What Are the Benefits of RF Microneedling?
Microneedling will help improve the overall appearance of your skin, helping boost your looks and confidence! Call our team of professionals at Alan Wellness Center today or visit us online to book an appointment. We serve patients in Brentwood, TN and surrounding areas.
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Radiofrequency microneedling, or RF microneedling for short, is a cosmetic procedure that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy for an enhanced process to improve the appearance of the skin. Microneedling uses tiny needles, rolled over the surface of the skin, creating micro wounds that kickstart the body’s natural healing response. This means an increase in the production of collagen and elastin, which are structural proteins that help the skin look younger, firmer, smoother, and brighter.
The addition of RF energy enables the stimulation of the collagen and elastin at a higher degree than microneedling alone. The heat transferred into the tissues in the layers below the skin’s surface is able to work at a deeper level than the needles alone can reach. RF microneedling has many uses and can be used on several different parts of the body, depending on the condition being treated. It is most commonly used on the face to minimize the appearance of scars, stretch marks, large pores, wrinkles and fine lines, as well as improving the overall appearance of the texture and tone of the skin.
RF microneedling has many benefits when used for cosmetic purposes through a certified practitioner. Compared to some other anti-aging treatments available, it is one of the safest options as it works with your body’s natural healing processes.
It is minimally invasive, through the tiny needles that pierce the surface of the skin, with minimal downtime and recovery time. In most cases, patients will experience some redness on the skin, tightness and swelling, as well as some mild discomfort during the process itself.
The RF microneedling procedure stimulates the body’s natural response to injury, increasing the production of collagen and elastin to repair the skin. These proteins slow down production as we get older, which can cause our skin to lose its elasticity and start showing wrinkles and fine lines. By kickstarting this production back up through microneedling, with the additional benefit of RF energy, our skin is restored to its youthful firmness, smoothness, and brighter look.
RF microneedling is a safe procedure, although it is minimally invasive. Patients will be able to go about their normal activities fairly quickly following treatment, some people may experience some mild side effects from the procedure. Typical side effects include redness of the skin in the treated area, as well as slight bruising, swelling, bleeding and tenderness. While the needles are used to pierce the skin, they are still breaking the skin’s surface and creating micro wounds that need time to heal.
Recovery requires gently taking care of your skin following your treatment, using a mild skin cleanser, good quality moisturizer, and a mineral-based sunblock. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun following an RF microneedling procedure, so it is important to protect it as much as possible from direct sunlight, ensuring you are using a minimum of SPF 30 when you are out in the sun. Your practitioner can provide you with recommendations for how to care for your skin to encourage healing so you can get the best results.
RF microneedling works by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, meaning results won’t be immediately visible. Results will vary based on the area being treated, how mild or severe the condition is that’s being treated and how the skin responds to the procedure. Following the recommendations of your microneedling practitioner for how to prepare your skin before your session and how to take care of it following the treatment will help ensure the best results. Even then, results can take several weeks to be visible as the production of collagen and elastin increase.
In most cases, a full treatment of RF microneedling will require multiple sessions. The team at Alan Wellness Center is highly knowledgeable in this procedure and will be able to provide patients with a recommendation on the number of treatments they need for optimum results based on your individual concerns. Everyone heals at a different rate, depending on age, genetics and overall health. This means that some people will heal faster, and others will heal slower, so result times will vary from one patient to the next.
Contact our team at the Alan Wellness Center today and learn more about the benefits of RF microneedling. We serve patients from Brentwood TN, Nashville TN, Franklin TN, Nolensville TN, Oak Hill TN, Forest Hills TN, Belle Meade TN and surrounding areas.