Microneedling with radiofrequency (a.k.a. RF microneedling) is a minimally invasive, non-surgical skin rejuvenation technique that can treat a variety of skin concerns such as uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, and poor facial skin laxity.
The microneedling device creates small areas of damage within the dermis to stimulate the natural healing response and collagen production, while the radiofrequency energy waves gently heat the dermis and encourage collagen/elastin growth and skin tightening.
What cosmetic concerns does a microneedling with radiofrequency procedure treat?
Microneedling with radiofrequency combines mechanical cell breakdown, new collagen production stimulation, and the benefits of radiofrequency (RF) energy.
The ideal candidate for a microneedling with radiofrequency procedure is seeking to improve the appearance of burn scarring, other traumatic scars, or acne scars. Microneedling with radiofrequency is safe for darker skin individuals in contrast to many other skin rejuvenation techniques. Microneedling with radiofrequency is not recommended for individuals who have taken Accutane in the past six months, those with open wounds or skin infections, anyone who has undergone a radiation treatment in the past year, skin types prone to keloid scarring, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Most patients experience minimal downtime, and fully recover within seven days following a microneedling with radiofrequency treatment. Redness, shedding, and dryness are common during healing and resolve within a few days. Considerations on strenuous activities and skincare should be taken for a few days.
Microneedling with radiofrequency helps to stimulate the body's natural collagen and healing processes revealing firmer, rejuvenated skin. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after microneedling with radiofrequency.
Avoidance of Accutane for 6
Discontinue use of Retin A and other topic medications for 3-5
Avoid skin resurfacing and hair removal treatments for 5-7
An antiviral medication may be
Reschedule if a rash or blemish develops
Skin will be cleansed
Topical numbing cream applied
Microneedling device is stamped over the area to be treated
RF energy is delivered via the microneedling device