The Benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling

The Benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling

At Carl N. Williams Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada, our compassionate care team understands that the way you look on the outside can affect how you feel inside. That’s why we offer nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments to help you look and feel your best.

One of our favorite facial rejuvenation treatments is radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, a procedure that stimulates your collagen production and innate healing processes to give you younger, firmer skin naturally — no incisions or scalpels required! 

Here’s a closer look at innovative RF microneedling and the benefits it provides.

What is radiofrequency microneedling?

Radiofrequency treatments use heat to boost your body’s collagen production and smooth away lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging. We use the optimal temperature setting for stimulating collagen production without overheating your skin. 

Microneedling uses tiny needles to trigger your body’s natural healing processes to stimulate skin repair at the cellular level. The microneedles are too small to cause pain or make you bleed, but they signal your skin to boost proteins and repair damage such as sun spots, scars, blemishes, lines, and wrinkles.

Radiofrequency microneedling combines both therapies into one treatment, saving you time and resources while giving you the best results possible. When you pair the power of RF energy with the effectiveness of microneedling, you get tighter, more evenly toned skin with fewer visible signs of aging.

The AGNES® RF and Scarlet® RF microneedling systems

We use two FDA-cleared RF microneedling systems: the AGNES RF and Scarlet RF microneedling solutions, two of the most innovative RF microneedling systems available today. 

The AGNES RF offers nine different microneedles in unique sizes and shapes, making it versatile for multiple applications. Scarlet RF microneedling is the original fractional microneedling RF treatment and uses short pulses of alternating bipolar signal energy to tighten and smooth your skin.

How RF microneedling resurfaces your skin

You’re used to looking at the outer layer of your skin, but the processes that cause aging get their start below the surface. Collagen and other proteins work in the middle layers of your skin to create new skin cells and fibers and to repair any damage your skin sustains. 

As a child and teen, your body produces lots of collagen, which helps it stay smooth as you grow. But starting in your 20s, your body stops making as much collagen, and production continues to decline as you age.

Because both RF technology and microneedling prompt your body to make more collagen again, a combined treatment makes your skin tighter, firmer, and more radiant. The new collagen fibers your body generates after RF microneedling treatment are tighter and denser than older ones, giving you firmer skin without surgery.

Benefits of this type of facial rejuvenation

If you want to refresh your face, skin resurfacing with nonsurgical RF microneedling offers many benefits:

1. Fast and easy, with no downtime required

Unlike surgical solutions, RF microneedling is quick and easy. Depending on your skin’s condition and your aesthetic goals, you may need more than one session. But treatments average about 30 minutes or less. There’s no downtime required, and you can resume normal activity right after the procedure. 

2. Get firmer, smoother skin

Your skin loses its elasticity when you age. It begins to sag, giving up the firm texture and tone you enjoyed in your earlier years and making fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. RF microneedling treatments give you firmer, younger-looking skin, softening fine lines and wrinkles to smooth your skin.

3. Minimize sun damage

The ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun damage your skin and cause photoaging, or premature aging of your skin. RF microneedling triggers skin turnover, minimizing brown spots and other pigmentation problems caused by the sun to give you a more even, balanced skin tone. 

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