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Microneedling is a treatment that has been around for many years. This is a non-invasive treatment used to rejuvenate the skin. However, with radiofrequency microneedling, radiofrequency energy is added to the procedure. It can make the traditional procedure even more rejuvenating for your skin.
During the procedure, a device that has fine pins or needles will puncture the top layer of your skin. This will trigger your body to create new elastin and collagen. This can improve both the firmness and the texture of your skin.
When radiofrequency is added, the tiny needles will deliver the energy into your dermis. You will see the benefits of traditional microneedling. However, you will also have enhanced scar reduction and skin tightening from the additional energy.
It works because the energy from the radiofrequency will heat your underlying layers of skin. This will cause the skin to tighten and constrict. This will also stimulate elastin and collagen. The results will be faster and more dramatic because the energy can be delivered so deeply to your skin.
Benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling
The INFINI technology is beneficial for you because it helps you control your own skin rejuvenation treatment. You will control the energy levels and the depth of the procedure. That will achieve a multilayered approach to these treatments, no matter what type of skin or color it is. By working with your medical provider, you can achieve the results that you want. This treatment can also reduce wrinkles in your skin.
What to Expect at a Treatment
Before the procedure, you will likely receive a topical numbing cream on the area that you are treating. Then the device will prick your skin and deliver the radiofrequency rays. This will result in a more youthful look.
One session will last for about 20 minutes. You will most likely need to have about three sessions to get the best results. You can expect to have some touchup sessions so you can maintain your results better.
What to Expect After Radiofrequency Microneedling
After the procedure, you can expect to have a few mild side effects. For example, many patients experience some discomfort that is still tolerable. You might have swelling or redness around the treated area, although it will most likely be mild. The area might feel warm, similar to the way it might if you had a sunburn.
One myth surrounding microneedling is that it leaves holes in your skin. In truth, because the needles are so tiny, no one will be able to see any holes in your skin, even if they are looking closely. The injuries are controlled and very small.
You can get microneedling in any area of your body. The machine even has special attachments so you can use it on areas such as your upper lip, the side of your nose, and even your eyelids.
If you would like to learn more about radiofrequency microneedling, please make an appointment at Bay Plastic Surgery in San Francisco, California, today.