The Science of Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling
RF microneedling combines the power of skin needling with the delivery of energy resulting in improvements in both skin quality and skin laxity. Radiofrequency is a non-optical energy source developed to overcome some of the limitations of optical-based systems (such as laser or IPL). Radiofrequency is a lower energy wavelength that is the same wavelength we use to listen to radio, watch TV or text and penetrates the skin as an alternating electric current and because of this, it is an excellent technology for melanin-rich skin.
RF microneedling has the ability to be delivered with a variety of settings and needle depths allowing targeted delivery of energy to treat specific problems. An understanding of what you are trying to achieve is an important part of RF microneedling results. For example, bulk heating of the subcutaneous fatty tissue can result in loss of volume which can be devastating in certain individuals who’s high-yield category of aging is volume loss.
RF microneedling works by causing of a controlled injury which results in creation of new collagen and elastin. Not all RF microneedling devices are equal and newer technologies have refined the delivery of RF to minimize patient discomfort and undesired side effects (i.e. insulated needles, monopolar vs. bipolar delivery).
Skin Effects of RF Microneedling
Because RF microneedling creates both microchannels with delivery of energy, this technology helps improve problems with skin quality such as fine lines and wrinkles, texture, acne scars, or large pores. The low energy delivery of radiofrequency adds the benefit of improving mild skin laxity (sagging skin). With deeper needle depth, you may cause selected target lipolysis (fat loss). RF microneedling is also an effective tool for the treatment for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).
The broad range of treatment options make this a favorite technology and high-yield return on your investment but also must be performed correctly to achieve desired results. This technology is one of Dr. Christie’s favorite for treating ethnic skin. At Curated Beauty we try to maximize the skin needling channels and create combination treatments to maximize results by infusion of products that target skin concerns. Treatment combinations are customized for patient concerns and downtime.
Your comfort and experience are an important part of your results! At Curated Beauty RX in Los Angeles RF Microneedling is performed using topical numbing to the treatment area in combination with a choice of medication or laughing gas to make you comfortable. Based on previous treatment plan, Los Angeles RF Microneedling provider Dr. Christie will tailor needle depth and energy settings to your treatment goals. Treatment times vary based on treatment areas. Dr. Christie and her team of experts have personally tried all technologies performed at Curated Beauty Rx. As such, we can help manage your expectations with discomfort and downtime.
Know Before Your Go
Energy devices represent a controlled injury to your skin. In order to control the injury we want to ensure that you prepare your skin by avoiding excessive skin trauma at least one week leading up to treatment (this may be longer depending on your skin health and individual modifications will be made in advance of your treatment).
Post Treatment Expectations
You may experience mild redness, peeling, or swelling based on the combination of treatments performed and your skin sensitivity. You may also experience mild bruising. For patients with minimal downtime, settings may be tailored for short or longer downtimes. Further instructions and expectations will be discussed with you prior to your scheduled treatment.
Studies demonstrate radiofrequency microneedling as an effective technology for skin rejuvenation by increasing neocollagenesis and dermal remodeling that may be used repeatedly and safely in darker skin types. Clinically you can expect improvement in the following with a series of treatments:
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Great for beginners. Appropriate for all skin types. Excellent and fast results. What’s not to like about RF Microneedling treatment at Curated Beauty Rx? To schedule your consultation for RF Microneedling Los Angeles patients are encouraged to contact us today. Jump-start your skin health with our effective Skin Health Treatments.
Because we apply a topical anesthetic to the skin prior to treatment, the pain of Microneedling should be minimal.
Microneedling is safe for most people. However, people with bleeding disorders or women who are pregnant or nursing should consult with a doctor before having the procedure done.
This depends on many variables such as current skin health, degree of laxity, what treatments you have previously utilized, or overall strategy (preventative vs corrective) as well as many other treatment inputs. During your consultation, the number of treatments required will be discussed with you.
The professionals at Dr. Christie’s office will help you work out a treatment plan that aligns with your budget and unique aesthetic needs.
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