Radio frequency skin rejuvenation, also known as RF microneedling, has been making headlines lately as the new non-invasive cosmetic treatment on the market. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never heard of it before. Don’t worry—you’re not alone! But with this popular, celebrity-backed skin treatment making its way across the country, it’s time to learn more about what it can do and how it works to improve your skin’s appearance.
What exactly is microneedling?
Microneedling is a new type of skin rejuvenation therapy that reduces the appearance of aging and acne scarring by creating microscopic channels, or micro-channels in the dermis, which stimulates the production of collagen. Â It also speeds up the cell regeneration process by 100 times.
How does RF microneedling work?
Microneedling is a painless skin treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, fade dark spots, and minimize pore size. It can also be used as a nonsurgical alternative for treating scars and stretch marks. These treatments work by creating tiny injuries in the top layer of skin using needles that are so small they barely penetrate your skin’s surface.
What are the benefits of the treatment?
Microneedling is a procedure that uses the Dermaroller, an instrument with multiple needles, to create thousands of tiny punctures on the skin’s surface. It was first developed in 1958 as a treatment for scars and stretch marks by Russian professor Dr.
Who can have an RF microneedling procedure?
Though RF microneedling is not FDA-approved for wrinkle reduction, it can be used for a variety of skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, hirsutism (excessive hair), and psoriasis. Currently approved indications include treating enlarged facial capillaries and reducing wrinkles. As the procedure involves no incisions or downtime, treatment plans vary from patient to patient.
Where can you get an RF microneedling procedure done?
Many estheticians in Miami offer microneedling procedures, such as laser hair removal or tattoo removal. Patients can also go for a microneedling treatment at a cosmetic surgeon’s office, if that is their preference. Before getting the procedure done, patients will want to speak with their doctor about the risks and benefits associated with RF microneedling.
How much does it cost?
The price for a single treatment varies from clinic to clinic, and ranges from $250-$500. Your best bet is calling around before you decide on where you want to go for your first appointment.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effects of RF microneedling are redness, sensitivity, or itchiness at the area that was treated. This can last up to four days post-treatment. In addition, long-term use has not been studied and side effects may become more common with increased use.
Can you go back to your regular skin care routine after treatment?
You may return to your regular skin care routine after the microneedling procedure. These may include simple products like sunscreen, moisturizer, and if needed, retinoids or alpha hydroxy acids.
How long does it last?
As with other forms of rejuvenation, RF microneedling requires a series of treatments and not just one treatment. However, it’s often reported that the first few treatments are enough to see drastic results and even maintain those results without additional treatments. That said, it’s important for any individual considering this form of rejuvenation to speak with their doctor or specialist in order to discuss potential risks, benefits, options and costs before undergoing a treatment.