When you’re looking for a skin refresh, including glowing and firm skin, RF microneedling may be the right treatment for you.
You might be familiar with the many benefits of traditional microneedling. RF microneedling magnifies these benefits to give you even more rejuvenating results.
Microneedling with RF energy can address and correct some of the most common skin concerns, including creases, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. When you’re ready to discover the ways RF microneedling can give you a refreshed and youthful complexion, contact Therapy World Med Spa to request an appointment.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is microneedling with an added boost.
Microneedling is a skin-rejuvenating procedure. Small, thin needles make tiny holes in the top layer of the skin. These holes stimulate the body’s natural healing process, which in turn produces collagen and elastin. The result is smoother and suppler skin.
RF microneedling is similar to a traditional microneedling procedure. However, along with the small needles, the procedure also uses radiofrequency (RF) waves. RF waves are used for their rejuvenating benefits, as they help firm and tighten the skin.
Patients with the following concerns typically experience the most benefits from RF microneedling:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
This collagen induction treatment is usually performed on the face, but other areas could also benefit from RF microneedling, such as the neck and chest.
How Exactly Does Radiofrequency Microneedling Work?
We aim to make the microneedling process as quick and comfortable for you as possible.
The needles we use are thin and tiny, and they perforate the skin quickly. During the treatment, the needles penetrate the top layers of the skin while an RF device delivers energy to the newly created micro-wounds. Radiofrequency energy heats the layers of skin, causing a tightening effect along with the production of collagen and elastin.
RF microneedling can offer more significant results than traditional microneedling. Because the radiofrequency energy is delivered deeply into the skin, it can more effectively rejuvenate the skin in a shorter amount of time.
Benefits of Microneedling
RF microneedling can offer many advantages for patients’ skin, including:
- Smoother skin texture
- More even skin tone
- Brighter-looking complexion
- Improvement in scarring, including acne scars
- Smaller-looking pores
Many of these benefits come from the creation of collagen and elastin. While the body naturally produces both of these proteins, production can slow down. RF microneedling stimulates collagen growth along with elastin, so you can enjoy the many advantages.
What to Expect During Your RF Microneedling Treatment
Before your microneedling treatment, we’ll ask questions and go over your skin concerns to best serve you.
In preparation for your procedure, we’ll cleanse your skin to remove any makeup or product. We’ll then apply topical anesthetic to help make you more comfortable.
Once the anesthetic has numbed the treatment area, we can begin your treatment. Using the radiofrequency microneedling machine, we’ll slowly and precisely go over the treatment area as the tiny needles puncture the skin. While creating the tiny wounds, the machine also emits radiofrequency for added benefits.
Treatment times vary depending on the treatment area, but sessions usually take about 20 minutes.
After Your RF Microneedling Treatment
Immediately after your RF microneedling procedure, we’ll apply soothing products to your skin.
One of the advantages of RF microneedling is the minimal downtime. You can return to most of your regular activities after your procedure. We will provide tips to help maximize your results, including:
- Wearing SPF every day and reapplying it frequently to protect the skin
- Using gentle cleansers and products in the days after your procedure
- Avoiding makeup right after your treatment
Your skin can be sensitive to the sun after your procedure. As your skin heals, we recommend shielding the treatment area from the sun and wearing extra protection.
Protecting your skin and using the right products after every RF microneedling session can help give you exceptional results.
RF Microneedling Results
Due to the way RF microneedling treatments work, the final results take some time to appear.
To achieve your best results, we often recommend patients have three to six treatments, depending on their skin concerns. Some patients see impressive results after a few weeks, but the final results will be visible after the entire course of treatment.
RF microneedling sessions are usually spaced out every four to six weeks to give your skin enough time to heal and repair itself.
Once you’ve completed all recommended RF microneedling treatments, results can last one to two years, depending on your skin, the intensity of the treatment, and your skin care routine.
After the initial four to six treatments, we may recommend yearly treatments to help maintain your results for as long as possible.
Determining Whether RF Microneedling May Be Right for You
Generally, patients considering RF microneedling should be in good health and have realistic expectations regarding results.
If you’re currently experiencing any of the skin concerns RF microneedling is used to treat, including lines, scars, and enlarged pores, you’re likely a candidate for the procedure.
Patients who are pregnant, have a skin infection, or have active acne should wait to begin RF microneedling procedures.
If you’re unsure whether RF microneedling is right for you, we’re happy to address your questions and discuss whether this treatment can help you achieve your skin goals.
Schedule Your RF Microneedling Appointment Today
If you’re interested in learning more about RF microneedling or are ready to create your treatment plan, contact Therapy World Med Spa. We serve patients in Arvada, CO, and the surrounding area. We’re eager to help you achieve smooth, glowing skin.