We all want to be forever young. There are a lot of treatments out there to achieve that youthful look and smooth skin. One of the most popular treatments is RF microneedling. It initially appeared as an alternative to fractional lasers and is now becoming more and more popular. Of course, it will never replace ablative laser and will not give the same results as fractional laser, but RF microneedling, on the other hand, is an excellent option for lifting the skin and boosting collagen production and improving skin laxity. In this article, we will explain what RF microneedling is, who would be the best candidate for the treatment, and what to expect after the procedure.
RF microneedling, also known as radiofrequency microneedling, is a cosmetic procedure that combines the use of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to improve the texture, tone, and appearance of the skin. It is a non-surgical treatment that aims to address various skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and skin laxity.
During RF microneedling treatment, a device with fine needles is used to make tiny punctures on the skin surface. These needles penetrate the top layer of the skin and deliver radiofrequency energy to the underlying layers. Combining radiofrequency and microneedling helps stimulate new collagen production and remodels existing collagen fibers.
The procedure usually begins with the application of a numbing cream to minimize discomfort. The device is then applied to the treatment area, and the needles penetrate the skin, delivering radiofrequency energy as they create the microchannels. The depth of the needles and the intensity of the radiofrequency energy can be adjusted based on the specific needs of the client.
After the treatment, there can be some discomfort, like mild redness or swelling. These symptoms usually subside within a few hours or a few days. Some clients may experience pinpoint bleeding or light bruising. The recovery time is relatively short compared to more invasive procedures.
RF microneedling is a safe procedure. However, it is not appropriate for everyone. The ideal candidate must be in good health, have early signs of aging, and have realistic expectations. We do not recommend RF microneedling to anyone who has a history of keloids, hypertonic scarring, or poor wound healing.
To find out more about RF microneedling, schedule your complementary consultation at Skinlogics.