Sublative is the only technology proven to reduce moderate to severe acne scars for all skin types. The Sublative™ RF applicator is designed to deliver radiofrequency energy to the skin in a fractional manner, via an array of multi-electrode pins. The array delivers bipolar RF energy to the skin. Microscopic zones of epidermis and dermis are thermally ablated in a grid over the skin surface, where non-ablated zones serve as a reservoir of cells that promote rapid healing.
The Bi-Polar RF Difference
When comparing the Sublative tissue effects vs. traditional laser tissue effects; there is a stark difference in the density of energy delivered deep into the dermis. RF current flow depends on the tissue’s conductivity (based on the water content.) Traditional fractional resurfacing causes extensive epidermal damage with less damage to the dermis. Conversely, the Sublative bi-polar RF current, causes minimal epidermal damage just beneath the electrodes. The RF current then reaches the dermis, which is a conductive medium. The dermis' natural resistance to the electrical current results in a unique current distribution, a strong focal heating effect just below the pins, with minimal epidermal damage, less heating and a more diffused effect in the dermis.