What is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is an innovative procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin. This minimally-invasive treatment is used to repair a variety of skin issues, and is popular due to the dramatic improvements delivered in the skin’s youthfulness and brilliance. RF microneedling innovates on traditional microneedling (collagen induction therapy), stimulating collagen more effectively with the added use of RF energy.
RF Microneedling has been tried and proven through its use in Europe and Asia for many years as a treatment for acne scarring and other concerns such as wrinkles and improved skin texture. In recent years it has become more popular in the US. RF Microneedling in Marion, Ohio is offered here at Elite MedSpa.
How does RF Microneedling work?
Numbing cream is first applied to ensure the patient is comfortable. The RF device punctures the skin, while sending radio frequency energy to reach deeper into the skin. Creating these micro-wounds stimulates collagen production as the skin heals, and the RF energy increases circulation in the skin. This helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. Collagen is essential for skin health, as it responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and structure.
Creating tiny punctures in the skin triggers the body’s natural healing process and stimulates a higher production of collagen and elastin in the skin, helping to smooth and fill out wrinkles. This effect is amplified using RF energy. The body’s natural production of collagen declines as we age, causing the skin to become thinner, drier, and lose elasticity, resulting in the formation of deep wrinkles. The collagen stimulation achieved through Radiofrequency Microneedling is a great way to combat this issue.
RF Microneedling benefits the skin in ways skincare products cannot
Among the variety of skin care products available, the dramatic results of RF microneedling still cannot be replicated. Radiofrequency Microneedling restores elasticity and structure, by reconstructing from within the deep layer of skin, addressing concerns of wrinkling and sagging. Topical skin care products are great for maintaining and protecting healthy skin but aren’t effective at rebuilding the structure and integrity of the skin.
RF Microneedling repairs visible signs of aging, restoring the skin to a more youthful state, with quicker and more significant results than topical skincare products. Studies have shown improvements in skin texture, elasticity, and hydration levels. RF microneedling has been proven to deliver significant improvements, effectively minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, while having a skin tightening effect.
An overall youthful appearance and smoother skin can be achieved through pairing the rejuvenation of RF Microneedling with the protective and preventive measures of skin care products.
How can RF Microneedling work with skincare products?
RF microneedling works best when combined with a skincare regime designed to improve the health of the skin. This includes exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing with your favorite products. The combination of RF microneedling and skincare will maintain skin health and help to reduce redness, inflammation and irritation caused by acne or other skin conditions. A good skincare regimen works to increase the longevity of RF Microneedling results, leaving you with youthful skin. Here at Elite MedSpa, Marion, Ohio, we want to ensure you can maintain long-lasting results and offer other preventative skin treatments such as Botox to increase the longevity of your newly refreshed skin.
Am I good candidate?
Those who have mild to moderate facial wrinkles, particularly around the eyes can benefit greatly from RF Microneedling. The minimally-invasive nature of this procedure allows those with sensitive skin to reap the benefits as well. Those with acne scars can and hyperpigmentation (brown spots and discoloration) can also benefit from this treatment, and it is suitable for all skin tones, including darker skin types.
The little recovery time and dramatically visible improvements makes RF microneedling the perfect solution, regardless of skin type.
- RF Microneedling treats the following issues:
- Acne Scars
- Fine Lines/Wrinkles
- Sun Damage
- Damaged Skin
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Sagging Skin
- Loose Skin
- Skin Laxity
- Stretch Marks
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Age Spots
How long will it take to see results?
Results can be seen after just one session. Some patients may notice improvements within 1 week while others may need up to 3 months before seeing noticeable changes.
Is there any downtime involved?
RF microneedling is minimally invasive, and has minimal downtime, compared to other skin resurfacing treatments such as a chemical peel. You should expect some redness and swelling immediately after the procedure which usually subsides within 24 hours.
How many treatments do I need?
1-4 sessions 3-6 weeks apart is recommended for optimal result with Morpheus8, or 2-3 sessions every 8 weeks with Agnes RF. The number of treatments you receive depends on how much improvement you want to achieve and the depth of the wrinkles you wish to treat.
Are there any side effects?
There are no reports of serious side effects. However, like any medical procedure, there could be minor complications such as bleeding, itching, pain, swelling or bruising.
Morpheus8 and Agnes RF at Elite Medspa, Marion, Ohio
Morpheus8 delivers deep fractional treatments, capable of treating both smaller areas such as the face and larger deep tissue areas of the body for stretch marks. It is safe for sensitive skin types with little risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is common in other resurfacing methods.
Agnes RF can deliver similar skin remodeling, while being able to further target specific smaller areas in the face, useful for treating wrinkles and skin sagging in the eye areas. Both devices deliver next-level skin remodeling and collagen production using radiofrequency energy.
Here at Elite MedSpa, Marion, Ohio we offer RF Microneedling through our Morpheus8 and Agnes RF devices, both designed to give similar, long-term results with minimal downtime. Book a consult now to find out which device is best suited for your skin concerns.