If you’ve been exploring ways to tighten, brighten, and refresh your skin that go beyond a simple facial, you may have heard about RF microneedling. This non-surgical treatment rejuvenates the facial skin and minimizes fine lines for a young, fresh, healthy look that doesn’t involve a scalpel or extended recovery time.
Since RF microneedling is a relatively new procedure, you may have some questions about it and how it works. We’ve compiled answers to the most common questions about RF microneedling to help you decide if this innovative treatment is right for you.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a rejuvenating skin treatment that targets several common skin issues that impact appearance and confidence.
It works by passing a device over the skin that creates micro-sized holes along the way. This triggers the body’s natural healing mechanism which then goes to work repairing the tissue and ramping up collagen production. The result is tight, smooth, healthy-looking skin.
Microneedling can be performed alongside other treatments for optimal results. Common treatment combinations include vitamin-rich serums, platelet-rich plasma, and radiofrequency energy (RF), which is quickly becoming a top option among patients today for its ability to enhance microneedling results.
What is RF microneedling?
RF microneedling technology such as INTRACel builds on the benefits offered by traditional microneedling by opening up micro-channels in the skin, which are then used to guide RF energy under the skin. This method of directing energy subdermally is generating a lot of interest and excitement because it improves upon the old way of delivering thermal energy through the skin, which had the potential to damage or burn the skin tissue.
What kind of skin issues does RF microneedling address?
One of the best things about RF microneedling is how versatile it is. Because it works by generating the body’s own healing response, it can treat a range of common skin issues, including:
- Sun damage and sun spots
- Cystic acne scars
- Uneven skin texture
- Oversized pores
- Wrinkles and creases
- Sagging skin
- Stretch marks
What should I expect during my RF microneedling treatment?
This is a quick, non-invasive, and non-surgical procedure that is performed right in the doctor’s office. The treatment usually begins by cleansing the target area and applying a numbing cream.
Your doctor then uses a unique device to create micro-sized channels in the skin and passes RF energy through the microneedling device to the layer underneath your skin.
Some results are visible right away, but the full impact of the treatment is usually achieved after about two to three sessions, with four weeks of downtime between treatments.