What is Sylfirm X?
Sylfirm X is the first US-FDA approved radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling procedure that utilizes dual wave (continuous wave and pulsed wave) for skin rejuvenation, scars, pigmented and vascular lesions such as melasma, diffuse redness and rosacea. Sylfirm X has 8 different modes allowing it to be customized to different treatment site and skin conditions. Additionally, Sylfirm X has the widest depth range of 0.3 – 4.0mm among micro-needling RF systems.
How does Sylfirm X work?
Sylfirm X works by utilizing radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling – a minimally invasive procedure that delivers RF via micro-needles.
Micro-needling produces controlled micro-injuries to the skin and stimulates wound healing process and collagen production. The needles also help to break down scar tissue.
RF energy is delivered to the skin through micro-needles. RF generates heat at 40-60°C, causing coagulation, protein denaturation, leading to inflammation and contraction, stimulating the wound healing response and promoting new collagen production.
What can Sylfirm X treat?
Using the pulsed wave mode, Sylfirm X can treat pigmentation such as melasma and rosacea. Melasma is caused by hyperactive melanocytes, damaged base layer of the epidermis, abnormal blood vessels and deteriorating collagen. Sylfirm X targets these root causes of melasma by regulating melanin production, strengthening the base layer of the epidermis, removing abnormal blood vessels and increasing collagen production.
Facial Rejuvenation: Skin Tightening & Open Pores
Apart from treating pigmentation, Sylfirm X can also help to tighten pores. Ultilizing the continuous wave more, RF is delivered at 55-60°C into the dermal layer, promising dermal remodeling and skin tightening. Skin contraction can be observed almost immediately after treatment.
Sylfirm X can also be used to rejuvenate the skin, treat rosacea, acne and acne scars, and can be used on other parts of the body – neck, double chin, décolletage and the scalp for hair regrowth.
What to expect during the procedure?
Prior to treatment, numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area. Stamping technique is used to smoothly insert the needles, preventing pain and bleeding or bruising. The treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Who is a suitable candidate?
This treatment is for:
- Pigmentation – melasma and rosacea
- Skin rejuvenation – enlarged pores, wrinkles, fine lines, rhytides 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 all gender 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.
How many sessions are needed?
Patients may see visible improvement in their skin within just one treatment. Depending on the skin condition, up to four treatments or more may be recommended.
Is there any downtime or side effects?
There may be slight redness and swelling right after the treatment which should subside after a few hours.
For melasma treatment, the pigmentation darkens and fades away within 1-2 weeks.
Note: The degree of erythema and downtime may vary depending on the treatment intensity or skin sensitivity.