About Radiofrequency Microneedling
Radiofrequency microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that combines the use of radiofrequency energy and microneedles to rejuvenate the skin. It is a non-surgical treatment option that aims to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and promote collagen production.
Commonly asked questions about Radiofrequency Microneedling
Before undertaking any procedure, you will want to be confident in your knowledge. Find the details on Radiofrequency Microneedling here.
1. What is radiofrequency microneedling?
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling involves the use of a device that emits radiofrequency energy through small needles that penetrate the skin’s surface. The combination of controlled heat from the radiofrequency energy and the micro-injuries created by the needles stimulates collagen production, leading to skin tightening and rejuvenation.
2. Am I a good candidate for radiofrequency microneedling?
RF microneedling is an ideal treatment for individuals who are looking to improve skin texture, address wrinkles or fine lines, and have mild to moderate skin laxity.
3. What areas can be treated with radiofrequency microneedling?
RF microneedling can be performed on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, decolletage, and hands. It is commonly used to target areas with signs of aging or skin laxity.
4. How does radiofrequency microneedling work?
The device used during RF microneedling creates tiny punctures on the skins surface using microneedles. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The radiofrequency energy delivered through the needles heats the deeper layers of the skin, promoting further collagen remodeling and skin tightening.
5. How is radiofrequency microneedling performed?
During a RF microneedling procedure, a numbing cream will first be used to minimize any discomfort. The device is then passed over the treatment area, delivering radiofrequency energy through the microneedles. The depth of needles and energy settings can often be adjusted based on the specific needs of the patient.
6. How long does radiofrequency microneedling take?
The duration of RF microneedling take approximately 30 minutes to an hour.
7. What is recovery like after radiofrequency microneedling?
Following a RF microneedling procedure, it is common to experience some redness, swelling, and mild discomfort in the treated area. These effects are temporary and typically subside within a few days. It is critical to follow post-treatment instructions provided by the health provider.
8. How soon will I see results?
Most individuals start noticing improvements in their skin texture and tightness within a few weeks after a RF microneedling procedure. Results are not immediate as collagen production and remodeling take time. Optimal results are typically achieved after a series of treatments, spaced several weeks apart.
9. How long do results last?
The length of the results following RF microneedling varies by individual. Generally, the results of radiofrequency microneedling can last for several months to a year with maintenance treatments recommended to prolong the effects. The longevity of results may vary based on various factors, including individual skin characteristics, aging process, and lifestyle factors.
10. How much does radiofrequency microneedling cost in Canada?
The cost of RF microneedling can vary depending on geographic location, the surgeon’s experience, the surface area being treated, and the number of sessions required. In Canada, the cost of RF microneedling can range from approximately $300 to $1,500 per session.
11. What are the risks of radiofrequency microneedling?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks associated with radiofrequency microneedling. Although rare, some risks include, but are not limited to:
- Skin sensitivity.
- Temporary skin changes.
12. Is radiofrequency microneedling worth it?
48/66 people who have undergone radiofrequency microneedling have rated the procedure as “Worth It” (66%).