SIGNATURE ELITE SKIN TIGHTENING
Named Best Skin Tightening Device by New Beauty Magazine! Signature Elite is an exceptionally safe and effective aesthetic device that delivers highly controlled, volumetric heating to tissue for measurable cosmetic results. Scientifically proven and clinically tested, Signature Elite uses focused Radio Frequency (RF) technology to redefine appearances by reducing wrinkles and treating laxity —from head to toe—with minimal discomfort. The key benefit of Signature is its ability to target focused RF with the ideal combination of heating and cooling to achieve the best cosmetic outcome while keeping you comfortable and pain-free. Thanks to excellent aesthetic results, high satisfaction has been universally reported by patients and providers. Signature Elite is an upgraded version that is a more powerful and more comfortable treatment. There is no anesthesia, no side effects and no downtime after Signature Elite treatments. Optimal results can be achieved in as little as four sessions over a period of approximately four months. Each session is about 30 minutes in length.
What can I expect at my appointment?
The clinician will attach a grounding pad on the shoulder or thigh, connect it to the Signature machine and begin the treatment. The clinician will apply ultrasound gel to the facial area to be treated and begin using the facial applicator in a circular motion. You will enjoy a warm sensation during the treatment time. The treatment is nearly painless. Treatment time varies, but it averages about eight minutes per area. Immediately after your treatment you may return to your normal activities with absolutely no downtime, no pain, swelling or any discomfort.
What areas of the face can I use Signature Elite on?
Signature can be used effectively on essentially every part of the face and neck. It is effective in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nasolabial folds, jowls, neck and declotte.
How many treatments will I need with
The recommended course of treatment is generally four sessions, three to four weeks apart. You may have additional treatments if desired.
Is it safe?
Signature has been tested in clinical studies and proven to be safe and effective. It has been cleared by the FDA in the U.S. for use in dermatologic and aesthetic procedures with indications for non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids.
Are there any contraindications?
Yes. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Signature should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker or any other implanted electronic device, you will be unable to undergo this treatment.
What about recovery?
There is absolutely no downtime. During the treatment you should feel only minimal discomfort. No anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment. Some pinkness on the treated area may last for about 15-30 minutes.
How long does it take to begin seeing results?
Immediately following the facial treatment your skin will feel velvety soft. Because new collagen is forming you will experience results as long as ninety days after your series of treatments.
How long do results last?
By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect long-term results. It takes about ninety days for new collagen to form so results continue long after the last treatment.
What are the side effects?
There have been no significant side effects reported with Signature treatment.
Who is a candidate for Signature?
Most people are good candidates. It may take more than three treatments to get the desired results if you have more advanced wrinkles.
How soon after pregnancy can I receive
It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Signature treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.
How long has the Signature technology been used?
It has been available in Europe for four years and FDA approved in the USA in December of 2009.
Signature Elite treatment produces a rapid but controlled heating of the skin and subcutaneous regions. The Signature device is continually monitoring and cooling your skin to prevent overheating. Lower focused energy plus active skin cooling equals a marked reduction in discomfort with no sedation or local anesthesia required. Signature radiofrequency stimulation unwinds and breaks old fatigued collagen bonds and stimulates your body to make new collagen. The end result is a tightening of the treated skin and a reduction in wrinkles. Your body may take up to 3 months to complete its new collagen production, so maximum benefits may not be seen for several months, though most patients see results sooner.