What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?
San Antonio, TX dermatologist Dr. Annabelle Garcia uses a special approach that creates excellent outcomes for our patients using a treatment known as radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. Remedies utilizing RF energy have existed for a number of years and have become increasingly popular in the aesthetics industry for their skin tightening effects. This particular type of treatment uses heat to promote the production of collagen deep within the skin to create a tighter, smoother surface. This therapy maximizes optimal results by using microneedling to allow the radiofrequency to penetrate deeper into the skin. At Sonterra Dermatology, we frequently incorporate this new advancement into our San Antonio, TX patients' skin treatments using state-of-the-art techniques designed to generate firmer skin, a smoother texture, and a glowing complexion.
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"I came here in February and had a wonderful experience. I only waited about 10 minutes and a lovely PA treated me. She was very warm and engaging, I really appreciated it because I was initially anxious and uncomfortable about the procedure. We laughed a lot and although the process was quite painful, she definitely made it more bearable. Will be following up soon for a second!"- B. / Google / Oct 23, 2020
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Am I a Candidate for RF Microneedling?
If you've noticed yourself starting to find discoloration, smile lines, age spots, and other skin problems (which can come with age and sun exposure), RF microneedling might be the ideal treatment for you. This treatment can be an excellent option if you wish to:
- Firm the skin, producing a more refreshed appearance
- Improve skin feel, tone, and pigment
- Heal skin imperfections, such as blood vessels and discoloration
- Minimize the appearance of age spots and sun damage
- Treat acne scars and other forms of scarring
- Rejuvenate the skin for a younger, more glowing look
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
Microneedling uses an instrument with small needles at the end that are rolled gently around the skin to puncture and create micro-injuries that "interrupt" the cells and stimulate the production of collagen. Some also refer to this as collagen induction therapy. New skin forms as the skin heals, leaving the surface looking and feeling smoother, brighter, and more rejuvenated. While this procedure is often performed on its own, combining this advanced method with radiofrequency microneedling technology has enabled us to optimize the results for our San Antonio, TX patients.
The approach is quite simple. RF microneedling works by delivering short bursts of radiofrequency energy via an array of sterile microneedles. The power is delivered through the needles, which simultaneously puncture the skin and circle back the electrodes to the surface of the skin. The RF energy heats at levels that offer cumulative and ongoing benefits.
What Results Can I Expect from RF Microneedling?
Your microneedling sessions will be performed inside the Sonterra Dermatology facility utilizing a numbing cream to minimize discomfort. During your procedure, the handheld device will glide over the treatment area, repeating the process until the desired outcome has been reached. You can expect small pinpoint scabs to appear 24 – 72 hours post-treatment, which will naturally shed when the underlying skin has healed. Results become visible as the skin heals over the 3 – 4 weeks after a microneedling with RF procedure. Optimal results generally call for 3 – 4 treatments scheduled 3 – 4 weeks apart.
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If you're looking to lessen the appearance of sun-damaged or aging skin and reduce wrinkles, laxity, or acne scars, RF microneedling is a wonderful treatment with proven outcomes. Combining radiofrequency skin tightening and microneedling, this outstanding skin repair procedure has grown in popularity and is a top-rated, minimally invasive treatment for our San Antonio, TX patients. We welcome you to contact Sonterra Dermatology to schedule your appointment with Dr. Annabelle Garcia to discuss the benefits of RF microneedling.