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What is RF microneedling?
RF microneedling is a type of treatment that combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling to improve the appearance of the skin. Microneedling is a procedure that involves using a device with tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. Injuries may trigger creation of collagen and elastin, potentially reducing the visibility of wrinkles, lines, and blemishes.
RF microneedling combines microneedling with the use of RF energy, which is a type of energy that produces heat when the skin absorbs it. RF energy is believed to increase collagen and elastin production, thus enhancing skin appearance.
RF microneedling is typically performed in a doctor’s office or clinic and is usually well-tolerated. Some people may experience mild discomfort or pain during the procedure, but this can be managed with topical anesthetics. After the treatment, the skin may be slightly red and swollen, but these side effects should resolve within a few days.
If you are considering RF microneedling, discuss the potential risks and benefits with a qualified esthetician. They will be able to provide you with more information about the procedure and help you make the right decision about whether it is the best option for you.
What is Potenza RF Microneedling?
Potenza is a brand of RF microneedling device from Cynosure. Cynosure is a medical technology company specializing in developing and manufacturing aesthetic and medical laser systems. Healthcare professionals around the world use the company’s products to treat a variety of skin concerns, including hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions.
What is RF microneedling used for?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage and uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Large pores
- Loose or sagging skin
RF microneedling is a non-invasive procedure involving using tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. The needles are combined with the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy, which is a type of energy that produces heat when the skin absorbs it. The heat generated by the RF energy stimulates the production of elastin and collagen which improves the appearance of the skin.
Is RF microneedling safe?
RF microneedling (radiofrequency microneedling) is generally considered to be a safe and well-tolerated procedure. However, as with any medical treatment, some potential risks and complications should be considered.
Some common side effects of RF microneedling include:
Redness and swelling of the skin
Dryness or flakiness of the skin
Mild discomfort or pain during the procedure
Infection or scarring, although these are rare
You should avoid certain activities or skin care products before and after the treatment and use sun protection to prevent sunburn.
How much is RF microneedling?
The cost of RF microneedling can vary depending on a different factors, including the clinic location, the experience and reputation of the provider, and the extent of the treatment area. RF microneedling is considered an affordable option compared to other types of skin rejuvenation treatments, such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels.
The cost of RF microneedling can range in the hundreds of dollars or in the thousands of dollars depending on the treatment plan. Some providers may offer package deals or discounts for multiple treatments, which can help to reduce the overall cost.
It is important to remember that the cost of RF microneedling is not typically covered by health insurance. It is considered a cosmetic procedure and not a medical procedure. If you are considering RF microneedling, it is a good idea to discuss the cost with your esthetician and explore financing options if needed.
How many sessions of RF microneedling are needed?
The number of sessions of RF microneedling (radiofrequency microneedling) needed to achieve desired results can vary depending on the individual’s specific skin concerns and goals. Some people may notice improvement after just one treatment while other people may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results.
Generally, three to six treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart are recommended for optimal results. However, the exact number of treatments needed can depend on different factors, including the severity of the skin concern, the person’s skin type and condition, and the specific treatment protocol used.
It is important to remember that RF microneedling is not a one-time solution for improving the appearance of the skin. To maintain the results of the treatment, it may be necessary to undergo additional treatments on an ongoing basis. Your esthetician will be able to provide you with more information about the specific treatment plan that is right for you.
Would you like to know more about Potenza RF microneedling? Please consult with one of our experienced specialists at the Laser Skin Clinic Toronto. (647) 560 9233. Could you book your free consultation?