How does it work?

Sublime is a non-invasive treatment that can reverse signs of aging such as deep wrinkles, folds, droopy eyelids, jowls, and any general loose skin on the face and neck. The sublime applicator uses a combination of infrared light and radiofrequency to bulk heat the dermis, stimulating new collagen growth and causing the skin to tighten. On average clients require 3-5 sessions every 4-6 weeks.

Who is not a candidate?
Any person:

  • With a pacemaker or internal defibrillator

  • With current or history of cancer or pre-malignant moles

  • Who is pregnant or who is nursing

  • With an impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases (such as AIDS and HIV) or a person using immunosuppressive medication

  • With a history of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing

  • With a history of bleeding disorder, or taking anticoagulants

  • Using medications, herbs, food supplements, and vitamins known to induce photosensitivity to light exposure. *Requires spot treatment 24 hours in advance

  • Treated with accutane in the last 6 months

  • With facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last three months, if face is treated

  • Who has received face lift of eyelid surgery within three months prior to treatment

  • With Botox/collagen/fat injections or other methods of augmentation with injected bio-material within two weeks prior to treatment

  • Who are being treated with systemic corticosteroids currently or within the last 6 months

  • *Persons with history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex, may still be treated following a prophylactic regime.

Realistic expectations

  • Deep folds or dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by movement of underlying muscles) are not realistic treatment indications

  • Results are observed gradually and a series of treatments (usually 3-5) are necessary

  • Long-term improvement is notable usually 2-4 months post treatment

What to do before treatment?

  • Client should discontinue use of any irritant topical agents 48 hours prior to their treatment

  • The client should arrive for treatment with clean skin; there should be no lotion, make-up, perfume, deodorant, powder or bath/shower oil present on the skin

  • Avoid skin irritation or skin tanning

  • *Treatment area should be shaved for prior to procedure

What can I expect after the treatment?

  • Some erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) in the treatment area is to be expected

  • Use high factor Sunscreen and protect the treated area from the sun for at least two weeks

  • You may use a cool compress after treatment

  • Client may continue normal skincare regimen

Possible side effects after treatment?

  • Hypo- and hyper-pigmentation

  • Moderate skin redness (Erythema)

  • Swelling

  • Scarring