As people get older, the collagen production in their bodies slows down, and as a result, their skin slowly loses its elasticity and starts sagging. Zaffiro treatment tightens the skin, helps stimulate collagen production, and regain a youthful appearance.
Zaffiro is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for tightening and rejuvenating skin that combines the powers of hydro-exfoliation and thermo-lift technology. This treatment rejuvenates and firms the skin, enhances its texture and appearance, and stimulates collagen production.
Zaffiro combines two technologies to smooth and rejuvenate the skin: (1) infrared energy and (2) hydro exfoliation.
The infrared energy is often referred to as thermo-lift technology by Neauvia™, which developed the device. It reaches deeper layers of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Zaffiro increases collagen within the skin to produce a tightening effect. Because the infrared energy passes into the skin without damaging the surface (it is non-ablative), there is no downtime. There is also less discomfort than with some other technologies, like ultrasound and radiofrequency.
Hydro exfoliation is like a precise micropower wash for the face. A gentle but powerful jet of water removes debris and hydrates the skin, producing a more smooth, plump, and youthful texture.
What are the benefits of Zaffiro?
Some benefits of Zaffiro include:
- Smooth and tighten the skin
- Reduce fine wrinkles and lines
- Define facial contours
- Improve firmness
- Hydrate the skin
- Improve crepiness of the neck, arms, and stomach
- Stimulate collagen production
- Improve the face oval
- Increases skin’s radiance
- Brightens complexion
- Soothes and reduces acne inflammation and scarring
- Reduces abdominal skin laxity
Zaffiro is the perfect solution for people who want to improve the appearance of their skin without having to undergo invasive procedures. It helps patients achieve a fresh and more youthful look and can be applied to all face and body areas. Zaffiro can be adapted to benefit patients with different skin types and sensitivities, and it offers numerous skin benefits.
What Does the Zaffiro Treatment Look Like?
Zaffiro consists of two separate phases. The first phase is hydro-exfoliation, and it includes using cooled, compressed, and sterile water applied in a massage fashion. This process nourishes the epidermis, stimulates toxin release, removes devitalized cells and collagen, and improves the skin’s texture.
The second phase (thermo-lift) involves using a non-ablative infrared laser to penetrate through the epidermis and stimulate and tighten the deep layers beneath the skin. The heat causes the existing collagen fibers to reinvigorate and stimulates the production of fresh collagen. That way, the production of Type I collagen is increased and refined.
The water pressure and the intensity of the thermo-lift procedure are tailored to each patient’s comfort and needs. You can complete a Zaffiro procedure at the spa at Dr. Goldman’s office during your lunch break (usually completed within an hour). However, the exact treatment times vary depending on the areas being targeted and specific skin concerns.
Treatment is painless, and patients do not experience any discomfort. It’s quite the opposite. It is a highly relaxing procedure for many. Thanks to combining a cooling element into the laser delivery handpiece, the normal skin temperature is maintained, without the hot feeling produced by many energy-based therapies.
Zaffiro has zero downtime, and patients can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment, as it does not leave any scarring or bruising. In very rare cases, skin irritation or redness may occur, but that will disappear within a few hours.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Many patients see and feel some treatment results immediately, such as cleansed, hydrated, nourished, and tightened skin. The long-term result includes building new collagen fibers visible just a few weeks after the treatment. During this time, the natural collagen production in the body will increase, and the skin quality will be restored.
The number of treatments a patient may need depends on various factors, including the patient’s goals, the severity of their skin concerns, and the treatment area. Typically, we recommend a series of 4-6 treatments for achieving optimal results.
After the initial rejuvenation, patients can maintain the results with an ongoing treatment regimen and undergo repeat treatments semi-annually or annually, depending on the desired results.
Who Can Benefit from the Treatment?
Zaffiro is an excellent solution for any female or male patient looking to regain their skin’s youthful appearance. It is a great option for people concerned about mild to moderate loose skin who prefer non-invasive therapies.
Whether your skin concerns are consequences of aging or to prevent loss of collagen that comes with aging, this procedure can help. Even if you don’t have any skin concerns, you can consider this treatment a preventative measure to maintain your skin elasticity. If this is the case, undergoing one Zaffiro treatment is often enough.
Zaffiro vs. Ultherapy
Zaffiro and Ultherapy are two popular forms of non-surgical, technologically advanced skin tightening treatments. They both heat subcutaneous tissue and increase collagen. However, Zaffiro is a gentler treatment with less discomfort that combines energy-based skin tightening with hydro-exfoliation, resulting in a greater impact on skin tone and texture.
Ulthera uses focused ultrasound (sound waves) to heat subcutaneous tissues and produce a controlled injury, therefore increasing collagen and other substructures within the skin. It generally takes about three months for full effect. It is more intense, with more discomfort and the results can last approximately two years. Zaffiro is a great maintenance treatment to do after Ulthera to boost and keep results even longer.
Zaffiro uses infrared energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which similarly increases collagen and other skin components to produce a firming and tightening effect. It is milder than Ulthera, with significantly less discomfort, and is used intermittently at approximately 1-month intervals as a maintenance treatment.
By combining the infrared thermo-lift effect with hydro exfoliation, Zaffiro is meant to take modern, technologically advanced facial treatments to another level. Specifically, routine facials and other technologies like the HydraFacial are not typically combined with an energy-based tightening treatment like Zaffiro’s infrared thermo-lift. Combining advanced hydrophilic exfoliation with energy-based tightening, a greater impact on skin tone and texture is likely achievable than with other exfoliation treatments alone.