What is Radiofrequency Microneedling
One of the newer skincare treatments on the beauty scene and one that I love is Radiofrequency Microneedling. A fantastic way to reduce fine lines and facial wrinkles, in addition to scarring from acne. Anyone interested in Radiofrequency Microneedling or Microneedling should consult a dermatologist or doctor who is specially trained and experienced in these types of procedures to ensure proper treatment.
What is Microneedling and Radiofrequency Microneedling?
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment that has been used for decades to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles or pins creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as skin resurfacing.
Radiofrequency Microneedling adds the element of radiofrequency energy to the traditional microneedling procedure. The secret is ultrafine needles that puncture your skin to make very tiny wounds. As your skin heals from these wounds, your body’s collagen production soars, resulting in taut skin. Surface scarring is eliminated and fine wrinkles are softened, if not erased. As of today, it’s the only dermatology treatment that tightens your skin while also reducing your wrinkles at the same time.
What to expect:
Rediofrequency Microneedling is reported to rejuvenate skin by improving skin tone and texture, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne, and scars. The treatment is considered minimally invasive and is typically well tolerated with little-to-no downtime. Results can be expected within several weeks, however optimal results typically occur after a series of several treatments.
Radiofrequency Microneedling is appropriate for nearly any skin type and tone. The procedure addresses the following issues:
Fine lines and facial wrinkles
Scarring from acne and chicken pox
Mild to moderate skin laxity
Irregular skin texture and tone
Each treatment takes about 15–20 minutes and results gradually appear over the next several months. While each patient’s skin condition is unique a patient generally requires a series of treatments spaced approximately four weeks apart to ensure optimal results. The procedure is typically well tolerated, with little discomfort and minimal downtime. The most common side effects are redness and swelling in the treatment area, which generally resolve within a few days.
The primary risk is skin irritation after the procedure. Other side effects could include:
Discomfort at the site
Flaking of the skin