Late nights, a few too many glasses of vino and burning the candle at both ends. The holiday season can leave your complexion looking tired, dull, or inflamed. Show your skin some love with radio frequency microneedling (RFM), a quick and gentle treatment that will help you get your glow back.
Using tiny needles and radiofrequency, this minimally-invasive treatment penetrates your skin to trigger collagen and elastic production. It’s called ‘controlled skin injury’ and it encourages the growth of fresh new skin. The best thing? It helps combat a plethora of skin woes, from fine lines to large pores. Here’s the lowdown on the benefits.
Treats early signs of aging
We agree. As well as lifting, firming and tightening the skin, it reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and fine lines.
Promotes healthy skin
Together, microscopic punctures and heat energy trick your skin into creating new collagen and hyaluronic acid. These naturally-occurring compounds help with tissue repair and skin hydration.
Treats acne scarring
Research shows that RFM can soften the appearance of acne scarring and because it also increases the absorption of skincare products, it may indirectly help with current breakouts, too. – collagen remodelling supported by active skin care
Thanks to increased collagen levels, your skin will appear plumper. This in turn helps to reduce the appearance of large pores, leaving you with a smoother, fresher complexion.
Interested in giving it a go? Here’s what to expect.
First up, your therapist will thoroughly clean and prepare your skin for the treatment. Then, the micro needling device is moved over your skin, delivering numerous tiny pricks at the optimum depth. At the same time, radiofrequency waves are released into the micro-wounds. One session lasts about an hour.
RFM is extremely safe and there’s no downtime. With minimal down time, erethema (redness) can be expected for about 24 hours. But there are a few things you should do to care for your skin afterwards. Skip on the makeup for at least 24 hours, and make sure to slather on the SPF for several weeks following. And don’t worry, it’s normal for your face to feel a bit of post-treatment sensitivity. An ice pack can help to relieve any discomfort – no need for icepack, hydrating skincare will soothe and nourish your skin..
Regular RFM sessions are great for maintaining healthy skin and it’s offered right here at your local beauty clinic – Skin Clinic.. Here at Vale Laser Clinic, we offer two great micro needling options. Our CST (Collagen Stimulation Therapy) Micro Needling treatment utilises a specialised Skin Pen. It’s one of the safest devices on the market and it has customisable depth settings (0.25mm – 2.5mm) to suit different clients. This one’s particularly good for targeting sun damage, scarring, slackened skin, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, and dilated blood vessels.
We also offer Focus Duel, Focus dual incorporates Radiofrequency. Skin pen is just micro needling. (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) with RFM. The HIFU element uses heat to go deep into the skin’s layers. One of the only non-surgical treatments that can reach the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), there’s zero damage to the skin’s surface and no downtime.
If you’re not sure about the right treatment for you, we offer free skin consultations tailored to your individual needs. We’re happy to give personal advice on the right RFM option for your skin, too. Glowing, healthy skin is only a few sessions away! Take a look at our treatment menu and book your microneedling appointment today!