The most abundant protein in our body, collagen lends our skin its elasticity and structural support. However, as we age, collagen becomes thinner and less elastic, resulting in wrinkles and looser, sagging skin. To improve the skin's texture and firmness, Invasix® uses Radiofrequency Assisted LipoTightening technology to heat the deep, collagen-rich layers of the skin. The heat both tightens loose collagen fibers that have become stretched out over time and stimulates new collagen growth to make skin feel smoother, thicker, and more youthful.

How Invasix® Works
Invasix® encompasses a wide range of minimally-invasive, cutting-edge cosmetic procedures using radiofrequency (RF):

Fractora is the most advanced fractional RF treatment providing anti-aging improvements to skin tone and texture for a more radiant appearance through ablation and skin resurfacing.
Invasix® device
Fractora delivers RF energy to the skin through an array of pins, producing localized heat and small micro-lesion dots in the treatment area. The gentle heat generated by the Fractora pins in the sub-dermal tissue promotes collagen restructuring for skin rejuvenation and an improved appearance in the skin. The methodical scattering of micro-lesions allows the skin to heal faster than if the entire area was ablated. Physicians can offer a versatile fractional treatment that can provide non-ablative to minimally ablative results up to 1 mm in depth. Fractora delivers improvements in the broadest range of symptoms of aging skin— including fine lines, deep lines, texture, pigment irregularities, blood vessels, and redness. The most common areas of treatment are the lower eyelids, upper eyelids, smile lines, cheeks, mouth, and neck.

Forma is an unprecedented skin treatment that allows physicians to provide optimal skin contraction temperatures in a precise manner no other RF technology can. The built-in ACE (Achieve, Control, Extend) feature allows physicians to Achieve pre-programmed optimal temperatures quickly and homogenously for each patient, Control and monitor the thermal profile during treatment, and Extend the patient's exposure to optimal therapeutic temperatures for maximal results— all without concerns of overheating the skin. The RF technology of Forma overcomes the limitations of existing skin tightening devices with a number of built-in safeguards, including the ability to achieve precise thermal temperature through an ACE sensor and the automatic cut-off of energy when epidermal levels measure beyond preset levels. Physicians can offer a versatile fractional RF treatment that can provide non-ablative results up to 4 mm in depth. RF energy heats the skin in a controlled schema to remodel deep collagen and improve the appearance of the skin for all facial and body regions.
Body contouring

BodyFX (formerly known as TiteFX) is a body contouring procedure that represents the next generation of non-invasive lipolysis. Using clinically proven RF energy, BodyFX provides long lasting results for an improved and smoother body contour, and serves as an alternative or adjunct to surgical liposuction. Targeted RF energy allows physicians to treat areas of the body that concern patients the most. Ongoing clinical studies indicate no non-responders to treatment and show BodyFX to smooth cellulite with minimal discomfort.

What to Expect
Each time the handpiece touches your skin, you will experience brief sensations of heating, indicating that the deep layers of the skin are reaching temperatures necessary for tightening. Skin temperature feedback on the handpiece provides immediate skin measurements to ensure a uniform treatment of the entire area. Skin temperature cut-offs regulate skin temperature and provide an additional level of safety and comfort during treatment. Depending on the area(s) treated, the procedure can last from 20 minutes to 1–2 hours.

Just as there is no pre-procedure preparation, no special care is required after treatment, although good skincare and regular usage of sunscreen are recommended. Most patients can immediately return to their scheduled activities post-treatment, with little to no downtime. Any temporary redness or minor swelling you may experience should resolve within 24 hours. Patients usually do not need pain medication and report that the treatments are relatively painless, although pain medication or topical anesthetic cream are provided to suit individual preferences.

Effectiveness and Results
The Invasix® ACE technology achieves precise temperature attainment via thermal monitoring, addressing the major shortcomings of current thermal-based skin tightening technologies. Fractora offers improvements for aging skin that would normally require two, three, or even four different technologies. RF ablation of the skin promotes skin resurfacing while untreated skin between the pins promotes faster healing of the treatment tissue. Histological studies show new restructured collagen in the deep dermis within days of treatment.

Possible Side Effects
Swelling or redness are possible temporary side effects. However, hyper- or hypo-pigmentation (an increase or decrease in skin coloration) are rare, as RF technology targets deeper layers of the skin.

Before and After Gallery
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