How The treatment Works
What is RF Microneedling? We get asked this alot. It is a cluster on pins that push into your skin and release energy at a deeper layer of your skin. Microneedling with the added energy of radio-frequency is the most current skin tightening procedure at this time. Unlike regular microneedling pens, our devices with RF microneedling combines the thin needle-like pins found in standard microneedling devices with radio-frequency energy. This maximizes collagen production by creating channels that release radio frequency at the same time. Standard microneedling pens have no radio-frequency energy being delivered.
To rebuild your collagen layers best, the RF Microneedling is delivered into the deep skin layer of fibrous and elastic tissues of the dermis at the depth we deem necessary. A cluster of thin Botox like pins create these channels.
These microneedles create perforations (channels) that help heal the newly forming collagen with thermolysis to plump and tighten skin.
The number of sessions of radio-frequency vary from one individual to another as we take into consideration factors such as:
- Condition of skin prior to treatment
- Depth of wrinkles and/or acne scars
- How well your skin responds treatment
What devices are used for RF Microneedling?
At Cosmetic Laser Solutions, we have two different devices for radio-frequency microneedling: Scarlet RF or Morpheus8.
What areas can be treated with RF Microneedling?
- Face: Tightens and lifts skin, smooths texture and shrinks pores.
- Jawline & Jowls.
- Neck Tightening.
- Unique to Scarlet-Forehead Lift Skin Tightening.
- Acne Scars – Smooths out depressed scars.
- Upper and Lower Eye Wrinkles
Learn about the Scarlet RF Microneedling device
We love the Scarlet! Unlike other devices, the penetration into the skin is very smooth. This causes less damage to the skin which in turn shortens healing time. Scarlet RF Microneedling provides deep collagen stimulation by placing energy into the bottom layers of the skin in an oval shaped release. This is unique to Scarlet as the energy is delivered through several skin layers vs just at a horizontal deep layer.
What makes Scarlet RF the best?
The ScarletRF laser has a unique method of delivering the RF energy into the skin. It’s called the “NA Effect.”
Unlike other competitive devices, the “NA Effect” causes the energy to be released in a tear drop format which maximizes the delivery of the RF energy over a several layers of your skin.
Other RF Microneedling devices deliver energy in a round or oval shape format which is more shallow. With Scarlet, deep and powerful energy works to stimulate dormant collagen in the dermal layer which triggers new collagen growth thereby plumping, firming and tightening skin.
It can take 3 months to see the full effect of the treatments and results can last up to 18 months.
RF Microneedling requires numbing cream prior to treatment and has minor discomfort. Some slight puffiness and redness may exist for up to 24 hours, but many people still go out to dinner that night.
Generally, it can take 3 sessions, once a month with minimal (24 hr) to no downtime. For patients that have never had collagen stimulation and have greater laxity, additional treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions about RF Microneedling
What is the difference between Microneedling and RF Microneedling?
RF Microneedling adds radio frequency energy with the microneedling channels being created.
What is Microneedling with RF?
Microneedling is a cluster of pins that enter the skin in order to induce collagen production. The addition of RF is radio-frequency energy that is released into the deeper skin layers to maximize collagan stimulation.
Is RF Microneedling painful?
For patient comfort, we us a numing cream is applied for approx 45min. Additionally, we also offer Pronox.
How often can you do RF Microneedling?
We space treatments 4-6 weeks apart.
How much does RF Microneedling cost?
RF Microneedling can be $500 and up depending on area to be treated.
How many times a week can you microneedle your face?
RF Microneedling is spaced a month apart.
How many secret RF treatments are needed?
We recommend 3-4 sessions for mild to moderate cases. 4-6 sessions are recommended for for moderate + cases.
Who is an ideal candidate for RF microneedling?
Radio-frequency microneedling is an effective treatment for men and women of all skin types with laxity in their skin. Scarlet RF Microneedling delivers an impressive result with a minimal amount of treatments, downtime and pain.
Who is not an ideal candidate for RF microneedling?
You are not a RF microneedling candidate if you are pregnant or nursing, have metal implants in the area to be treated, have an autoimmune disease, pacemaker or are diabetic.
What areas can be treated with RF microneedling with Scarlet?
RF Microneedling can treat a number of problem areas, including: face skin tightening and lifting; facial pores; jawline and jowls; neck tightening; arm skin tightening; inner thigh/above knee laxity; stretch marks; and acne scars. Pretty much any area that as laxity of the skin.
Are microneedling results permanent?
Microneedling results are not permanent. We recommend maintenance treatments once you have reached your desired goal.