It is basic human nature to seek change for the better. This has been proven by the scientific advances in recent times. The skincare industry too has been constantly looking to improve procedures and introducing newer, more effective options at the same time. Much success has been achieved in the last few decades in this regard.
Microneedling treatments have been around for ages and have evolved greatly. Radio frequency treatments also have been used with a lot of success over the years. In order to make them even more useful, a treatment known as RF Fractional Microneedling has been introduced. It brings the best of both worlds with it as the patient can have both the goodness of radio frequency and microneedling treatmetns. We shall look at the procedure a little closer and understand how it works and what benefits does it offer.
It is more than useful in correcting a number of skin conditions that may affect people at different stages of their lives. To start off with, RF fractional microneedling can correct the fine lines and wrinkles which are the first obvious signs of aging on the skin. Acne scarring, which is a result of acne remaining unsuccessfully treated over a period of time, too can be taken care of.
Stretch marks are caused during pregnancy due to the over stretching and eventually tearing of the dermis which leaves small scars. The procedure is well equipped to correct this condition as well without much hassle.
How is it better than the traditional methods?
Both microneedling and radio frequency have evolved into excellent treatment options for a large variety of skin troubles. However, combining the two treatments allows a multipronged action against the skin issues they correct. This allow better and quicker results with lesser effort being made. Conditions that were previously not fully treated with one of these options can now be fully fixed with the combination of the two.
Mechanism of work
A handheld device is used for this treatment. It is placed at the skin when the treatment is to be provided. Multiple needles are deployed at the same time to pierce into the skin. They do so and retract faster than a blink of an eye. The piercing can go as deep as 3.5 mm which allows correcting problems that are deep in the skin. As the needles are deployed, the radio frequency waves too are released at the same time. This allows the waves to make a greater impact on the site of treatment.
Micro injuries are caused by the pricks of the needles which force the skin to heal. The new skin that replaces the damaged one has lesser appearance of skin troubles. The treatment also instigates the production of collagen which is a structural protein that helps the skin remain firm. The skin continues to improve over a period of time and the final results take a while to fully show.
Unlike most other similar treatment, other medications and vitamins too can be delivered to the skin during the treatment which helps the skin even further.
Is the treatment useful for everyone?
Just about anyone with the aforementioned conditions can take benefit from this novel idea. People that have darker skin shades often are unable to get laser treatments due to the risk of hyperpigmentation. This treatment has no such issue and they too can benefit from it without worrying about the adverse effects. If you have not had the treatment before, do see your dermatologist to ensure that it should work well for you.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is minimally invasive and does not cause much of pain. The only sensation felt is that of small pinpricks as the needles pierce into the skin. To take care of this pain, topical anesthetics are routinely applied to the skin to numb it down prior to the procedure. The procedure can be completed with the patient not feeling any sensation of discomfort this way.
Are multiple sessions needed?
The treatment needs to be repeated a few times to ensure that the desired results are had.Generally five sessions or less can do the trick but each individual case is different and only your doctor can assess how many sessions will be needed. Certain factors like the condition and the extent of the condition and how well a person responds to the treatment all count. A gap of a few weeks between treatment sessions is important as well since the skin needs time to recover as well.
What are the side effects?
The treatment for the most part has very light side effects that do not last for a very long time. Once the treatment has been concluded, the skin gives the appearance of a sunburn which usually subsides in a couple of days. The treated area also can get some swelling and tenderness to touch which lasts for a similar time period as the sunburn look. If there is discomfort, you can always use an icepack to sooth it.
Is there any downtime?
There are certain matters of importance after the treatment which the doctor tells and they need to be followed to the letter. However, there is no downtime with the treatment and you can carry on most of the daily routine without any interruption. If youtake some rest, it is a good idea too since it allows a quicker recovery for the skin.
How good are the results?
The results are excellent as the treatment is able to correct most of the issues entirely. It is important that the patient undergoes all the required sessions to ensure that the best outcome can be achieved. Be sure to check with your doctor that the treatment works well for your individual case.
To learn more about the RF fractional microneedling treatment or to schedule a procedure, please visit us at Laser Treatment for Face. Alternatively, you can sign up for a free online consultation simply by taking a moment to fill in the form given below.
Please note that we advise cosmetic procedures to be availed only for therapeutic or reconstructive reasons. If you have any symptoms of pain that persist after the treatment, we strongly advise that you see your doctor.