What is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is a revolutionary procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin. This minimally-invasive treatment can treat a variety of skin concerns, delivering dramatic improvements in the skin’s youthfulness and radiance. RF microneedling is an innovation in collagen induction therapy, stimulating collagen more effectively with the added use of RF energy.
RF Microneedling has been practiced in Europe and Asia for many years as a treatment for acne scarring and other concerns such as wrinkles and improved skin texture. In recent years it has become more popular in the US. RF Microneedling in Irvine, California is offered here at Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine.
How does RF Microneedling work?
After numbing cream is applied for patient comfort, the RF device sends radio frequency energy through the skin simultaneously as punctures are made, reaching deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production, and increasing circulation in the skin. This helps to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
“Combining two technologies synergistically to create skin rejuvenation.” –Dr. Lee
In response to creating tiny punctures in the skin, the body’s natural healing process stimulates a higher production of collagen and elastin in the skin, helping to smooth and tighten the skin which flattens out wrinkles. As we age, our body’s natural production of collagen declines, causing the skin to become thinner, drier, and lose elasticity, resulting in the formation of deep wrinkles. The collagen stimulation achieved through Radiofrequency Microneedling is a great way to combat this issue.
RF Microneedling benefits the skin in ways skincare products cannot
Radiofrequency Microneedling reconstructs the skin from within to restore elasticity and structure, addressing concerns of wrinkling and sagging. Topical skin care products are great for maintaining and protecting healthy skin, but even among the variety of skin care products, they still cannot deliver the same dramatic results.
“In addition, we now have the ability to apply PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), essentially your body’s own fertilizer to further boost the skin rejuvenation process, giving amazing results from our Morpheus8 device.” -Dr. Lee
Patients with visible signs of aging are able to restore the skin to its former glory through RF Microneedling, with quicker and more significant results than topical skincare products alone. RF microneedling has been proven to deliver results over time. It improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, while having a skin tightening effect. Studies have shown improvements in skin texture, elasticity, and hydration levels. Here at Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine, Irvine, California, we also offer medical-grade skincare products to maintain your fresh new skin.
“It’s like reversing the clock for your skin, resulting in skin rejuvenation and extremely nice skin texture.” -Dr. Lee
The reconstructive benefits of RF Microneedling paired with the protective and preventative measures of skin care products leaves your skin with an overall youthful appearance and smoother skin.
How can RF Microneedling work with skincare products?
RF microneedling works best when combined with a skincare regime designed to improve the health of the skin. This includes exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing with your favorite products. The combination of RF microneedling and skincare will help to reduce redness, inflammation and irritation caused by acne or other skin conditions. A good skincare regimen works to increase the longevity of RF Microneedling results, giving you youthful skin for a longer period of time.
Am I good candidate?
RF microneedling therapy is recommended for those who have mild to moderate facial wrinkles and aged skin. Because of the minimally-invasive nature of this procedure, it is effective for those with sensitive skin, and it is suitable for all skin tones, including darker skin types.
If you are looking for an effective treatment with little recovery time, RF microneedling is the perfect solution.
RF Microneedling addresses the following concerns:
- Acne Scars
- Fine Lines/Wrinkles
- Damaged Skin
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Sagging Skin
- Loose Skin
- Skin Laxity
- Stretch Marks
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven Skin Tone
How long will it take to see results?
Results can be seen after just one session. Some patients may notice improvements within 1 week, although most will see noticeable changes after a period of 3 treatments.
Is there any downtime involved?
Compared to other skin resurfacing treatments such as a chemical peel, RF microneedling is minimally invasive, and has minimal downtime. You should expect some redness and swelling immediately after the procedure which usually subsides within 24 hours.
How many treatments do I need?
3 treatments spaced out 4-6 weeks apart is recommended. The number of treatments you receive depends on how much improvement you want to achieve and the depth of the wrinkles you wish to treat.
Are there any side effects?
No serious side effects have been reported. However, like any medical procedure, there could be minor complications such as bleeding, burning, itching, pain, swelling or bruising.
Morpheus8 offered at Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine
Morpheus8 delivers the deepest fractional treatments available, capable of treating both smaller areas such as the face and larger deep tissue areas of the body for stretch marks. It is safe for sensitive skin types with little risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is common in other resurfacing methods. Here at Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine, Irvine, California, we offer RF Microneedling through the Morpheus8 device, capable of giving long-term results with minimal downtime.
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