IN WILTON, CT
Radio Frequency Microneedling (RFMN) is used to rejuvenate the skin and improve the skin surface by reducing fine lines, expression lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and acne scars. The concept of Microneedling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical injury such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. As the Microneedling device is moved across the skin, pin-point punctures are made to create very minor micro injuries. In response to the perceived injury, a cascade of growth factors will be released, which in turn triggers new collagen synthesis. This process has two major benefits – it effectively stimulates collagen formation and provides a clear channel for topical serums and growth factors to be absorbed through the surface of the skin. Since RFMN does not use light energy it is safer on darker skin types.
Frequently Asked Questions
What skin problems is radio frequency microneedling used for?
Radio frequency micro needling is used for mild to moderate skin laxity caused by aging or weight loss, acne scars, stretch marks.
How many treatments are needed?
Generally speaking, 3-4 treatments are recommended spaced 4-6 weeks apart for best results.
Is RFMN safe for darker skin types?
Since radio frequency microneedling is not a light-based therapy, it can be used on any skin shade. Although pigment alteration can occur, this is a very rare side-effect.
Does it hurt?
Topical anesthetic is applied to the skin 20-30 minutes prior to the procedure. With radio frequency microneedling, the device creates a stamping motion over the skin which creates some discomfort. PRONOX, a form of "laughing gas" is available for an added cost.
What are the possible side effects?
Very rarely, hyperpigmentation (too much pigment) and skin atrophy (a mild depression) may occur. These side effects wane over a period of a few weeks to months and are rarely permanent. Bruising, and swelling can also occure. Sensation of warmth after treatment are common.