RF Microneedling Face Treatment

What is RF Microneedling? The RF in RF microneedling stands for “radiofrequency.” This procedure utilizes the state-of-the-art device in order to make small, controlled punctures to the skin. It also delivers safe radiofrequency waves that are designed to amplify the benefits of the procedure. Many people wonder: “RF microneedling vs. microneedling – what’s the difference?” Microneedling with RF waves works by gently puncturing the skin with small needles and applying RF waves to the skin. This prompts your body to naturally heal itself by creating more collagen and elastin. This results in smaller pores, healed sun damage, and fine lines ,wrinkles, scars and stretch masks. With RF microneedling, the use of radiofrequency waves is a skin-safe way to reach deeper layers of the skin without doing too much damage. This allows to treat a greater number of conditions with greater success and amazing results . By accessing deeper layers of the skin, it is possible to address many other conditions, not just conditions that only affect the surface of the skin. One RF Microneedling Treatment is equivalent to 5 Microneedling sessions!!! RF Microneedling vs. Microneedling – What is the Difference? Traditional microneedling is a procedure that uses sterile, ultra-thin needles to strategically pierce the skin to create micro-wounds. When your skin naturally heals itself from these micro-wounds, it will produce elastin and collagen. These are the proteins in the skin that are responsible for skin texture and appearance. Radiofrequency microneedling is a more advanced form of microneedling that uses RF waves to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin in order to heal common skin conditions. One benefit of radiofrequency microneedling vs. microneedling is that radiofrequency microneedling is ideal for people with darker skin tones. Most laser treatments are not safe for darker skin tones; however, radiofrequency microneedling can provide similar results to laser treatments and is perfectly safe for every skin tone. It is also preferred over laser treatments because microneedling with radiofrequency waves is less invasive, more comfortable, and requires less recovery time. What Extra Benefits Does RF Microneedling Offer Over Traditional Microneedling? While both RF and traditional microneedling can treat a variety of issues, radiofrequency microneedling is the more popular and more effective form of this treatment. Here are 5 benefits of RF microneedling over traditional microneedling: Fewer Sessions Required – On average, patients who choose RF microneedling often require fewer sessions to achieve their results than patients who opt for traditional microneedling. Because radiofrequency microneedling penetrates deeper into the skin and uses heat for effective skin-tightening, it can provide better results with fewer sessions. Treats a Wider Range of Cosmetic Concerns – RF microneedling is better for addressing greater cosmetic concerns than traditional microneedling. It can effectively treat acne scars, sun damage, large pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks; the Vivace device can also safely be used on almost any area of the body. Safer and Requires No Downtime – Because traditional microneedling is more abrasive to the top layer of the skin, it causes much more superficial trauma. This means that patients can have red and sandpaper-like textured skin after the treatment. RF microneedling, on the other hand, has no downtime and is not harmful to the skin. Customizable Treatment – Your skin concerns are unique to you, so your treatment should be too. Unlike traditional microneedling, RF microneedling is completely customizable in terms of how deep the Ulverin device penetrates into the skin. This means that it is able to provide greater results with more precision, while addressing all your specific cosmetic concerns. Produces Greater Collagen – Overall, RF microneedling it is more effective at stimulating collagen production. While traditional microneedling only damages the surface layer of the skin to activate healing, RF microneedling utilizes radiofrequency waves and heat to boost your collagen levels without harming your skin. What To Expect During Your RF Microneedling Procedure? There are some steps you will need to take to prepare for your appointment. First, avoid using Accutane for 6 months before the procedure. Second, discontinue Retin A, other topical medications, and avoid skin resurfacing in the 3 to 7 days before your appointment. On the day of, examine your skin to be sure that a rash or other irritation has not developed. If you notice any skin irritation, reschedule the appointment. In order to prepare you for the procedure, We will cleanse your skin and apply a topical numbing cream For the procedure itself, the RF microneedling device will be used on the treatment area. You can expect to feel pressure and heat, but it should not cause pain. Because both procedures are non-invasive, you are safe to go about your day afterward. You may experience some dryness for a few days after the procedure, but this is completely normal. Be sure to wear sunscreen, use healing creams you are given, and avoid makeup for several hours after the procedure. Why Our Patients Choose radiofrequency Microneedling vs Microneedling RF microneedling is on the rise as a new, popular cosmetic procedure. It has easily surpassed traditional microneedling as one of the most sought after treatments for people of all ages. There are many reasons why this treatment has become so popular. For one, it works on all skin types and tones. Patients of all ages can enjoy the benefits of microneedling. It is also very popular with men because the results are natural-looking and the recovery is minimal. Because radiofrequency microneedling utilizes your body’s own healing powers, your improved skin texture will look perfectly natural. This means you will never have to worry about the dreaded question, “have you had work done?” Many patients like radiofrequency microneedling because the procedure itself feels very natural and non-invasive. Other procedures like Botox and dermal fillers involve using injectables to achieve the desired effect. Some patients are not comfortable with this, which is why they may opt for procedures like RF microneedling that merely boost their body’s natural healing and tightening their skin. What Areas of the Body Can RF Microneedling Treat? RF microneedling can be used on almost any area of the body. While the most popular use is on the face, the benefits of RF microneedling can improve many other areas of the body as well. At Qazi Cosmetic Clinic in Orange County, we offer a variety of services that utilize forms of microneedling: Full face radiofrequency microneedling to treat acne scars, large pores, sun damage, skin discoloration, and fine lines For the neck and chest Radiofrequency microneedling on the back to reduce acne scars Treat stretch marks on the arms with RF microneedling RF microneedling on the stomach to reduce stretch marks Improve skin quality on the thighs Frequently Asked Questions About RF Microneedling There are a lot of at-home microneedling devices available. Are they safe to use? As a general rule, you should always receive cosmetic treatments from board-certified cosmetic physicians. There are a lot of DIY microneedling devices on the market; however, these are not nearly as safe or effective as the in-office procedure. These devices usually make micro-punctures by having you manually roll the device over our skin. Because they are not able to penetrate deeply into the skin, they only have limited results. You might notice temporary skin brightening, but this is most likely due to the fact that the device is exfoliating your skin. At-home devices are not able to stimulate collagen production and aid in healing nearly as well as professional RF microneedling services. Not only are DIY microneedling devices not as effective, they can also be dangerous. If you are using the device on yourself, you can risk pressing too hard and causing increased scarring. These devices are also not sterile. When you get microneedling at a cosmetic clinic or medspa, the professional devices are carefully sterilized and come with disposable tips to ensure your safety. DIY devices do not have this feature, so you risk introducing bacteria into your skin, which could result in an infection.
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