-by Tori Grasta, RN
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses fine needles to create tiny wounds, or channels, in the skin. This triggers the body’s wound healing response, which stimulates the production of capillaries, elastin, and collagen.
Why has Radiofrequency (RF) energy been added to Microneedling?
RF is the release of energy in the form of electromagnetic waves. These electromagnetic waves heat up the deep layer of your skin known as your dermis. Our device can deposit the radiofrequency at customizable energy levels and precise depths. Adding this technology to microneedling causes a significant thermal microinjury, and enhanced coagulation occurs which results in the regeneration of collagen and elastin, improvement of scars, crepiness, skin texture, wrinkles and laxity.
What to Expect with a RF Microneedling Procedure
The Lutronic Genius® microneedling device that we use has the sharpest, thinnest, highest quality needles on the market. Therefore, the epidermis is not destroyed and the downtime with this procedure is much shorter when compared to other more aggressive lasers or peels. You will feel a sensation similar to a warm pinprick throughout the procedure. Numbing and cooling interventions are implemented for your comfort. The most common side effects are temporary swelling, redness, and dryness.
Who is a good candidate for RF Microneedling?
Anyone experiencing some degree of skin laxity, scarring, lines and wrinkles, and/or uneven texture is a good candidate for RF microneedling. Areas that we are able to treat include the face, neck, and décolletage. To learn more and see if this procedure could benefit you, please call us at 585.244.1010 to schedule a consultation with one of our certified Lutronic providers. At the consultation appointment, we can discuss whether this treatment is right for you, the pre- and post-procedure instructions, the downtime involved, how long until you will see results, and the cost of the procedure. We look forward to speaking with you soon!