You’ve probably heard of Microneedling with RF (radio frequency). It has been popping up more and more as a popular treatment to treat fine lines and wrinkles. However, despite its popularity, not many people understand what it is and how it works. We’re here to demystify the procedure and give you all the tools you need to decide if the procedure is right for you.
First things first, what is microneedling? Microneedling is the practice of puncturing the skin with a fine needle for the purpose of rejuvenation. The multi-purpose treatment creates microscopic punctures in the skin that encourage the body to boost collagen and elastin production resulting in glowing, tightened skin. Microneedling treats a myriad of concerns including surface scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and loose skin. By delivering precisely controlled RF energy deep into the skin, there’s no risk of over-heating or burning.
A minimally invasive process, microneedling will leave your skin looking plump and luminous for a couple of weeks after the treatment. During the treatment itself you can expect to feel mildly uncomfortable, but don’t worry— you’ll be given a topical antiseptic to help manage pain. Once your skin is properly numbed, the microneedling device will deliver several dozen pricks—with radiofrequency heat energy— about three millimeters deep into your skin. The RF treatment helps minimize scars and wrinkles for a fuller and more youthful look.
One session is about 20 minutes, but a minimum of 3 sessions is recommended for optimal results. Following the procedure, the treatment area may look red, and feel sensitive, similar to a sunburn. However, post treatment symptoms are mild and temporary. Some patients see visible results after a few weeks, but most patients see significant results after 3-6 months. With collagen-inducing treatments, your skin should continue to improve over time for up to a year.
You may be wondering, how microneedling with RF is different from regular microneedling. Microneedling with RF has all of the benefits of traditional microneedling, plus skin tightening and additional collagen production. The RF energy delivered deep into the skin produces faster, more dramatic results over traditional microneedling.
So why choose microneedling with RF? The main advantages of RF microneedling is that it can offer similar results to ablative laser procedures, but with significantly less discomfort, downtime and risk for hyperpigmentation, especially in darker skin types.
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