TRIBELLA

Tri-Modality Treatment using
IPL, Diamondpolar RF, Viva

The powerhouse of all treatments. A tri-modality treatment combining IPL, Radiofrequency and nanofractional radiofrequency to amplify results and target pigment, wrinkles, texture, tone, pores and laxity.

The treatments start off with an IPL which can feel a little snappy. We wait 10 minutes then proceed with the Diamondpolar Radiofrequency; this has been compared to a hot stone massage. We wait another 10 minutes then apply a numbing cream prior to the Viva treatment. Then we proceed with a Viva treatment, the numbing takes the edge off and it is a well tolerated treatment. Once that is complete, we recommend our patients do not touch their skin or use any products (even water) for 24 hours. This treatment is safe for skin types I-IV and treatment has minimal social downtime.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What does treatment feel like and is it painful?


IPL: You can feel a snapping sensation accompanied with heat.
DIAMONDPOLAR: Feels like a warm stone massage. It is a very comfortable treatment.
Viva: You will feel tiny pins on your skin, followed by a little zap. You will feel intense heat, similar to the feeling of a sunburn. Topical numbing will be used to make treatment more comfortable.




How long is each treatment?


Treatments range from 2-2.5 hours.




How many treatments are needed?


Treatments are recommended in a package of 3 or 6 depending on skin concerns. Treatments can be done as frequently as monthly. For best results, follow the recommendation from your treatment provider.




How often do I need to do treatments?


Treatments are done every 4 weeks




When will I see results and are they permanent?


Results continue to improve after your last treatment. You will see optimal results 3 months post treatment. As we continue to age, it is recommended to do maintenance treatments every 6 months or as needed.




What results are expected?


We anticipate a smoother texture, smaller pores and a reduction of wrinkles, laxity, pigmentation and scarring.




Who is a good candidate?


Patients with signs of skin damage, including deep acne scars, wrinkles, visible pores, stretch marks and other textural concerns and well as laxity and pigmentation.




Is it safe for all skin types?


No, the treatment uses a lot of heat which can make it unsafe for a darker skin type. This treatment is safe for skin types I – IV. We can do a combination of Viva and Diamondpolar treatments for a darker skin type.




Is there any downtime?


Avoid the gym and hot showers for 2 days after your treatment. It is important to leave the skin for 24 hours. Please do not apply any creams or even water, and avoid touching or scratching the skin. After 24 hours you may resume a gentle cleansing routine and resume wearing make-up. Avoid Retinols, AHAs and BHAs and anything that may irritate the skin until the crusting has sloughed off. After that you may resume your normal skincare. It is important to apply sunscreen (SPF30 or higher) everyday to maintain results and avoid sun damage.




Do I need to do anything after my treatment?


It is very important to avoid heat, sweat and water for 24 hours post treatment. You will have a post procedure kit containing a gentle cleanser, recovery balm and a sunscreen. Please only use these products for the following 5 – 7 days after your chemical peel treatment. It is important to avoid active products such as retinol and AHA’s and BHA’s for 2 weeks after your peel.




Contraindications


Patients should not be treated if they have a pacemaker or defibrillator, or any other electrical implant in the body, if they are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant.

Patients should wait to do treatment if they have had any surgeries in the area within 3-6 months, cosmetic injections within the last 2 weeks or recent chemical peels or resurfacing treatments.