Dr. Richard Gaines is the Chief Medical Officer of LifeGaines Med Spa in Boca Raton. He attended the Boston University School of Medicine, completed an internship at the Tufts University of Medicine, and his residency at the Harvard School of Medicine. Today, Dr. Richard Gaines is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving sexual health paradigm. He continues to innovate with new anti-aging treatments to enhance and extend the lives of his patients. His effective forms of regenerative medicine, hormone therapy, and wellness treatments are designed to help people of all ages improve their energy, drive, sexual health, and overall wellness goals.
What is RF Microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling (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 specialists have an in-depth understanding of this new technique which offers patients a uniquely effective solution to nearly all aesthetic challenges.
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 get the benefits of the traditional method, but 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.
RF microneedling is an exceptional alternative to more expensive cosmetic procedures. It’s an upgraded version of one of the most common non-invasive treatments in Boca Raton for minor to significant skin complaints.
The aesthetic specialists at LifeGaines Med Spa Boca Raton have 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.
What Does Microneedling with Radiofrequency 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 lines or wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Uneven skin texture or 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 collagen production to regenerate the skin in the treated areas. Most patients require two to six treatments a year.
Microneedling with RF Procedure and Skin 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 production in your skin to last for several years.
You can also boost the results of microneedling with RF treatment with other aesthetic procedures like platelet-rich plasma and stem cells.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling Boca Raton?
The specific benefits associated with RF microneedling include:
- Boosts and stimulates collagen production
- Brightens facial skin, providing a fresh, healthy glow
- Reduces cellulite
- Reduces acne scars
- Improves circulation
- Provides an even-colored skin tone appearance, including sunspots
- Reduces the effects of aging
- Tightens the skin, including areas such as the neck, chest, and décolletage
RF microneedling in Boca Raton is an effective solution for a multitude of skin concerns, including:
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Lines and wrinkles, including the face, neck, and upper legs
- Acne scarring and other types of shallow scarring
- Tired-looking, dull skin
- Loose or sagging skin, also known as skin laxity, including around the eyelids
- Discoloration of the skin
- Enlarged pores
Does Microneedling Work for Sagging Skin?
Yes, RF microneedling treatment is a highly effective solution for sagging skin as well as stretch marks. We offer RF microneedling as an anti-aging skin treatment amongst many others.
Are Estheticians Allowed to Do Microneedling?
According to FDA guidelines, estheticians are permitted to perform microneedling if the device being used is less than .3mm. They are not permitted to make any medical claims.
Is RF Microneedling Treatment Better than Traditional Microneedling Treatment?
Yes, RF microneedling treatments are more effective at treating acne scars and other complex skin conditions than traditional microneedling. With RF microneedling, desired results are achieved and maximized due to the heat produced by the radiofrequency energy, a more intense energy than simply using tiny needle punctures. The heat helps the needles have a much deeper effect on the skin.
How Long Does it Take To Recover From a Microneedling Procedure?
A microneedling procedure is an outpatient process. While patients might experience slight redness, this is temporary and only lasts for one to two days.
Why Choose LifeGaines for Microneedling Boca Raton?
Dr. Richard Gaines and his team at LifeGaines Med Spa Boca Raton have been successfully treating patients for decades. Our premier approach to total body wellness has enabled patients throughout Florida to reach their health and aesthetic goals.
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