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elos Plus

Healthy, youthful skin has specific characteristics: an even color with no hyperpigmentation or sun spots, and no red blotches or distended capillaries. It is firm and plump with volume and gorgeous contours, and is not saggy, loose or wrinkled. And it has a smooth texture that beautifully reflects light and gives you a radiant glow. When you’re young, your skin not only has all of these qualities, but you tend to take them for granted. Unfortunately, the natural aging process, environmental stressors, and a wide variety of other factors cause your skin to lose its healthy characteristics over time. When over-the-counter skin care treatments are no longer offering the results you want, it’s time to invest in professional, medical-grade skin care treatments to help heal and reverse some of the visible signs of aging – that’s where the elos Plus skin rejuvenating system comes in.

What is the elos Plus System?

The elos Plus skin rejuvenating system is the ultimate in skin rejuvenation devices, offering technology that is superior to other systems because of the synchronization of radiofrequency (RF) energy with intense pulsed light (IPL) and infrared light. The elos system uses RF energy to drive the IPL and infrared light deeper into your skin, providing a more effective treatment with fewer side effects.

The elos IPL/RF applicator can be used safely on most skin types, excluding the darkest skin types, while Sublime and Sublative applicators are color blind and can safely be used on all skin types. These applicators can be used individually or in any combination as part of a customized skin care plan to address your individual skin concerns. While you will see an improvement in your skin’s quality after just one treatment, for optimal results, we recommend a series of treatments and regular maintenance, along with a high quality, comprehensive daily skin care regimen.

The elos Plus skin rejuvenation system provides many benefits that standard IPL/RF/infrared treatments cannot deliver. During your initial consultation, one of our highly trained and experienced staff will perform a complete evaluation of your skin, and the benefits and risks of the treatment will be explained. Other treatment options can also be discussed and compared to the elos plus rejuvenation treatments. Our goal is to devise a comprehensive plan that will most effectively treat your unique skin concerns and deliver the healthy skin and beautiful results you expect.

Designed to address a wide range of skin concerns, it offers three different applicators, including:

  • elos Sublime - using a combination of radiofrequency energy and infrared light, the Sublime applicator targets skin laxity on the face and neck, stimulating collagen production to tighten and lift aging skin.
  • elos Sublative - the Sublative applicator uses RF energy to resurface aging or scarred skin. It minimizes the visibility of fine lines and enlarged pores, improves acne scarring and restores a smooth overall texture.
  • IPL/RF - the intense pulsed light and radiofrequency applicator specializes in color correction, minimizing brown and red spots to even out the overall tone of your skin. It is primarily used to treat age spots, freckles, spider veins, rosacea and inflammation.

How to Prepare for your elos Plus Treatment

During your initial consultation, one of our expert staff will go over your medical history to ensure that the elos Plus system is the right treatment for you. Once you’ve scheduled your elos session, you will need to avoid sun exposure as much as possible for at least two weeks prior to your treatment. Make sure to check with your provider if you take medications or use topical treatments that increase the sensitivity of your skin, in case they need to be stopped before your procedure.

What to Expect at your elos Plus Treatment Session

When you come in for your elos Plus session, you will get comfortable in one of our relaxing, spa-like treatment rooms. Your skin will be prepped accordingly prior to your session, and while the procedure is virtually painless, a topical anesthetic will be applied to ensure your comfort.

If you are being treated using the IPL/RF applicator or Sublime applicator, your skin will be cleansed, and a thin layer of cooling gel is applied. During your IPL/RF treatment, it may feel like a hot rubber band snapping on your skin, but it is immediately cooled using the sapphire tip of the applicator. The Sublime treatment feels like a very warm massage, as it gradually increases in temperature for optimal stimulation of collagen production. The Sublative treatment is performed on dry skin, and while you will feel a stinging or pinching sensation, it is very tolerable, especially with the application of a topical numbing cream.

What to Expect After your elos Treatment

No matter which elos procedure you choose, the most important aspect of post-treatment care is to avoid sun exposure for at least a week after treatment, and then wear a broad spectrum SPF of 30 or higher every day.

Immediately after your IPL/RF treatment, your skin may be red and feel like it is sunburned. Any brown spots will get darker over the first few days, but these spots will fall off naturally within about two weeks. Makeup can be worn immediately after your procedure to help cover the spots and even out your skin tone during the healing process.

After your Sublative treatment, your skin will also feel red and hot, like a sunburn. The next day, grid marks will appear and may feel raised like little scabs. Do not pick at these scabs, as this can cause scarring. They will darken over the next few days, and will slough off naturally in about a week. Makeup can be worn 12 hrs after your Sublative treatment to help even out your skin tone as you heal.

It is normal to experience skin irritation and mild discomfort after your treatment, including minor swelling and redness. These sensations typically resolve within an hour after treatment. However, if your skin is especially sensitive, it may take a bit longer.

It is essential to be gentle with your skin after your elos session, and to avoid scrubbing or agitating your skin until it has healed. The team at the The Rejuva Center at Williams recommends using a product containing growth factors to help facilitate healing and growth of healthy skin cells after elos skin rejuvenation treatments.

Results of your elos Plus Treatment

Although your skin may improve after just one treatment, to achieve optimal results, we recommend a series of four treatments spaced approximately four weeks apart (or two weeks apart for Sublime). After you’ve completed your initial treatment series, one to two maintenance sessions per year are recommended.

Since each Elos treatment is different, the results of each are also different.

  • elos Sublime –While you may see some immediate results after your first treatment, because the success of Sublime relies on your body’s production of collagen, most results will take three to six months to be fully visible. Like most cosmetic procedures, maintenance treatments are recommended one to two times a year to enhance and maintain results.
  • elos Sublative – As with all skin rejuvenation treatments, your long-term results will vary depending on your skin type, the number of treatments, and the conditions being treated. You may see immediate results after each session, but it typically takes up to six months after your last session to see your full results. Maintenance treatments are recommended every six to twelve months, depending on your needs and desired outcomes.
  • IPL/RF – You will likely see some results after your first treatment; however, it still takes two to four treatments to obtain the results you desire. You will notice a consistent improvement in the appearance of your skin over time, and since the aging process continues after your treatments, maintenance sessions will help to slow the return of your skin imperfections. Depending on the severity of your skin issues, you will most likely see about a 50-75 percent improvement in your appearance after your initial series of treatments.

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If you are looking for the most advanced and effective skin rejuvenation treatment available, look no further than the elos Plus system. This facial treatment is performed with precision and care for each patient and delivers beautifully balanced, healthy looking skin. To schedule a consultation, call The Rejuva Center at Williams today at 518-786-7004.

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