What Is RF Micro-needling Skin Resurfacing?
One of the more popular skin treatments these days is known as RF micro-needling treatment. It is essentially the combination of both microneedling and RF-energy treatment. Medical professionals use RF Microneedlin worldwide to help men and women tighten, lift, plump, and rejuvenate their skin while reducing wrinkles, shrinking pores, and getting rid of any acne scars on your face.
Overall, RF microneedling is considered a non-invasive procedure that only causes minimal discomfort during treatment and requires no recovery or downtime once the treatment is over. Moreover, the fractional RF technology involved in the procedure is used to target and treat the area in question through the rapid penetration of insulated micro-needles. This rapid penetration does not cause extensive damage to the skin’s surface. Instead, they release laser energy below the skin’s surface, which creates collagen to help rejuvenate the skin.
While this is a quick breakdown of what RF microneedling is, there are likely many more facts that you want to know before you decide to get the procedure done on yourself.
For that reason, we have gone through the job of breaking down the most important things to know about RF microneedling so that you can feel as comfortable about the procedure as possible when you book your first appointment.
How does RF microneedling actually work?
Microneedling is a process by which the treatment causes deep stimulation into the skin, thereby inducing more collagen in your skin. In addition, through the process of micro needlings, tiny little columns within the skin are created. The creation of these microscopic columns brings about healing and induces collagen stimulation.
Depending on the patient’s skin, the trained laser specialist will select the proper depth of the needle to penetrate the skin. These depths range from 3.5mm deep. From there, the skin will respond, and a new layer of collagen-rich tissue will tighten layers of the skin, reduce scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and fine lines.
Moreover, if you want to use RF microneedling to treat an ongoing ace, the blue-light treatment is prevalent thanks to its targeting of acne-causing bacteria that live on the skin. As a result, the blue light helps improve the skin’s immunity to possible future acne.
What is RF microneedling primarily used for?
Beauticians and experts apply RF microneedling to a variety of facial skin issues, but other parts of the body can benefit from RF microneedling too. Overall, here are the primary places that patients choose to target with RF microneedling.
- Forehead wrinkles can fade when targeting fine lines, frown lines, wrinkles, and scars
- We can use RF Microneedling to help loose eyelids, creepy under-eye skin, crow’s feet, and more around eyes and eyelids
- To help tighten and lift lax skin in the neck area
- To tighten arm skin to help treat bat wings
- Acne scars on all parts of the face and even some parts of the body can immensely benefit from RF microneedling
- Experts use RF Microneedling to treat Brown spots or pigmentation on the skin
- Using RF Microneeding technology, we treat Stretch marks on most parts of the body
- To even and reduce underarm sweating by treating hyperhidrosis
Are there any risks that come with RF microneedling?
With many invasive medical treatments, there are some risks that patients need to keep in mind. Luckily, RF microneedling is a non-invasive procedure. That fact comes with a fairly low level of risk and a minimal amount of downtime involved.
Beyond that, the discomfort that comes with RF microneedling is pretty close to nothing. While it is essential to mention some potential skin irritation and redness immediately after the procedure, the discomfort will only last between two to 24 hours for most patients.
Furthermore, you should contact a doctor following RF microneedling treatment if you experience any of the following:
- Peeling of the skin
Beyond that, do not undergo RF microneedling if you are:
- Pregnant or lactating
- Have a severe skin disease
- Have cancer
- Wear a pacemaker
- Have metal implants
- Use a defibrillator
- Have an autoimmune disease
As long as you’re not with any of the above, you should be perfectly safe using RF microneedling.
What to expect following the procedure
Now that you know what you can expect during the procedure and when not to undergo the process, chances are good you are curious about what you can expect after the procedure is over.
As previously mentioned, the recovery and required downtime immediately following the procedure is minimal to nil. The vast majority of patients will be able to resume their daily lives the moment the procedure is over. However, it is certainly not rare for people to deal with some redness and irritation for a few hours to even the following day.
Patients should be applying sunscreen with a reasonably high SPF immediately following the procedure.
When you can expect results
Typically, RF microneedling will bring under skin results just a few days after the procedure. However, the actual results will start to show as your body continues to develop more collagen. Typically, six months is when you will begin to see the tightening effect on the skin. To get a complete facial restoration, experts recommend a total of three treatments.
Now that you know the basics of RF microneedling, it is time for you to find a great provider in your area and get started!