RF Microneedling is the does-it-all skin refreshing and rejuvenating treatment that benefits everyone. The treatment continues to grow in popularity because of the dramatic results it delivers and the fact that it’s downtime free. RF microneedling relies on radiofrequency (RF) energy delivered to the skin via a microneedling device to produce new collagen and elastin for plump, healthier-looking skin. Here’s everything you need to know about RF microneedling from start to finish, including how to maintain your results. Here is your Glow-Up Gamechanger Guide!
RF Microneedling Basics
All types of microneedling create micro-injuries within the skin with needles that stimulate collagen and elastin as a response to wound healing. As the skin heals and new collagen is produced, fine lines, scars, pore size, and the skin’s overall texture improve, leading to the beginning of your med spa glow-up.
When RF energy is added to microneedling treatments, the effects are even that much better because there’s a skin tightening effect from the heat. Some patients need PRP microneedling, which puts the collagen-repairing impacts of the treatment into high gear and is usually applied topically. This combination approach helps to speed up skin healing, too.
The Science Behind the Glow-Up: How RF Microneedling Works
RF microneedling combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate the skin and improve a variety of skin concerns. The treatment uses a handheld device with tiny, insulated needles safely inserted into the skin at varying depths. The needles create micro-injuries, stimulating the body’s natural healing response.
RF microneedling is different from regular microneedling because it uses a dual-action process. Collagen is created through the needles, and the tissue is tightened with RF energy. The needles also allow the RF energy to be delivered into the deeper layers of the skin for even further collagen remodeling. The heat generated by RF energy also tightens the existing collagen fibers in the skin so that it is firmer and more youthful-looking.
There are several advantages of RF microneedling over traditional microneedling, and one of the most significant benefits is that it is a versatile treatment and provides enhanced results. RF microneedling can address several skin concerns, such as smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, reducing enlarged pores, and improving skin laxity. Unlike other skin treatments, RF microneedling is compatible with virtually every skin type and tone. And because the RF energy is delivered through needles, the surrounding tissues are not damaged, meaning minimal downtime and side effects.
Benefits Beyond the Basics: Why Choose RF Microneedling at a Med Spa
There are several reasons to choose RF microneedling treatments at a med spa. For starters, opting for RF microneedling at a med spa allows you to enjoy the procedure in a
controlled, comfortable, and sterile environment for optimal outcomes and results. Med spas are outfitted with experienced and licensed staff specially trained to perform the treatment effectively. The equipment used is also the most innovative and state-of-the-art options so that you can ensure the most precise results possible.
Undergoing RF microneedling at a med spa also allows for personalized treatments. Tailoring multiple components of your session, including the machine’s depth and intensity, will provide results based on your skin concerns and specific needs. Additional add-on treatments or procedures are necessary to help you get the desired results, which you can discuss during your consultation. A personalized approach ensures that your skin will benefit the most from the treatment for noticeable results, which often include improvement of wrinkles, sagging skin, scarring, and enlarged pores. We will also decide on a post-care protocol based on your skin needs.
Your Journey to Radiance: What to Expect Before, During, and After Treatment
There’s a lot to know about what to expect with RF microneedling. Of course, following your provider’s instructions is always the best place to start.
Before RF Microneedling
The first thing to do before having RF microneedling is to set up a consultation so we can assess your skin concerns, medical history, and expectations. Then, we will determine if you are a candidate for the treatment. In the days leading up to your RF microneedling treatment, you may be told to avoid using certain skincare products and sun exposure.
During RF Microneedling
Right before your treatment starts, the skin will be cleaned, and topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment areas to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Next, specific target areas on your face may be marked up before the device comes into contact with the skin. Your provider will hold the handheld device up to the skin, making tiny puncture wounds and delivering radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers. The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
During the treatment, you may feel some mild discomfort, heat, or tingling, depending on the depth of the needles and the energy settings.
After RF Microneedling
Immediately after the treatment, the skin may appear slightly red and swollen or with pinpoint bleeding at the needle sites. This is normal and will be resolved in a few hours. There is usually little to no downtime with RF microneedling. However, some patients are advised to take the remainder of the day easy, especially if they experience more pronounced redness or swelling.
You will be given instructions on what to use and avoid on your skin after treatment. It’s essential to avoid sun exposure, wash with gentle cleansers, and apply moisturizers and any other recommended skincare products.
While you may see some immediate improvements in the skin, the full benefits of RF microneedling take time to develop as it produces collagen. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled to monitor progress and determine if additional sessions are needed to maintain your med spa glow-up.
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