RF microneedling anti-aging treatment adds an element of radiofrequency (RF) energy to the traditional microneedling procedure. The RF energy is delivered to affected areas of the skin (such as stretch marks) using tiny needles.
Along with providing the basic benefits of micro-injury to the skin by microneedles, the RF microneedling med spa procedure delivers radio frequency energy deep within the dermis which further improves stretch mark appearance.
The RF energy delivers gentle, uniform heat to the underlying skin layers. This constricts and tightens the skin and promotes the production of collagen and elastin fibers. The deep delivery of the RF energy leads to quicker and more dramatic outcomes for stretch mark reduction.
Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, provides RF Microneedling to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
RF microneedling is suitable for almost all skin types and tones. It is effective in improving the following conditions:
- Post-pregnancy stretch marks
- Scarring due to acne and chicken pox
- Facial wrinkles and fine wrinkles
- Uneven skin texture and tone
- Mild to moderate skin laxity
A majority of patients will attain their final desirable outcomes with two to three sessions spaced around four weeks apart. The number of sessions depends on the patient’s response to the treatment as well as the severity and extent of the stretch marks.
Advantages of RF Microneedling
RF microneedling provides results that are similar to ablative laser procedures. However, the associated downtime and discomfort is significantly lesser.
The med spa treatment provider will apply a topical anesthetic before the treatment to ensure that the patient remains comfortable. The time taken for the treatment is typically one hour and depends on the size of the treatment site.
The skin will usually appear red for the initial one or two days following the treatment. However, the redness is mild and much less than is usually seen with laser treatments.
In general, patients experience little or no discomfort after the treatment and are able to resume normal activities within a day. The patient can apply makeup 24 hours after the procedure to cover up any redness.
RF Microneedling Downtime and Recovery
A majority of individuals feel comfortable to resume routine activities between 24 to 48 hours post-procedure and can wear makeup a day after treatment. Fractional radio frequency minimizes the downtime and maximizes the speed at which the patient can accomplish results in two ways:
“Fractional” RF procedures such as RF Microneedling deliver energy to the skin in a partial manner. During each treatment, the percentage of the skin treated with fractional radio frequency can be adjusted.
If the entire skin is treated at one time (as in the case ablative lasers) the recovery period may be longer and infection and complication risks are higher.
The skin experiences faster recovery and minimal risks of complications when it is treated only partially. Fractional radio frequency uses a series of sessions to treat each cell at least once during the series.
In this manner, the patient can attain the effectiveness of an invasive treatment with significantly lesser risks and a shorter recovery period.
Minimal Damage to the Skin Surface
Fractional radio frequency with RF Microneedling delivers energy to the area where it is most needed, which is the lower dermis. It minimizes the damage to the top surface of the skin. Therefore, patients experience less downtime and achieve better stretch mark reduction results.
Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for RF Microneedling.
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