You may have already tried microneedling to improve your skin, but have you heard of RF microneedling? Traditional microneedling works by making microtears in the skin, prompting your skin to repair itself and stimulate collagen production. Increased collagen generation helps with skin laxity and keeps the skin plump and volumized.
RF microneedling combines radiofrequency (RF) with traditional microneedling to create a surge in collagen production. This treatment improves age-related skin issues and skin laxity for smoother, more supple-looking skin.
Here’s a list of things you need to know about RF microneedling.
1. How RF Microneedling Works
During your treatment, your skin is first punctured with a needling device to create small injuries in the skin. As these microinjuries are made, RF energy is applied to targeted areas of the skin to promote collagen and elastin production. Combining these 2 techniques rejuvenates your skin while improving a host of skin concerns.
2. What To Expect During Your RF Microneedling Procedure
During your RF microneedling session, your provider will gently position the microneedling device over the desired areas to deliver the treatment. You may experience some mild swelling and redness after your treatment, but these symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Typically, any redness or swelling on your skin subsides by day 3. During this time, do not use harsh skincare products or topical retinoids, as they irritate the skin.
3. Skin Concerns That RF Microneedling Can Help Improve
RF microneedling is a truly versatile skin rejuvenation treatment that helps with many skin concerns.
- Reduces rosacea-related redness
- Treats acne scars
- Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
- Plumps the skin
- Improves skin laxity
- Smooths and refines skin texture
Learn more about other benefits of microneedling in our related blog post.
4. The Different Types of RF Microneedling Treatments
Some treatments available at our practice are Scarlet SRF and Agnes Precision RF. Both treatments address the signs of aging as well as acne-related concerns. Scarlet RF uses short pulses of radiofrequency to enhance the skin. With AGNES RF, your provider can customize your treatment, adjusting the level of RF energy according to your skin’s specific needs. AGNES RF is a great option to improve skin laxity and sagging around the chin and eye area.
You can also combine your RF microneedling treatment with other nonsurgical treatments, such as IPL photofacial. This light-based, non-invasive treatment reduces age spots, redness, and other pigment irregularities on your skin.
5. Who Can Have RF Microneedling
RF microneedling works well on all skin types with minimal downtime. However, your provider will assess your skin concerns and advise you if this is the best treatment for you.
If you are looking for an effective skin rejuvenation treatment that helps with a variety of skin concerns, RF microneedling is an excellent option. To learn more about what RF microneedling can do for you, request a consultation or call us at (214) 631-7546 to schedule an appointment.