Our skin shows the signs of aging for two reasons. The first is obvious, we age. The second primary cause of aging is sun damage. Whether you want to start working against the damage that naturally occurs simply due to an active outdoor lifestyle or you have spots, loose skin, and other concerns you would like to address, we’re here to help. At Amara Med Spa, we curate treatments around your unique needs. One of the most popular treatments we offer is radiofrequency microneedling. This is one of the least invasive yet most effective skin rejuvenation treatments around at this time, and we are so proud to offer it.
If you would like to explore the treatments that may help you feel your best, contact us at (435) 652-9355.
What is Radio Frequency Microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling, called RF microneedling, is a powerful skin rejuvenation treatment that delivers high-intensity, controlled radiofrequency energy into deeper layers of the skin via tiny needles. This safe and effective treatment has quickly become a go-to for adults who want to correct the signs of sun damage and aging. It can also provide impressive results for you if your goal is to slow the onset of age-related cosmetic changes in your skin. The basis of aging is collagen depletion. Each RF microneedling treatment that you receive stimulates your body to increase its rate of healthy collagen production along with other chemicals designed for tissue regeneration.
What Are the Benefits of Radio Frequency Microneedling?
Microneedling is an effective collagen stimulator on its own. Radiofrequency is, as well. Together, the two work faster and harder to achieve even better results. Radiofrequency microneedling stimulates the prolonged production of potent collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid alongside reparative growth factors. It does so without you having to take time out of your busy life to recover. While you work, play, and sleep, your body is working under the surface to correct or postpone the signs of aging and sun damage. The convenient treatment is minimally uncomfortable and can be adjusted to your particular preferences.
Who Is a Candidate for Radio Frequency Microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling can boost your skin in a number of different ways. If you are concerned about any of the following, you may be a good candidate for this procedure:
- Sun damage and hyperpigmentation
- Acne scarring or other types of scars
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose skin
- Stretch marks
- Uneven complexion
When you visit Amara Med Spa in St. George for RF microneedling, you can expect a thorough consultation in which you can tell us everything you want to improve about your skin. It is important that we understand your goals so we may develop the right treatment plan for you. Radiofrequency microneedling is suitable for all skin types, even darker skin, due to its nonselective heating of deeper layers of tissue. It is not approved for women who are pregnant or people with pacemakers.
How Does Radio Frequency Microneedling Work?
Microneedling treatments work by creating tiny puncture wounds in the skin. These controlled micro-injuries stimulate tissue repair through increased production of collagen and other reparative substances in the dermis. The inclusion of radiofrequency waves in your microneedling treatment enhances the rejuvenation process by warming the deeper layers of your skin. In response to this combination of actions in the skin, the body makes new skin cells that are more robust and youthful, leading to a more even complexion and fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
How Long Does a Radio Frequency Microneedling Treatment Take?
Your treatments will be performed using a topical numbing cream. This can take 20 to 30 minutes to reach full effectiveness, after which your treatment can be easily tolerated with minimal sensation. Your microneedling procedure may take about an hour, after which you can immediately resume normal activities.
How Many Radio Frequency Microneedling Sessions Will I Need?
Your skin rejuvenating treatment is tailored to your exact needs. Radiofrequency microneedling is a powerful duo that achieves excellent results when applied consistently based on your treatment goals. Generally, you may expect a significant improvement in the tone and texture of your skin after two to four treatments. Each treatment builds off of the last as new collagen fibers form, so we recommend scheduling appointments four to six weeks apart.
What Are the Side Effects of Radio Frequency Microneedling?
The side effects you can expect after your radiofrequency microneedling treatment include mild redness and pinpoint bleeding. These typically resolve within a day or two and are so subtle that they should not interfere with your normal activities. You can expect to feel comfortable going about your day as usual. Bruising is possible. We suggest that you refrain from taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication for a day or two before your treatment. It is also best to avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before the procedure. If you take blood-thinning medication, alert your provider during your consultation visit to allow your provider to plan accordingly.
How Long Will my Radio Frequency Microneedling Results Last?
The results of your personalized treatment plan may last a year or longer. It is important that you take very good care of your skin after RF microneedling to avoid unnecessary photoaging. This is relatively easy to do simply by wearing broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen every day. Regardless of your age, your body’s stores of collagen and elastin are being depleted continually. RF microneedling can become an integral part of your beauty regime, with treatments scheduled once or twice a year to support the ongoing production of these important substances.
Schedule Your Radio Frequency Microneedling Consultation In St. George, UT!
The staff in our comfortable St. George location would love to meet you and help you enhance your appearance using proven technologies and a gentle touch! Contact us at (435) 652-9355 to schedule your visit. Or, you can click here to fill out our appointment request form. Our practice looks forward to serving you!