What to Expect from RF Microneedling
Acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin laxity have many treatment options to target and reduce their appearance. However, few cosmetic services address all these skin concerns and more in one in-office procedure.
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling provides a comprehensive solution to damaged, aging, dull skin by combining two robust methodologies into one treatment that efficiently and effectively restores healthier, younger-looking skin.
At Luxxe Wellness & Beauty, we know our patients don’t have the time to try the gamut of cosmetic treatments to address every single skin concern. Patients can visit our convenient San Antonio office to achieve the glowing, beautiful skin they seek in one dynamic service: RF microneedling.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that combines two of the most effective collagen-stimulating treatments into one powerful procedure.
Microneedling uses tiny needles to systematically create micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound-healing response, sending collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin.
Radiofrequency is high-intensity thermal energy that deeply penetrates the skin’s layers to tighten skin, improve its texture, and stimulate collagen production.
Combining the two procedures creates RF microneedling benefits, including tighter, firmer, brighter skin.
How Does Increased Collagen Help Skin?
With age, your body starts to decrease its collagen production. From the mid-20s, collagen production declines by 1% yearly, and collagen levels drastically decline in the first five years of menopause.
Collagen is essential in the body. It helps form the structure of skin, hair, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen plays a vital role in strengthening skin and providing it with its resilience and plump, youthful look.
As the skin loses collagen, it begins to thin and dry, leading to wrinkles, drooping, and sagging. However, you can stimulate your body’s collagen production through therapies like microneedling that create microscopic injuries in the skin. The body responds to this treatment with its natural healing and regrowth capabilities.
Collagen also stimulates cell turnover, so healthy new cells take the place of dull or damaged cells, creating brighter, more even, and firmer skin.
What Are RF Microneedling Benefits?
One of the most significant RF microneedling benefits is its versatility. The treatment targets a wide range of skin concerns, including the following:
- Acne or surgery scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Dull or uneven skin tone and texture
- Enlarged pores
- Skin laxity
Additionally, since RF microneedling treatments permeate the deeper layers of skin, it’s safe for all skin tones.
What Should I Expect from an RF Microneedling Procedure?
RF microneedling treatments are among a few cosmetic services that treat various skin concerns simultaneously while being recommended for all skin types and tones. Preparing for your RF microneedling treatment begins with your initial consultation.
Before Your RF Microneedling Treatment
Every RF microneedling procedure begins with an initial consultation with the Luxxe Wellness & Beauty expert team. At this appointment, we’ll answer any questions and address any concerns you may have as we determine whether this treatment is right for you.
While RF microneedling is an FDA-cleared procedure, it’s not recommended for patients with active eczema, psoriasis, or other skin conditions. In addition, patients who recently experienced a sunburn or had Botox or filler injections should wait two weeks before their RF microneedling treatment.
During Your RF Microneedling Treatment
When you arrive for your RF microneedling treatment, we’ll begin by thoroughly cleaning the skin and then numbing the treatment area. After we apply the topical numbing cream, there is a waiting period while the cream takes effect.
Then, we’ll disinfect the skin to create a sterile surface. As the process begins, the device uses grouped, insulated needles to penetrate the skin and release RF energy from the needle tips to the deepest levels of the skin.
The heat emitted during your treatment permeates the skin at varying depths depending on how deep the scars or damage to the skin originates. The combination of microneedling and RF energy allow more comprehensive results.
The treatment takes about 20 minutes and begins a rejuvenating effect on the skin.
After your treatment, we may apply a serum of growth factors and healing agents to take advantage of the micro-injuries that allow for better product absorption. We recommend our patients continue to use high-quality serums in the following days to achieve optimal effects from their skincare products.
For the first 48 hours after treatment, skin is especially vulnerable to sun damage, so it’s essential to take extra care with applying sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure. In addition, use only gentle cleansers and avoid makeup during this period.
You can gradually ease into your regular skin routine in the next few days.
RF Microneedling Results
Since the most significant benefits of RF Microneedling treatments come from the body’s natural healing response and stimulated collagen production, treatment results take time to appear fully.
In the first week after treatment, you may notice your skin tone improving, becoming brighter and more even. In addition, patients with oily skin may see their skin normalize.
A month after treatment, you’ll see an improvement in the appearance of fine lines, pore size, scarring, and skin laxity.
At one to three months post-treatment, your skin will continue to improve, especially in skin laxity and wrinkle reduction. As collagen production increases, skin becomes plumper, fuller, and more youthful-looking.
Ready to Rejuvenate Your Skin?
You don’t have to sit back and wait as your skin thins, sags, and loses its bright, healthy appearance. RF microneedling treatments treat all of these concerns and more. Patients looking to restore their skin can achieve impressive results when they visit Luxxe Wellness & Beauty in San Antonio, TX.
Our highly skilled team will work with you to determine the best treatments for your skin and concerns. It’s time to love your skin again. Schedule your appointment with Luxxe Wellness & Beauty today.