Everything You Need to Know About RF Microneedling
- Posted on: Dec 20 2023
Microneedling and radiofrequency energy have long since proven to be very efficient at facial rejuvenation. The heat that gets in your skin can cause it to produce more collagen, and the microneedling triggers your body’s healing response. Both of these help reduce imperfections like wrinkles and fine lines.
When combined, these two treatments can offer even more effective results. Offering targeted treatments, RF microneedling can stimulate new cell growth, allowing your skin to glow with youth. Read more to find out as much as possible about RF microneedling to get you ready for your next appointment.
What Is RF Microneedling?
As the name suggests, RF microneedling is a treatment that uses both radiofrequency and microneedling to provide facial rejuvenation. Very fine needles will be used to create microchannels in your skin, activating your body’s healing system. This will trigger the production of collagen and elastin, which helps smooth the surface of your facial skin.
Radiofrequency waves are sent through the needles into your skin, to further improve the effectiveness of the treatment. Aside from increasing the production of collagen, radiofrequency can also reduce the size of your sebaceous glands, making it perfect for people with acne-prone skin. Skin texture is also improved, which can be advantageous for women and men with acne scars.
The treatment is often recommended for individuals who have mild to moderate signs of aging, along with reasonable skin elasticity. If you need the treatment for acne control, we do recommend a consultation with our providers, as some acne medications may not mix well with the treatment, and we want to make sure you get the best treatment and care for your skin.
Benefits of RF Microneedling
RF microneedling can have a series of advantages for your skin. Many of them are caused by the new production of collagen, which is important for wound and tissue healing. As a result, you may notice the following improvements after the treatment:
- Firmer, smoother, and tighter skin
- Brighter complexion
- Decreased hyperpigmentation and an even skin tone
- Tighter and smaller pores
- Reduced acne scars
- Fewer wrinkles and fine lines
Results and Recovery
RF microneedling is the type of treatment that offers results in the long term, so you may not be able to see the effects right away. You’ll have to wait until your body has produced enough collagen for the results to become visible. Most patients see the first results within a few weeks, and they will keep improving over time.
The most noticeable effects are typically visible after the third to sixth treatment, depending on the condition of your skin. This means that it may take up to six months for you to notice anything dramatic. Results can be enjoyed for a year or more, provided you take proper care of your skin.
The potential for downtime is minimal, which means that you can return to your daily routine right after the treatment. Bear in mind that you need to take a few precautions, such as wearing sun protection and avoiding harsh cleansers. Your skin can be fairly sensitive at this point, so being gentle with it and avoiding direct sunlight is essential to ensure a smooth and quick recovery.
The Bottom Line
RF microneedling can help reduce various imperfections, from forehead wrinkles to sun damage and lax skin. At the end of the treatment, most patients report clear and more youthful skin. Please contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa to schedule an appointment and see the RF microneedling results for yourself.
For more information about RF microneedling, you can contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa at 239-379-8924. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
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