Refirme is a revolutionary, non-surgical skin tightening procedure which stimulates collagen, enabling patients to have an uplifted and more youthful appearance. Before undergoing a Refirme procedure, it is useful to learn about the myths and facts.
Myth: Refirme Is a Conventional Laser-Like Skin Treatment
Fact: Refirme is a revolutionary procedure using radio frequency and light energies to gently tighten the skin.
Myth: Results of Refirme Can be Seen after Only One or Two Treatments
Fact: Multiple sessions are usually necessary. Results of Refirme can be seen gradually over the course of the treatments, with usually 4 to 5 treatments being needed, although every individual is different. Most patients receive a monthly treatment for about five months.
Myth: Refirme Is a Painful Treatment
Fact: On the average, this procedure is virtually pain-free with little to no discomfort being felt, and is effective. The reason that there is less pain with this type of treatment in comparison to other IPL (Intensed Pulse Light) systems is because there is less optical energy being used.
Myth: A Refirme Treatment Takes Only 15 to 20 Minutes
Fact: This treatment normally takes about 45 to 60 minutes.
Myth: Refirme Cannot be Combined with Other Treatments
Fact: This procedure can be combined with other treatment methods, such as light therapy, to enhance skin tightening. With this sort of combination treatment, it is normally necessary to have 8 to 12 treatments.
Myth: Refirme Is an Invasive Procedure
Fact: This treatment is non-invasive and will not wound or cut the skin. The dermis of the skin is gently heated by the radio frequency. Most patients do not experience any side effects, but a few individuals may have slight swelling or mild redness that normally does not last more than a few hours.
Myth: Refirme Is Performed Only around the Eyes and the Mouth
Fact: This cosmetic procedure is normally performed on the thin skin of the face such as around the eyes (crow’s feet), the lower neck, saggy brow lines and the forehead.
Myth: The Downtime for a Refirme Treatment Is One Week
Fact: There is little to no downtime for this method of treatment, with the procedure being done on an outpatient basis, and individuals normally resuming to their activities later in the same day.
Myth: Refirme Cannot Help to Tighten Sagging Skin Caused by Weight Loss
Fact: Although surgery is necessary to tighten larger amounts of skin that is loss from excessive weight loss, Refirme may help to tighten the skin after the surgery is performed if additional tightening is required.
Myth: The Cost of Refirme Is Normally around $500 to $700
Fact: The cost for this treatment is normally $1,500 to $2,500.
Myth: A Refirme Treatment Is a Permanent Fix
Fact: Although every individual case is different, this cosmetic procedure normally lasts up to two years.
Myth: Many Insurance Companies Cover the Cost for a Refirme Treatment
Fact: Most insurance companies do not cover the cost for Refirme, as it is a cosmetic procedure.