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Fractional RF Microneedling
RF (radiofrequency) microneedling has become an increasingly popular choice for a variety of patients - especially celebrities. Many patients are turning to RF microneedling as a non-invasive alternative to Botox or laser medical procedures. The treatment restores skin and provides a variety of aesthetic benefits - without requiring surgery and with minimal risk.
At our Skintastic facility, we strive to educate people on all kinds of skincare, including microneedling. Allow us to serve as your trusted source of information on non-invasive beauty procedures.
Benefits of RF Microneedling
RF microneedling reaches deep into your pores, which allows the treatment to produce dramatic results quickly. The noticeable benefits of the non-invasive procedure include:
Reduced acne scarring
Skin tightening and firming
Fewer wrinkles and fine lines
Minimized stretch marks
Younger looking skin
Is RF Microneedling Right for You?
This aesthetic skincare procedure works well for a variety of clients – thanks to its adjustability. Many facilities offer a range between mild, easy treatments and deep needling.
At Skintastic, we predominantly recommend RF microneedling to:
Patients with stretch marks and acne scars
Those who have experienced mild to severe sun damage
If you’re considering RF microneedling and want to learn more, discuss the benefits and degree of treatment at your initial cosmetic appointment. A professional will guide you toward the intensity level that’s appropriate for your skin and concerns.
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
RF microneedling is a skin treatment that rejuvenates a patient’s appearance through the use of very fine needles. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be conducted by a trained dermatologist or aesthetician in under an hour. The needles lightly puncture the skin, creating what’s known as a “controlled” skin injury. These tiny, microscopic wounds are naturally filled with new collagen and elastin by the body.
Go Beyond Traditional Microneedling
RF microneedling varies from traditional microneedling in that it doesn’t just rely on needles to enact change. It incorporates the use of radiofrequency. The radiofrequency energy heats the underlying layers of skin, which constricts and tightens everything as the small injuries are filled with collagen and elastin.
The Procedure and Results
The actual microneedling procedure lasts for roughly half an hour and with the use of topical numbing cream, the procedure is very comfortable. Your aesthetician or dermatologist will use a unique robotic device to accurately and quickly target areas of the dermis showing signs of aging, acne, scarring, and more.
You’ll begin to see results of your skin’s rejuvenation within a matter of weeks post-treatment.
The Potential Side Effects of Microneedling
There are minimal side effects from RF microneedling treatments. Most commonly, these include:
Your skin may feel warm and tight, and some treated patients have reported that they look and feel like they’ve had a sunburn recently. All of these symptoms should subside within 24 hours or less.
In comparison to many other skin restoration treatments, RF microneedling requires virtually no downtime post-procedure. If you receive a relatively superficial treatment, you will likely be able to return to your normal routine almost immediately. Even if you receive more aggressive microneedling, you should be able to return to work in a day or two.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ideally, a complete microneedling regimen will last for roughly six months and include four to six procedures. Throughout the process, each procedure will be spaced out by four to five weeks.
One of the best parts of this treatment is that it can be used to improve any skin type. Microneedling is referred to as a “color-blind” procedure because it does not depend on chromophores (like laser surgeries). Patients of all races and skin tones are viable candidates for the needle procedure.
RF microneedling is safe to use in several delicate areas, including the upper eyelid, eyelash area, nose, and upper lip. It is most commonly used to tighten and rejuvenate skin in the T-zone (forehead, nose, lips, and chin). If you have an area that’s bothering you, discuss it with a trained professional to find out if RF microneedling is safe to use.
Beyond common acne scars and symptoms of aging, microneedling can treat a variety of irregular skin conditions. Dermatologists have been known to recommend RF microneedling for:
- Mild surgical scarring
- Burned areas
- Enlarged pores
- Stubborn stretch marks
RF therapy achieves deep penetration into your skin where it actively fights damage from sunburns and exposure. Sun damage breaks down the collagen fibers in your skin, but this treatment quickly stimulates collagen production and counteracts the breakage. Simultaneously, RF therapy significantly reduces wrinkles while giving the patient’s face a slimmer appearance.