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Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling

Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure to reduce the appearance of Wrinkles, Scarring, Acne Scarring, Sagging skin on face, neck and body,  Stretch Marks, and Cellulite. RFMN is safe for all skin types and skin complexion. The addition of Radiofrequency energy to the Microneedling procedure helps to further stimulate the body’s natural collagen and healing processes revealing firmer, rejuvenated skin of all skin tones.

The treatment involves the use of very fine sterilized tiny needles to create microscopic wounds at various predetermined depths in the dermis, without affecting the epidermis. The delivery of energy leads to the creation of microscopic wounds in the dermis, interspersed between intact tissue. The direct thermal heating of the dermis results in new collagen production and subsequent dermal thickening. The presence of the intact epidermis and the surrounding dermal tissue results in rapid re-epithelialization and thus minimal downtime and risks.

The Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling device really is a game-changer in the aesthetics industry. It combats deep acne scarring and rejuvenates the skin. It is the skin treatment that everybody is talking about!

Microneedling creates tiny pinpricks on the target area and stimulates the skin's 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 procedures, RFMN can be used on all skin types and treatments can continue all year round.

HOW DOES (RF) MICRO-NEEDLING WORK?

The Fractional Microneedling RF handheld device delivers three-layer therapy to predetermined problem zones. The RF energy heats the underlying layers of skin, causing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as the stimulation of collagen and elastin production in deeper layers of the skin. Treatment levels are adjusted as needed to ensure an optimal outcome with minimal discomfort. Because the RF energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster results that are more dramatic.

RF Microneedling uses a gold-plated needle device which gently penetrates the skin to deliver radiofrequency deep into the dermal layers of the skin. The radiofrequency heats at depths that provide cumulative and ongoing benefits of collagen stimulation, skin tightening, and resurfacing. Your RF microneedling procedure is tailored to your individual needs. While microneedling creates tiny channels to the superficial layers of skin, focused radiofrequency wavelengths target the deeper layers.

BENEFITS OF RF MICRONEEDLING

Micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment that has been used for decades to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles or pins creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as skin resurfacing. RF microneedling adds the element of radiofrequency energy to the traditional microneedling procedure. The RF energy is delivered via small needles into the dermis. In addition to the benefits seen with the micro-injury provided by the traditional microneedles, RF microneedling also delivers RF energy deep into the dermis further enhancing skin tightening and scar reduction.

Microneedling with Radio Frequency can be the ideal skin rejuvenation treatment for almost any area on the face or body. Whether you’d like to address visible signs of ageing on the hands or tighten lax skin on the abdomen, microneedling can help.

  • Minimally invasive

  • Shorter procedure time and downtime

  • Lower risks such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring

 

If you’re looking for a powerful rejuvenation treatment that produces exceptional results without significant downtime, Microneedling with Radio Frequency may be right for you. This is safe and effective for treatment on the lower face, neck, hands, chest, and more.

RF Microneedling is used to reduce and improve wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars and generally improve the tone and texture of the skin. Results can include smoother, tighter, more radiant skin. Radiofrequency has long been used and is a proven technology. Radiofrequency helps stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes and stimulates collagen fibers. Microneedling and Radio Frequency give you beautiful, smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin.

PRIOR TO THE RF MICRONEEDLING PROCEDURE

At your initial appointment at ABC Aesthetics, we will ask questions about your medical history and expectations. We shall also take photos of your face to determine the best technique for your condition, as well as provide instructions on how to prepare for the procedure.

If you have active acne breakouts, you may be asked to take oral antibiotics. If you have a history of cold sores, you might need to take oral antiviral medication.

DURING THE RF MICRONEEDLING PROCEDURE

  1. We clean your skin with alcohol to prevent infection.

  2. Then we apply a topical Anaesthetic to the treatment area about 30 mins before the procedure. The anaesthetic numbs the area so you won’t feel pain.

  3. The microneedling device makes tiny wounds in the skin. Simultaneously, the tip of the needle releases radiofrequency waves into the wounds.

  4. The procedure takes 20 to 30 minutes. The exact duration depends on what you’re treating.

  5. To the end we cool your skin with cold "hammer" device.

  6. To the end can apply a human-derived growth factors or medical grade intradermal serums to support cell regeneration. They finish with a soothing solution to minimise any discomfort.

  7. PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) can also be used with RFMN.  

WHAT IS FRACTIONAL RF MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA)

PRP combined with RF microneedling involves penetration of micro needles into the dermis and deliver of radio frequency pulses into the targeted tissues.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has a high concentration of platelets. As platelets are organized in the clot, they release several different growth factors, and other cytokines to promote healing. They also attract stem cells to repair the damaged area. When PRP is used in injured or damaged tissue it can help remodel to a healthier and younger state. 

 

AFTER THE RF MICRONEEDLING PROCEDURE

After your procedure, your doctor will explain how to care for your skin. This will include the following aftercare tips:

  • Apply ice packs to reduce swelling and discomfort.

  • Wear SPF for several weeks after your treatment. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun during this time.

  • Use antibiotic creams or emollients if your doctor prescribed them.

  • Use a gentle cleanser after your treatment.

  • Avoid wearing makeup until the next day. After 24 hours, you can return to your normal makeup and skincare routine.

WHAT DOES RF MICRONEEDLING TREAT?

RF Microneedling is most commonly used to combat problems in the facial skin but other areas of the body can be treated to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. At ABC Aesthetics, we can address a variety of issues with RF Microneedling –

  • Wrinkles and skin laxity

  • Neck Skin Tightening – Tighten and lift laxity in the neck area.

  • Arm Skin Tightening – The infamous bat wings can be tightened.

  • Acne Scars – Scars on the cheeks or any other area of the face caused by excessive acne and other ailments.

  • Post-surgery scarring

  • Pore 

  • Sun Damaged Skin – Solar elastosis caused by repeated sun exposure.

  • Uneven Skin Tone – hyperpigmentation, melasma.

  • Stretch Marks – most body areas can be treated

  • Cellulite

  • Hyperhydrosis

 

WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH RF MICRONEEDLING?

RF Microneedling can be used on any areas of face and body: 

  • Face, Neck and Décolleté

  • Abdomen

  • Arms

  • Legs

  • Face Wrinkles

  • Decolette wrinkles

  • Double chin reduction

  • Jawline sculpting

  • Reduce eye bags

 

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?

Initial results take anywhere from 3-4 weeks as collagen and elastin production are boosted. You’ll see a gradual improvement to complexion issues as well as overall skin tone and texture over the course of 6-8 months. Patients can achieve desired and optimal results with 1-3 sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart. The final result are getting back your youthful appearance.

The results have been shown to last upwards of 2-years in clinical trials. Upkeep treatments may be necessary as the skin continues to age. These treatments can safely be done on a bi-annual basis or as needed to keep skin looking young and fresh.

DOES RF MICRONEEDLING HURT?

The procedure is relatively comfortable.

WILL ANAESTHESIA BE USED?

Yes, we use a topical anaesthetic for 20-30 minutes before your treatment. The pain associated with fractional radiofrequency microneedling may be more than traditional microneedling but is very manageable using standard pain management techniques. Topical anaesthetics like lidocaine, applied at least 30 minutes before treatment, are generally adequate to minimise discomfort during treatment.

HOW MANY SESSIONS OF RF MICRONEEDLING DO I NEED?

We recommend 3-5 sessions done at 4-6 weeks intervals for noticeable results.

DOES IT WORK FOR ACNE SCARS AND FACIAL PORES? WILL THE RESULTS BE VISIBLE IMMEDIATELY?

Every client’s skin is unique, and as such, results and time scales may vary. As a reference, after your first treatment, you should start to see improvements in skin texture and tone. However, it takes time for the production of new collagen to form so it may take longer to see significant changes in acne scars and pores. After the completion of all sessions suggested by our professional team, an obvious improvement will start to show.

IS THERE DOWNTIME WITH RF MICRONEEDLING?

Downtime is minimal. You may return to your normal routine post-treatment. A mild sunburn feeling is common. After treatment, the skin may look a little flushed for a short period of time. This treatment is a minimally-invasive procedure that doesn’t require any real downtime. In most cases, you’ll be able to return to normal activities with minor side effects such as slight redness or swelling. Side effects typically subside within several hours. Sensitive areas like the under-eye can take several days to fully recover. Some patients opt to take a day or two before returning to social engagements. You must avoid the sun and wear a stand-alone 30 SPF sunblock at all times. 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.