Sometimes your skin may not always reflect how youthful and vibrant you feel on the inside. Maybe you have started to notice fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, or hyperpigmentation and these concerns are causing your skin to look more aged or less smooth than it used to be.
RF microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that combines several different technologies to help prompt the body’s natural healing process. This treatment can lead to improved skin texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and an overall rejuvenated appearance for the skin.
At New Image Cosmetic we offer services tailored to your individual needs. We always consider your unique physical features to bring you treatments that enhance your appearance and address your concerns while also celebrating your individuality. RF microneedling with the Venus Viva™ platform can help you to look your best. We offer these services at our professional office in Edmonton, Alberta.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling, which stands for radiofrequency microneedling, is an innovative treatment that fuses two effective technologies, microneedling, and radiofrequency energy. This treatment is designed to combat various skin concerns through your body’s own healing capacity.
Microneedling with RF involves the use of a device that is equipped with tiny needles that create controlled microchannels in the skin. These tiny holes do not damage or tear the surface of the skin, but they do stimulate your body’s healing process. During this process, there is increased collagen and elastin production. Both of these proteins are essential for skin elasticity.
The treatment also helps the body produce new skin cells, which helps to resurface the skin. Radiofrequency energy penetrates deep into the skin, promoting healing and rejuvenation that is more than just surface-level. The Venus Viva device that we use in our clinic also includes the DiamondPolar™ applicator, which uses multipolar radiofrequency and pulsed electromagnetic fields to even more effectively target aging skin on the face.
What Can RF Microneedling Treat?
Lines and Wrinkles
Radiofrequency microneedling can be very effective at resolving fine lines and wrinkles and deeper folds in the skin. Lines and wrinkles form naturally as a result of loss of collagen and elastin. Because the production of these vital proteins is stimulated through this treatment, it can help to reduce their appearance, especially over the course of several treatments.
Acne scars can often leave a lasting mark on the skin as the body doesn’t produce enough collagen to restore the full amount of damaged tissue. However, microneedling and radiofrequency can both improve the appearance of acne scars by encouraging new, healthy skin cell growth.
Skin Sagging and Laxity
Radiofrequency energy is particularly effective for tightening sagging skin. During an RF microneedling treatment with Venus Viva, this happens both in the short term by inducing skin contraction during the treatment as well as in the long term through collagen production.
Hyperpigmentation, including dark spots, uneven skin tone, melasma, and sun spots, can come from sun exposure, aging, or acne scarring. By breaking down excess melanin and encouraging new skin cell growth, RF microneedling treatments can effectively balance and even your skin tone.
The actual size of your pores cannot be diminished. But RF needling can be effective at reducing the appearance of your pores by restoring volume and elasticity to the skin surrounding the pores. This leads to them appearing smaller and giving your skin a smoother and more refined texture.
More Benefits of RF Microneedling
Little to No Downtime
One of the most appealing aspects of RF microneedling with the Venus Viva platform is its non-invasiveness and minimal downtime. Many patients are able to return to regular activities right after the treatment. Any redness that does occur typically fades quickly and does not typically interfere with daily tasks.
Fast Treatment Times
Microneedling with RF is a fast treatment that won’t take a lot of time out of your day. Depending on the location being treated, appointment times typically last between 15 and 30 minutes. This makes it easy to integrate these treatments into your week.
Suitable for All Skin Tones
Radiofrequency microneedling is beneficial in its suitability for all skin types and tones. While it is still important to talk to your doctor about which treatments are right for you, RF needling can be suitable for those with sensitive skin or darker skin who may be avoiding other treatments due to the risk of hyperpigmentation.
Results Work With Your Body
Rather than providing a temporary fix for your skin concerns, RF microneedling treatments work in harmony with your body. This can lead to improvements that are natural-looking and long-lasting.
RF Microneedling FAQ
Is RF Microneedling Painful?
Both microneedling and radiofrequency come with minimal discomfort. Most patients describe the sensation as prickling or heat. Any discomfort can be mitigated through topical numbing cream.
How Many Venus Viva Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions is largely dependent on your condition. If you have severe acne scarring or deep lines and wrinkles, we may suggest more treatments than we would for other milder concerns. Most patients need between three and eight treatments, but everyone is different.
What Does Aftercare Look Like After Treatment?
Your skin will be more sensitive after your treatment, so we recommend only using gentle products on your skin for a few days. You may want to avoid exfoliating products, retinoids, or alcohol-based products, according to the advice of your doctor. You will also want to avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen when going outdoors.
Achieve Glowing and Even Skin With RF Microneedling
RF microneedling can be a powerful tool for rejuvenating your skin. With the time-tested technique of microneedling combined with the deep-reaching impact of radiofrequency technology, we can treat wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and more. If you are looking for a new way to achieve glowing skin with an even texture and tone, you can look into our Venus Viva treatments in Edmonton, Alberta. At New Image Cosmetic, we look forward to hearing from you. Call us at (587) 870-6305 or complete an online form.