You have had quite a few sun spots that are bothering you for a while?
Why don’t you consider getting them treated at a local cosmetic dermatologist, I-Medi Clinic in Sasebo? The Foto Facial RF procedure is right for people who want to improve obvious signs of aging, sun damage, acne and hyperpigmentation. Today, I (Saori) would like to talk about the treatment based on my experience.
So the picture on the left is the outside appearance of the building that the clinic is in, and the middle picture shows outside the entrance of the office, located on the 4th floor. The clinic is always sparkling clean and elegant.
After filling out a patient’s intake form in English, waiting just a bit at the lobby, you will be called into one of their consultation rooms. If you are wearing make-up, you will be asked to wash your face. No need to bring your own make-up remover or facial clenser because they have them all. Gently wash your skin with the foam you made using a foaming net after using their make-up remover.
Once you are done with face wash, your consultation begins. One of the nurses askes you questions about your skin problems, medical background and so on, then Dr. Yanagisawa comes in to take a look at your concerned area(s). He asks you some questions and answers yours. (Don’t worry, one of us from Explore Translation interprets at your consultation.)
This is one of their treatment rooms. After the consultation, they show you when they have openings, possibly the same day or later day. I was able to get my first treatment in on the same day of my consultation.
They use this machine called “Foto Facial RF (Pro)” to treat your skin and this is the most popular procedure at this clinic. The device uses radiofrequency energy (RF) to send pulses into your skin that work to enhance and repair irregularities. Energy targets brown spots, light wrinkles, blood vessels, acne, large pores, and other blemishes. Moreover, it also removes some unwanted facial hair at the same time!
You can get to choose area(s) to be treated on your face for this procedure, either just the cheeks or the entire face. I chose my entire face because of all these possible great effects.
The nurse had me laid down on my back. She first shaved my face to avoid possible skin problems, then asked the doctor to come take a look at my skin one more time and decide which level she should use. After the doctor left the room, the nurse applied cold gel on the area of the skin before treating with the handpiece. I did feel some tingling sensation as the treatment began, especially on darker spots, moles, or between the nose and the upper lip. She let me know when to expect a little pain, so I was able to get prepared for that. There was never a pain that I could not tolerate.
When she was done, the doctor came in again to treat my entire face himself, now with a little stronger level. Then after he left the room, I was given a metal stick to hold while the nurse applied vitamin C lotion on my skin by fine current. It is supposedly good for boosting collagen production, fighting skin damage or signs of aging, and brightening dark spots! They include this vitamin C application service after the Foto Facial RF treamtment for the entire face only, but not when you just do the cheeks only. They say some patients even do entire faces so they can recieve this vitamin C session. Yes, it’s that popular. My entire treatment was over within 50 minutes.
Here are some pictures that show the progress. A few days later, the treated area scabbed/crusted and became visibly more noticeable the following day like in the picture #1, but these scabs naturally peeled in about a week (Picture #2 & 3). Now I am very happy and surprised by this great result! This miracle happened only after the very first session, and it is recommended you return for the total of several treatments every 3 to 4 weeks, but of course, the number of treatment varies between patients.
The cost for the first session of the entire face treatment is 22,000yen plus tax, but it is only 14,000yen plus tax if you just want to get the cheeks treated.
For more information about this clinic, please check their recommendation page:
Please note that they cannot perform any treatments if you are pregnant just to be safe.
Contact Explore Translation to make an appointment or inquire about this specific treatment/any other treatments that I-Medi Clinic can offer!