Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that helps stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin. New radiofrequency technology takes the popular procedure to a new level of skin rejuvenation by reaching deep into the skin to produce dramatic results faster.
What is traditional microneedling?
Collagen provides your skin with structure, keeping it looking young. As we age, collagen production slows, and skin begins to lose its youthfulness. Microneedling uses a group of acupuncture-like fine needles to create micro “injuries” to the skin. These injuries trigger the skin’s self-repair mechanism and new collagen forms. The microneedling improves the efficacy of skincare products because it makes the skin easier to penetrate.
Microneedling treats fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, uneven texture—even stretch marks. It can be done on the face, neck, décolletage and other areas of concern on the body. Most patients will need 3-6 treatments spaces 4-6 weeks apart.
What is RF microneedling?
The latest technology in skin tightening, INFINI Focused RF microneedling adds radiofrequency energy to microneedling. RF energy bypasses the upper layers of the skin and is delivered deep into the dermal layers of the skin, producing even more dramatic results than traditional microneedling. This helps break down acne scars and treat skin laxity much more effectively. You will notice an improvement with just one treatment but may need 2-4 treatments for optimal results.
Targeting acne scars
Fractional lasers have been used to treat acne scars and work by treating the upper layers of the skin before delivering heat to acne scars. This leads to more redness and prolonged healing times. RF microneedling works differently than fractional lasers because it punctures the skin to deliver heat deep under the skin to break down the scars that lie there. The upper layers of skin are spared, leading to faster healing times.
In addition to treating acne scarring and skin laxity, RF microneedling treats lines and wrinkles, improves skin tone and reduces enlarged pores. You’ll see changes within a day or two after the procedure, but results will continue to improve as the body rebuilds collagen for several weeks after treatments.
If you’re interested in learning more about INFINI RF microneedling for skin rejuvenation, call Utah Valley Dermatology at (801) 768-8800 today to schedule an appointment.