Available at our Larkspur, Marin location only
What Is AGNES RF?
Originally developed as a permanent solution for active acne, AGNES RF has been found to also be remarkably effective as a face, jaw, and eye area rejuvenator and ideal as a non-surgical face and neck contourer. It combines precision microneedling and radiofrequency to stimulate fibroblasts which generates collagen and produce results that are likened to a face- or eye-lift. Skin is smoothed, tightened, and sculpted! Learn about AGNES RF for treating eye bags and wrinkles.
It’s minimally invasive, safe, appropriate for all skin tones, and requires little downtime.
Other than acne, what conditions can be treated?
Eye area—under-eye bags, skin sagginess, and eye wrinkles. Especially exciting is that AGNES offers a treatment for periorbital wrinkles—those around the eye that look puffy and which are difficult to treat with injectable solutions.
Neck, jawline, and jowl—remove fat and tighten skin.
Plus, a wide range of cosmetic skin concerns:
• skin texture
• enlarged pores
• sagging skin
Is AGNES right for me?
AGNES treats all skin types. The consent of a parent or guardian is required for patients under the age of 18.
Key Benefits and Typical Results
• AGNES is customizable in the skilled hands of our practitioners.
• It simultaneously removes fat and tightens skin.
• Treatment sessions are short.
• The technology is predictable, precise, and safe.
• The micro-needles are insulated to provide additional protection to surrounding tissue.
How do I prepare for treatment?
No particular preparation is needed other than a complimentary consultation.
However, ask your practitioner about starting Alastin Skincare’s Procedure Enhancement System 14-30 days before your treatment. Pre-treating with this system will clear non-functioning collagen and impurities and prepare your skin for optimal results. And continuing after treatment will minimize downtime and elevate results. Directions for use.
What happens during treatment?
AGNES treatments require twenty minutes or less, once a numbing cream has taken effect. Your practitioner will configure the handset micro-needle and energy settings for you particular goals. Pulses will be precisely targeted into the wrinkle or fat pad under treatment.
Occasionally, for deeper fat, or for eye bag treatments, local anesthetic injections may be used in addition to numbing cream.
Post-treatment care or downtime?
Many are able to return immediately to regular activities. Ice may be used to calm any discomfort or sensitivity to the treated area.
If you are treated for deeper lines/wrinkles, or for eye bags, you may experience redness, bruising, or swelling for one to three days, followed by up to a week of minimal visible side effects. Occasionally, with these deeper treatments, you may be sensitive and have some numbness for up to four weeks.
If you are concerned about the length of downtime, but want the same results, a regimen of lighter treatments can be substituted for one deeper treatment.
Lighter treatments will have far fewer side effects, most which may be concealed with tinted moisturizer or makeup just a few days after treatment.
Our team will be available to provide you with information on care, and also to discuss products available to minimize downtime and enhance the results of your treatment.
How long until I see results?
It is normal for the treated area to look worse for up to a week. Over the coming months, skin structure remodeling and new collage synthesis will reveal your firmer, smoother skin.
How long will results last?
At your complimentary consultation, expectations for your results will be discussed. They vary from individual to individual and with which conditions the treatment is planned to address.
How many treatments will I need?
Treatment plans vary depending upon the individual, size of area(s) to be treated, and goals. It’s recommended that two to three additional treatment sessions are planned, three to six month after the initial appointment.
What is the science?
The science behind AGNES is what sets it apart from other microneedling devices. Each of the micro- needles has an insulated coating which minimizes unnecessary damage to surrounding tissue, shortening recovery time and adding precision to the targeting of the radiofrequency energy.
AGNES radiofrequency safely targets the desired skin structure to heat the tissue to the exact temperature to destroy and coagulate fat and fatty structures in the skin while simultaneously increasing the production and firming of collagen and elastin, leading to cell turn-over and internal restructuring of the skin, making it firmer and tighter.