What Can RF Microneedling Do that Other Treatments Cannot?
The secret to RF microneedling’s effectiveness is coagulation. Tiny needles penetrate into the dermis, and RF energy heats the skin, creating controlled coagulation injuries. These are designed to prompt neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen), neoelastinogenesis (the production of new elastin), and hyaluronic acid. Collagen and elastin fibers are the skin’s greatest support system, and they are what give skin its youthful firmness. Hyaluronic acid provides nutrients and hydration to the skin, which is what makes youthful skin look so supple and soft.
While lasers and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) can create coagulation zones, RF microneedling is safer, more comfortable, and requires less downtime. This is because of the method of heat delivery.
Lasers push the thermal reaction through the upper layers of the skin (the epidermis), which can cause problems with cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes are responsible for melanin production, which gives skin its pigmentation. If a laser treatment over-stimulates the melanocytes, they can produce too much pigmentation as a result of stress or injury. This condition is called Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, or PIH. While PIH is treatable, it can be difficult to reverse. On the flip side, the melanocytes can become so injured that they stop producing pigment altogether, a condition called hypopigmentation.
Heating the skin of the epidermis takes more time to heal than the deeper, controlled injuries created by the Genius RF microneedling system. Dr. Zena can control not only the depth but the quantity of RF energy delivered to the tissues for more precise treatment and a better outcome.
What Results Can I Expect?
The results with Microneedling with Genius RF can be seen within a few days. Many ZENA Medical patients notice an immediate radiance to their skin despite the initial mild redness. Because of the microchannels, your skincare products will achieve better absorption, and you’ll see markedly improved skin within days. As collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production increase in the next several weeks, your skin will become tighter and smoother, with fewer wrinkles and diminished imperfections.
With a recommended treatment series of 2-3 sessions, your skin will become more youthful-looking with a more even tone and texture. Take years off your skin’s appearance with Genius RF microneedling at ZENA Medical.