6 Things to Know Before Getting Your RF Microneedling Treatment

While you may have heard of RF microneedling, what exactly is it? The treatment uses tiny needles and radiofrequency (RF) energy to address a variety of common skin concerns. And despite needles being involved, it’s a very comfortable procedure for most patients.

Let’s take a look at a few more things that are important to know before you have this unique treatment.

1) How Does Radiofrequency Microneedling Work?

During RF microneedling, radiofrequency energy penetrates the skin through the tiny needles that make micro-wounds in the skin. Heat is generated by the radiofrequency energy and this stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin. The new collagen helps tighten skin and reduces the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. This process leaves you with visibly younger-looking and clearer skin.

2) What Conditions Benefit From RF Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling can address a number of skin concerns. In the past, surgical interventions were the only treatment options for conditions like deep forehead wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, and stretch marks. That’s no longer the case. RF microneedling provides effective, long-term results for wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, dark spots, and so much more.

3) Are There Risks With RF Microneedling?

Surgical treatments for skin conditions often come with significant risks. That’s not the case with RF microneedling. RF microneedling is a non-invasive treatment option. That means you won’t have many of the same risks associated with invasive procedures. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any risks. Some of the risks you’ll want to look out for with this treatment include skin damage and infection.

You may experience bleeding, bruising, infection, or skin peeling, but those symptoms typically diminish after a few days.

4) Who Should Avoid RF Microneedling?

If you’re considering RF microneedling treatment, you should first find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. There are some conditions that may limit your ability to get this type of treatment. Those conditions include:

  • Pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Pacemaker
  • Cancer
  • Skin disease

If any of these conditions apply to you, talk to your skin care specialist before beginning treatment with RF microneedling.

5) What’s Expected After Treatment?

While most invasive procedures require an extensive recovery period, that’s not the case with RF microneedling.

Most patients can get back to their normal daily activities right away, including going back to work. It’s a good idea to wear sunscreen when going outside right after treatment as your skin is more susceptible to sun damage right after treatment.

6) When Will I See Results?

You can expect to see visible results in just a few days. You’ll continue to see dramatic results as your body increases collagen production in the weeks after treatment.

Schedule A Consultation

Enjoy the benefits of rejuvenated skin with radiofrequency microneedling at First State Medf Spa. Schedule a consultation by calling our Wilmington, DE office at (302) 208-6084 or using our online contact form.