Whether we admit it or not, the smallest skin issues can affect our confidence. Appearances do matter, and they can affect our confidence to put ourselves out there, whether at work or in our personal lives. And as we grow older, staying confident about our looks becomes more challenging.
Over time, our skin gets exposed to different factors that can bring about premature aging. Sun exposure, breakouts, and chronic stress can all leave a mark on our faces if we’re not careful. Hence, the right skin care routines and treatments can make all the difference.
Fortunately, taking care of your skin is easier now thanks to cosmetic procedures like RF microneedling.
In case you’re not familiar with it yet, here’s what it can do – and how it can help you.
What is RF Microneedling?
Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that treats sun damage, acne, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. It’s also a minimally invasive procedure that is perfect for different skin types.
Using tiny needles, the treatment provider creates micro-injuries on the skin to stimulate the wound healing process. Meanwhile, the radiofrequency penetrates deep into the skin to boost natural collagen production further, leading to a complexion that looks and feels better every day.
Combined, radiofrequency and microneedling maximize the body’s collagen and elastin production. As a result, your body produces a healthy new skin layer which helps restore a smoother, more even-toned, and more youthful appearance.
Is Microneedling Effective and Safe for Acne Scars?
Having acne can be a great source of shame and frustration. The breakouts are bad enough, but the marks they leave behind are especially worse.
Unlike the acne itself, the scars can take longer to heal. Most of the time, they don’t even go away at all. So if you’re struggling with stubborn acne scars, RF microneedling should be right up your alley.
For some people, lasers and chemical exfoliation can help get rid of them, but this only works especially well for those with light skin tones. So, it might not be viable for those with darker complexions.
This is exactly why RF microneedling is becoming a popular treatment for acne scars. It’s not just safe and all-natural, it’s also pretty effective. Many of our clients in West Palm Beach, for instance, have noted a dramatic improvement in their acne scars after their RF Microneedling treatments.
What is the Optimal Aftercare?
Having flushed or bright red skin after the treatment is perfectly normal. After all, your skin has been punctured by multiple tiny needles. No need to worry.
The redness and swelling usually subsides within 24 hours, but it’s best to stay indoors and avoid additional sun exposure.
Whatever you do, don’t cover up your skin with makeup since it can block your pores and even cause a breakout. Your treatment provider may also provide further instructions for relieving the redness.
How Quickly Will I See Results From Microneedling?
It usually depends on the severity of your concerns, but many of our clients in West Palm Beach noticed an improvement even right after the procedure.
However, the most dramatic results can usually be seen within four to six weeks of getting the treatment, once your skin has healed properly. This is also usually the time it takes for your body to produce a new collagen boost. Around this time, most patients also notice that their skin looks and feels better every day.
For more information about RF microneedling and how it can help you achieve smoother, more even-toned skin, just call our office and schedule an appointment with our highly trained and experienced experts.