How The treatment Works
Radiofrequency microneedling is a delicate procedure that uses tiny semiconducting needles to release radiofrequency energy at deep layers of the skin to promote collagen production and the body’s natural healing process.
Microneedling with the added energy of radiofrequency is a highly popular skin tightening procedure. Unlike regular microneedling treatments, our devices combine the thin needle-like pins found in standard microneedling devices with radiofrequency energy for longer-lasting benefits from a traditional microneedling procedure.
This simple procedure maximizes collagen production by creating micro-channels in the skin while also releasing RF energy to stimulate the deeper layers of skin.
To rebuild your collagen layers best, the radiofrequency energy is delivered into the dermis, which houses cells that produce collagen and elastin.
These micro needles create perforations in the epidermis whose benefits are multiplied by the thermolysis of radiofrequency energy that can plump and tighten skin.
The number of sessions of radiofrequency microneedling varies from one individual to another as the experts at Cosmetic Laser Solutions take into consideration factors such as:
- Condition of skin prior to treatment
- Depth of wrinkles and/or acne scars
- How well your skin responds to treatment
What is the best RF Microneedling device?
At Cosmetic Laser Solutions, we have two different devices for radiofrequency microneedling: Scarlet RF and Morpheus8.
The Morpheus8 microneedling device is highly effective at tightening skin in many areas of the body, including the thighs, neck, chin, and face. It’s a superior treatment to ablative and non-ablative laser skin resurfacing, as this procedure is safe for every skin tone and color. No matter how what color your skin is, Morpheus8 can be a safe way to tighten skin in the long term.
We love to use Morpheus8 on body areas like the abdomen for skin tightening or fat removal. Unlike most other micro needling RF devices Morpheus 8 has a needle penetration of up to 4 mm. At this depth, Morpheus 8 not only treats the full thickness of skin, but also melts the layer of subcutaneous fat just beneath the skin.
Scarlet Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling
We love to use the the Scarlet RF microneedling device on the face. Unlike other devices, the penetration into the skin is highly adjustable. This causes less damage to the skin during personalized treatments, which in turn shortens recovery time.
Scarlet RF also provides deep collagen stimulation by focusing energy into the precisely deep layers of the skin with an oval-shaped emission pattern. This is unique to Scarlet as the energy is delivered through several skin layers as opposed to just in a horizontal dimension.
What Areas Can Be Treated with RF Microneedling?
- Face: Tightens and lifts skin, smooths texture, and shrinks pores
- Jawline & jowls
- Neck tightening
- Acne scars
- Upper and lower eye wrinkles
What Makes Scarlet RF unique?
The Scarlet RF laser has a unique method of delivering radiofrequency energy into the skin. It’s called the “NA Effect.”
Unlike other microneedling devices, the “NA Effect” causes the energy to be released in a teardrop formation that maximizes the delivery of the RF energy over several layers of your skin. This is opposed to other microneedling procedures that deliver RF energy between needles, and not down into the optimal tissue layers.
With Scarlet, deep energy works to stimulate dormant fibroblasts in the dermal layer of skin to trigger new collagen growth, thereby plumping, firming, and tightening skin.
It can take 3 months to see the full effect of treatment and results can last up to 18 months.
The Radiofrequency Microneedling Procedure
Microneedling procedures at Cosmetic Laser Solutions begin with the application of a topical numbing cream prior to treatment to prevent discomfort. Once this has set in, our trained specialists will treat the desired area with one of our highly effective microneedling devices. Once finished treating the target area, you’ll be free to go about the rest of your day, as our skin rejuvenation techniques require no downtime.
Side effects of Scarlet RF or Morpheus8 can involve redness, tenderness, and swelling, which resolve in a few days after treatment.
For the best results, it often takes three sessions, once a month with minimal (24 hours) to no downtime. For patients who have never had collagen stimulation and have greater skin laxity, additional treatments may be recommended to achieve an optimal outcome.
Microneedling With Radio frequency in Boston, MA area
To learn more about your options for micro needling with radio frequency energy, talk to the experts at Cosmetic Laser Solutions today. Our technicians are here to help you get the smooth, tight facial skin you love with the treatment that’s right for you. Call us or book an appointment online today!
Frequently Asked Questions about RF Microneedling
What is the difference between Microneedling and RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling adds radiofrequency energy to stimulate beneath the skin surface for better collagen development.
What is Microneedling with RF?
Microneedling is a cluster of pins that enter the skin in order to induce collagen production. The addition of radio-frequency energy is released into the deeper skin layers thanks to specific product development to maximize collagen stimulation.
Is RF Microneedling painful?
For patient comfort, we use a numbing 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 the area to be treated.
How many times a week can you microneedle your face?
RF Microneedling is spaced a month apart.
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 an 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.
Are microneedling results permanent?
Microneedling results are not permanent. We recommend maintenance treatments once you have reached your desired goal.
How many Scarlet RF microneedling treatments are needed?
We recommend 3-4 sessions for mild to moderate cases. 4-6 sessions are recommended for moderate to severe cases.