Agnes is a radio frequency treatment designed to treat chronic acne at the root of the problem. Acne is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicle arising from our sebaceous glands; Agnes destroys these glands without thermal injury of the epidermis to effectively reduce acne.
How Does Agnes Work?
Using precisely administered radiofrequency energy through special tiny partially insulated needles, Agnes destroy the sebaceous glands without causing any injuries to the skin epidermis. With the sebaceous glands destroyed, hair follicles do not get inflamed and infected any more so acne on the treatment area goes away for good.
What Is The Procedure Like?
A local anesthesia will be applied on the treatment area prior to treatment.
The procedure first starts with a thorough extraction to clear up the pores, followed with Agnes Acne treatment and ends with a healing laser light. A follow-up session is required the next day which involves radio frequency to loosen any remaining debris in the pores and help speed up skin healing.
Is There Any Downtime?
Patients may experience redness on the treated area and mild swelling may occur due to the insertion of the micro-needle.These will subside in a few days.
What Are The Expected Results?
A decrease of 50% to 70% of acne breakouts can be expected after the first treatment, and by the third session, most will achieve up to 90% clearance, though some variation may occur from patient to patient. Pimples do not form again in the treated follicles and over time, the number of new lesions reduces.
Who Is A Suitable Candidate For Agnes?
Anyone suffering from chronic acne looking for a lasting solution to their acne problems. Agnes Acne is also suitable for those who do not wish to consume oral medications (especially for females planning a family) or use expensive laser which only controls the problem temporarily.
What Other Treatments Can Agnes Treat?
In addition, the Agnes device can also be used for the following indications.
- Saggy Upper Eyelid
- Eye bags
The emitted radiofrequency energy with controlled precision is able to selectively target and shrink subcutaneous fat between the skin and before the orbital septum. This results in tightening and firming of the skin around the eye as new collagen is stimulated into forming.