PiXel8-RF uses a high-tech device that generates targeted radiofrequency (RF) energy to revitalize the tone and texture of your complexion.
It achieves this remarkable result by recruiting your body’s defenses with a clever illusion: The “micro injuries” from hundreds of tiny pinpricks trigger a natural healing response that boosts levels of collagen and elastin, firming and revitalizing your skin.
PiXel8-RF weds two proven technologies: microneedling and bipolar radiofrequency energy that reaches deep into tissue with RF-induced heat. The small, thin needles that are used to penetrate the skin transmit RF energy below the skin’s surface. This disrupts loose skin with incursion of heat and rapid-fire micro-punctures. The result: unwanted folds and lines disappear under firmer, more flexible skin, as your complexion reclaims a youthful glow.
This minimally-invasive option is highly effective for a range of surface and subdermal issues, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, sun spots and stretch marks. Its primary benefit is to improve the texture and tone of the skin, and can also be used on various body parts such as the knees and arms.
Other advantages of PiXel8-RF include its suitability for all skin colors and types, and the fact that your provider can adjust the depth at which the RF energy is applied, allowing precise targeting of specific dermal layers.
What does PiXel8-RF treat?
Although PiXel8-RF can be used on almost any area of the body, it is popular as a way to revitalize skin of the face and neck, and decollete’. It is an effective, noninvasive treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, scars, oversize pores, crepey skin, skin laxity on the neck, and even stretch marks. The treatment significantly improves skin tone and texture.
What happens during a PiXel8-RF treatment?
The first step is the application of a numbing cream, followed by use of the PiXel8-RF device. As your skin is pricked by the tiny microneedles, cool air is blown across the area to ease any discomfort. The device can be set to various depths for the microneedles, depending on the amount of subdermal disruption and remodeling that is required. Dr. Hazen recommends at least three monthly sessions for optimal results.
What is recovery like?
Because the skin has experienced a cadence of micro-punctures, you may have mild swelling, along with redness that may persist for one or two days. Women may use makeup by the second day, and almost all patients are able to resume normal activities one day after the procedure.
To learn more about PiXel8-RF treatments, contact Hazen Medical Spa today to schedule your personal consultation in our Princeton office with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Jill Hazen and her nurses.