Both microneedling and RF microneedling are cosmetic procedures that are used to improve the appearance of the skin. However, the technology involved and the outcomes that can be achieved differ between the two.
Traditional Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment that uses a hand-held device with tiny needles to control the surface of the skin. The production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are necessary for skin rejuvenation, is sparked by these micro-injuries, which trigger the skin’s natural healing process.
The skin’s texture and tone can all be improved with microneedling, as can the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, the appearance of acne scars, and overall skin quality.
RF microneedling joins microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy. The instrument used in RF microneedling has multiple needles that deliver RF energy to the skin’s deeper layers.
This mix of microneedling and RF energy takes into account controlled warming of the skin’s layers, advancing further collagen.
The addition of RF energy of RF microneedling is the primary distinction between the two procedures. When it comes to RF microneedling, the use of RF energy has the potential to provide more substantial tightening of the skin. This is especially beneficial for people who have issues with skin laxity, such as sagging skin or jowls or deeper acne scars. Body contouring treatments can also benefit from RF microneedling.
RF Microneedling Advantages
RF microneedling is in many cases considered better than conventional microneedling for specific reasons because of the additional advantages of radiofrequency energy. RF microneedling may be preferred in some instances for the following reasons:
- Improvements in skin tightening: During RF microneedling, the RF energy can effectively heat the skin’s deeper layers, triggering the production of new collagen and elastin. People who have sagging skin, jowls, or mild to moderate skin laxity may particularly benefit from this procedure, which results in improved skin tightness. The same degree of skin tightening cannot be achieved with traditional microneedling alone.
- Controlled energy: The precise and controlled delivery of RF energy into the skin’s deeper layers is made possible by RF microneedling. The combination of RF energy and microneedles enables the energy to penetrate specific depths, better focusing on the collagen-rich layers. Results that are more consistent and predictable may be achieved through this targeted delivery of energy.
- Versatility for different skin concerns: RF microneedling is not limited to facial treatments alone. The technology can be applied to various areas of the body, making it suitable for body contouring, skin tightening, and improving the appearance of stretch marks or scars in different body regions.
- Reduced risk of post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH): Traditional microneedling can sometimes carry a risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, particularly in individuals with darker skin tones. The addition of RF energy in RF microneedling can potentially reduce this risk by minimizing heat-related trauma to the epidermis, thus making it a safer option for a broader range of skin types.
It is important to take note of that while RF microneedling offers these benefits, conventional microneedling can be a good treatment for different skin concerns. The individual’s skin condition, treatment objectives, and the advice of a qualified professional all play a role in deciding between the two.
Secret PRO Refine™ (Secret RF Microneedling) for body or face
A series of customizable treatments to provide deep dermal remodeling. Energy is precisely delivered at varying depths to treat common skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne scars, striae, pore reduction, and more.
Typically, there is little downtime after the treatment. Your skin will have moderate redness after the treatment, which will subside significantly within a few hours. Your face will feel warm, like being in the sun, which also goes away within a few hours. You can expect to return to your normal activities immediately following your treatment.
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