sublative Elos Sublative Laser

*15-30 minute treatments *1-4 Sessions *Mild Discomfort *NO Downtime

This fractionated non-ablative procedure is an excellent option for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and also can help improve acne scars. Treatments can correct textural issues and help to tighten your skin. Sublative can be used safely on all skin types, and usually has a short downtime, making it an excellent option for people on the go. While CO2 is a laser, and IPL is a light based therapy, Sublative is neither. Instead, Sublative utilizes bipolar radio in a grid-like pattern deep into the skin leaving the surrounding skin alone.

During the process of healing the untouched cells migrate in to help repair the treated cells, creating new collagen and elastin fibers. This allows for quick healing time with little to no downtime resulting in younger and healthier looking skin in typically one to four short treatments.


  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Skin imperfections
  • Pore size
  • Aged skin
  • Skin lesions

Prior to treatment, it is important to avoid sun exposure and tanning for at least 2 weeks for optimal results.

Results can often be seen right after the initial treatment. One can expect to see mild to moderate redness for 1-2 days and possibly slight grid marks for up to 4 days afterwards.

Most people can apply makeup and return to work in 1-2 days. Since Sublative works by enhancing your own collagen production, the results can continue to improve for six months and last a long time. However, as sun exposure and normal aging continue to break down our collagen on a daily basis, a maintenance treatment every 6 to 12 months will help to continue to enhance your overall appearance.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board-certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board-certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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For more information about Sublative and to schedule a consultation, please call Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form.

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