Everything You Need to Know About RF Microneedling
For centuries, skin care has been a top priority. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians used natural substances like honey to protect their skin and keep it looking young. We still rely on the principles behind those early practices, but now, we combine them with modern technologies that take skin care to the next level.
Case in point: RF microneedling, a breakthrough in anti-aging and skin care treatment.
Dr. Tanya Lawson and our team at Inbloom Health + Medspa are excited to offer our patients this revolutionary system. Here, we cover the basics of RF microneedling and show you how it can take your skin care routine out of the dark ages.
What is RF microneedling?
You may have heard of microneedling (a procedure in which tiny needles perforate your skin and trigger your body’s production of collagen and elastin). But now, microneedling is even better with the addition of radiofrequency (RF) energy.
Waves of radiofrequency energy create controlled columns of damage in the deepest layers of your skin, enhancing the effects of traditional microneedling treatments.
RF may sound mysterious, but you actually come into contact with it daily. You can find RF in light bulbs, cell phones, and Wi-Fi routers. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this type of electromagnetic radiation is non-ionizing, which means it’s harmless to humans.
Dr. Lawson is proud to be among the first to use the best RF microneedling system available: VirtueRF®. This advanced technology allows us to deliver the power of microneedling and RF energy in a single platform.
What can RF microneedling do for me?
RF microneedling works to address your frustrating cosmetic flaws by triggering your body’s natural ability to produce the proteins your skin needs to appear young, supple, and smooth. We recommend this procedure for a wide range of skin problems, including:
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- The appearance of large pores
- Acne scars
- Minor scars from injury or surgery
- Loose, sagging skin
Bonus: VirtueRF is a versatile procedure that can treat flaws on multiple areas of your body — not just your face.
What can I expect from my treatment?
At first blush, the thought of someone poking your skin with needles and flooding it with RF energy may seem extreme and potentially uncomfortable, but RF microneedling is far gentler than it sounds.
The VirtueRF system comes equipped with a compounded numbing cream that keeps you comfortable during your treatment. It also includes a first-in-market electro-current post-treatment mask, which reduces the evidence of your treatment and significantly expedites recovery.
RF microneedling delivers immediate results, is virtually pain-free, and requires no downtime. You recline comfortably during your treatment, and within an hour, you can greatly improve the look and quality of your skin.