During the treatment, a trained healthcare provider will use a handheld device that contains tiny needles to create microscopic punctures in the skin. These punctures help to stimulate the body's natural healing response and trigger the production of collagen and elastin fibers. At the same time, the device delivers controlled radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers of the skin, which helps to tighten and firm the skin.
RF microneedling can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin texture, and mild to moderate sagging skin. The treatment is typically performed on the face, but can also be used on the neck, chest, hands, and other areas of the body.
The procedure typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. Prior to the treatment, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the skin to minimize any discomfort. After the procedure, the skin may be slightly red and swollen, but these side effects typically subside within a few days.
Patients can expect to see visible improvements in their skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance within a few weeks after the treatment. However, optimal results may require multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart, depending on the individual's skin condition and treatment goals.
Patients should also follow any post-treatment instructions provided by their provider to ensure the best possible outcome.