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Refirme™ Skin Tightening

Refirme™ Skin Tightening

Refirme™ ST (Skin Tightening) is a painless, no downtime skin tightening treatment, which results in an immediate lifting and firming of the skin. This revolutionary technology combines radiofrequency (RF) and infrared (IR) light in such a way that they work on the skin simultaneously and synergistically, surpassing by far the benefit of each by itself. Refirme™ ST has quickly become a great favorite for my patients who want to have tighter and firmer skin on the spot and do so without visible post treatment marks.

What areas can be improved with Refirme™ ST?

Refirme™ ST can be used to gently tighten and lift the nasolabial folds, the jowls, upper and lower lips, elevate the eyebrows and by extension the upper eyelids, resulting in a more “open” looking face. The neck is a favorite area for many. Some patients like the treatments for tightening the belly button area, the inner thighs, the upper arms and around the knees. It can also be used it for acne prone skin to decrease pore size and stimulate collagen production to help diminish acne scarring.

How does the Refirme™ ST compare with other skin tightening treatments?

Refirme™ ST is a no downtime, painless procedure, using the so-called bipolar technology of RF. What this means is that the distance that the RF can travel is predictable with great accuracy. This becomes important around the eye area, such as lower lids or crow’s feet, where it is important to know just how close to the eye the treatment can be safely preformed. Similarly, when treating the neck for a lift, it is important to know that the RF will not travel deeper than desired and result in uneven skin due to reaching the fat under the thin skin of the area. This is just the opposite of what has been seen over the years with technologies utilizing monopolar RF, such as Thermage. Monopolar RF is not limited in its ability to travel to a distance. The technology relies on dissipation of the RF energy by the tissues of the body. For this reason, it is hard to predict how far and how deep monopolar RF can reach, and what unwanted areas it can get to.  The Titan technology uses IR without the RF. These treatments take a significantly longer time than those with the Refirme™ ST, and the immediate tightening effect is missing. The treatments in general are also more costly than Refirme™ ST.