What is ReFirme Laser?
ReFirme differs from other skin tightening treatments, like Ultherapy and Thermage, in that it uses a combination of both radiofrequency energy and infrared light. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy, while Thermage uses radiofrequency energy. Both create heat that penetrates the surface of the skin to increase collagen production, but ultrasound energy usually can reach deeper into the dermal layer, even down to the fat, to provide more dramatic and noticeable skin tightening.
"My before photo was March 2020 and the after photo is 11/25/20. I’ve had Botox done 3 times so far and my deep 11 line is gone!!! That was my worst wrinkle and the doctor said Botox would fix me. I thought I was going to need filler for it. Very happy I look less angry lol!"
Real Refirme Laser Patient
Frequently Asked Questions
Prep for a ReFirme treatment by avoiding excessive sunlight exposure as much as possible and pausing your use of retinoids, acids, and any potentially irritating topical treatments the week before the procedure.
At your treatment session, your medical provider will rub a conducting gel across the areas of your skin to be treated and give you a special pair of glasses to protect your eyes. Then they’ll place the device on the targeted area of your skin and activate the light and radiofrequency. You’ll feel a brief warm, prickly sensation as it moves over your skin, but it’s not painful.
Immediately after the procedure, you can expect some redness, swelling, light blistering, blanching (a temporary whitening of the treated area), and scabbing, but these side effects usually disappear after a few hours. Temporary bruising may occur as well but should fade within a few days. You can immediately return to your normal activities. Just avoid direct exposure to sunlight and apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher frequently following treatment for the first week or so. We suggest that you avoid saunas, hot tubs, or anything that exposes your skin to an excessive amount of heat for at least the first three days following treatment. When you’re washing the area, use nonabrasive products.