You likely want to make the most of your natural beauty. Engaging in a healthy diet and regular exercise can help control your weight and keep your body in good shape, but what about your face? While following an appropriate skincare routine does help protect your skin, serums and lotions can only do so much.
If you’re concerned about visible signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and hyperpigmentation, it could be time to take further action. A session of radiofrequency microneedling may be just the treatment you need to rejuvenate your skin’s appearance.
What Is RF Microneedling?
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a skincare treatment designed to rejuvenate the face and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two key ingredients that keep skin tight and healthy. Over time, the body gradually reduces its production of collagen and elastin, resulting in skin that begins to show wrinkles and sag.
You may be familiar with traditional microneedling, which uses a small, handheld device containing dozens of fine needles. When the microneedling device rolls over your skin, it makes thousands of tiny pinpricks in the skin layers, resulting in microscopic wounds.
The wounds stimulate the production of collagen. The new collagen produces healthy skin cells that replace older damaged cells as the wounds heal. The result is a fresher face with fewer wrinkles and a more even skin tone.
RF microneedling incorporates a twist on the traditional microneedling method. The radiofrequency applies heat to the middle layers of the skin, encouraging elastin production and tightening skin fibers that have begun to loosen.
Those who choose RF microneedling experience enhanced skin-tightening results over traditional microneedling methods.
What Are the Benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling?
There are numerous benefits to choosing an RF microneedling treatment, and we’ve highlighted 7 of them below.
If you’re looking for a catch-all treatment that delivers a serious blow to common skin concerns, look no further than radiofrequency microneedling. The addition of heat to regular microneedling results in a significant boost in collagen and elastin production.
Patients notice considerable rejuvenation in the days and weeks following a single RF microneedling procedure. Fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation are no match for a radiofrequency microneedling treatment.
Diminishes Acne Scars and Enlarged Pores
The collagen boost from microneedling reduces the appearance of old acne scars and enlarged pores. If you suffer from acne scars or enlarged pores that haven’t responded to other treatments, RF microneedling can help.
Collagen production encourages new skin cells to develop, slowly overtaking the old skin cells that healed the initial scar. Oftentimes, old scars have a lighter appearance than the rest of the skin. New skin cells replace the old ones and result in a more even skin tone.
Acne vulgaris is a common condition that results in blemishes on the skin, including pimples, cysts, and blackheads. Acne vulgaris is caused by clogged pores that fill up with dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil.
While following a skincare routine can reduce the occurrence of acne vulgaris, washing your face doesn’t do enough to remove already clogged pores.
The fine needles used in RF microneedling penetrate the skin’s pores, gently dislodging old debris. Regular RF microneedling treatments can diminish breakouts significantly. Continuing to follow a solid skincare plan will also help prevent future breakouts.
Shrinks Stretch Marks
In the same way it helps acne scars, RF microneedling substantially reduces the appearance of stretch marks on the face and other body areas. The tiny needles in the RF microneedling device reach deep into the skin, stimulating that all-important elastin and collagen production.
While patients often see reduced visibility of stretch marks in a single radiofrequency microneedling treatment, multiple sessions can significantly enhance their results.
Hyperpigmentation is one of the most challenging skin concerns to combat. Sun damage, genetics, and natural aging increase the chances of developing unsightly patches of discoloration on the skin. Skin lightening creams and serums often reduce hyperpigmentation, but their effectiveness varies.
RF microneedling can treat hyperpigmentation. The needles from a radiofrequency microneedling device penetrate the layers of the skin, encouraging new skin cells to come to the surface and replace old, damaged cells. The new cells are the color of your natural skin tone, and they eliminate the darker ones with excess pigmentation.
Suitable for All Skin Types
People with medium and darker skin tones often have difficulty finding suitable skin treatment options. Some treatments can be challenging for individuals with darker skin tones, while others don’t work at all.
Microneedling is a suitable and effective treatment for individuals of all skin tones. Its technology (and your results) are not affected by the color of your skin.
The needles used in an RF microneedling device can be adjusted depending on the needs of the patient. People with thicker layers of skin often benefit from deeper penetration. In contrast, patients treating areas where the skin is thinner require less penetration.
Your treatment with the microneedling device will be fully customized to suit your needs. We’ll adjust the needles to a shorter length in areas where you don’t need as much penetration. Areas of the skin with thicker layers of dermis will require longer needles.
Ready to Try RF Microneedling for Yourself?
RF Microneedling comes with numerous benefits for those seeking to tackle a few different skin concerns at once. Patients often experience dramatic results after just one session.