Radio Frequency Microneedling

Radio Frequency Microneedling

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, microneedling is used to improve conditions like skin texture and crepe like appearance, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and diminish pigmentation.  According to a 2008 study, skin treated with 4 microneedling sessions 1 month apart showed up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin 6 months post treatment.1 Radio frequency (RF) with microneedling combines the collagen-boosting benefits of microneedling with the skin-tightening benefits of RF. After a series of treatments, your clients’ skin will be toned and tightened.    

This is a minimally invasive procedure and there is no downtime, however performing a proper consultation and prepping the skin are key. As we age, the skin’s ability to heal slows down. As a result, it’s important to prep the skin with good quality skincare leading up to the treatment and ensure your client is following post care instructions including a daily SPF. Although this treatment is indicated for all skin types, higher Fitzpatrick skin types should proceed with caution and be prepped with a skin lightener to reduce melanocyte activity for several weeks leading up to the treatment.

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1. Singh, A., & Yadav, S. (2016, August). Indian Dermatology Online Journal. Retrieved from PubMed Central:

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