Five Facts About RF Microneedling
Microneedling combined with RF (radiofrequency energy) is a new nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment. It can help lift, tighten, and minimize the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, as well as other skin imperfections. When you visit Sereno Santé in San Jose, CA, board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maia Chakerian will assess and create a personalized plan based on your unique needs. Read on to learn more from our team about this game-changer to enhance your skin's overall health and five things you need to know. To request a consultation, contact our office today.
1. What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a regenerative skin care treatment to reduce the appearance of acne scars, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce fine lines. A unique device creates micro-sized holes in the skin, stimulating the body's natural response to repair soft tissue cells and increase collagen production for tighter, smoother-looking skin. Microneedling easily combines with other enhancements, like vitamin-infused serums, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or radiofrequency energy (RF), to boost results. RF microneedling is one of the most promising new technologies for aesthetic treatments by adding radiofrequency energy to this traditional cosmetic procedure.
2. How does RF microneedling work?
Sereno Santé is excited to offer this innovative technology. Micro-channels are created in the target area, used to direct RF energy under the skin or dermis layer safely. RF microneedling provides a revolutionary way to deliver the thermal energy from the needle's tips without damaging the skin surface after they have fully penetrated the skin. Before this innovative technology, therapeutic energy was delivered through the skin surface, which could burn or damage the surrounding tissue.
3. What can RF microneedling help?
RF microneedling is the latest go-to skin rejuvenation option. Appropriate for all skin types, this minimally invasive procedure can help minimize or reduce the appearance of:
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage or dark spots
- Acne scarring
- Rough skin texture
- Fine lines and creases
- Mild skin sagging or laxity
- Stretch marks
4. What happens during the RF microneedling treatment?
Microneedling with radiofrequency helps rebuild the target area to reveal firmer, rejuvenated skin while stimulating the body's natural collagen production. At Sereno Santé, here is a quick guide on what to expect during the treatment.
- The target area will be cleansed
- A topical numbing agent will be applied
- Micro-sized channels will be created
- RF energy is delivered directly underneath the skin via the microneedling device
5. How long do RF microneedling results take?
The initial pore reduction and skin tightening results can be seen almost immediately after treatment. However, most San Jose, CA patients won't see their final RF microneedling results until 4 – 6 weeks after this anti-aging procedure. Patients notice more significant changes to their skin after their body begins to produce more collagen. In most cases, patients will need more than one RF microneedling session to rebuild their skin and minimize other skin blemishes or imperfections. Dr. Chakerian will customize each patient's treatment plan for optimal results.
We are excited to offer this revolutionary treatment at Sereno Santé in San Jose, CA. Microneedling combined with RF technology is a new nonsurgical way to achieve a more youthful, tighter, smoother complexion. The fractional RF technology is delivered deep into the skin tissue with insulated micro-needles without creating damage to the surface of your skin. Afterward, the target area reacts by creating new skin tissue and collagen for fantastic results. If you would like to learn more or schedule a consultation, contact Sereno Santé today.