RF with Micro-needling - FAQs
What Is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment that has been used for decades 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 can 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.
How Does (RF) Micro-Needling Work?
The RF energy heats the underlying layers of skin, causing 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.
What are the indications for treatment?
This treatment is specifically indicated to improve acne scarring. It is also used to:
- Tighten skin
- Lift skin
- Treat wrinkles
- Treat large pores
- Stretch marks
- Facial rejuvenation
What precautions are necessary after treatment?
Aftercare plays an important role in reducing the recovery time. Keep the area clean following the initial treatment session and by using using sunscreen.
How often do I need treatments?
The interval between MRF treatments is 3-5 weeks. However, the interval level is flexible and depends on the treatment levels.
How long does a RF treatment last?
Results of radiofrequency (RF) treatments can last up to 6 months.
Does your face peel after Micro-needling?
It is normal for the skin to peel after micro-needling treatments within a few days. A new layer of skin is produced and the old skin begins peeling off. The peeling will be minimal, similar to a mild sunburn. This will subside within a few days, leaving you with a youthful, glowing look and feel.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately after treatment there may be some pinpoint bleeding and sometimes swelling . Both are quickly resolved with cooling packs which minimize inflammation. Small scab marks may persist for a few days, which will fall off and some patients experience dryness of the skin for a short time.