Microneedling is a well-known non-surgical treatment used to restore the skin’s tightness and youthfulness. Unfortunately, the side effects and downtime can be a drawback for most people. Thankfully, there is a new form of Microneedling that will give fewer drawbacks and more satisfactory results. The alternative is no other than Radio Frequency with Microneedling.
Traditional Microneedling vs. RF Microneedling
Before going any further with Radio Frequency Microneedling (RF Microneedling), it is important to know the difference between the two. Although they have a similar framework and purpose, the two types have slightly different processes to reach their goals.
Traditional Microneedling uses small needles to create micro-injuries on the skin. The injuries trigger the skin to heal, releasing new collagen and elastin during the process. Unfortunately, the micro-injuries will result in a red and swollen face and the side effects will need at least one to two weeks to wear off. Slight Bleeding can also occur during this treatment.
RF Microneedling is similar to traditional Microneedling, except that they use smaller needles to do the process. What makes this special, however, is the radio frequency the needles have. When the needles are inside the skin, the needles release a radio frequency wave that leaves a warm feeling on the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin.
Some doctors would perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) during this session. The purpose of PRP is to treat wrinkles better and stimulate the skin’s regeneration cells.
RF Microneedling’s price ranges from $150 to $2,000 per session depending on the region of the body.
Preparation before RF Microneedling
Although this is a safe non-surgical treatment, there are certain things patients need to stay away from before starting the treatment. Patients should not consume alcohol or any anti-inflammatory medicines before the treatment. Patients should also stop using skin products, as they might increase the sensitivity of the skin.
Although it is not required, having a healthy diet several weeks prior to the treatment is preferred. A healthy diet results in healthier skin, and it will impact the longevity of the result.
Side Effects of RF Microneedling
Since this method uses small needles, they do not puncture the skin as deep as traditional Microneedling. The skin will not bleed as much as the traditional treatment. In fact, most people do not bleed during the session.
There will be little downtime and side effects are minimal after the treatment. The only real side effects are the red face and the brown grit marks on the skin, which will disappear in two to three days. Patients can start to wear make-up again two days after the treatment.
Benefits of RF Microneedling
Since the radiofrequency is shot deep inside the skin, patients will get a faster result than the traditional method. RF Microneedling results in less fine lines and facial wrinkles, along with better skin texture and tone. Acne scars will appear less visible, resulting in smoother skin.
However, all the benefits mentioned will not happen after one treatment and most people achieve the result after three to four treatments done monthly. Everything depends on the state of the skin, so it is best to have a consultation with an expert before starting with the treatment.
Do not be afraid of this method, because it is not as scary as it looks and it has very few side effects for a maximum result. If you do not believe it, book an appointment now to experience the treatment first hand!