In the modern age we live in, people work more, get tired more, are exposed to more stress and rest less in accordance with the requirements of the time. Various negative changes occur in the structure of the skin, which is the protector of the human body and an aesthetically important element, due to fatigue, insomnia, overwork, stress, unhealthy diet, consumption of hormonal foods, alcohol and cigarettes, negative effects of sun rays and various genetic factors. These changes can manifest themselves in many ways, from wrinkles to loss of elasticity and moisture of the skin. Undoubtedly, avoiding the negative factors listed above is the first step towards a healthier and more beautiful skin. However, even if all factors are removed, it is not possible to eliminate the wearing effects of time. Gold-needle radiofrequency (ScarLet S) applications, which tighten and treat both the skin and subcutaneous connective tissues in the fight against signs of aging, are one of the most effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation methods today.
WHAT IS SCARLET S GOLDEN NEEDLE RADIOFREQUENCY AND HOW IS IT APPLIED?
Long before the use of radiofrequency technology for aesthetic purposes on the face, we, plastic surgeons and ENT doctors, have been used for years in surgeries to reduce and tighten the enlarged concha. When you give the radiofrequency energy to a tissue in a controlled manner, the response of the tissue is in the form of consolidation into a smaller area, that is, tightening. In ScarLet S gold needle radiofrequency technique, electromagnetic radiofrequency waves of 100 to 800ms and 2Mhz power are produced by the device. There are 25 gold-plated micro needles in the head of the device used in the application, and these needles can shoot from 0.5 to 3.5 mm depth. In this way, it is possible to transmit the radiofrequency energy to be applied from the surface of the patient’s skin to the lower parts of the skin.
HOW DOES FRANCTIONAL RADIOFREQUENCY ( SCARLET S ) APPLICATION EFFECT?
Thanks to the radiofrequency energy sent to the skin and subcutaneous tissues through gold-tipped micro-needles, the temperature in these tissues is increased in a controlled manner and micro-excitations are created in the application area. In this way, a restructuring and repair process begins in the epithelial cells on the surface of the skin. In the middle and lower layers of the skin, the tight arrays of elastic ligaments and collagen in this area are increased and a significant increase is achieved in the production rate of cells called fibroblasts, which are one of the most important components of the connective tissue. After the ScarLet S treatment, a visible repair and restructuring is achieved, and this restructuring is carried out with the completely natural components of the person, namely his own tissue.
WHICH PROBLEMS ARE EFFECTIVE ON THE SCARLET S GOLDEN NEEDLE RADIOFREQUENCY THERAPY?
The most basic usage area of ScarLet S technology is tightening the loosened tissues due to loss of elasticity that occurs over time and making them younger and more dynamic, skin rejuvenation and treatment of fine wrinkles. In addition to this, making the distinctive lines of the face and chin prominent, removing the sagging in the neck area and tightening the neck, reducing the sagging in the arm area, leg area and abdomen, treatment of the problem of excessive sweating called hyperhidrosis. In addition, it can be used for the treatment of irregular appearance and scars due to various acne problems, the improvement of various scars, wounds, burns and scars on the skin, and the reduction and tightening of the dark appearance of skin cracks called striae.
IS ANESTHESIA APPLIED DURING SCARLET S GOLD NEEDLE RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENT?
Half an hour before the application, strong anesthetic creams are applied to the area to be treated and the patient is prepared for the treatment.
HOW LONG DOES SCARLET S GOLDEN NEEDLE RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENT LAST?
Although the duration of the treatment varies according to the width of the area to be treated and the application area, the average duration of ScarLet S treatment varies between 20 minutes and 50 minutes.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DOES SCARLET S GOLDEN NEEDLE RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENT TAKE?
Although the treatment varies according to the condition of the skin of the person, the needs of the skin and the reaction of the body to the treatment, effective results can be obtained after 3 sessions repeated once a month on average. This number can increase to 4 in very worn bindings.
WHICH OTHER METHODS ARE USEFUL TO COMBINE THE SCARLET S APPLICATION?
The best combination of gold needle radiofrequency application is PRP application. PRP is platelet-rich plasma prepared from your own blood. With this treatment method, the skin is revitalized and moisturized. In addition, extra benefits are provided for the treatment of fine wrinkles and skin tone differences. This application is made by separating your own blood in a special kit. At this point, the quality of the kit used is of great importance. Regen brand PRP kits, which are the leading brands in this field, are used in our clinic. On the other hand, we need to know your platelet level in order to perform PRP application. The normal value of platelets is between 150-450 thousand and PRP does not show the expected optimum benefit in numbers below 250 thousand. Pre-procedural blood counts are requested from all our patients so that they do not undergo a futile procedure and do not pay any fees.
The combination of PRP and ScarLet S is also a combination of dermaroller or dermapen application and PRP. When you perform your treatment with the combination of PRP and ScarLet S, you do not need the last two applications mentioned.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS OF SCARLET S GOLDEN NEEDLE RADIOFREQUENCY THERAPY?
No side effects occur except for a temporary redness that lasts for an average of 12 hours after the application. No bruising or needle marks are observed on the skin.
HOW SHOULD THE CARE AFTER SCARLET S GOLDEN NEEDLE RADIOFREQUENCY APPLICATION?
At the end of the application, your skin will be cleaned and if you have PRP application, your PRP will be applied as a sedative, and if you have the application without PRP, a special serum will be applied as a soothing. Afterwards, a suitable sunscreen will be applied to your skin. In your daily life, it is recommended to use a high-end moisturizer such as SkinCeuticals or Perricone MD suitable for your skin type, and a quality brand sunscreen such as Dermalogica. You can clean your face as usual at night before going to bed. If you wish, you can also get professional advice from our esthetician regarding the care and cleaning of your skin after the procedure.
SCARLET S GOLDEN NEEDLE RADIOFREQUENCY OR FRACTIONAL LASER OR FOCUS ULTRASOUND?
Laser technologies have been used for years for skin tightening. It is possible to achieve some tightening of the skin, especially with fractional lasers. However, the disadvantages of fractional lasers are that they cannot shoot into the deep tissues under the dermis, so they cannot provide tightening in the subcutaneous tissues. There are also side effects such as darkening or lightening of the skin (hypopigmentation / hyperpigmentation).
Focused ultrasound technology is a newer technology compared to laser technologies. Its superiority over laser technologies is that it can also affect the subcutaneous tissues. However, the most important risks of this technology are the risk of undesired melting of the adipose tissue and the risk of nerve damage. These side effects have prompted researchers to develop a technology that will produce the same or even better effect, but without these risks. Gold-needle radiofrequency technology offers a perfect solution at this point. It has also been proven to be a reliable and effective method with long-term results in the literature.