RF Microneedling and CO2 Laser Tixel and are all popular cosmetic procedures used for skin rejuvenation and treating various skin concerns.
- How it Works: RF Microneedling combines microneedling (tiny needles creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin) with radiofrequency (RF) energy. The needles deliver RF energy deep into the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production.In this procedure, tiny heated cones come into contact across the face and neck for a few milliseconds to stimulate collagen, tighten the skin and allow for deeper penetration of youth activating serums.
- Targeted Concerns: RF Microneedling is effective for improving skin texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, tightening sagging skin, and minimizing acne scars. It’s also suitable for various skin types and tones.
- Downtime: RF Microneedling usually has minimal downtime. Patients might experience redness and swelling for a day or two, but it’s generally less intense than some laser treatments.
- Sessions Required: Multiple sessions are often needed for optimal results, spaced several weeks apart.
- How it Works: CO2 lasers use fractional technology to target specific areas of the skin. The laser 10600nm emits precise, intense beams of light that remove layers of skin and stimulate collagen production. Fractional Co2 Laser is the most advanced conceptual fractional CO2 skin peeling laser system with a wavelength of 10600nm. In addition to its fine skin-peeling effect, it can effectively penetrate the laser beam into the dermis . It is the most beneficial skin recovery system and can achieve the long-term effect of collagen remodeling as well as improvement of aged skin conditions due to exposure to light. It can be very safely applied to various types of scars compared to the existing 100% total layer skin peeling lasers (CO2 or Er: YAG). In addition, it does not require a long period of recovery or side effects. It can remodel various types of deformed scars and skin tissue very effectively.
- Targeted Concerns: CO2 lasers are highly effective for treating deep wrinkles, severe sun damage, scars, and uneven skin tone. They are often used for more intense skin resurfacing procedures.
- Downtime: CO2 laser treatments typically have a longer downtime compared to RF Microneedling. Recovery can take a week or more, during which the skin will peel and require careful post-procedure care.
- Sessions Required: In many cases, a single session or a few sessions spaced several months apart may be enough for CO2 laser treatments.
- How it Works: Tixel is a non-ablative treatment that uses heat to rejuvenate the skin. It uses a grid of tiny heated pins to create micro-injuries on the skin’s surface, stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture.Tixel gives similar results to CO2 laser resurfacing, but with less downtime and pain during treatments.a titanium heated tip that contains 81 needle-like tiny pyramids which heat up to 400 degrees Celsius – similar to the heat of a laser treatment. It has a piston like movement and is moved across the area being treated in grid sections. It presses on the skin for milliseconds but does not penetrate it. When it briefly touches it its thermal energy is transferred to the upper layers creating tiny holes or pores. It is this micro damage that stimulates new collagen production.
- Targeted Concerns: Tixel is effective for improving skin texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and addressing mild to moderate sun damage. It’s considered a milder option compared to CO2 lasers.
- Downtime: Tixel treatments typically have a shorter downtime compared to CO2 lasers. Redness and swelling are common but tend to resolve within a few days.
- Sessions Required: Multiple sessions are often recommended for optimal results, usually spaced a few weeks apart
What is Plasma ?
Gas aterials apply energy. The ionization generated by free electrons changes to a gas state. At this time, the applied energy includes various types such as heat, alternating current, direct current, and RF.
In the case of plasma, a direct current is used as an energy source.
·Spark discharge sequence generated by direct current, the heat generated by spark discharge causes the skin heating up. The discharge mechanism of direct current has a great influence on the small part of the skin compared with the discharge formed by the alternating current discharge. It is very valuable, and the DC discharge will not be damage surrounding tissue.
• Discharge is the formation of an electrically conductive connection between the tip of the device and the skin of the patient,the tip being at a distance of 4 mm from the skin. The treatment area can be seen, where air containing free electrons at the discharge point absorbs a large amount of energy, causing air to penetrate, which stops acting as an insulator and begins to direct current (electric shock). The air is ionized and becomes a plasma.
· Uses plasma to stimulate cell regeneration, which can achieve anti-aging, enhance skin absorption, antibacterial cleansing,effective whitening and brightening, improve fine lines, increase skin elasticity, enhance facial contours and remove scars.
vs morpheus 8
Morpheus 8 is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology. It’s designed to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, and provide a more youthful appearance
☆ Morpheus8 delivers the deepest fractional treatments available, penetrating subdermal tissue up to 8mm (7mm + 1mm thermal profile).
☆ Triple action of fat coagulation, connective tissue contraction, and sub-necrotic bulk heating provides practices with “maximum results – minimal downtime” procedures.
☆ Bipolar radiofrequency (RF), dual handpieces, and four tips with different pin configurations (12 pin, Resurfacing 24 pin, Body 40 pin, Nanocrystalline pin) provides a modular fractional solution for complete facial and full body dermal resurfacing and subdermal adipose remodeling.
☆ Dual Handpieces allow for increased treatment functionality: Morpheus8 for smaller treatment areas and Morpheus8 Body for larger and deeper tissue treatments.
☆ Intelligent programmable technology and large, easy to navigate LCD treatment screen.