It’s been all the beauty rage the last few months. In fact, you’ve probably read about Hollywood A-listers who are turning to microneedling RF (short for radiofrequency) treatment as a less invasive Botox or laser alternative for restoring smooth, toned skin.
However, as with any latest beauty trend, misconceptions develop for a variety of reasons, and it’s hard to separate truth from fiction. The skilled dermatologists at Ava MD in Beverly Hills, led by internationally acclaimed Dr. Ava Shamban, can set the record straight about microneedling as well as expertly evaluate whether or not it would be right for you.
The Skincare Effects of Microneedling RF
The conceptual framework for this latest beauty trend has been around for nearly five decades, but only in the last few years has technology caught up. Finally, microneedling RF treatment can deliver anti-aging benefits without pain – and this news is spreading like wildfire.
The secret is ultrafine needles that puncture your skin to make very tiny wounds. As your skin heals from these wounds, your body’s collagen production soars, resulting in taut skin. Surface scarring is eliminated and fine wrinkles are softened, if not erased.
Simply put, it’s the only dermatology treatment that tightens your skin while also reducing your wrinkles at the same time.
What to Expect
To make you comfortable, before the procedure, you’ll be given a topical numbing agent for the area to be treated. Then the microneedling device, outfitted with a cluster of needles, delivers several dozen pricks about three millimeters deep into your skin. The device also shoots radiofrequency energy into your skin to treat scars and wrinkles and yield a fuller, more youthful look.
Together, the needles and heat energy stimulate your skin into creating new collagen and hyaluronic acid, which help repair tissue and hydrate your skin, respectively. One session is about 20 minutes, and a minimum of three sessions is recommended for optimal results. It’s common, as well, to undergo touch-up procedures to maintain your appearance.
Although the microneedling procedure is extremely safe, some mild side effects are to be expected. Many patients report a slightly uncomfortable yet tolerable experience. Redness and swelling around the treated site is not unexpected, either, though both should only be mild. Your face might also feel warm, as if you have a sunburn.
For many women, microneedling has been a game-changer. Yet, as with any hot trend, there is still misinformation out there. Read on to find out the truth about microneedling RF treatment for aging.
Microneedling is hot – and for good reason – but let’s clear up several misconceptions.
At-Home Microneedling RF Does Not Deliver the Same Anti-Aging Benefits
Manufacturers of at-home microneedle rollers often claim that their devices are just as effective as the state-of-the-art versions used by dermatologists.
Don’t fall for it. Dr. Ava and her trained, board-certified staff utilize top-of-the-line medical grade versions that aren’t safe or acceptable in the hands of an untrained practitioner (whether at home or at a doctor’s office). Furthermore, because the at-home microneedling procedure uses a lesser-quality device, you don’t get the same beautiful results.
Microneedling Does NOT Leave Holes in Your Skin
Microneedling RF treatment does create controlled injuries in the skin, but it does not leave your face resembling an aerated front lawn. The needle punctures are so small that, unaided, no one can see them, even close up. The effect, however, is that your skin may look flushed, but this passes soon.
The purpose of creating these microscopic punctures is to stir collagen growth so you heal faster and look more youthful, which is why you’re considering the procedure in the first place!
Safe and Effective for Areas Around Your Eyes and Lips
Another reason to trust microneedling RF treatment only in the hands of an expert practitioner from Ava MD in Beverly Hills is that it’s necessary for these delicate areas. As a result, several microneedling tools come equipped with special rollers for use in the following senstive areas:
- Your upper eyelid
- The eyelashes on your lower eyelid
- Around the side of your nose
- Your upper lip
Not Just Anti-Aging Benefits
It’s true that the majority of patients seek microneedling RF treatment for its anti-aging benefits like smooth, taut skin and a less wrinkled appearance, but it also corrects scarring due to acne. The collagen that the procedure creates helps fade your scarring. The result is the restoration of your flawless skin!
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Consult a Skin Care Specialist at Ava MD Today!
The innovative microneedling RF treatment could be what you need if other treatments such as peels haven’t cleared up your scars or softened your wrinkles. The before and after difference will be like night and day! Your skin will look tighter and plumper almost immediately.
To learn more about microneedling and its anti-aging truths, contact Ava MD for a confidential, personalized consultation. Call us in Beverly Hills at 310.730.8081 or in Santa Monica at 310.879.1819 or fill out our online contact form.