If you haven’t already heard of Radio Frequency MicroNeedling (RF MicroNneedling), then let’s start with the basics. It’s a cosmetic procedure that uses ultrafine needles and radiofrequency energy waves to rejuvenate facial skin.
Traditional MicroNeedling Procedure
MicroNeedling is a highly sought-after procedure for many patients battling a variety of skin concerns or conditions. The procedure has undergone advancements over the past decade that allow patients to achieve better, more dramatic results with less discomfort or downtime.
MicroNeedling alone is great for increasing collagen production even without radiofrequency to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles and encourage being firmer, even-toned skin. It’s excellent for fine lines, pigmentation problems, enlarged pores, sun spots, and texture. It helps create younger and healthier-looking skin.
RF MicroNeedling Procedure
With RF MicroNeedling, the tiny needles used in the treatment penetrate the skin and release radiofrequency energy, which heats the skin from within a controlled way. These needles, then, stimulate a wound-healing response that enhances the production of collagen and elastin even further.
Both treatments are suitable for all ages, genders, and skin types, with fantastic results. MicroNeedling is great for younger skin looking for a solution to refine pores, even out texture, and improve skin tone. People with skin laxity concerns often find they get great results from the dual benefits of RF MicroNeedling.
Another great benefit of both treatments is that they have minimal downtime. Most people can immediately go back to their usual routine with any redness settling down within 24 hours or so. Whether it has radiofrequency or not, MicroNeedling is a minimally invasive treatment that gives accurate results.
How Does Radio Frequency Benefit A MicroNeedling Treatment?
Wondering why you should add Radio Frequency to your MicroNeedling treatments? Here are the reasons why they make the perfect pairing:
- Boosts the effects of MicroNeedling to produce collagen, elastin, and oxygen penetration in the skin by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. The thermal energy in RF MicroNeedling causes it to contact, which triggers your body to produce additional collagen and elastin.
- RF is ideal for both body and face. So whether you’re treating acne scars, stretch marks, or deep wrinkles, you can use RF MicroNeedling for the entire treatment.
- It delivers a consistent and controlled energy flow with each pulse of radiofrequency.
- Radio Frequency needs fewer passes per treatment with the right machine. So, treatment times are shorter and more comfortable. This procedure may even minimize side effects with RF MicroNeedling.
- Can go deeper into the skin with minor trauma to the tissue while still getting your clients’ best results. It can also mean faster healing times than traditional MicroNeedling treatments.
In comparison to laser treatments, RF MicroNeedling can be a much better choice for patients with darker skin types because it delivers energy in a way that isn’t chromophore-dependent (which is where the problems come from with laser and darker skin tones).