Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment for rejuvenating the skin. This minimally invasive procedure is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. It can significantly improve the skin with no downtime and little pain. An innovative treatment has combined microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy for significantly enhancing the benefits. This is the difference between traditional microneedling and RF microneedling.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by accomplished board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides microneedling and RF microneedling procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
About Traditional Microneedling
Your treatment provider will roll a specialized device over the skin for creating controlled micro injuries in traditional microneedling. This will be in the form of tiny microscopic punctures on the skin. Your skin’s natural healing process will be stimulated by these minor injuries. As a result, there will be collagen and elastin formation.
Newly developed growth factors reduce the appearance of acne scarring, wrinkles, stretch marks, and sun damage by thickening the skin. Microneedling punctures act as channels for enhancing the delivery of topical products, such as hyaluronic acid.
About RF Microneedling
RF microneedling combines traditional microneedling technique with radiofrequency (RF). It further stimulates growth factor creation in the skin. Specialized needles are used in RF microneedling for creating micro-punctures on the skin. These punctures are used for delivering radiofrequency simultaneously.
Production of skin improving enzymes and proteins, such as elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid is increased by delivering radiofrequency energy deep into the dermis. RF energy also works to heat the underlying layers of the skin to enhance skin tightening.
RF Microneedling vs. Microneedling – Wrinkles
Wrinkles can be reduced better by boosting collagen levels. Traditional microneedling provides a minor boost whereas radiofrequency energy amplifies the process. Underlying skin layers are constricted by the heat produced by RF energy. This helps in further smoothing out the most severe wrinkles and lines.
RF Microneedling vs. Microneedling – Skin Penetration
Regular microneedling cannot access the deeper underlying skin layers. RF microneedling addresses issues in the deeper skin layers without creating any significant damage to the top skin layers. This is because RF energy is delivered by the tip of each needle into the deeper layers of the skin. This also helps in tightening the skin and promoting collagen production.
RF Microneedling vs. Microneedling – Acne Scars
Acne scars are basically tough patches of damaged and thickened skin. RF microneedling is better at addressing these scars as compared to traditional microneedling. Radiofrequency energy can break up scar matter easily. Dedicated and stellar treatment providers maximize results by focusing higher levels of RF energy on the scarred skin.
RF Microneedling vs. Microneedling – Customizing
RF devices are usually highly customizable. Both RF energy intensity and needle depth can be customized by RF microneedling treatments using this device. These settings can be manipulated for meeting the unique needs of individual patients. In fact, RF microneedling results can differ from minor skin rejuvenation to dramatic and deep skin changing results.
Dependable cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for microneedling and RF microneedling treatments.
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