Wrinkles & Lines
Dr. Banki uses Sublative TM RF
for treatment of lines and wrinkles.
The SublativeTM RF
applicator is designed to deliver radiofrequency
energy to the skin in a fractional manner, via an array of
multi-electrode pins. The array delivers bipolar Radiofrequency energy
to the skin, thus causing college formation. Microscopic zones of
epidermis and dermis are thermally ablated in a grid over the skin
surface, where non-ablated zones serve as a reservoir of cells that
promote rapid healing and collagen formation.
Typically only 48 hours of mild downtime is required after the
procedure. Since the treatment uses radiofrequency instead of light,
the chances of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a skin
discoloration that can occur in patients with darker skin, are greatly
Expected side effects are redness and swelling after the procedure
that lasts from hours to days, and occasionally even up to a week or
beyond (very unusual). Any resurfacing procedure can result in a scar
or infection, although this is exceedingly rare. Darkening or
lightening of the skin although extremely rare could happen.
On average, most results appear over a period of three to six months
(it takes time for collage to form), but results are dramatic.