Microneedling has been around for a while, but this popular cosmetic technique has continued to evolve and now patients have the opportunity to choose between traditional microneedling and a newer, better alternative, known as RF microneedling.
What Is Traditional Microneedling?
Microneedling is a popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that is designed to treat a variety of skin problems, from dryness, laxity (loose skin), fine lines, and wrinkles to scarring and stretchmarks.
The procedure uses a handheld device that contains hundreds of ultra-fine needles. As this device passes over the skin, it creates countless micro-injuries. By causing micro-injuries, microneedling prompts the body to generate a healing response. As a result, the body produces increased amounts of collagen and elastin to repair the damaged skin. This means that when the skin renews, it is smoother, tighter, and more youthful in appearance than before.
What Is RF microneedling?
RF stands for radiofrequency. With RF microneedling, radiofrequency energy is added to the technique to enhance the results of traditional microneedling. Radiofrequency energy is invisible, gentle, and non-invasive. It passes through the outer layers of the skin, penetrating more deeply until it reaches the targeted area where it creates a therapeutic effect. This therapeutic effect is in the form of enhanced stimulation of collagen and elastin which are essential building blocks for strong, healthy skin. As the microneedling takes place, the RF energy further stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, enhancing the tightening of the skin as it heals.
What Are The Benefits Of RF Microneedling?
There are several advantages of choosing RF microneedling over traditional microneedling procedures.
It targets deeper layers of the skin, enabling it to have a more significant and therapeutic effect.
It can be used to treat a wide range of issues, from fine lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation, acne scars, sunspots, stretch marks, and laxity.
It is customizable, as the depth to which the needles and RF energy penetrates can be adjusted to suit the needs of each patient.
Due to the RF thermal injury, RF microneedling is more effective and produces more significant results than traditional microneedling.
"3ForMe" Combo Treatment
We are delighted to offer patients our new signature microneedling treatment, "3ForMe". This highly effective cosmetic procedure can address three common skin concerns in a single appointment. These are wrinkles, skin laxity, sun damage, and facial veins.
"3ForMe" is carried out using Cynosure’s Icon technology which has been optimized for providing the best results on all three skin conditions with minimal social downtime. It begins by using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to treat discoloration and create a more even tone The second step uses RF microneedling to gently renew the skin, giving it a smoother, tighter, and more youthful appearance.
Patients require minimal downtime, and the results are superior to other microneedling alternatives.
If you would like more information about microneedling or to schedule an appointment to see if you would be a suitable candidate for RF Microneedling, visit Perceptions Medical Aesthetics in Southport, NC. Call (910) 454-9226 today.