RF microneedling is a popular facial treatment procedure that has become increasingly popular over the last decade. It has been used in medical offices and spas for some time, but it is only recently that microneedling has gained mainstream popularity.
RF microneedling is also known as Radio Frequency Microneedling or RFM (Radio Frequency Microneedling). The process involves using a radio frequency device to make tiny holes in the skin’s surface.
The RF microneedling process involves using a gold plated needle to create tiny holes in the skin. These tiny wounds are known as microneedling, which is the process of puncturing the epidermis (outermost layer) of the skin with this needle.
Once these small wounds have been made, they provide access for ingredients from skincare products to be absorbed more effectively into the skin through another process called “micro-absorption.”
The benefits of micro needling vary based on your goals. Therefore, it’s important to understand what types of benefits you can expect when you use this type of treatment. You also need to find out how it can help you achieve your skin goals.
The Benefits of Microneedling
The benefits of microneedling are varied, but include the following:
- Decreased wrinkles and age spots
- Reduced hyper pigmentation (dark spots)
- Improved skin elasticity and tone
- Rejuvenated skin texture
- Improved radiance
- Increased collagen production
RF microneedling also contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness or swelling in the skin. This treatment is a good option for those who have been struggling with acne or rosacea as well.
The process of microneedling is safe, painless and quick. It is often performed in a medical office or spa setting and routinely lasts anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours while your skin heals itself.
The amount of time depends on your specific needs. Microneedle treatments are typically done once every 8 weeks to 8 months depending on your needs and the desired results you want.
What to Expect During Microneedling
The most common procedure involves using a 0.5mm or 1.0 mm needle to puncture the skin at various depths. The depth of needles will depend on what you want to achieve as well as the area that needs treatment.
Other options include combining both deep and superficial microneedling, which is a combination of deep needling and skin application of topical products. The benefits of microneedling vary based on your goals.
It’s important to understand what types of benefits you can expect from this type of skincare treatment. These goals are include:
- Reduce signs of aging
- Improve acne scars
- Improve skin tone
- Improve texture
- Increase collagen production
- Contract tissue growth
Many patients report or experience a few microneedling side effects such as temporary redness, swelling, itching, and pain relief. Fortunately, most side effects will just disappear on their own. However, long term benefits such as increased hydration levels makes the process worth it for many people.
Who are Good Candidates for RF Microneedling
To determine if RF microneedle treatments are right for your needs, it’s important to understand what types of benefits can be realized by this type of skincare treatment. To find out more about how this type of skincare can benefit you, visit your doctor or dermatologist.