Radiofrequency microneedling is an innovative cosmetic procedure that is widely used because of the results that it can offer to patients. This minimally invasive treatment uses tiny needles along with radiofrequency (RF) energy to improve the skin’s texture and appearance.
At Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, our RF microneedling treatments allow us to address common skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation without the downtime. We look forward to helping you learn more about the benefits that RF microneedling can offer and the long-lasting results that it can provide for your complexion.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling treatments combine two powerful technologies, microneedling and radiofrequency energy. This non-surgical procedure works by creating controlled microchannels on the skin’s surface using tiny needles. At the same time, RF energy is delivered deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production and rejuvenating the targeted areas.
When working together, RF energy and microneedling can promote skin tightening, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and enhance the overall texture of your skin.
What Are the Benefits of RF Microneedling?
Can Stimulate Collagen Production
One of the primary ways that microneedling treatments can benefit the skin is through the stimulation of collagen. Once you are an adult, collagen production decreases by an average of 1% every year. This can lead to aging skin that feels thin and crepey and that has more lines and wrinkles. Both the RF energy and the microneedles stimulate a healing response in the body. This leads to the production of collagen, helping to restore some of what has been lost during the aging process.
Can Be Used for Acne Scars
Microneedling for acne scars can be an effective way to heal your skin and restore a smooth texture. By promoting the remodeling of collagen, this treatment can fill in ice pick scars, boxcar scars, and rolling scars, reducing the appearance of scarring.
Can Treat Lines and Wrinkles
One of the most sought-after microneedling benefits is the effect that this treatment can have on fine lines and wrinkles. By stimulating collagen and elastin production, RF microneedling can renew your skin’s deep support structure which can smooth the surface of the skin.
Can Lift Sagging Skin
Additional collagen in the skin also leads to improved elasticity. This in turn can help improve sagging skin, giving you a facelift without the surgery. It can be effective for treating jowls, sagging cheeks, bags under the eyes, and more.
Can Improve Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are the result of torn and damaged collagen due to the overly fast stretching of the skin. Several sessions can help you to achieve microneedling results in areas that have been damaged in this way.
Can Resolve Some Types of Hyperpigmentation
If you have skin that has hyperpigmentation due to post-inflammatory conditions or as a result of sun exposure, microneedling can offer benefits for your skin tone. In particular, microneedling can help to break down excess melanin, allowing it to be replaced by skin that is closer to your normal color.
How Long Do Results From RF Microneedling Last?
The longevity of your RF microneedling results can vary from person to person as it depends on several different factors. These can include your age, your lifestyle, and the overall condition of your skin. However, most patients can expect to enjoy the benefits of their microneedling treatments for months following their initial treatment.
Stimulating collagen production takes time, so it is important to have patience with your treatment. As new collagen is generated in the area, your skin will continue to improve gradually and your microneedling results will start to become more apparent over time.
To help you get the most out of your treatment, we may recommend a series of several treatments spaced a few weeks apart. This can help encourage your body to continue producing collagen leading to even more benefits over time. After your initial round of treatments, you can also consider maintenance treatments yearly or more frequently as recommended by your dermatologist.
The Genius® System by Lutronic: Why We Use This Platform
At our clinic, we always seek to offer the most cutting-edge treatments. That is why we have chosen RF microneedling services using the Genius system by Lutronic. This device can offer significant results for a wide range of skin concerns. The Genius system offers:
- Greater Precision and Customization: With the Genius system, we can control the depth, energy levels, and delivery of the RF energy during your treatment. This unparalleled precision allows us to tailor your treatment to your specific goals, treating these concerns with accuracy and allowing you to remain comfortable throughout the treatment.
- Real-Time Information: During your microneedling services, the device monitors the skin’s response to the treatment in real-time automatically adjusting the energy output as needed. This helps to ensure greater comfort along with the best results.
- Versatility in Treating Multiple Skin Concerns and Areas: The Genius system has a higher degree of versatility than other devices. It includes different tips that can be used to treat different areas, including those that are small or hard to reach.
Improve Skin Health and Appearance With RF Microneedling Treatments
Our RF microneedling treatments at Dundee Dermatology offer a fast and non-invasive way for us to address your fine lines and wrinkles, improve acne scars, tighten your skin, and minimize hyperpigmentation and pore size. While the longevity of the results can vary from person to person, this treatment can offer long-lasting benefits, especially with regular maintenance sessions.