What is PiXel 8-RF ?
Pixel 8 radiofrequency (RF) is one of the safest and newest energy-based microneedling devices available. However, Springs Aesthetics, overseen by Ocufacial Plastic Surgeon- Dr Burroughs, has been providing these energy-based microneedle treatments for many years. Pixel 8 provides non-surgical skin tightening and wrinkle reduction with little to no downtime. There is little to no downtime, discomfort, or risk. During the treatment, tiny “spikes” of heat are driven deep through the skin layers to stimulate and remodel collagen while also triggering elastin cells to regenerate yielding firmer, smoother texture, and healthier looking skin.
Pixel 8 RF was developed to combat the signs of aging and is safe for all skin color types. The most powerful and long-lasting results follow completion of a series of 3. Even after the 1st treatment, most will notice smoother and softer yet firmer skin like they had when they were younger. The amount of energy delivered and depth (.5mm to 3.5mm) is very adjustable to individualize treatments to a client’s specific needs. The Pixel 8-rf uses a unique design for tissue coagulation and hemostasis, so there is typically no bleeding.
PiXel 8-rf Benefits:
- Precise & Safe
An ideal distance between needles allows uniform application of the bipolar rf energy in a targeted fashion and energy adjustable, so that thicker or looser skin areas can be treated more heavily than thin skin areas such as the nose or forehead. Treatment progress is tracked by pulse count and visible changes to the skin during the treatment. The tip design allows for easily followed treatment protocols to optimize treatment patterns.
- Fast Recovery
The adjustable precision and uniquely engineered treatment tips delivers energy in a very controlled fashion. Most tightening occurs with treatment depths between 1-2 mm for most facial areas. This is similar to microneedling without energy. The advance penetration mechanism into the dermis provides below the surface coagulation and precision thermal spikes that heal quickly. Results can be boosted without prolonging treatment recovery by the application of platelet rich plasma obtained through an easy blood draw prior to your procedure. This sample of blood is then spun to separate and concentrate the beneficial growth factors that are then topically applied during the treatment while the micro punctures are still open and able to absorb these result-boosting platelet elemments.
- Comfortably Performed
The PiXel 8 tips quickly enter the skin heated and exit cold. This optimizes the beneficial introduction of the thermal spikes in a comfortable fashion while minimizing complications. Additional measures rarely needed to improve comfort include use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and an available handheld cold air blower (Zimmer Cooler).
- Quick Treatment Time
Typical treatments are approximately 30-45 minutes following adequate time for topical anesthetic application to take effect. This because of the engineering of the device and because the treatments are comfortable allowing them to be performed in an uninterrupted fashion.
How Does the Treatment Work?
The controlled heat spikes cause coagulation and hemostasis thereby stimulating collagen production. This then leads to rejuvenative skin tightening and improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and pores.
Is It Safe For All Skin Types?
Yes. It only uses radio frequency energy and cold needle extraction. there is no risk of severe superficial (epidermal) thermal damage. This nearly eliminates persistent visibility of the microneedle entry site punctures and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is virtually eliminated in darker skin types.
What is the Downtime?
Most commonly there is very little to no downtime. There is no “physical” downtime or significant restrictions. “Social” downtime is subjective, but most feel that any visible redness is minimally significant after 24-48 hours. Deeper and more aggressive treatments aiming for more powerful improvements may have somewhat longer visible signs of a treatment though usually only a few additional days.
Are Results Long-lasting?
Results can be up to a year or longer, but we recommend a maintenance treatment at about a year to 18 months. Best results are achieved with a series of 3 monthly treatments, and this is always our recommendation. We may permit a single treatment, but your procedure fee allows for up to two more at no additional cost. You want to maintain and protect your investment with periodic repeat treatment(s) as aging as ongoing and the high-altitude sunny days of Colorado are very damaging to our skin. Some individuals choose to perform more frequent non energy-cased microneedle treatments with or without platelet rich plasma (PRP). Results can be prolonged by proper skin care that always should include a customized Retinol, Moisturizer, Sun Block, and Vitamin C-based antioxidant. Good maintenance of overall health and nutrition are also ideal to maintain and extend results.
How Does PiXel 8 Compare to Other Microneedle Treatments?
Good results are obtainable with non-energy based microneedling, which Springs Aesthetics provides. More powerful results with fewer treatments are obtained with Pixel 8 and the most powerful radiofrequency results performed at Spring Aesthetics are achieved with Morpheus 8, which can also address fat. All 3 microneedling types can have boosted results utilizing your own blood factors through a simple blood draw that concentrates growth factors found associated with our platelets. Springs Aesthetics offers all 3 of these treatments, and you’ll be provided informed recommendation to help you personally choose what is best for you. Standard microneedling and Pixel8 are performed in the Springs Aesthetics spa. The more aggressive Morpheus 8 treatments are most commonly planned and customized by Dr. Burroughs. His trained team of medical/surgical assistants then perform the treatments. Some Morpheus 8 treatments are more comfortably tolerated with regional and nerve block local anesthetic with mild sedation as needed for some individuals.
Who Is a Good Candidate & Why Choose Springs Aesthetics?
Anyone looking to improve and make their skin look younger and better is ideal for energy-based microneedle treatments. Dr. Burroughs was among the very first in the state of Colorado to receive training and provide radiofrequency microneedling starting with 1st generation machines that have evolved to the more advanced, powerful Pixel 8 and Morpheus 8. Dr. Burroughs has 6 years of experience with these treatments and has been teaching at national and international cosmetic symposia his techniques to achieve safe and powerful results. He has directly overseen and trained his treatment specialists to optimize comfort, safety, and result improvements.