What is it?
E-style SR is a skin rejuvenation treatment using a combination of intense pulse light (IPL) and radio frequency (RF) energies. These two technologies enhance one other to combat unwanted pigmentation, 'spider veins', fine wrinkles and sun damage. Skin becomes lighter, firmer and more radiant.
How does it work?
Energy from the IPL is absorbed by damaged skin cells or by red blood cells in the superficial dilated capillaries. Radio Frequency waves aid the absorption of the IPL energy by the target cells. These cells die under the influence of IPL-RF and get cleared away by skin cells called fagocytes.
How is it done?
An initial consultation is carried out to determine the problem and to establish skin type. It is sometimes necessary to prepare the skin 2-4 weeks prior to treatment with prescribed creams to reduce risk of pigmentation and to increase the skin responsiveness to the treatment. A conductive gel is applied to the treated area and an applicator is applied to the skin that releases IPL-RF energy.
Is it painful?
This treatment is well tolerated. A light prickly sensation or warming sensation may be experienced but this is minimised with an in built cooling mechanism.
What are the results of the treatment and after care?
Immediate skin tightening is observed after the first treatment and results continue to improve over time as new collagen is stimulated. A high factor UVA/UVB SPF protection should be applied after treatment but all other creams should be avoided for 1-2 hours immediately after the treatment. This will increase the efficacy of the therapy as the treatment aims to induce inflammatory reactions in skin and recovery creams can interfere with this. Creams can be applied once skin is no longer red and warm. Normal skin care routine is advised but high SPF factor should be used at least for 6 weeks following the IPL-RF therapy.
How many sessions are required and how often?
A course of 5-6 treatments are recommended, 1-1.5 months apart. After the course is complete a top up treatment every 6-12 months is recommended to enhance and prolong the result