Introduction to Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
Traditionally, microneedling is one skin resurfacing procedure that addresses skin aging issues. This treatment utilizes very fine needles that create micro-injuries in the skin to induce the skin stimulate collagen production.
The microneedling procedure has been enhanced with the introduction of radiofrequency energy technology. When the RF energy is delivered into the skin, it heats the skin and promotes increased growth of new elastin and collagen. The added RF component ensures that the results are more effective than those from traditional microneedling alone.
During a RF microneedling treatment, the needles deliver RF energy deep into the skin layers. The deeper the skin treatment, the greater degree of skin rejuvenation that can be achieved.
Who is the Ideal RF Microneedling Candidate?
The RF microneedling procedure is intended for patients with skin issues including:
- Fine lines
- Acne and chickenpoxscars
- Surgical scars
- Irregular skin tone and texture
How Should Patients Prepare for RF Microneedling?
The procedure usually takes around an hour. During the treatment, the skin is cleansed and then applied a topical anesthetic to minimize pain. The RF microneedling device handpiece is then applied to the treatment areas via a series of stamp-like passes as determined by Dr. Ho. The depth and level of radiofrequency energy settings are planned out by Dr. Ho and tailored to the individual patient based on their treatment areas, skin characteristics, and treatment goals.
Often a minimum of three RF microneedling treaments spaced one month apart from each other are required before definitive results are observed with this procedure. Some patients may benefit from additional booster treatments every 6-12 months.
What Should Patients Expect After RF Microneedling?
During the recovery process, the skin becomes dry and flaky with shedding of the old skin. New skin starts to grow in a week or so after the procedure with results increasingly appreciated as new collagen develops in the tissues.
How Long Do RF Microneedling Results Last?
What is the Cost of RF Microneedling?
Dr. Ho is an amazing provider, surgeon, injector and teacher! She is very thorough when explaining what is going to happen during your treatment. And takes her time to ensure your perfect results! She is the best! I highly recommend anyone to book with her!
– Kelly Moore
Dr. Ho is great and I am so happy to have a talented female plastic surgeon in Philly. She spent plenty of time with me, answering my questions and following up as much as I needed after my procedure. Highly recommend.
– Aziza Jadallah