RF micro-needling is an innovative combination of both radiofrequency treatments and micro-needling treatments. Radiofrequency treatments are energy-based therapies that are designed to use gentle heat to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative response, specifically to build more collagen. Microneedling, on the other hand, is more diverse and can be used to correct a variety of superficial skin concerns.
RF micro-needling combines these treatments into a single handheld device that combines radiofrequency thermal energy with the minimally invasive penetration of micro-needling. During your treatment, this handheld device will be applied to your face to target all areas of treatment. Your treatment appointment will take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete for the face, and additional time if you wish to treat other areas of your body.
RF micro-needling is completely different from micro-needling. RF micro-needling technically is a micro-needling device, but the power behind the treatment comes from the addition of radiofrequency waves. The needles of the device are a delivery system for the radiofrequency waves. Radiofrequency waves delivered into the skin have been shown to effectively cause the production of new collagen and elastin in a treated area. New collagen resurfaces lines and wrinkles. The production of new elastin has a dramatic skin tightening effect. Another benefit of RF micro-needling is that it has the power to even out skin tone. The radiofrequency component downregulates the action of melanin (the brown pigment in the skin). The decrease in melanin has an overall effect on evening skin tone.
Why Does Radio Frequency Make Microneedling Better?
By itself, micro-needling is capable of stimulating a higher production of collagen over time. However, when combined with radiofrequency, the effectiveness of these treatments doubles due to how much more deeply the thermal energy of radiofrequency can reach the sub-dermal layers of skin. The deeper level of penetration allows a greater amount of collagen stimulation and produces faster results.
Radiofrequency micro-needling is capable of treating both superficial and sub-dermal skin concerns. Superficial skin concerns include sun damage, dark spots, uneven skin tone, pigment issues, uneven skin texture, skin dryness, skin laxity, fine lines, enlarged pores, scarring, and minor wrinkles. Sub-dermal skin concerns largely refer to those caused by ageing, such as wrinkles, loose skin, and uneven skin tone.
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How Often Can You Do RF Microneedling?
Your treatment frequency is important, especially if you need to build collagen to reduce scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles. The more consistent your treatment is, the better and quicker your results will be. For most patients, the ideal treatment frequency for RF micro-needling is once every four to six weeks.
The frequency of your treatment will depend on factors such as your age and your exact aesthetic concerns. For example, mature patients who are using this treatment to reduce skin laxity and other signs of ageing might benefit from treatments that are spaced one month apart, while younger patients using this treatment for dark spots may only require treatment once every six weeks. All patients using this treatment for scarring should have the treatment once a month.
Why Is This Treatment Ideal for Anti-Aging?
This is an ideal treatment for acing because it treats both the visible signs of ageing and the root cause of age-related skin concerns. A majority of age-related skin concerns are caused by a natural decline in collagen production associated with ageing. When collagen production can increase as a result of this treatment, the visible signs of ageing can be reversed.
This treatment is also ideal for those who are battling against scarring of all types, including wound scarring, stretch marks, and acne scarring. This is because most scars are caused by a build of up collagen and fibrin found in scar tissues, including scar tissue that forms as a result of acne inflammation and injury. The combination of this treatment can both break down old scar tissue and smooth the appearance of visible scarring.
Is This Treatment Safe for All Skin Types and Tones?
Yes, this treatment is ideally suited for all skin types and skin tones. It’s sometimes the case that energy-based treatments are incompatible with medium-to-dark skin tones due to an elevated risk of pigmentation. However, because radiofrequency primarily uses thermal energy, there is no heightened risk of adverse pigmentation reactions, even for very dark skin.
Likewise, some aesthetic techniques for exfoliation can be incompatible with certain skin types, such as oily or sensitive skin. Microneedling, however, does not pose a risk to delicate or combination skin types. In fact, micro-needling is universally compatible with all skin types, including acne-prone skin that produces too much oil. This is because micro-needling by itself can help level out sebum production in the skin’s pores.
How Many Treatments Will You Need ?
Most patients will require an initial series of at least three to four treatments to see the desired results. You may require more treatments if you have moderate-to-severe skin concerns, such as deep acne scarring or dynamic wrinkles.
After your initial round of treatment, you will need to maintain your results by scheduling annual or semester treatment appointments to encourage further production of collagen.
This treatment is ideal for patients of all genders, ages, skin types, and skin tones. From anti-ageing concerns to restoring skin health to controlling acne breakouts to reducing the amount of visible scarring, RF micro-needling is the optimal choice for your aesthetic goals.
Rejuvenate Your Skin Health With RF Microneedling Treatments!
If you want to have perfect skin, then it’s time to get serious about having a consultation to decide which device you are using for your treatment and give your best results. The key to rejuvenating your skin health and getting the Instagram worthy perfect skin of your dreams is radiofrequency micro-needling. Contact Lumina Aesthetics Clinic to schedule your initial consultation today. – Show this blog when you register your appointment to save 20% OFF on your treatment 😊
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