Sylfirm X Treatment for Acne Scars
If you're struggling with acne scars, you're not alone. Acne scars treatment can be a frustrating and challenging process. There are many options available today that can improve the appearance of your skin in both its texture and appearance. One of the most innovative and effective acne scar treatments is Sylfirm X, which uses dual-wave radiofrequency microneedling technology to treat acne scars. This article gives a brief overview of what it is, how it works, and answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding it.
What is Dual Wave Radiofrequency Microneedling?
The Sylfirm X procedure uses radiofrequency (RF) microneedling to create microchannels in the skin, which stimulates the skin's natural healing response and help regenerate collagen and elastin, the two key proteins that improve skin texture and reduce acne scars. This USFDA-cleared RF microneedling treatment operates with dual wave technology that uses both pulsed wave (PW) and continuous wave (CW) modes to achieve the desired results.
These modes ensure deeper penetration of radiofrequency energy into every dermal layer for revitalized skin and faster collagen production. It targets precise thermal coagulation through an evenly leveled electrode to penetrate precise depths without affecting the normal tissue around it. Below is a table showing the differences between PW and CW modes.
Pulsed Wave (PW)
Continuous Wave (CW)
This method selectively coagulates and strengthens the basement membrane located within the epidermal junction and upper dermis.
One penetration provides wide, continuous coagulation from the deep dermis to the upper dermis.
Promotes the recovery of hyperactive melanogenesis (pigmentation) and hyper angiogenesis (better blood circulation)
Rejuvenates skin to look firmer and younger.
Shorter duration of the pulse wave generates less heat which helps to keep the melanocytes stable
It delivers higher temperature which helps to stimulate dermal remodeling and skin tightening, thus improving the overall appearance of scarring.
What Does Sylfirm X Treat?
- Atrophic scar
- Enlarged pores
- Acne, and acne scars
- Increased pigmentation (i.e, melasma, hyperpigmentation, solar lentigo)
- Skin laxity (i.e, wrinkle areas, facial folds, fine lines)
- Skin discoloration, redness, and uneven skin tones
- Dull skin texture
- Poor scalp blood circulation
- Abnormal blood vessels
- Vascular lesions (Rosacea)
- Stretch marks
Is RF Microneedling like Sylfirm X the best choice for acne scar treatment? With several RF microneedling options available in the market for treating acne scars, comparing devices and evaluating the specific strengths and weaknesses can turn out to be quite a task. But remember, it is the clinical application of the devices by the doctor or professionals that is the most important. Only a trained and experienced practitioner can understand their inherent differences and skilfully adapt. All these devices operate on the same principle and essentially perform similar functions. The differences are usually in terms of device design and not the individual results they achieve.
Before the procedure, your skin will be cleansed and numbed with a topical anesthetic. The dual wave radiofrequency microneedling device will then be passed over the treatment area, creating microchannels in the skin's surface. You may feel a slight prickling or heat sensation, but most patients find the procedure comfortable.
The number of treatments needed varies depending on the severity of your acne and acne scars. Most patients require 4 to 5 treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
The procedure is generally well-tolerated, and most patients report minimal discomfort. While there is little to no downtime usually, some patients may experience mild swelling, redness, or tenderness for one to two days. They can, however, still continue with their daily activities.
- Patients can apply skin revitalizer (SR) serum over the initial days to enhance the recovery process.
- It is essential to moisturize adequately with light weight or water-based moisturizer.
- Avoid prolonged exposure in the sun to hasten healing and prevent negative effects.
- Avoid applying makeup or using strong and harsh skin care products in the treated area for 72hours (about 3 days).
This treatment is for:
- Pigmentation – melasma and rosacea
- Skin rejuvenation – enlarged pores, wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity
- Body rejuvenation – turkey neck, double chin, décolletage
- Scars – acne scars, atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars, stretch marks
This treatment is suitable for a wide range of age groups and both men and women as it has both long and short pulses to customize to different conditions. It is also for all skin types as RF is not limited by Fitzpatrick skin types and therefore all skin types can be treated with Sylfirm X effectively and safely. Sylfirm X can be used as a standalone treatment or complement treatment to achieve optimal results. To learn if this treatment is suitable for you, consult our doctor to learn more.