Do you have acne or other scars that mar your appearance? Perhaps you wish you could reduce the appearance of those stretch marks from your pregnancy.
If you’re over 40, you may be bothered by loose skin and that “crepey” look on your underarms or above your knees. Aging causes changes in your skin’s tone and texture. As you get older, your skin doesn’t produce as much collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep it smooth when you’re young.
Modern technology now makes it possible to turn back the hands of time and give you smoother, younger skin. Sherri Casey, MD, with Northshore Skincare in Covington, Louisiana, uses radiofrequency microneedling to rejuvenate your skin and smooth out scars and other skin imperfections.
What is radiofrequency microneedling?
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a recent skin care advancement that combines radio wave technology with microneedling. Microneedling makes very fine punctures in a targeted area of the skin via tiny needles to smooth out loose skin and skin imperfections and create an even skin surface and firmer skin.
RF technology moves energy via radio waves. The energy produced via radiofrequency heats the skin beyond the area where the needles are penetrating. Your skin constricts so that loose skin becomes firmer and tighter.
Benefits of RF Microneedling
RF microneedling is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatment that improves many skin imperfections. It has numerous benefits.
With a busy schedule, whether it’s commuting and working or being a stay-at-home mom on non-stop duty, you don’t have time to be out of commission. With advanced RF microneedling, you can go straight from your appointment back to your normal daily routine.
No general or local anesthesia
You won’t even need local anesthesia, let alone general anesthesia, for RF microneedling. It’s a very low risk procedure.
The combination of microneedling with RF heat energy causes a surge in blood platelets containing growth factors to produce collagen and elastin. The rush of proteins firms your skin, creating a smooth, even surface. The process within your skin cells is akin to having your house remodeled. You still have the basic structure, but it’s new and improved.
Depending on the area you’re having treated, the procedure generally takes 20 minutes or less. You might need up to three treatments, depending on your skin condition. In a fraction of an hour, you can change your appearance before attending a big celebration or important work event.
Dr. Casey performs RF microneedling with PiXel8-RF, a proven system that’s safe. The device allows her to adjust the treatment and track progress during the procedure to ensure the best results.
Aids all skin types
RF microneedling doesn’t damage the epidermis, or outer layer of your skin. It’s safe for darker-toned skin as well as fair skin.
Uniform treatment over the target area
Using the PiXel8-RF device, Dr. Casey provides uniform treatment and therefore uniform results over the target area, whether it’s on your face or a larger area on your arms or thighs.
Dr. Casey and her nurse, Kate, attend to your comfort at Northshore Skincare. They place a soothing cream or gel on the area to be treated to help numb it.
After the treatment
You may have redness in the treated area for a day or two after the procedure. You might also see flakes of skin, which is normal. You’ll be able to wear makeup the day after the procedure.