RF microneedling 101
You’ve probably heard of microneedling (a.k.a. dermarolling)— a popular cosmetic treatment that uses tiny needles to treat dermatological issues like acne scars and wrinkles. But have you heard of radio frequency (RF) microneedling? If not, you’re in for a real treat! This high-tech skincare treatment combines the power of tiny needles and radiofrequency energy to supercharge your skin’s natural renewal process. And when it comes to RF microneedling, not all devices are created equally. Potenza™ is the most advanced technology used on the market today that offers a totally customizable skincare experience!
Want to learn more about how RF microneedling can complement your skincare regimen? Here are expert answers to the most commonly asked questions.
1. How does RF microneedling work?
RF microneedling combines the benefits of traditional cold microneedling with radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate the skin at the deeper layers while protecting the top outer layer of the skin. The tiny needles create what’s known as “micro-injuries” that stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Simultaneously, RF energy is delivered into the upper and lower dermis to further promote skin tightening and collagen repair. This results in a smoother, firmer, and more radiant complexion.
2. Which skin concerns does RF microneedling treat?
The cool thing about RF microneedling is that it can treat many skin issues, including acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and more. Plus, it’s customizable for all skin types all year round.
3. How many RF microneedling treatments do I need?
How many RF microneedling treatments you’ll need depends on your specific skincare goals. While you may notice some results after just one treatment, three to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart are recommended to achieve maximum results.
4. What is an RF microneedling treatment like?
Most folks receive numbing cream before their RF microneedling treatment, so they only feel mild to moderate discomfort, often described as a prickling sensation with increased heat. The entire treatment takes about 30 to 90 minutes to complete, depending on the area(s) being treated.
5. When can I expect to see results?
While you may notice some initial results four to six weeks after treatment, the more dramatic effects appear over three to six months as your skin goes through three different phases of collagen remodeling. Remember that results keep improving with each additional treatment.
6. Are there any side effects?
Right after your RF microneedling treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling, but this usually resolves within a few days or up to a few weeks, depending on how sensitive your skin is.
7. What are the benefits of RF microneedling treatments?
RF microneedling treatments can help your skin look fresher, smoother, and more radiant. Some of the benefits (and there are many!) include that it’s minimally invasive, tightens skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin texture, firmness, and elasticity, and is suitable for all skin types.
8. What sets Potenza™ apart from other RF microneedling devices?
Potenza™ is the most advanced RF microneedling technology available on the market today. What sets it apart from other devices is that it offers four different RF modes, including dual polarities and dual frequencies. These advanced settings allow treatments to be tailored and individualized to your specific skin type and aesthetic goals. Best of all, Potenza™ RF Microneedling is safe for all skin types.
Want to learn more about RF microneedling?
Interested in seeing what Potenza™ RF microneedling can do for your skin? Reach out to LaserAway, the nation’s leading aesthetic dermatological provider, where all treatments are performed by skilled and experienced registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician associates, so you know you are in good hands.