Flawless, youthful skin is everyone’s dream. With RF microneedling in Santa Rosa, that dream can become a reality! RF microneedling, or radiofrequency microneedling, combats acne, fine lines, and texture to reveal beautiful skin. The best part? Microneedling with radiofrequency is minimally invasive when compared with treatments like chemical peels and dermabrasion. At Allegro MedSpa, we offer RF microneedling to all of our Marin County and Sonoma County patients.
Keep reading to discover the ways RF microneedling in Northern California can help you achieve your skin goals!
- 1 About RF microneedling in Santa Rosa
- 2 What is radiofrequency microneedling?
- 3 Benefits of RF microneedling in Santa Rosa
- 4 How RF microneedling works
- 5 What to expect after RF microneedling
- 6 When to expect RF microneedling results
- 7 Treatments compatible with RF microneedling
- 8 Who is a good candidate for RF microneedling in Santa Rosa?
- 9 RF microneedling for hyperhidrosis
- 10 What have we learned about RF microneedling in Santa Rosa?
- 11 Schedule RF microneedling near you today!
About RF microneedling in Santa Rosa
RF microneedling in Northern California can decrease the appearance of scars, dark spots, large pores, and other skin conditions. The texture of your skin may be greatly improved to appear smoother and more even without damaging the skin. Microneedling is often referred to as collagen induction therapy.
If you would like to learn more about microneedling with radiofrequency in Santa Rosa, schedule a one-on-one consultation.
What is radiofrequency microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling, most often referred to as RF microneedling, is a more recent advancement in microneedling technology.
Traditional microneedling uses a special tool fitted with tiny needles that create controlled punctures in the surface of the skin on the face, neck, and chest. While this can sound a little scary, we are talking about teeny tiny, minute punctures that you will not even notice.
Your skin, however, definitely notices the controlled “damage” done by the microneedling pen and begins to stimulate the healing processes. Those healing processes result in the production of elastin and collagen, vital components of firm, smooth skin.
RF microneedling uses the same basic technique as traditional microneedling, but includes the use of radiofrequency energy to generate heat and target deeper layers of the skin.
Is RF microneedling better than microneedling?
At Allegro, we have found that traditional microneedling simply does not compare to RF microneedling. Why is that? The heat produced by the radiofrequency energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin far more effectively than microneedling alone.
Deeper tissues are stimulated by the RF energy. This results in a more efficacious tightening of the skin in addition to improvements in treatment of acne, texture, fine lines, and more.
RF microneedling targets deeper layers of skin
Your skin is one of the most important organs, and in fact, it’s your largest organ. Skin protects all of your other organs so they can do their jobs. The skin is separated into 3 basic layers: epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue.
The outermost layer, the epidermis, is what traditional microneedling can affect. RF microneedling delivers radiofrequency energy deep into the dermis layer for more effective collagen production.
RF microneedling is customizable
The aesthetic experts at Allegro MedSpa can customize RF microneedling treatments to each patient. We can adjust the puncture depth and level of RF energy used based on your unique skin needs and goals.
RF microneedling treats a variety of skin issues
With RF microneedling, we get better results while treating a wide array of skin concerns. You will be thrilled with the total rejuvenation of your skin after treatment with our RF microneedling device! Whether you want to tackle fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone or texture, acne, acne scars, enlarged pores, skin laxity, or more—RF microneedling can help!
Benefits of RF microneedling in Santa Rosa
At Allegro MedSpa, we understand our patients are looking for an effective treatment for things like acne, fine lines, and texture. RF microneedling is a safe and gentle treatment for all of that and more! Because skin is rejuvenated at a both a surface and cellular level, our RF microneedling patients see improvements in the following common skin concerns:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Loose or sagging skin
- Irregular texture
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Cystic Acne
RF microneedling is scientifically proven as safe and effective. It is FDA-cleared and produces both immediate and progressive results with less downtime than more invasive skin ablation procedures. It’s so effective that many people even consider RF microneedling to be a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift! The benefits of RF microneedling are truly endless.
How RF microneedling works
Before receiving treatment, you’ll need to join us for a consultation. We will ask questions about your medical history, as well as your expectations for your treatment. After your consultation, if we determine that RF microneedling is the best course of action we will create a custom treatment plan for you.
At Allegro MedSpa, we use the Lumenis Legend Pro™ with ultra-thin electrodes for a comfortable experience. The treatment is so gentle there is no need for numbing cream.
During an RF microneedling treatment, the Legend Pro™ handpiece is guided over the targeted areas of your skin. The electrodes penetrate your skin and deliver controlled heating into the dermal layers.
What to expect after RF microneedling
Following your microneedling with radiofrequency procedure, you could experience some swelling, bruising, and redness. Generally, side effects are mild enough that patients have no problems going right back to their day after their appointment. If you find the swelling uncomfortable, you can apply wrapped ice packs to the area (do not put an ice pack directly on your skin).
We recommend that you do not wear makeup, use abrasive skin products, or submerge in pools for around 72 hours following the session. Activities like this could expose your skin to harsh chemicals and bacteria, which could lead to adverse reactions.
You also need to intentionally avoid sun exposure or use strong protective measures when going outside.Wear at least SPF 30 on your skin whenever you are going to be exposed to sunlight (yes, even through a window). Your skin is extra sensitive to sunlight after treatments with RF microneedling.
Many people begin to see results very quickly, though a series of treatments will be recommended for the best possible results. Allegro offers treatment packages in a series of three or four treatments, four to six weeks apart.
When to expect RF microneedling results
While the exact time frame of your results from microneedling with radiofrequency will vary, most patients do notice some effects within the first few weeks. The healing process is progressive, so with time and additional treatments your results will begin to compound. Generally, you can expect to see final results after 3 to 6 months. Those results tend to last about a year, so we usually recommend yearly maintenance appointments for upkeep.
Treatments compatible with RF microneedling
Our aesthetic experts always suggest a pre-treatment or in-between treatment HydraFacial or Peel when you’re undergoing our RF microneedling treatments. We always pre-treat with Alastin Regenerating Nectar and/or Obagi Clarifying C-Serum, Blender and/or Clear.
Who is a good candidate for RF microneedling in Santa Rosa?
Because microneedling with radiofrequency treats such a wide variety of skin concerns, almost everyone could benefit from it! Ideal candidates are of course in good health and have realistic expectations about the nonsurgical results offered by RF microneedling.
We will not be able to perform RF microneedling in Santa Rosa if you:
- Are currently on or have recently been on Accutane
- Have an active cold sore outbreak
- Are taking anticoagulants
- Are pregnant
- Are receiving chemo or radiation therapy
- Have a moderate or severe skin disease such as psoriasis
- Have a skin infection
- Have a history of keloids, hypertrophic scarring, or a poor history of wound healing
RF microneedling for hyperhidrosis
In addition to the many amazing benefits RF microneedling offers for rejuvenating skin, it has also been found as an effective treatment for excessive sweating. RF microneedling was shown to be effective at permanently treating hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. The heat energy delivered by the radiofrequency waves ablates the sweat glands, reducing their number and size and therefore reducing the amount of sweat produced.
What have we learned about RF microneedling in Santa Rosa?
- RF microneedling is a noninvasive, gentle procedure that combines two effective treatments to rejuvenate the skin; microneedling is paired with radiofrequency energy to deliver noticeable results
- We can perform RF microneedling on the face, neck, and chest
- This treatment is ideal for targeting acne, acne scars, fine lines, and uneven texture
- RF microneedling has been proven effective in permanently treating hyperhidrosis
- Treatment is most effective when performed 3 or 4 times, 4 to 6 weeks apart
- There is no downtime associated with RF microneedling, just mild swelling and some sensitivity
- You will need to wear SPF as your skin heals after your treatment
- We can customize your RF microneedling treatment to be the most effective for your unique skin and goals
- Your results will begin to show soon after treatment and will continue to improve over the following months
Schedule RF microneedling near you today!
The time has come to embrace a bright new future for your skin! With RF microneedling from the aesthetic experts at Allegro MedSpa, you’ll be on track to youthful, refreshed skin that’s free of acne scars and uneven texture.
We are here to help fulfill your medical spa needs. Give us a call at (707) 537.2123 or get started with a virtual consultation.