In 2022, women and men in the United States opted for more than three million non-surgical, minimally invasive facial resurfacing procedures. Instead of waiting to fix sags and wrinkles with invasive and expensive facelifts, they’re building up their skin now to be stronger and thicker as they age.
If you’re interested in turning back the clock on your skin, and keeping the hands on the clock relatively steady as you age, one of the easiest ways to do it is with radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. Microneedling punctures your skin with super-fine, sterile needles that prompt a remodeling process. The RF energy turns up the volume on remodeling and rebuilding.
At Central Utah Dermatology, our medical dermatology experts recommend RF microneedling for women and men who want to improve the look and texture of their skin and keep aging at bay. At our Richfield, Utah, office, we use RF microneedling to remedy a number of skin issues.
Do you want to help your skin look and act younger with surgery or injections? Here’s how RF microneedling can help you achieve your goal.
Microneedling is an effective skin renewal technique because it utilizes your body’s innate healing powers. The microneedling device consists of dozens of super-thin sterile, one-use needles. Your skin professional runs the device over your skin, creating hundreds of micro-wounds in your skin.
Each micro-wound is a channel that leads into the deepest layers of your skin. When your skin’s wounded, your body immediately launches an immune response, rushing extra blood — loaded with oxygen, proteins, and growth factors — to the area.
The increased blood flow whisks away toxins, including old skin cells. Your body then starts to produce more collagen, which is the supportive matrix of your skin. You also produce more elastin, which gives your skin pliability.
Over the next weeks to months, the extra collagen and elastin rebuild the wound channels and surrounding skin. The result is thicker, more elastic skin that is tighter and smoother.
The healing response is even greater when you send RF energy into the hollow microneedles. The heat from the RF stimulates healing at a faster rate. Heat also stimulates the skin to contract and tighten.
If you have sagging skin, including around your chin and neck, RF microneedling can help tighten and firm your turkey neck. The addition of RF energy makes your results more dramatic and speeds up the process for faster results.
Aging skin develops a number of issues due to the combination of sun damage and loss of key building blocks, such as collagen and elastin. Like younger skin, microneedling with RF energy forces your skin to repair itself quickly. It resolves or improves aging skin issues such as:
You may need a series of treatments to get the results you desire. We recommend yearly touch-ups to encourage your skin to keep producing collagen and elastin to keep your skin firm and smooth.
When you think about aging skin, acne probably isn’t the first condition that appears in your consciousness. In fact, you may be surprised that you’re still breaking out or have started breaking out for the first time.
Hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause sometimes trigger acne in women. Men may also develop breakouts due to skin irritation or other causes.
Healthy, thicker skin is less likely to develop acne lesions. Microneedling improves overall skin health. It also decreases the number of inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions in acne patients compared to a control group.
Are you ready to increase the volume of your anti-aging treatments with RF microneedling? Call our friendly office team or use our online booking form for your microneedling appointment today.