Micro-needling is a minimally invasive treatment that has been used for years to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles or pins creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results may include improved texture and firmness, as well as skin resurfacing. RF micro-needling adds the element of radiofrequency energy to the traditional micro-needling procedure.
The RF energy is delivered via fine-needles into the dermis. In addition to the benefits seen with the micro-injury provided by the traditional microneedles, RF micro-needling also delivers RF energy deep into the dermis further enhancing skin tightening and scar reduction.
How Does (RF) Micro-Needling Work?
The RF energy heats the underlying layers of skin, providing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. Because the RF energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster results that are more dramatic.
Who is it for?
RF microneedling is appropriate for nearly any skin type and tone. The procedure addresses the following issues:
Fine lines and facial wrinkles
Scarring from acne and chicken pox
Mild to moderate skin laxity
Irregular skin texture and tone
Most patients will achieve full results with 2-3 treatment sessions, spaced about four weeks apart.
The number of treatments will depend on how well the patient responds to the treatment and the severity of the skin issues to be addressed.