A Comprehensive Guide to Radiofrequency Microneedling
Radiofrequency microneedling 101
Radiofrequency microneedling (RFM) is a relatively recent development in skincare. This advanced procedure, despite its high-tech sounding name, is rooted in practical science. Radiofrequency microneedling aims to enhance overall skin health, contributing to an improved complexion. Want to learn more about what this treatment can do for you? Here’s a comprehensive guide.
What is radiofrequency microneedling?
You may have heard of microneedling, a tried and tested method of promoting collagen production in the skin by creating tiny ‘controlled injuries’ using—you guessed it—microneedles. And radiofrequency uses low-energy electromagnetic waves to heat the deeper layers of skin. When these two powers combine, you get radiofrequency microneedling, a revolutionary skincare technique that promises to change your beauty game for the better. But how exactly?
How does radiofrequency microneedling work?
Here’s the nitty-gritty. Tiny needles are inserted into your skin, creating micro-injuries. This signals your body to get down to repair mode to heal the tiny injuries by increasing cellular turnover and stimulating collagen production. Now, we add the secret ingredient—radiofrequency. The RF energy is delivered directly into the dermis through the micro-needles, heating the underlying layers of skin and supercharging the collagen production process. This powerful one-two punch prompts your skin to firm up, smooth out, and get its glow on.
What are the benefits of radiofrequency microneedling?
There are a ton of benefits of radiofrequency microneedling. Reduced fine lines and wrinkles? Check. Improved skin texture? Double check. Reduced acne scars and stretch marks? Triple check! Plus, with the precise application, you don’t need to worry about the surface of your skin getting too hot or damaged. It’s like having your cake, eating it, and somehow managing to have a perfectly smooth face at the same time.
Is radiofrequency microneedling suitable for everyone?
Like with most cosmetic treatments, RF microneedling isn’t for everyone. While it’s generally safe for all skin types, people with certain skin conditions, pregnant women, or individuals with certain implanted devices should steer clear. Always consult with a trained professional who can help determine if this is the right treatment for your skin.
What is a radiofrequency microneedling session like?
First, your skin is numbed to minimize any discomfort. The microneedling device, looking like a cross between a pen and a fancy toothbrush, is then stamped across your skin. Tiny needles puncture your skin while the device releases radiofrequency energy. Each session can last between 20-45 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated. You may experience some redness and pinpoint bleeding during treatment and redness after treatment, but don’t worry; that’s just your skin telling you it’s hard at work.
What kind of results can you expect?
RFM results in firmer, smoother skin and a reduction in visible imperfections. You may see some changes after your first session, but typically, it takes about 3-6 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for the full effects to play out on your face.
So, if you’re on a quest for glowing, youthful skin and don’t mind some tiny needles along the way, RF microneedling is exactly what you need. Want to learn more about RF microneedling? Reach out to one of our treatment specialists here.