There’s been an uptick in demand for in-office procedures that erase the lines and discoloration that may come with age. Dubbed the “Zoom boom,” the new era of close-up cameras that connect people online has everyone seeing their skin in a new light.
At Spa West in Westlake, OH, we’ve always prioritized helping our patients achieve the bright, even skin of their youth. Delivering the newest treatments to rejuvenate your skin is one of our goals, which is why we offer RF microneedling as one of our med spa services.
Why are we so excited about RF microneedling? RF microneedling is one of the latest advancements in restoring youthful skin. We want you to see the benefits of this cutting-edge treatment.
What Is RF Microneedling?
Microneedling is a time-tested procedure in which tiny needles create micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s production of collagen and elastin.
Collagen levels naturally decline with age, so when the body’s healing response stimulates collagen production and sends that collagen to the microneedling site, skin looks younger and firmer.
Microneedling also breaks down hardened scar tissue and encourages the skin to rebuild with collagen and elastin, offering noticeable improvements. Traditional microneedling improves lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and texture.
RF microneedling adds radiofrequency (RF) energy to the microneedling procedure. Waves of RF energy penetrate the skin, targeting the underlying tissue to cause a controlled burn.
The controlled burn stimulates the body’s healing process and the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. In addition, RF microneedling’s upgraded process rebuilds the skin as it heals, creating tighter, firmer skin.
The procedure can even provide more contouring to the face and body through skin tightening and fat reduction.
What Are the RF Microneedling Results?
RF microneedling treatments offer solutions to several common cosmetic concerns. For example, many skin concerns that develop with age result from less collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin.
When RF microneedling treatments trigger the body to create more of these proteins, the following benefits may appear:
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduction of the appearance of stretch marks
- Diminished acne or surgery scars
- Shrinking of enlarged pores
- Reduction of the appearance of hyperpigmentation
- Firmer-looking skin
- Reduction of cellulite
RF microneedling results aren’t limited to the skin on your face. We can use Cynosure’s microneedling technology to target cellulite, scars, and stretch marks almost anywhere on your body.
Why Add Radiofrequency Energy to Microneedling?
While regular microneedling procedures offer impressive results, the addition of radiofrequency energy takes the results to the next level.
Dermatologists and skin professionals have used microneedling to rejuvenate skin for over 25 years. However, the addition of RF energy allows the procedure to accomplish more. For example, RF microneedling can tighten, lift, contour, and retexturize the skin.
Tightening and Lifting
The body starts to lose 10% of its collagen reserves each decade, which is part of the reason that skin becomes looser and sags with age. However, RF treatments penetrate the skin more deeply than microneedling alone, so the collagen-boosting benefits continue longer with RF energy.
The extended period of collagen-boosting offers multiple benefits. The first is the firmer, tighter, lifted skin that comes from increased collagen. Another advantage is that the skin cells’ connective tissues, or fibroblasts, remain supple longer.
Since fibroblasts stiffen as collagen levels decrease and become less effective, the increased collagen production allows them to maintain their form and function in healing the skin and supporting its structure. The result is a tight, lifting effect on the skin.
Body contouring procedures like Emsculpt Neo use RF energy to heat fat cells and break them down so the body can expel them. The same energy in RF microneedling procedures can offer patients a contouring effect while targeting stretch marks or breaking down scar tissue.
RF microneedling treatments renew the skin’s texture through wound healing and cell regeneration. The microneedles create tiny channels in the skin, while the RF energy permeates those channels, pushing columns of energy into the skin’s deeper layers.
Brighter, smoother skin develops at the outermost layer, creating a softer, more youthful glow.
How Is RF Microneedling Different?
The most significant difference between RF microneedling procedures and many other skin rejuvenation treatments is accessibility. RF microneedling works on all skin tones and types. Other procedures, such as laser resurfacing, can have a hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation risk for patients with darker skin tones.
However, since RF microneedling focuses the energy on deeper layers of skin, patients of all skin tones can benefit.
RF microneedling results appear faster and include quicker cell turnover and more effective breakdown of scar tissue. This treatment has a shorter recovery time than many other procedures, all with the extra benefit of being available to all skin shades and sensitivities.
How Many RF Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?
Spa West patients see skin rejuvenating results after just one RF microneedling treatment. However, most patients choose a series of three to four treatments, scheduled about a month apart, to see the most dramatic results.
Can You Combine RF Microneedling with Other Procedures?
As part of the RF microneedling procedure, tiny microchannels develop between the skin’s layers. These micro-injuries allow the skin to absorb other treatments more effectively.
Many patients opt to add treatments such as facials, SkinMedica or VI Peels, Botox, Dysport, or dermal filler injections to their RF microneedling treatment. Our professional skincare team can advise you on which products and services will offer the most dramatic results when combined with RF microneedling.
Trust Spa West, the Premier Med Spa in Westlake, OH
The skilled team of Spa West works to achieve every patient’s aesthetic goals. Our clients receive advice, products, and services that allow their beauty to shine in our soothing environment. So if you’re ready to learn more about what RF microneedling can do for you, call or book an appointment online with Spa West today.