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Microneedling Radiofrequency (RF) explained.

Posted on: April 24th, 2020 by Our Team

Skin aging occurs in two ways, naturally and photoaging from the sun. The effect is a deterioration in skin’s function and structure. Compromised synthesis of new collagen and elastin leads to skin laxity, and chronic exposure to damaging UV radiation, prematurely ages the skin causing wrinkles, laxity, roughness, pigment changes, reduced radiance, and a loss of moisture.

Clinical studies show that microneedling RF can address the causes of aging, significantly reducing wrinkles and age spots while tightening and lifting the skin on the face and neck with minimal downtime and discomfort. It is less invasive than Botox and laser skin resurfacing while restoring youthful, radiance.

What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling is safe and effective anti-aging treatment to tighten, tone and smooth skin texture. It combines the benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency energy, a proven skin tightening method that delivers high intensity energy to the tissues for lifting and tightening. The result is improved appearance of the wrinkles and scars, and rejuvenation of the skin tone, texture and complexion.  It can be safely performed on all skin types without pain.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Professional Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation. Dr. Zeena uses an innovative device developed by Cutera called the Secret RF. The Secret RF device can be tailored to address each patient’s individual concerns from fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and photoaging.

Microneedling with Secret RF triggers the natural wound healing cascade which induces the release of growth factors and stimulates collagen and elastin production eliminating surface scarring and smoothing and softening lines and wrinkles. It also stimulates the growth of new skin cells to replace damaged, pigmented spots for an even toned complexion. When microneedling is paired with topical cosmeceutical products, they penetrate deep into the skin via the microchannels to enhance their benefits and results.

What are the benefits of radiofrequency energy?

Radiofrequency energy is delivered deep into the dermis via the microneedling needles to enhance the benefits of microneedling. The thermal energy stimulates production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid to augment the benefits of microneedling leading to tissue repair and hydration, skin tightening and lifting, with minimal damage to the skin.

The combination delivers better results than either alone. The RF energy boosts skin tightening thereby smoothing lines and wrinkles from beneath the skin. The collagen boosting effects of microneedling are enhanced with delivery of RF energy deeper into the skin layers without affecting the top layer of skin.

Because the treatment is customized to each patient’s needs, the levels of RF energy can be adjusted for you to maximize your results.

What are the applications of RF microneedling?

RF microneedling is used to reduce skin laxity due to aging on the face and neck.

  • acne
  • acne scars
  • traumatic scars
  • surgical scars
  • stretch marks
  • enlarged pores
  • fine and deep lines and wrinkles
  • hyperpigmentation
  • loose skin and minor jowls
  • restores radiance and youthful

The Procedure

Your skin will be thoroughly cleaned, and a topical numbing agent will be applied to the areas to be treated for your comfort. The procedure will be performed and lasts about 30 minutes.

Some mild side effects include redness and swelling which resolve quickly. Benefits improve over time and a series of treatments will provide optimal results.

Professional microneedling allows for professional penetration and heat induction levels. At home microneedling devices cannot deliver the same benefits. Dr. Zeena is at the forefront of minimally invasive anti-aging cosmetic dermatology treatments.

When you seek flawless skin and rejuvenation microneedling RF delivers. Call Dr. Zeena at New Orleans Aesthetics to schedule a consultation and find out if microneedling RF is right for you.

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