Sublative RF Treatment


Radiofrequency (RF) is a lower intensity energy than laser, but travels through the skin in a different way, penetrating deep into the dermis without harming the epidermis. Laser treatments destroy 70% of the epidermal layer to get the energy to the site of the scar whereas Sublative only disrupts 5% of the epidermal layer.

The energy is creating the inflammatory response in the top dermal layer so it is subdermal and the scar tissue is remodeled underneath the skin. This effectively is ejecting the damaged collagen and replacing it with new collage. You heal from the inside out. From the diagram, you see the traditional laser ablative treatment lose energy as it penetrates the skin creating cone shape damage. With SublativeTM the RF energy enters the skin with small microscopic holes but the energy is strongest in the dermis creating an inverted cone. The delivery of this RF energy is what makes all the difference in remodeling scar tissue.

Traditional Fractional vs Sublative Rejuvenation

Traditional fractional vs sublative rejuvenation

The fractionated Radio Frequency energy breaks down the old scar tissue from the injury and encouraging the reproduction of the new collagen is a more organised manner. SublativeTM targets the body’s natural wound healing process via cell destruction and reconstruction which triggers collagen and elastin production in very specific areas in the top dermal layer. Your natural wound healing mechanism then repairs the scar, wrinkle or stretch mark from lower layer of your skin without damaging the top epidermal layer. Post treatment, you will notice increased levels of beneficial collagen as new healthy skin cells are produced as seen in the below diagram. Scars, fine wrinkles and superficial skin discolorations are reduced, and the texture of your skin becomes smoother and more elastic.

The basic theory behind SublativeTM fractional RF device is that the heat generated by the RF destroys microscopic sections of scarred skin. Fractionate profile of the RF is important due to the ability to leave healthy cells in between the grid of damaged cells. The healthy cells speed up the wound process that causes cell growth and collagen production.

When the energy is applied to the skin, it creates controlled microscopic damage in the dermis. Once injured, an inflammatory response is induced, the body is sends fibroblast to the area and collagen and elastin is created.

This is the exact wound healing process that is essential in repairing acne scar made possible by the destroyed scar tissue being replaced with new collagen and elastin producing cells.Fractionated radiofrequency (RF) behaves like an electrical current.

The sender electrode emits the RF energy and the receiver electrode receives the energy to complete the circuit. The same as electrical current it returns in a path of least resistance. The RF energy only disrupts only 5% of the epidermis, with most of the energy penetrating deep in the dermis where it is needed. In effect, it is creating the heat from the inside where the wound healing is required.

As a result, healing is rapid with little surface damage and down time is minimal.

Acne Scar Remodelled

Sublative energy

When the RF energy hits the scar tissue it works its way around the harden tissue thereby heating the scar in a specific controlled manner.This way that heat is delivered to the exact area of the scar tissue is unique to RF energy. It targets the harden scar and over a few treatments remodels the damaged collagen with new soft collagen.

Acne scar remodelled

The best way to have your acne scars accessed is in person by a qualified clinician. At Eden Laser Clinic we offer a free consultation where you will receive personalised information based on your skin type and acne scar level.

From this consultation, you will know how many treatments are needed, a written quote with cost and specific information you will need to follow before, during and after your Sublative treatment.

Sublative Pricing

Prices per treatmentSINGLE
Full Face$749 $374.50
Cheeks$599 $299.50
Single Cheek$399 $199.50
Forehead$299 $149.50