At Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, PA, we are always leading the way, introducing new, groundbreaking skin treatments and methods. One of which is our non-surgical facelift in Pittsburgh using the Fraxis Duo.
Like most things that include the word, “duo”, the Fraxis Duo is a combination of two different and successful treatments:
Fractional CO2 laser
RF Micro Needling
Combined, the two treatments target two completely separate areas. The CO2 Laser targets the superficial stimulation while the Micro Needling targets deeper into the skin, meaning it achieves a great deal more during just one session. A 2-4-1 deal! Who doesn’t love that!?
Combination therapy for optimal treatment result: Fractional CO2 and RF Micro Needling
What is a Fractional C02 Laser?
In the past, aggressive treatments such as a chemical peel treatment or an ablative procedure involved extensive downtime and discomfort. They were not suitable for all skin types. Fraxis rejuvenation treatments harness your body’s own potential to heal itself. They help break down the damaged cells so your body can remove them, then they stimulate your body’s natural process to produce fresh, elastic cells that support more youthful skin. The result of our non-surgical facelift in Pittsburgh is younger, firmer, clear-looking skin.
What are the effects of the Fractional C02 Laser?
Tone and Texture Improvement
Skin Tightening and Lifting
Scars and Stretch Marks
Acne Scar and Stretch Mark Treatment
What is RF Micro Needling?
Radiofrequency Micro Needling is one of the most technologically advanced forms of skin rejuvenation therapy available. RF Micro Needling is a powerful combination of fractional radiofrequency energy and minimally invasive micro needling. It is an ideal non-surgical procedure to thicken and tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and pore size, and treat acne and acne scars through targeting the dermis. At the same time, RF Micro Needling provides the cosmetic benefits of laser skin resurfacing with minimal recovery time through its effect on the surface (epidermis layer). Despite this, we also pride ourselves in being a rejuvapen treatment center, which allows us to treat any kind of scarring.
RF Micro Needling uses bipolar radiofrequency energy, delivered precisely and directly into the deeper layers of the dermis via minimally invasive microneedles. Each shot delivers 25 superfine needles to a depth of .5mm to 3.5mm, delivering varying levels of non-laser radiofrequency without damaging the top layer of the skin. Depth and intensity of treatment is determined by your doctor.
RF Micro Needling improves the appearance of the surface skin and stimulates deeper tissue through microscopic wounds (fractionated denaturing) and stimulation of dermal tissue. RF Micro Needling stimulates fibroblast activity, causing a significant increase in collagen and elastin production as well as the tightening of elastin fibres and an increase in lymphatic flow. An ideal treatment plan may include three to five treatments. And with each treatment, the skin will appear clearer, smoother, tighter, and more vibrant. Realistically, those with acne scarring can expect an approximate improvement of 50% after five treatments. For wrinkles, lines and laxity, early intervention with maintenance treatments will be more effective in slowing the effects of aging. We also offer non laser skin tightening to assist with the effects of sagging skin or lack of elastin in certain areas.
How does it work?
If you would like to learn more about the amazing benefits of our Fraxis CO2 Laser and RF Micro Needling treatments, or for a complimentary skin consultation to discuss whether you are an ideal candidate, call Acqua Blu Medical Spa at 724-269-2726 or request a consultation online for either our Wexford, PA or Pittsburgh, PA locations.