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RF Micro Needling Frequently Asked Questions

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RF microneedling provides instant, long term results. Microneedling creates tiny pinpricks on the target area and stimulates the skins natural healing response. Collagen production is increased which plumps out the skin and smooths and tightens its surface. This results in a more even texture, fewer lumps and bumps, and a reduction in pore size. Unlike some Devices, the Derma RF can be used on all skin types, so treatments can continue all year round.

Microneedling is a highly sought-after procedure that has been shown to produce exceptional results in such a short period of time. When paired with focused radio frequency (RF) technology, the treatment becomes one of the most advanced, non-surgical facelifts available on the market. This treatment is highly seen in the celebrity world. 

Both options make use of a technique called collagen induction therapy by piercing the skin and generating micro-wounds, micro needling can jumpstart your skin’s collagen production and achieve drastic improvement in concerns like texture and appearance. Traditional micro needling stops there, however RF microneedling is simply a more advanced version of the traditional method.

Fewer sessions because RF microneedling uses advanced techniques and is more potent than traditional microneedling and thus requires fewer sessions. This means you will achieve results faster and more effectively.

Greater Versatility RF microneedling can address a wider array of concerns, including mild skin laxity, acne scars, sun damage, aging signs, visible pores, and stretchmarks. It can also be used on virtually any area of the body.  

Shorter Downtime microneedling can cause more unwanted damage to the surface of the skin, requiring greater attention to recovery afterwards. Because RF needling relies more on radio frequency energy, it is much gentler on the skin and requires minimal downtime.

Customizable Depth RF microneedling allows Lorraine to precisely adjust many different factors to your treatment, including depth of penetration. This means you can more effectively address deep rooted concerns for targeted treatment.

Better Results because of the added radiofrequency energy, RF microneedling simple produces better results. It is more effective at stimulating collagen production as well as contracting existing collagen for better skin tightening and reduction in a variety of skin concerns. 

Before your microneedling treatment, you should avoid the use of self-tanning products for up to 48 hours and avoid sun exposure and the use of skin products that contain vitamin A or retinol for 24 hours.

RF microneedling feels quite pinchy but it is a quick burst, it can be more sensitive around the eyes and lips, but you soon get used to the sensation. It is quite normal for your skin to be quite red and hot and shows a good reaction to the treatment. 

The RF microneedling session lasts for around 45 minutes depending on the area being treated.

Lorraine will discuss your individual treatment needs with you at your consultation and treatment intervals depending on your type of skin damage. 

A course of six treatments done at one-month intervals will give the best results.

Downtime is minimal. There is a relatively easy recovery and low risk associated with this procedure. We always encourage you to plan accordingly as some clients experience a greater reaction. A mild sunburn feeling is common. After treatment, the skin may look a little flushed for a short period of time. In order to repair the skin, apply moisturizer and repair products.

  • Wash treated areas gently with mild products & pat dry for first 48 hours 
  • Avoid sun exposure & protect your skin with UV protection and SPF 30+ for two weeks prior and after treatment 
  • Do not exfoliate treated areas for a week after treatment 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, swimming, sauna for 48 hours
  • Alcohol is prohibited for a short period of time. Alcohol can cause redness and is not conducive to repair
  • Avoid fragranced lotions or perfumes on treated areas 
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water
  • You can resume using retinol products & similar after 2 weeks.

You will see a plumping effect almost immediately however the natural healing process takes time. The radio frequency heat instantly tightens some collagen fibres, but results are noticed from 6-8 weeks and will continue to improve up to a year. 

Following microneedling treatment, the collagen and elastin triggering process will continue over the following months and a recommendation of six sessions are usually required to achieve the best results. 

These results are remarkable, and the effect can last for 3-6 years.