So I’ve had four Sublative Skin Rejuvenation treatments over the course of 5 months. It’s recommended to have 3-5 spaced out every 4-6 weeks to get optimal results.
Let me start by saying there can be some discomfort but you can opt for topical numbing cream to help with that. I chose to forgo this step and get right down to business. There is a hand piece that delivers the bi-polar frequency or as I like to call it the “zap” to the skin. This causes a mild ablation to the skin with majority of energy focused deep in the dermis. It kind of feels like a snap of a rubber band followed by a heat sensation, similar to the feeling of a sunburn. Some areas were worse than others and felt more like an intense discomfort but keep in mind I did not use the numbing cream.
Ok let’s get to the good stuff!
Sublative stimulates your skin to maximize collagen production, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and skin discoloration it also improves overall texture. I’m told it will also minimize acne scarring, what doesn’t this thing do?!
The most immediate thing I noticed was my pigmentation was “pulled” out similar to the peel I had previously. This is a good start. My face also felt warm for a few hours after service but it wasn’t unbearable. After 3-4 hours you can gently cleanse and apply moisturizer. I use Babor Ultimate Repair Cleanser and Cream. The Ultimate Repair line aides in skin regeneration and is the perfect complement to micro, peels and laser skin treatments. It’s so important to use the recommended products at home to ensure you get the proper results! I also added in Babor New Skin Active Ampoules for use at night to really give me a regenerative boost.
The next day I had what is called micro crusting. Attractive, right? Well not to worry after 24 hours you can apply makeup. I like to use Jane Iredale mineral powder because it is natural and does not clog your skin. Years of using make up that clogged my pores with little to no cleansing routine is partly the reason of this skin care journey!
Throughout my first week my skin felt tight and dry. Since I was wearing makeup to minimize my redness and micro crusting I didn’t want to apply cream over top, so I purchased Babor Thermal Essence. This can be used as a spray so I poured it into a spray bottle. This was a game changer! Anytime I felt tightness or needed to feel refreshed I simply spritzed the Thermal Spray on. I couldn’t believe how moisturizing this stuff was!
After 7 days you can start to lightly exfoliate. You are probably seeing a trend in my skincare preferences and can probably guess that I opted for something in the Babor line. Well you would be correct! The Enzyme Cleanser is my go to for a gentle and effective exfoliation. At the 7 day mark I go back to my regular moisturizer, Babor Collagen Booster Cream of course!
At the 2-3 week mark is when I really started to see an overall improvement in my skins texture and my pores have actually become smaller! So far Sublative has been hands down the best investment I have made for my skin concerns. Of course I have to keep up with my at home routine to maintain these results but at this point I actually look forward to cleansing, peeling, masking and moisturizing. It’s no longer a chore but something I get excited about!
It takes 5-6 months for our stimulated collagen production so I will update you all in a couple months on my fine lines and wrinkles!
I would like to thank the laser technicians, Karissa, Sausan, Jade and Sara at Bliss YogaSpa for taking the time to not only perform the laser services but also the guidance and information they provided.
If you would like more information on this service or have any questions about your skin concerns please contact any of the amazing team at Bliss YogaSpa!
Post written by Christina Easton
Disclaimer: This review was written 5 months after the initial treatment.