Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a treatment that has gained popularity because of its effectiveness in boosting collagen. At Timeless Laser & Skin Care, we offer this skin tightening option using the latest technological advance in the world of microneedling: the Lutronic Genius.
What Is RF Microneedling?
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses micro-needles and radiofrequency waves for skin rejuvenation. The needles create tiny wounds, or microchannels, on your skin while releasing RF waves that cause additional disruption to the treatment area. The wounds boost your body’s collagen and elastin production.
Collagen and elastin are proteins your body naturally makes that keep your skin firm as well as hydrated, giving it a youthful appearance. Once you reach your 30s, the production of these proteins decreases, which can lead to the development of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
RF microneedling stimulates the production of these proteins, helping to rebuild skin that is healthier and less damaged.
Some of the skin conditions that RF microneedling treats include the following:
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
- Sagging skin
This is a particularly effective acne scar treatment, as it encourages the growth of healthy skin to replace scarred skin.
The best candidates for RF microneedling are people who have early signs of aging, are in good health, and have realistic expectations.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are currently using or have recently used Accutane, have a skin disease like psoriasis, have a skin infection, are taking anticoagulants, or have a history of poor wound healing, microneedling is probably not the best option. Together, we can find an alternative treatment.
The Lutronic Genius
To perform the microneedling procedure, we use the Lutronic Genius device. It has a superior handpiece design with gold-plated needles that can offer consistent results by using real-time impedance monitoring. It also provides a more comfortable patient experience.
The Lutronic Genius device makes it easy for us to customize the treatment to each of our patients, targeting areas of any size and applying the level of radiofrequency waves needed to stimulate the most collagen and elastin.
Benefits of RF Microneedling with the Lutronic Genius
The Lutronic Genius lets us provide pinpoint precision. No matter how small the treatment area or its location, we can provide accurate, customized treatment.
Because RF microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin, you can continue to see results and improvements in your skin’s condition for months after your treatments.
Microneedling is also a minimally invasive procedure that requires no downtime. Right after the procedure, you can get back to most of your normal activities.
The Lutronic Genius is the only first- and second-generation RF microneedling device that offers real-time feedback on the pulses it delivers. That feedback allows us to adjust treatment and offer the highest quality results.
How Do You Prepare for RF Microneedling?
The first step is to contact us for a consultation. During this appointment, we will answer all of the questions you may have about the procedure and perform a physical examination to ensure that microneedling is the option that can offer the best results.
Come prepared to tell us your full medical history, including any previous experiences with microneedling and other aesthetic procedures. Bring a list of the medications and supplements you take.
We usually request that our patients stop using blood-thinning and anti-inflammatory medications and supplements. These can include the following:
- Fish oil
- Vitamin E
- St. John’s wort
You must avoid unprotected sun exposure, and you should not use exfoliants and abrasive products like those with salicylic acids for at least a week before radiofrequency microneedling. For men, we recommend you shave the day before treatment.
The RF Microneedling Procedure
Come to your appointment with a clean face. Don’t wear makeup, lotions, moisturizers, or even sunscreen.
We will wash your face and apply a topical numbing cream. After it has taken full effect, we will begin the microneedling procedure using the Lutronic Genius device.
As the needles make tiny wounds, they also release RF waves, allowing for a fast procedure. Once we start, the session can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.
We will apply a growth solution to encourage skin regeneration, then a soothing solution.
RF Microneedling Aftercare
You can go back to your day after the procedure. You should stay out of the sun, however, and apply an ice pack as needed. In some cases, we may prescribe antibiotics or emollients.
We recommend that you don’t wear makeup for 24 hours after the procedure and that you only use gentle facial cleansers. The day after the procedure, you can return to your regular skin care and makeup routine.
Results to Expect
You may start seeing results just a few days after the procedure. Most results, however, will become visible after a few days or even weeks pass. You will see optimal results anywhere between three and six months after your treatment.
During our consultation, we will come up with a treatment schedule that can allow you to get dependable results. Most people benefit from two or three sessions, but your treatment schedule will depend on the conditions you would like to resolve.
Turn to Experts for RF Microneedling
Radiofrequency microneedling is one of the most effective cosmetic procedures we provide. With the Lutronic Genius offering precision and real-time feedback, we can customize your treatment to your needs.
At Timeless Laser & Skin Care in Westlake, OH, we are here to help you find solutions for your skin care needs. Request an appointment today to learn more about the Lutronic Genius RF microneedling procedure.