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If you’re interested in microneedling, you’ve probably come across the term “RF microneedling” as well. What’s the difference? Are the two procedures similar? To help you decide which of these procedures you might be better suited to, here are some of the basics on traditional and RF microneedling.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by creating micro-injuries, or micro-channels, in the skin using tiny needles. In professional settings, this is achieved using a pen-like tool containing the microneedles; for at-home use, dermal rollers containing microneedles are available, but not generally recommended by professional dermatologists or aestheticians.
Creating micro-injuries in the skin stimulates your natural healing response, prompting the body to create new collagen and healthy skin cells. These micro-channels also allow topical products to more deeply absorb into the skin. For example, some aestheticians combine microneedling with PRP in a procedure known as a “vampire facial.” In other cases, serums or similar skincare products are applied to the skin after microneedling.
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
RF microneedling combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy. This ultimately enhances the procedure’s collagen- and elastin-building effects for improved skin tone, texture, and elasticity. There are several RF Microneedling systems available. At Laser Skin & Wellness, we use the Vivace RF Microneedling system. In addition to radiofrequency energy, Vivace RF Microneedling introduces dual LED lights to the procedure. Red LED lights further stimulate collagen, while blue LED lights help to destroy bacteria to treat or prevent acne.
Vivace RF Microneedling sessions begin with a numbing solution that is applied to the skin so you remain comfortable. Then, your specialist will adjust the Vivace system according to your needs, such as adjusting the needle depth. The Vivace system is motor-controlled, making it extremely precise and effective. The process takes about 45 minutes to complete, and most patients have about 3-5 sessions scheduled about a month apart.
What Can RF Microneedling Treat?
RF microneedling has a variety of applications. The treatment can be used for virtually any area of the body, and most patients choose to have RF microneedling for their face, neck, or hands. Primarily, RF microneedling is used to soften signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, or mild sagging. RF microneedling is also useful in treating acne scars or surgical scars and stretch marks.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn whether Vivace RF Microneedling is a suitable treatment for you, schedule a consultation at Laser Skin and Wellness. Call our Palm Beach Gardens, FL location at (561) 427-0900 or our Lake Worth, FL location at (561) 641-9490. Or, if you prefer, you may also contact us online.
Microneedling is a versatile skin care treatment, making it a very popular choice for many of our patients. The treatment works by stimulating collagen production through a series of micro-injuries. At-home dermal rollers and other microneedling systems are available, however, these treatments are not as effective or safe as professional microneedling treatments.
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we have different options of RF Microneedling: the Vivace RF and the Morpheus8, which combines radio-frequency energy and microneedles to further stimulate collagen production and kill acne-causing bacteria. This system offers a variety of benefits to our clients.
Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling devices, are incredibly versatile treatments, useful for a wide range of skin concerns. They can be used to improve:
This wide range of uses means that Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling is suitable for many clients, regardless of their age, skin issues, skin types, or the area of the face or body they wish to treat.
While some more severe issues, such as significant excess skin or jowls, require surgery, microneedling is a good solution for those who want to improve their appearance and fight signs of aging without surgery.
Easily Customizable Treatments
Unlike other microneedling methods or systems, Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling is a highly customizable procedure. After examining your skin, a trained specialist will utilize specific settings for the system, such as the needle depth. This makes it a suitable and effective treatment for a wide range of patients.
Short Treatments and Minimal Recovery
Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling treatment is usually completed through a series of sessions to reach the clients goal result. Each of these sessions typically takes just over an hour, with 45 minutes of actual treatment time.
After treatment, recovery is very minimal. It’s normal to have some redness and tenderness in the treatment area, which most patients describe as similar to a sunburn. There isn’t any downtime associated with recovery, and you can return to normal activities if you choose.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call (561) 641-9490 or request your appointment online.