From HydraFacials to laser treatments, many skin care procedures can improve your complexion. Skin rejuvenation treatments focus on reducing imperfections and enhancing your skin’s natural beauty. One aesthetic procedure that is growing in popularity is RF microneedling.
RF microneedling uses a combination of microneedling and radio frequency energy to improve your skin’s tone and texture, promoting a more youthful appearance. We offer this treatment at Vibrant Dermatology for patients who want to enhance their appearance. You can find out more about RF microneedling in the guide below.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is a unique cosmetic procedure that combines the power of radio frequency energy with the skin-rejuvenating benefits of microneedling. When these two aesthetic techniques are performed together, they can produce enhanced results, such as wrinkle reduction and a more even skin tone.
Radio Frequency Energy
Also known as RF energy, radio frequency energy is being used in more cosmetic procedures. When RF energy penetrates the skin, it can delve deep and make changes at the cellular level. These changes include rejuvenating effects, such as destroying damaged cells and stimulating new collagen production.
Microneedling is one of the most popular and effective aesthetic treatments in the world. These procedures use a tiny needle to make microscopic punctures in the skin. The punctures then lead to a deep healing response that stimulates your body to create new skin cells, resolving many common skin care concerns.
The Benefits of Radio Frequency Microneedling
Microneedling with RF presents a wide variety of benefits for people with facial cosmetic concerns:
- Smoother, firmer skin
- Reduction in acne scarring
- More even tone and texture
- Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighter skin
- Smaller, tighter pores
- Fading of dark pigmentation
- Reduced sun damage
Another benefit of RF microneedling is that it is a very simple procedure. It is a non-surgical outpatient treatment that involves no incisions or sutures, and you get to return home as soon as your session is finished.
RF Microneedling from Start to Finish
Before seeking your first RF microneedling session, it is important to know what you can expect during treatment. Below is a complete breakdown of the process from consultation to results.
Every patient who wants RF microneedling treatment must have a consultation appointment before their first session. During your consultation, we will examine your skin and go over any concerns that you have.
We will also review the procedure with you so that you have an understanding of what will happen. You will be asked about your aesthetic goals to confirm that they are achievable using microneedling with RF. If not, you will be advised on alternative options that could better meet your needs.
One of the best things about RF microneedling is that there is virtually no preparation required. Before your session, wash your face with a mild cleanser and do not apply any makeup or skin care products. You should arrive at your appointment with clean, bare skin.
During your consultation, we will explain anything else you might need to do to prepare for your session.
When you arrive for your RF microneedling treatment, you will be asked to lie down on one of our spa beds. You can also sit back in a spa chair if that is more comfortable for you. We begin by clearing your skin of any bacteria or debris. Once your skin is perfectly clean, we will begin the microneedling process.
Using a handheld device, we move tiny needles over the surface of your skin to make microscopic punctures. At the same time, this device emits intense radio frequency energy.
The device will be used either on your entire face or on specific areas of concern. Depending on your unique needs, the process can take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes to complete.
After your RF microneedling session, you will be free to return home and resume your normal activities. For about two weeks, there are several things you should avoid in order to not irritate your skin. These include exfoliating cleansers, prolonged sun exposure, and skin care products with certain chemicals.
It will take some time to see the results of your RF microneedling session. Your skin needs time to generate new collagen and skin cells after treatment.
The healing response induced by microneedling can take several weeks to show improvement in your complexion. Most people see a difference in their skin about three to four weeks after treatment.
Are You a Candidate for Microneedling?
Since radio frequency microneedling can offer so many benefits, a wide range of patients are able to see results from this procedure. While you can have RF microneedling at any age, most candidates are in their 30s and older.
If you have any of the following cosmetic concerns, you may be a candidate for this cosmetic treatment:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Dark spots
- Sun damage
- Dull skin
- Acne scarring
- Sagging skin
The only way to confirm that you are a candidate for microneedling with radio frequency is by having a consultation appointment. We will assess your skin and go over your aesthetic goals to determine whether RF microneedling is the best fit for you.
Radio Frequency Microneedling in Dedham, MA
Do you want smoother, more even skin without having to stockpile beauty products? Over-the-counter creams and serums provide certain benefits, but microneedling may be a more effective choice.