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11.22.2020

What is radio frequency microneedling?

The microneedling RF (Radio Frequency) involves penetration of microneedles into the skin to deliver radiofrequency pulse into the targeted skin. This results in the body’s own production of elastin and collagen fibres, making skin firmer and healthier.

Radiofrequency microneedling (RF microneedling) is a noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatment that enhances collagen-inducing microneedling with the simultaneous delivery of radiofrequency energy. It improves skin texture and tone—addressing fine lines and wrinkles, laxity, and acne scars.

The treatment works by creating controlled microdamage in order to provoke a wound-healing response. Due to aging and environmental damage (particularly sun damage), the structural proteins of skin deplete and get replaced at a slower rate. RF microneedling kick-starts the biological processes for new creation of those proteins (namely, collagen and elastin). It stimulates a repair response that replaces damaged elastic tissue and collagen with new collagen and elastic tissue.Following a series of treatments—usually three or four—you’ll see a smoother, firmer, brighter complexion.

A single RF microneedling treatment session typically lasts 30–45 minutes.

At each treatment session, your provider will first cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream, to help mitigate pain. Once you’re sufficiently numb, they’ll begin pressing the handheld device into your skin, stamping it across the entire face (or a specific targeted treatment area).

When the microneedles puncture your skin, they emit the RF energy as heat, delivering it directly into the dermis. You may feel a warm, prickling sensation, but the treatment shouldn’t hurt.

After the treatment is complete, your provider may apply a calming mask or balm to your skin before sending you on your way.