What is RF Microneedling and Why You Should Try It

Explore the renewing benefits of microneedling for radiant skin. Learn more about Skinlogic’s advanced RF…

Dr. Andresa
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Introduction to Microneedling

Microneedling, a minimally invasive treatment gaining serious traction in the beauty world, offers a powerful solution to combat skin woes and kickstart your journey to skin confidence.

One thing we all face is ageing. The signs of growing older are more obvious as our skin becomes looser and less elastic, resulting in wrinkles and sagging. While the Elixir of Life is yet to be discovered, we have found a revolutionary way to slow the skin ageing process down, and treat a variety of other skin concerns.

Overview of Microneedling

The main cause of wrinkles is the reduction in fibroblast cells; the foundation of collagen proteins that help keep our cells strong and connected. Microneedling employs a device equipped with fine needles to create microscopic punctures on your skin’s surface. These controlled micro-injuries stimulate your body’s natural wound-healing processes, resulting in cellular turnover, and awakening the powerful forces of collagen and elastin.

Benefits of Microneedling

The results speak for themselves. Microneedling is celebrated for its effectiveness in diminishing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and large pores, while enhancing your skin’s overall texture and firmness. With its ability to deliver noticeable improvements with minimal downtime, it’s no wonder that microneedling has become a sought-after treatment for anyone seeking a youthful and radiant complexion.

What Skin Conditions Can be Treated With Microneedling?

Wrinkles

Stretch marks

Scars

Acne scarring

Skin tone

Fine lines

Loose skin

Large pores

Skin discolouration

You can chat to us about your skin issue and we’ll give you expert advice on whether microneedling would be the right solution. 

How Microneedling Works

The Science Behind Microneedling

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device equipped with many fine, sterile needles. These needles create thousands of tiny punctures, or micro-injuries, on your skin’s surface. While this may sound counterintuitive, these controlled injuries are actually beneficial. They trigger your skin’s natural healing processes, prompting it to regenerate.

When the skin is injured, it goes into repair mode, which includes the production of new collagen and elastin. Collagen is the protein that gives your skin its structure and firmness, while elastin prevents sagging. The influx of collagen production helps improve skin texture, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring.

The process works by stimulating the body’s wound-healing response, leading to the release of growth factors and cytokines. These molecules are crucial for promoting the synthesis of collagen and other important proteins in the skin, helping to restore its firmness and flexibility.

Procedure of Microneedling

Your microneedling journey will begin with a pre-treatment consultation with one of our practitioners. The best course of action for your skin will be determined by you and the practitioner. You will be informed every step of the way, starting with a detailed consent form to ensure you’re fully aware of the procedure. Questions are always welcome; we want you to feel assured and informed. 

During the treatment, your comfort is our top concern. The treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed and prepped, and if required, topical anaesthetic may be applied Most clients experience minimal discomfort, often describing it as a mere vibration from the device.

A typical microneedling session lasts about an hour, and while you may experience some initial redness akin to a mild sunburn, this usually subsides within a few days.

When Can You Expect to See Results?

The true magic of microneedling – collagen production – unfolds gradually over weeks and months, offering a long-term enhancement to your skin’s health rather than a quick fix. The number of sessions required varies based on your desired results and the treatment area, with 4 to 8 sessions being common for addressing wrinkles or stretch marks. To protect your skin, sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Why You Should Try Microneedling

1. Improves Skin Texture and Tone

By breaking up scar tissue and smoothing out rough patches, microneedling can lead to a more refined skin surface. It can also help with hyperpigmentation by dispersing excess melanin that causes dark spots or patches, leading to a more even skin tone over time.

2. Reduces the Appearance of Scars and Acne Marks

Microneedling is particularly effective for scarring, and depressed acne scars, which are the result of collagen loss from intense inflammation during healing. By promoting collagen production in the treated area, microneedling can raise the depressed areas to the level of the surrounding skin, making them less noticeable. The micro-channels created by microneedling can also enhance the absorption of topical treatments, which may further improve skin healing and the reduction of scars.

3. Enhances Collagen Production

When your skin’s natural healing process is triggered, it stimulates the production of collagen. This is the protein that gives your skin its elasticity and firmness. As new collagen forms, it repairs and renews, filling in the crevices of scars and smoothing out uneven textures.

4. Minimises Fine Lines and Wrinkles

This increased collagen production can plump up your skin, which will smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. It can also improve blood circulation in the treated area, which helps deliver nutrients to the skin cells and aids in the removal of waste products.

How Skinlogic is Leading the Way with Advanced Microneedling Treatments

Advanced Technology with RF Microneedling (Radiofrequency Microneedling)

Our new Omnia medical device is an advanced RF microneedling implement,  that uses PD/Ds technology. This ensures the precision of the needle’s working depth in each treatment. It combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy, enhancing skin tightening and further improving skin texture and tone.

  • Enhanced Collagen Production: RF microneedling combines the traditional technique with radiofrequency energy, which penetrates deep into the dermis. This energy boosts the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid more significantly than traditional microneedling alone.
  • Tightens Skin: The heat from the RF energy also tightens the underlying layers of the skin, providing an even firmer and more youthful appearance.
  • Deeper Skin Layer Treatment: RF Microneedling can target deeper layers of the skin without causing significant damage to the top layers, making it effective for more severe skin issues like deep wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, pigmentation disorders, and dilated pores. 
  • Personlisation of treatment: most of us seek treatments to address our unique skin conditions and have a specific desired outcome. With our new RF microneedling device, we can tailor the procedures to suit your skin’s needs.
  • Comfort: The aesthetician can easily adjust the depth of the needle penetration, according to client indication and area. Compared to other microneedling devices, the Omnia boasts a comfortable heating sensation and virtually painless treatment.

Is RF Microneedling Right for You?

Considerations for RF Microneedling

Determining if microneedling is the right choice for you involves a few considerations. It is beneficial for a variety of skin issues, including enlarged pores, fine lines, mild scars (particularly from acne or burns), skin discolouration, uneven skin tone, and stretch marks. It is also suitable for most skin types. However, with consultation, we may determine that another treatment may be a better course of action for your particular concern. 

It’s important that you have realistic expectations about the results. RF microneedling can provide improvements, but it may not be a complete solution for more severe skin conditions. 

Consultation with our Skinlogic Practitioners

Our practitioners will assess your skin and discuss whether microneedling alone aligns with your skincare goals, or whether it should be combined with another treatment for optimum results. A cutting-edge VISIA Skin Analysis may be performed to meticulously assess your skin’s condition. This is followed by a discussion about your skin concerns and aesthetic goals, ensuring we align with your expectations. 

This comprehensive examination will help us put together a personalised treatment plan for you, which may include alternative treatment suggestions. There will be no pressure to commit immediately and you have the freedom to decide post-consultation whether or not to proceed.

Note: if you have taken Roaccutane in the last 6 months, have an infection in the area to be treated, are pregnant, or have an abnormal wound healing condition, you will not be suitable for treatment.

Final Thoughts on Microneedling

Overall, microneedling is a safe and effective way to improve skin health and address various common skin concerns.

The beauty of microneedling lies in its dual simplicity and sophistication. The procedure is minimally invasive, yet harnesses the body’s complex healing pathways to bring about visible enhancements in skin quality. By stimulating the skin’s natural regenerative processes, microneedling effectively minimises signs of ageing, reduces scarring, and promotes a more youthful, radiant complexion. All with minimal downtime.

At Skinlogic, we’re dedicated to making your microneedling experience as comfortable and effective as possible.

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