How Will My Skin ?Feel After RF Microneedling Treatment?

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Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling can sound intimidating at first. The use of needles and heat on the facial skin leads patients to believe it may be too painful to try. But experienced physician Dr. Darrel Pierce, the medical director and co-owner of Elan Med Spa and Clinic in Waxahachie, TX helps make the treatment less daunting and more comfortable. However, it’s still helpful to know what to expect after RF microneedling treatment, including how your skin will feel and look during the healing process.

Below, we’ll look at the aftercare for RF microneedling, including how you can expect your skin to feel after getting this cutting-edge treatment.

What is RF microneedling, and how is it different from regular microneedling?

Traditional microneedling treatment uses tiny needles to pierce the skin, creating micro-injuries. While this might not sound like an ideal way to treat skin issues, the piercing action prompts the skin’s healing response, which leads to new, healthy skin.

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is also a controlled form of skin injury. It utilizes tiny, insulated needles that deliver radiofrequency energy waves into the skin to encourage the stimulation of new cell growth. This nonsurgical technique uses heat to contract the collagen matrix under the skin to promote a healing process that boosts collagen production, improves tone and texture, and tightens skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars.

Will RF microneedling treatment hurt?

RF microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment, and Dr. Pierce will use a numbing cream to reduce discomfort during the procedure. Because of the addition of heat, there may be more discomfort during RF microneedling than in the traditional method. Still, the treatment is described as tolerable, even in sensitive areas, such as the skin around the eyes.

What to expect after RF microneedling

Redness and skin sensitivity are the most common aftereffects of RF microneedling. Almost immediately after your session, the skin will be warm and red, and the feeling is typically described as similar to a sunburn. Staying hydrated will help control these side effects.

You will also notice the appearance of pinpoint marks, which scab over after roughly 24 – 72 hours. These disappear as the skin begins to heal. The results from RF microneedling usually become noticeable 3 – 4 weeks after your treatment.

If you are treating deeper lines or more noticeable skin damage, you will likely require multiple treatments. Dr. Pierce gives each of his patients a custom treatment plan based on their unique skin, but most patients can expect to get 3 – 4 treatments that will typically be scheduled one month apart.

Aftercare following RF microneedling treatment

In addition to staying hydrated, you will be asked to care for your sensitive skin by giving it extra protection in the weeks following your RF microneedling treatments.

Aftercare in the weeks following treatment typically includes giving your skin a chance to repair itself properly by:

  • Avoiding sun exposure

  • Wearing sunscreen during the day to prevent damage from UV rays

  • Applying moisturizer to the treatment area

  • Avoiding skin care products with harsh chemicals

  • Holding off on physical or chemical exfoliation

  • Avoiding pools, saunas, and hot tubs

RF microneedling treatment in Waxahachie, TX?

Are you ready to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, aging skin, and acne scars with a minimally invasive treatment?

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Darrel Pierce to see what it can do for your skin. You can contact Elan Med Spa and Clinic in Waxahachie, TX to make an appointment.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.