What is Radiofrequency Microneedling & What is involved?
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a cutting-edge cosmetic treatment that harnesses the power of both radiofrequency energy and microneedling to rejuvenate and tighten the skin. This innovative procedure is designed to stimulate collagen production, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and lax skin.
During the procedure, a device that combines microneedles and RF energy is applied to the skin. The microneedles create tiny punctures in the skin, which triggers the body's natural healing response and promotes collagen production. At the same time, the RF energy is delivered deep into the skin's layers, where it heats the tissue and further stimulates collagen production. Studies have shown this can be up to an 400% increase in collagen!
How to boost the effects of treatment
The effects of micro-needling also may be boosted with the proper home care before and after the your appointment. Depending on the your skin type and desired outcomes, gentle enzymes, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids and retinols may be used prior to the treatment to prepare the skin and deepen the rejuvenation and thus results.
Following the treatment, you may experience some redness and minimal swelling, which typically dissipates within a few hours. Skin may be slightly pink for up to 48 hours post-procedure, but these inflammatory results are a normal response as the skin works to repair itself. Please ensure you follow the post care instructions.
What to expect from the treatment?
The combination of microneedling and RF energy not only improves the texture and tone of the skin, but it also helps to tighten and firm the skin. This makes RF microneedling an ideal treatment for individuals looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, and achieve a more youthful-looking complexion.
RF microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime, making it a popular choice among individuals with busy schedules. While some individuals may experience mild redness and swelling immediately following the procedure, these side effects typically subside within a few hours to a few days.
Why do I need more than one treatment?
The effects of the treatment are cumulative. Your body will slowly develop collagen and elastin over time and therefore it is beneficial to have a course of treatments to achieve the best results, a course of between 4 and 6 is usually recommended for best results on the face.
Where on the body can I have the treatment?
You can have the treatment anywhere on the body that is showing signs of ageing such as lax skin, fine lines, uneven skin tone or if you have scarring. The most popular areas for treatment are the face, neck and chest.