At Coastal Dermatology and Medspa, our priority is to deliver quality dermatology care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
What Is V-FR?
Skin degradation is a natural part of the aging process. Unfortunately, it hits some of us harder than others, depending on our genetics and lifestyle. If you have noticed a decline in the look or feel of your skin that you would like to correct, then it is likely that V-FR treatment is something that can help you achieve those goals.
The best news? It’s one of the easiest treatments available on the market and won’t require you to take a ton of time away from your life just to get it done.
V-FR is one of the newest fractional radiofrequency treatments on the market. It has a reputation for providing noticeable, safe and comfortable results for patients with any skin type and can tackle a range of different common conditions for those who are looking to improve the appearance of skin throughout their bodies.
Fractional radiofrequency treatment has been used for years as a solution to cosmetic concerns. It works by emitting concentrated heat levels into different layers of the skin, causing the body to initiate the healing process. These reactions promote the production of essential proteins (collagen and elastin) and hyaluronic acids responsible for keeping our skin smooth and taut.
What Can V-FR Treat?
One of the most compelling factors about V-FR is that it can be used to treat a wide range of cosmetic skin conditions, such as:
- Acne scars
- Loose skin
- Poor skin texture
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Creepy skin
- Stretch marks
Am I a Candidate for V-FR?
V-FR is suitable for any patient with any skin type who is looking to improve the look or feel of their skin. This treatment is suitable for virtually any area of the body, and multiple regions can be addressed at a single time.
It is vital that patients have realistic expectations about what can be achieved through V-FR treatment. Browse radiofrequency therapy before and after photos and do plenty of research before your procedure. We also recommend keeping a list of questions you have about your treatment and bringing them with you during your consultation. This way, you can ensure that you have as much accurate information as possible as you move forward through the process.
How Should I Prepare for V-FR?
V-FR is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure, which means that you will not need to worry about extensive preparations or anything like that. We generally recommend that you try to avoid sun exposure when possible to help protect your results and treatment. You may be given some instructions by one of Coastal Dermatology and Medspa’s medical professionals. These instructions should be followed as closely as possible since they will ensure the most effective results are achieved.
What Should I Expect from a V-FR Procedure?
Before your procedure begins, the areas that are being treated will be thoroughly cleaned. Your procedure will begin shortly after being cleansed. V-FR uses a cutting-edge handheld medical device to emit heat energy into your skin. While this general method is the same for all fractional radiofrequency devices, there are a few things that sets V-FR apart from its competitors.
Switching — V-FR can achieve real depth control through the machine. It is the only fractional technology on the market that offers this level of control and customization for your conditions.
Vacuum — By plunging skin into an area within the medical wand, the skin is pulled taut for better exposure and operator control. Ultimately, this means a more precise procedure and better results.
Cooling — As heat is emitted into your skin, V-FR is simultaneously using a cooling applicator to combat damage to the top layer of the skin. This means you will feel less pain and discomfort during and after your procedure.
Once the procedure has been completed, you will be given instructions on protecting your skin and optimizing your results. This generally means avoiding UV exposure and other pollutants for a short period of time.
What Should I Expect During V-FR Recovery?
Directly after your V-FR treatment, you may experience minor redness or discomfort, but while these are normal, the side effects typically subside within 24 to 48 hours. Also, most patients can return to their regular routines immediately after the procedure, making this treatment perfect for busy schedules or juggling responsibilities.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from V-FR?
You should see a noticeable improvement in any skin concerns that you were hoping to address through V-FR. To maintain optimal results, we always recommend creating a treatment plan with one of our professionals.
Can I Combine My V-FR with Other Procedures?
Luckily, V-FR can be combined with a host of different procedures, including:
IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation — Additional correction to sun damage and skin rejuvenation.
Juvederm — For adding additional volume in areas that have become sunken or wrinkled.
Botox— For correcting and preventing fine lines and wrinkles in the face.
These are just a few of the procedures that are most commonly combined with V-FR treatments. Performing multiple procedures at once helps create more drastic improvements to your appearance.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance with V-FR
If you are ready to get started with V-FR treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our office to see if V-FR treatment is right for you, give our office a call today in Jacksonville, Florida, at 904-727-9123 to schedule a consultation or fill out our online contact form so that we can get you started as soon as possible.