RF Microneedling is an exceptional alternative to more expensive facial procedures. It’s an upgraded version of one of the most common non-invasive treatments in Boca Raton for minor to significant skin complaints.
LifeGAINES aesthetic specialist has an in-depth understanding of this new technique which offers patients a uniquely effective solution to nearly all aesthetic challenges they may face.
Science has managed to go one step further to improve the effects of microneedling even more. RF microneedling, or radiofrequency microneedling, is a groundbreaking technique that boasts results comparable to a fractional laser and is effective on all skin types and complexions. With microneedling, you don’t have to worry about lasers altering pigmentation or hiding away from the world while your skin recovers.
How Microneedling Works
Typical microneedling uses a pen-like device with dozens of tiny needles on the tip. This device is moved across the skin as the microneedles quickly penetrate the skin at a shallow depth. As the needles work their way across your skin, they send injury signals to your body without ever actually causing damage.
During this treatment, your skin is prompted to produce collagen and elastin which work together to boost the youthful appearance of your skin while combating minor to moderate skin conditions.
With the radiofrequency microneedling technique, you also get the added benefit of heat from the device. This heat helps the tiny needles have a deeper effect on the skin without actually needing to be longer or more painful.
The RF microneedling technique creates heat zones on the skin where the device has been applied. The heat zones from the radiofrequency entering the skin then mimic the results you would experience from a laser.
What Does This Mean for Your Skin?
When you experience microneedling, your skin receives the collagen-boosting benefits of typical microneedling with the laser-mimicking benefits that won’t abuse your skin or cause damage to pigmentation. Unlike laser treatments, RF microneedling is inclusive to everyone.
RF microneedling is typically used to combat such skin issues as:
- Fine wrinkles
- Acne marks
- Texture abnormalities
- Sagging skin
- Melasma and hyperpigmentation
- Enlarged pores
Patients typically require repeat procedures to experience the full results that RF microneedling can offer, but with minimal to zero downtime needed the treatment can fit easily into your life. Better yet, the results are worth it.
After just a single treatment, you’ll start to notice your skin’s appearance improve in both texture and color. Your skin will immediately begin producing collagen to regenerate the skin in the treated areas. Most patients require two to six treatments a year.
Procedure and Recovery
During a typical RF microneedling session, a topical numbing cream is applied to the skin to help alleviate any discomfort from the device. Most patients don’t report any discomfort. A session can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on how large of a treatment area you have.
After the procedure, you might experience some redness for a day or two. These marks will disappear shortly, leaving you with rejuvenated and volumized skin. Full results from a single treatment are typically noticed in 3-4 weeks. If you and your doctor decide on multiple treatments, your results will only increase.
The required treatment sessions all depend on the severity of your skin concerns. The deeper the skin issue, the more sessions will be required. Once your results have been achieved, you can expect the new collagen in your skin to last for several years.
You can also boost the results of RF microneedling with other procedures like platelet-rich plasma and stem cells.
To learn more about RF microneedling and explore your treatment options, schedule an appointment with our office today.