Microneedling uses a fine needle to create microwounds, or channels, in the skin. This triggers the production of capillaries, elastin, and collagen. It’s also called skin needling or collagen induction therapy.
If the procedure also uses radiofrequency waves, it’s called radiofrequency microneedling. The needle releases radiofrequency into the channels, causing additional damage. This enhances the effects of standard microneedling.
The skin that grows back is tighter and smoother. This can target:
You can also get radiofrequency microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
In this procedure, we draw blood from your arm and uses a machine to separate the platelets.
After a microneedling session, applies the platelets to the treated area. This may maximize the results of your treatment.
Who’s an ideal candidate for radiofrequency microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling is considered safe, but it isn’t appropriate for everyone.
You may be an ideal candidate if you:
• are in good health• have early signs of aging• have realistic expectations
Alternatively, you should avoid the treatment if you:
• currently or recently used Accutane• have an active cold sore breakout• have a skin infection• have a moderate to severe skin disease (like psoriasis)• are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy• are pregnant• are taking anticoagulants• have a history of keloids, hypertrophic scarring, or poor wound healing
What’s the radiofrequency microneedling procedure like?
Prior to the procedure
At your initial appointment, you will fill out paperwork as it relates to your medical history and expectations.We take photos of your face to determine the best technique for your condition, as well as provide instructions on how to prepare for the procedure.
If you have a history of cold sores, you might need to take oral antiviral medication.
During the procedure
Generally, here’s what you can expect:
1. We will clean your skin with alcohol to prevent infection.2. We may or may not apply numbing agent. This depends on treatment. Numbing agent us left on approx 39 before the procedure. 3. The microneedling device makes tiny wounds in the skin. Simultaneously, the tip of the needle releases radiofrequency waves into the wounds.4. The procedure takes 10 to 20 minutes. The exact duration depends on what you’re treating.5. We will be applying skin specific serum to support cell regeneration.
After the procedure
You can go home after the treatment and return to your normal activities.