can be repeated if desired.
What kind of results can I expect from my ALUMA RF treatments?
After our physician performs ALUMA RF treatments, some patients see improvement immediately. However, for most patients the results gradually appear over time. Some improvement can continue for up to 6 months. Over time more new collagen continues to form; as it does, the skin continues to tighten and the fine lines and wrinkles fade away.
Depending on the area treated, multiple treatments may be required. Fine lines around the eyes and mouth fade away, while deeper lines and wrinkles will be softened. Facial skin and skin along the neck can be tightened to provide a mild freshening to the entire face without surgery. The tightening effect can be used to firm up loose and sagging tissue wherever it occurs.
Depending on the patient, skin tightening can work in other areas such as the breasts and stomach.
How long will the results last from my ALUMA RF treatments?
Tissue tightening with RF energy may last from 12 – 18 months. This varies from patient to patient depending on the area treated. Remember that after your treatment your skin will continue to age as it has in the past and eventually you may wish to have another anti-aging procedure.