The world of aesthetics was revolutionized when RF microneedling became a mainstay non-surgical cosmetic procedure to improve the skin and fight signs of aging. Now, it has made its way off the face and onto the body as a highly effective yet minimally invasive solution for numerous skin-related concerns. RF microneedling is heralded for its ability to rejuvenate, refresh, and makeover the skin on the face, so it’s only natural that its benefits are being used for body-related issues, too. Learn more about what body areas does RF Microneedling work best on.
RF microneedling uses tiny needles that penetrate the skin precisely and safely while delivering RF energy to the site. Together, the delivery of RF energy and the act of microneedling create microscopic wounds in the skin that incites a natural healing process, which in turn, stimulates collagen and elastin production to improve skin texture and tautness. As a result, hard-to-treat body concerns, like stretch marks, cellulite, scars, and uneven skin tone, are improved.
How Does Microneedling RF Work?
Microneedling with RF uses a handheld device that creates detailed zones in the skin in which the needles are inserted. Each zone is known as a “dermal wound,” which are purposeful and controlled punctures that release inflammatory mediators into the skin. These “wounds” also receive radiofrequency energy simultaneously during the treatment to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Once RF microneedling delivers a dose of radiofrequency energy through the microneedling tips, it forces the skin to break down old collagen and, in its place, create new bundles of collagen. This entire process, which needs to be repeated with multiple sessions to achieve the final result, helps to improve skin texture, firmness, and overall appearance.
After microneedling with RF, the skin may appear slightly red and feel warm or sensitive. These side effects are temporary and subside within a day or two. You can resume your regular activities immediately, with little to no downtime.
In the coming weeks, collagen and elastin production stimulated by microneedling with RF improves the skin’s tone and texture, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks, and enhances the skin overall for noticeable, long-lasting improvement.
What Problems Can Be Treated With Microneedling RF?
Microneedling with RF can treat various skin-related issues when something more invasive is not desired. Most areas of the face are compatible with the treatment, and some body parts respond well to the treatment too.
We use RF microneedling to improve various face and body-related issues, including:
- Enlarged pores
- Under-eye wrinkles and saggy skin
- Under-eye bags and dark circles
- Neck tightening
- Acne scar and scar improvement
- Arm tightening
- Improvement of stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
Does RF Microneedling Work Under The Eyes?
Yes, RF microneedling effectively treats delicate skin under the eyes. The mix of RF energy to tighten the skin and microneedling reduces fine lines and wrinkles, especially crow’s feet, and improves skin texture. By stimulating collagen and elastin production under the eyes, the skin is rejuvenated for a more youthful appearance.
RF microneedling under-eye treatments help to tighten loose and saggy skin that persists under the eyes by improving elasticity and tightening the skin for less of a puffy look and reduced under-eye bags. The treatment can improve dark under-eye circles, too, by increasing blood circulation and producing new skin cells.
Is RF Microneedling Better Than Traditional Microneedling for The Eyes?
The benefits seen under the eyes of RF microneedling are far greater than what is achieved with microneedling on its own. In addition, RF microneedling procedures are better for total eye rejuvenation since RF energy increases collagen production for tighter-looking skin.
How Do RF Microneedling Treatments Work on the Neck?
RF microneedling neck treatments improve concerns like laxity, lines and wrinkles, and sagging skin. In addition, combining microneedling with RF stimulates new collagen production and promotes skin rejuvenation for a more youthful neck. Performing RF microneedling neck treatments follows the same protocol for other parts of the face and body.
RF microneedling for the neck can improve loose skin on the neck for a firmer, more lifted appearance. It can also help smooth out fine lines, bands, wrinkles, and creases and improve the skin’s overall texture and tautness for a rejuvenated-looking neck.
When treating the neck, your provider must consider the depth of the microneedles and the intensity of the RF energy, which should be adjusted to best address your specific needs concerning your neck.
What Does Microneedling with RF Feel Like?
To make the procedure comfortable, topical numbing cream will first be applied to the area that will be treated. Then the device makes contact with the skin, creating multiple pinpricks in the skin. At the same time, RF energy is delivered deep into the skin. The needles and energy stimulate new collagen for firmer, healthier-looking skin. You may feel warmth during the treatment, but there should be no discomfort as long as you are well-numbed. Of course, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted if necessary. Afterward, your skin may be red, warm, or sensitive for a few days.
How Many RF Microneedling Treatments Do I Need?
The number of RF microneedling treatments you’ll need depends on specific factors, such as the concerns you wish to address, the current state of your skin, your desired results, and your budget. A series of treatments, usually three or more, is recommended to achieve the best possible outcomes, and we recommend a consultation to devise a customize RF microneedling skin care plan just for you.
During your consultation, our expert staff will evaluate your skin and discuss your goals to determine how many RF microneedling treatments you need. Although multiple treatments will be required, the results are cumulative and can take a few months since collagen remodeling is a timely process. However, some patients may notice improvement after a single session.
How Long After a Treatment Can I See Results?
While everyone is different, some patients see progress after one treatment, while others must undergo the entire treatment session to garner the benefits. Remember that the results from RF microneedling may continue to appear for up to six months after.
Is There Anything I Need to Do Special to My Skin After RF Microneedling?
Microneedling with RF aftercare is straightforward. You’ll want to use an ointment on the treated area to stay moist and keep the skin free of dirt or sweat. There may be some bruising, swelling, and redness, and the site may initially feel tight or even numb.