RF Microneedling - an innovative method for skin rejuvenation
Radiofrequency needling is only offered by a few dermatologists in Europe. In our office, patients can convince themselves of the advantages of the combination therapy.
The newest form of skin rejuvenation is a further development of the classic microneedling. Here, the finest needles place tiny pricks in the skin, which are subsequently removed by the Radio frequency pulses are heated selectively. These two stimuli also set repair mechanisms in motion in deeper layers of the skin.
What does microneedling with radiofrequency do?
With the help of the new high-tech device, it has become possible to rejuvenate the skin by years. During RF microneedling, the collagen fibres contract, which stimulates the regeneration of elastin and collagen fibres. Sagging tissue structures or facial features are rebuilt through increased blood flow and nutrient supply. At the same time, melanin accumulations are released, which are then broken down via the metabolism. A visibly rejuvenated, smooth complexion appears.
Who is RF Microneedling suitable for?
Patients who suffer from increased wrinkles, large-pored skin or scars should try this new high-tech procedure. But radiofrequency needling is also suitable for anyone who wants to slow down the natural ageing process.
What can I expect from this procedure in the hands of an experienced dermatologist?
- Reduction of wrinkles - even in difficult areas such as the eye area or Lips.
- Refinement of enlarged pores.
- Visible improvement of any scars (e.g. after burns or surgery or Acne)
- Tightening and rejuvenation of the skin
- Lightening of hyperpigmentation (freckles, liver spots, Age spots)
- Reduction of cellulite or stretch marks
The advantages of the radiofrequency microneedling treatment:
The skin rejuvenation effect is many times higher with the combination of the two procedures than with classic microneedling. Fine needles are inserted at different depths into the areas to be treated. The subsequent degree of heating can be precisely adjusted and adapted to the skin's appearance.
Because the heat pulse in this method is delayed into the deeper layers of the skin, there is much less pain than with other procedures that use radio waves. There is minimal downtime after RF treatment.
Procedure of the treatment:
After cleansing the skin, an anaesthetic ointment is applied to the area to be treated. Then, with the help of the finest needles, micro-fine injuries are inflicted on the skin at various depths. The patients feel almost nothing. The heating of the lower skin layers by means of radio frequency is then carried out through the tips of the needles. This causes desirable redness and slight swelling in the treated areas of the skin, which initiates a natural regeneration process. Finally, a soothing skin cream is applied.
Frequently asked questions about Radiofrequency Microneedling
When do you see the first treatment results?
The improvements in the skin's appearance can be seen after about 4 to 6 weeks at the earliest. This is how long it takes for the skin to regenerate.
The final result is seen after about 3 months, when fresh collagen has formed and the connective tissue has rebuilt itself naturally.
How many treatments are necessary for pronounced skin problems?
As a preventive or refresher measure, one treatment is often sufficient.
If pronounced wrinkles or scars are treated, 3 to 5 treatments at intervals of 2 to 4 months must be expected for a lasting, permanent result.
In order to maintain the achieved rejuvenated skin appearance, a refresher once a year is recommended.
How long does the treatment take?
Depending on the size of the area to be treated, a treatment usually takes
between 30 and 40 minutes. Radiofrequency microneedling of smaller skin areas, however, is usually much shorter.
Is radiofrequency needling painful?
Unlike other radiofrequency treatments, this method is rather painless.
Since the skin is locally anaesthetised with an anaesthetic cream before the treatment, most patients hardly feel anything during the therapy.
When is one socially acceptable again after the treatment?
During the first two days after RF microneedling, the skin may appear red and somewhat swollen. Dermatological make-up can be applied to conceal the reddened skin until the skin has healed completely after about one week.
How should one behave after the treatment?
As the skin is red and sensitive after the treatment anyway, it is best not to stay in the sun or heat. It is best to relax in the shade and cool the skin (e.g. with a hair dryer/cold setting).