RF Microneedling For Younger, Smoother Skin
RF Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that improves the tone, texture, and quality of your skin. By combining the benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency waves, this treatment is ideal for clients who have mild to moderate signs of ageing, acne scars, and uneven skin texture. Advanced Dermatology offers the Lutronic Infini RF or the Voluderm RF treatment, which allows for a fully customised skin treatment in just 30 minutes, with minimal downtime.
What is RF Microneedling
RF Microneedling is an advanced cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatment that makes use of tiny needles to penetrate the surface of the skin (microneedling), and radiofrequency waves (RF) which allow for deeper penetration. RF Microneedling causes microtrauma to your skin which boosts capillary, collagen, and elastin production when your skin repairs itself. The result is tighter, smoother skin.
By adding radiofrequency waves to a microneedling treatment, you can reach the dermis (the middle layer of your skin) without damaging the epidermis (the outer layer of your skin). The epidermis is the thinnest layer of your skin and it is here that your skin makes melanin, produces new skin cells, and creates the hydration your skin needs. The dermis contains the fibres, fat, collagen, and blood vessels that make your skin strong and supple.
Radiofrequency waves offer other benefits:
- You can enjoy faster results than with microneedling alone as it accelerates cell turnover
- It helps to restore volume to the treated areas.
The Benefits of RF Microneedling
RF microneedling treatments cause micro-injuries to your skin, and the new skin that grows back is stronger and thicker.
RF microneedling can treat multiple skin concerns such as
- A reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Reducing the appearance of large pores, for improved skin texture
- Mild to moderate acne scarring
- Hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone
- Tightening loose skin
- An improvement in the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
- Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
Does It Work?
The benefits of RF microneedling are supported by extensive clinical research.
For treating acne scars
Studies carried out in 2014 and 2017 found that RF microneedling was effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars, even in dark skins.
For rejuvenating the skin
A study carried out in 2013 found RF microneedling to be effective in treating wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. It also discovered the results last longer than Botox. A 2018 study found the treatment reduced pore size and improved skin texture, while a case study published in 2020 found it to be effective in reducing loose skin, for a firmer, tighter complexion.
Lutronic Infini RF: A Customisable Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Infini RF by Lutronic offers 3D fractional volumisation through the precise delivery of radiofrequency waves. This means that the needles penetrate deeper and the radiofrequency waves boost collagen production, which results in a volumising effect that treats skin laxity.
Infini RF is an ideal treatment for several skin concerns because it allows your specialist physician to control the depth of skin penetration and energy levels used, for treatments and results that are highly customised.
Thanks to its adjustable needle depth, Lutronic Infini RF allows the physician to target different layers of the dermis. The combination of microneedling (which is minimally invasive) with radiofrequency waves (which are non-surgical) generates a wound-healing response. This causes a boost in collagen and elastin production, as well as more rapid skin cell turnover.
The Benefits Of Lutronic Inifni RF
Lutronic Infini RF has been developed to:
- Minimise post-treatment downtime. Most clients are back to their normal routines by the next day
- Be suitable for all skin types, including dark skin, as there is a low risk of hyperpigmentation after treatment
- Be suitable for use with PRP
- Offer a controlled depth of treatment and adjustable energy levels for customised treatments and optimal results.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Microneedling?
In general, you would be a good candidate for RF microneedling if you
- Are generally healthy
- Display mild to moderate signs of ageing
The best way to find out if RF microneedling can treat your skin concerns is to book a complimentary skin consultation with one of our specialist physicians.
What To Expect From RF Microneedling Treatments
Pre-treatment skin consultation
During your first consultation, one of our specialist clinicians will take a full medical history, as well as some photographs of your skin. You will explain your skin concerns and ask any questions you might have. At the end of the session, you will be given instructions to prepare for your treatment.
How many sessions will you need?
You may notice results after one session, however, most clients need four sessions, over three to eight weeks for optimal results.
During the RF microneedling treatment
After you arrive, your skin will be gently cleansed before the topical anaesthetic is applied.
The microneedling device is handheld and will be directed over the areas you want to treat. As the microneedling device punctures the surface of your skin, it simultaneously discharges radiofrequency waves into the microtrauma sites. Each session is approximately 30-minutes long.
Aftercare: tips and advice
RF microneedling is considered a safe procedure. It is FDA-approved for the treatment of acne scars, facial wrinkles, and abdominal scarring in adults who are over the age of 22.
It is normal to experience mild side effects after an RF microneedling treatment as your skin heals. These may include
- Minor bruising
- Skin dryness
Follow your clinicians aftercare instructions post-treatment to reduce the likelihood and severity of side effects. Some swelling and discomfort may be experienced however, cold compresses and ice packs can alleviate the swelling. Do not wear make-up and stay out of the sun for 24 hours after your treatment. In the days that follow, make sure you use SPF50 or higher.
RF Microneedling for Transformative Skin Rejuvenation
The addition of radiofrequency waves to microneedling treatments enhances and adds to the benefits of microneedling. RF microneedling is effective for treating various skin concerns, including the development of fine lines and wrinkles, and acne scars, for skin that is firmer, more volumised, and has an improved texture. Infini RF is the ideal treatment to address scarring, uneven texture, and the signs of ageing.
To find out if Infini RF could work for your skin concern, please schedule your complimentary skin consultation: