You are scheduled for a series of mini-invasive treatments with the EXION Fractional RF Applicator. The EXION Fractional RF applicator is intended for use in dermatologic procedures such as treatment of acne, scars, solar elastosis and hyperhidrosis.
Your treatment provider will discuss your specific treatment needs. A recommended course of treatment typically involves 2 - 5 sessions, with a one to six-week interval between each session depending on the individual's healing process.
The area of interest must be free from hair, make-up, creams, and lotions. You acknowledge that you have been advised to shave the area prior to the procedure, or the area will be shaved at the procedure visit.
On the day of the treatment, you are advised to wear comfortable clothing so the treatment area can be easily accessed. Also, the treated area will be wiped with a cleanser before treatment to remove any moisture, perfume, moisturizers, or oils. You will be asked to remove all metallic accessories and electronic devices.
The treatment may be associated with some level of discomfort. A topical anesthetic in the form of numbing cream may be used when needed. Following the Fractional RF treatment, it is common for patients to experience varying degrees of erythema (redness) and edema (swelling). Additionally, visibility of small crusts, blisters, or burns occasionally develop at contact locations. These typically slough within one week for sensitive skin.
Confirm that you are aware NOT TO wear any metallic accessories (such as jewelry, watch or clothes containing metallic threads or metallic accessories) during the treatment. Also acknowledge that you do not have any metallic or electronic implants near the treatment area (such as pacemakers, defibrillators, etc.).
Following the treatment, it is recommended to avoid sun exposure or any excessive tanning for several days after the treatment. A broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunblock should be used outdoors until the skin is completely healed. Patients should also avoid skin irritation in the treated area for 24-48 hours after therapy and may apply makeup only 24-72 hours after each session if the skin is not broken. While regular soaps are fine, scrub soaps or exfoliants should be generally avoided for 24 hours after treatment.