Microneedling has been around for some time now, and with age comes innovation. In the world of this coveted skincare treatment, that means the birth of Radiofrequency Microneedling.
If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve seen that ever-so-terrifying-and-fascinating image of one Kim Kardashian with her face covered in what appears to be a smearing of blood—famously dubbed the “vampire facial.” While in her case, this was a specific PRP Microneedling treatment, it gave light to microneedling as a very effective treatment to reduce signs of aging, create an even skin tone and texture, and smooth fine lines.
Since, specialists have come together to make this anti-aging skin treatment even more effective by creating Radiofrequency Microneedling.
Microneedling with radiofrequency is a specialized treatment in which a device with insulated needles delivers high-intensity radiofrequency energy into the skin upon puncture in order to further stimulate collagen growth, tighten tissue, and increase skin’s elasticity.
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling takes the treatment and its results to the next level. While regular microneedling is simply needles puncturing skin, the added radiofrequency energy increases results, healing time, and ultimately makes the procedure more effective in a shorter amount of time.
To put it simply, RF microneedling is a step above normal microneedling.
There are many benefits to microneedling with radiofrequency to reduce the signs of aging.
Here are the overall benefits of RF microneedling:
Depending on the length of needle used, downtime after an RF microneedling treatment varies.
During your treatment, you may experience stinging and general discomfort. A numbing agent may be applied to reduce the discomfort, but it’s a minimal-pain process.
Your provider will prepare your skin appropriately, educate you on how the RF microneedling process works, and begin treatment by using a device with needles that puncture the skin in various locations. As the needles puncture the skin, radiofrequency energy will be administered.
After RF Microneedling Treatment:
Most often, patients can expect to experience tight, red skin—like a sunburn—following treatment for the first 24 hours or so. You may also experience minimal bleeding and bruising as normal side effects of microneedling with radiofrequency.
Overall, most patients can resume their normal daily activities with a high-quality SPF applied after treatment.
We recommend patients receive microneedling with radiofrequency no more than once every 4 to 6 weeks, always approved by your dermatologist beforehand.
The before and after effects of RF microneedling are very evident. You may experience results immediately following treatment, but the true benefits are visible after the skin has had time to heal and generate collagen.