Are you unhappy with the look and feel of your skin? Perhaps you are beginning to notice signs of early aging such as fine lines or wrinkles, or are bothered by acne scars, large pores, or hyperpigmentation. If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from RF microneedling.
What is RF Microneedling?
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that combines traditional microneedling with RF energy to rejuvenate facial skin.
RF microneedling can be used to target:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Lax skin
- Large pores
The RF Microneedling Treatment
To begin your RF microneedling treatment, the targeted area will be thoroughly cleansed, and a topical numbing cream will be applied to ensure you are comfortable. Once the numbing cream has kicked in, the microneedling device will be passed across the skin, creating tiny micro-wounds to stimulate collagen and elastin production. At the same time, the tip of the needles will release RF waves for further skin improvement. This process can take between 10-30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Your provider may also apply a soothing solution at the end of treatment to help minimize inflammation.
Who is a Candidate?
Individuals who are in good health and are interested in combating early signs of aging and improving their complexion can often benefit from this treatment. However, those who have an active skin infection or cold sore breakout, have used Accutane in the past six months, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring, or have a skin disease such as psoriasis should not undergo this treatment. For more information regarding candidacy, contact our office today.
After your RF microneedling treatment, there is no downtime needed, so you can feel free to return to your regular activities. You may experience temporary redness, swelling, and discomfort. Ice packs can be applied to the treatment area for short periods of time to reduce swelling. It is important that you wear SPF during the weeks following treatment, as your skin will be sensitive to the sun, and use a gentle cleanser daily to keep your skin clean.
A series of at least four sessions are often needed to obtain optimal results, which should be spaced out every 3-8 weeks. Patients will be able to see results after 3-6 months.
If you would like to improve your complexion with RF microneedling, contact First State MedSpa to learn more! We would be happy to answer your questions, as well as schedule your consultation appointment to get started.