In addition to the settings on this device being customized to meet your precise needs, this treatment is also incredibly flexible as it can be used to address multiple issues on both the face and the body. Some of the most common uses for this treatment include:
Body contouring and body tightening goals can sometimes be difficult to achieve with at-home methods. Many people may try to tone and tighten the skin by using over-the-counter creams or toning exercises, only to find that these at-home techniques are not effective. This RF microneedling treatment can be used to tighten body tissue, including cellulite reduction. This is because the thermal energy generated with RF technology will subtly melt away small layers of fat while increasing collagen production, allowing for the skin to become smoother and more supple.
Skin tightening on the body is also a major challenge, particularly for those who are older or who have recently lost significant amounts of weight. Surgical treatments to tighten the skin on the body are invasive and painful, and also tend to have prolonged recovery times with heightened risks of scarring. However, a minimally invasive treatment such as this RF microneedling system can effectively tighten skin on all areas of the body, from the neck down to the knees.
Facial tightening is another goal for those who are experiencing age-related changes in the texture of their skin. Many people will first notice skin laxity on the mid-face, beneath the chin, and on the neck. Tightening the skin in these areas can effectively erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, and other challenges presented by aging.
In addition to tightening the skin on your face and body, EndyMed is a system that can also be used to address other problems. Along with cellulite reduction and body contouring, this treatment can also be used to address acne scarring and stretch marks, which are two very challenging concerns for many people.
There are a few different types of acne scars, but the scars that respond best to RF microneedling treatments are atrophic scarring. Atrophic scarring causes depressions or pits in the skin that are difficult to treat because the scarring starts deep within the dermal layers. A treatment such as this can essentially restructure broken collagen bonds and enhance collagen production to smooth the surface appearance and texture of the skin.
Similarly, stretch marks are caused by a lack of collagen in the skin. Microneedling alone is known to be a good option for mild stretch marks on areas of the skin with thin tissue, such as the breasts and inner thighs. However, you’ll be able to achieve better results with an RF microneedling treatment because of the deeper thermal penetration from the RF energy. Even very severe stretch marks can be virtually erased with the treatment.
This is a minimally invasive treatment and is considered well-tolerated by most patients. To prepare for your treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to any desired treatment location to ensure your comfort for the duration of your appointment. Typically, your treatment will take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete, depending on how many areas you are treating. You will likely require several treatment appointments to achieve optimal results. If you’re treating both the face and the body, you should expect to have several treatments spaced at least four to six weeks apart.
Before your treatment, you will need to stop using any chemical exfoliants or retinoids for at least two weeks to ensure your skin is healthy on the day of your appointment. You’ll also need to avoid contact with the sun unless you are wearing SPF 30 or higher. After your treatment, you will need to take good care of your skin, such as by using aloe vera gel or other soothing lotions. You should avoid hot water and contact with the sun for at least one week immediately after your treatment.
Most people who are dealing with skin laxity on the face and body are good candidates for this particular radio frequency microneedling treatment. This is because this treatment is highly customizable and can be tailored to meet the precise needs of your skin tone and skin type. Good candidates include those who have relatively healthy skin, those who are not pregnant, and those who have mild to moderate concerns.