Also known as collagen induction therapy or skin needling, radiofrequency microneedling is one of the most popular treatments to rejuvenate the skin. It is a controlled form of skin injury that works by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. This innovative cosmetic procedure has proven to be effective in diminishing the appearance of enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, stretch marks and scars. It also offers minimal pain and just about no downtime.
An upgrade from conventional microneedling methods, radiofrequency microneedling uses a combination of small needles and radiofrequency waves to penetrate deeper into the skin for more dramatic results.
This treatment works well in conjunction with platelet-rich plasma.
Radiofrequency Microneedling: What to Expect
Before the treatment, a healthcare provider will use a local or topical anesthetic to numb the skin. Sessions last between 10 and 20 minutes, with several – around four – usually required over the period of a few months to achieve the desired results. It is then recommended that these sessions are repeated annually to maintain the full effect.
There is little to no downtime after radiofrequency microneedling, but you may experience some swelling, itching and discomfort. Your skin might also appear red and inflamed much like a sunburn. This, however, tends to last no more than a few hours or days.
It’s also important to avoid wearing cosmetics for 24 hours after the procedure and to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily as your skin will be more sensitive to UV rays.
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