Today we are going to discuss “RF Microneedling – 6 Best Questions Answered”. Why is microneedling a popular topic and cosmetic procedure?
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1. WHAT IS RF MICRONEEDLING VS MICRONEEDLING?
If you read Haute Beauty and finished a bit confused about the difference between microneedling and RF microneedling and had questions about its use for acne scars, the machines used, and the cost, this article will answer all of those questions! Please keep reading to learn why this procedure might be proper for you.
Let’s start with the general usage. Radio-frequency (RF) skin tightening is an aesthetic technique that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the skin. The purpose is to stimulate cutaneous collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin.
Collagen induction therapy (CIT), also known as microneedling, derma rolling, or skin needling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (microneedling the skin).
This technique induces tissue remodeling and the production of new collagen and elastin. The RF skin tightening process provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic surgeries.
By manipulating skin cooling during treatment, RF can also be used for heating and reduction of fat. The most common uses of RF-based devices are to noninvasively manage and treat skin tightening of lax skin (including sagging jowls, abdomen, thighs, and arms) and wrinkle reduction, cellulite improvement, and body contouring.
If RF is used in microneedling, the procedure is then referred to as Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling, a cosmetic procedure. It uses tiny needles and high-frequency radio waves to rejuvenate facial skin. The rf from the small needles cause additional skin damage, enhancing the stimulation and release of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, reducing fine lines and loose skin.
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2. WHAT CAN RF MICRONEEDLING IMPROVE?
RF microneedling is an excellent option for skin tightening and resurfacing to treat wrinkles, lip lines, acne scars, other depressed scars, and stretch marks. It can be used regardless of skin prototype. Specifically, it can be used to treat:
- fine lines
- stretch marks
- appearance of large pores
- acne scars
- scars from injury or surgery
- loose, sagging skin
3. WHAT RF MICRONEEDLING DEVICES / MICRONEEDLING MACHINES EXIST?
Below are the most common RF Microneedling Devices and our recommendation.
- Vivace Microneedle RF
- Profound RF
- Secret RF – Secret RF is notably effective in the treatment of scars and wrinkles and is suitable for treating all skin types with minimal risk of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. Secret RF is versatile and features a 64 pin and a 25 pin handpiece with adjustable needle penetration from 0.5mm to 3.5mm.
- Infini MRF
- Morpheus8 RF
4. DOES RF MICRONEEDLING ACNE SCARS WORK?
A study titled “Evaluation of Microneedling Fractional Radiofrequency Device for Treatment of Acne Scars” concluded that “Microneedling fractional radiofrequency is efficacious for treating moderate and severe acne scars.”
The data showed “that by qualitative assessment of 31 patients with grade 3 and grade 4 acne scars, 80.64% showed improvement by two grades and 19.35% showed improvement by 1 grade. The quantitative assessment showed that 58% of the patients had moderate, 29% had minimal, 9% had good, and 3% showed very good improvement. Adverse effects were limited to transient pain, erythema, edema, and hyperpigmentation.”
5. HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION OF RF MICRONEEDLING COST?
Each person’s case is unique. Different locations may charge widely varying costs. However, according to estimates by Dermapen, RF Microneedling costs from $100 to $700 per session. Most face treatments run around $300 each session. As a cosmetic or aesthetic procedure, microneedling is not covered by insurance.
Depending on your needs, 3 to 6 treatments spaced out 2 to 6 weeks each may be required to achieve optimum results. Additional maintenance sessions may be needed as time passes.
6. CAN YOU SHOW SOME RF MICRONEEDLING BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SANDIA SKIN + FACE PROCEDURES?
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- Injectable Treatments
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- Laser Treatments
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Registered Nurse Practitioner Tonya Tuggle is Albuquerque’s choice for those who want to keep their youthful appearance and healthy glow. Tonya is passionate about educating patients on preventative skin care and providing non-surgical maintenance for graceful aging. We can’t wait to meet you!