Fort Collins RF Microneedling
Do you feel insecure about wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, or sagging skin? Luckily, there are many noninvasive treatments that are available to you that can improve skin texture and tighten skin!
At Xanadu Spa, Fort Collins, we offer a range of beauty treatments. One of our most popular skin treatments is microneedling. Microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) microneedling are both cosmetic procedures used to improve the appearance of the skin, but they differ in their mechanisms of action and the specific skin concerns they target.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of a device with tiny, fine needles that create controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, leading to the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins for skin elasticity and firmness. As the skin heals, it becomes smoother, firmer, and more even-toned. Microneedling is commonly used to address issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, and overall skin texture improvement.
What is Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling
On the other hand, RF microneedling combines traditional microneedling with the application of radiofrequency energy. The microneedles used in this procedure are equipped with electrodes that deliver RF energy into the deeper layers of the skin while creating micro-injuries. The application of radiofrequency heat stimulates collagen and elastin production, similar to traditional microneedling. However, the added benefit of RF energy is that it tightens the existing collagen fibers and promotes even greater collagen remodeling. RF microneedling is particularly effective for addressing skin laxity, sagging, and improving overall skin texture.
What Does RF Microneedling Feel Like?
RF microneedling can cause different sensations during the procedure, but most patients report feeling a combination of mild discomfort and heat. Here’s what you might experience during an RF microneedling session:
Discomfort: The microneedling process involves tiny needles being applied to the skin, which can cause a slight scratching or pricking sensation. The discomfort level is usually mild, and many individuals tolerate it well. If you have a low pain tolerance, your practitioner may apply a topical numbing cream before the procedure to help minimize any discomfort.
Heat: The radiofrequency energy used in RF microneedling generates heat within the deeper layers of the skin. As a result, you might feel a warm or hot sensation during the treatment. The intensity of the heat can vary depending on the energy settings used by the practitioner.
Tingling or Tightness: Some individuals may experience a tingling sensation or mild skin tightness as a result of the radiofrequency energy stimulating collagen production and skin tightening.
Cool Air: To help mitigate any discomfort from the heat, some practitioners use a device that blows cool air on the treated area during the procedure.
What Exactly is Radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency (RF) refers to a type of electromagnetic energy that is used in various fields, including medicine, telecommunications, and electronics. In the medical aesthetics field, RF technology is commonly used for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and overall skin rejuvenation. RF energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin, where it generates controlled heat. This heat stimulates the production of collagen, which is a crucial protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness.
Are Radiofrequency Treatments Safe?
RF treatments are safe and effective. Although RF energy is a type of radiation, they are low energy waves, around a billion times less harmful than X-rays.
How Many Treatments of RF Microneedling Will I Need?
The number of treatments you will require will depend on your specific skin type and goals. However, most people need three to four treatments over six weeks. Deep wrinkles or scarring may require more treatments.
What is Recovery Like After RF Microneedling?
Microneedling RF treatments are non-invasive and require little to no downtime. You may experience some temporary swelling, redness, and tingling, but this should begin to improve within a few hours. However, you should not use makeup on the day of treatment.
Most people return to work the next day, but patients may require up to five days for a full recovery.
Is RF Microneedling Right for Me?
RF microneedling is suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones, which are often unsuitable for other skin resurfacing treatments. If you have wrinkles, scarring, uneven skin tone, or loose facial skin, then RF microneedling could benefit you.
The only people not suitable for RF microneedling treatment are people who are pregnant, have had radiation treatments in the past year, or have taken the anti-acne medication Accutane within the last six months. RF microneedling is also not advisable if you have skin infections, open wounds, or a history of keloid scar formation.
At Xanadu Spa, we offer a free consultation. One of our expert technicians will review your goals and your skin needs and will advise you on your suitability for treatment. We offer a broad range of treatments and will explore all of your options so that you can make an informed choice.
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Thanks to our dedication to our craft, we have been recognized by the Silicon Review as a top 50 company to watch. As industry leaders, we are committed to providing innovative solutions so that our clients can regain their beauty and confidence.
We only offer the most cutting-edge and clinically studied treatments. We utilize groundbreaking technology and all of our treatments are administered by expert estheticians.
Contact Xanadu Med Spa Today!
If you are considering RF microneedling, then look no further than Xanadu Med Spa. The combination of these two treatments is groundbreaking, offering more powerful results than either one as a stand-alone treatment.
If you are bothered by scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, then RF microneedling may be the treatment for you. However, at Xanadu Spa, we take a personalized approach and will advise you based on your specific needs and goals.
Healthier, tighter, and younger looking skin is possible through noninvasive treatments that require minimal downtime. Our goal is to reignite your confidence.
Arrange a free consultation in Fort Collins today by calling 970-591-7919.