Ultimate Guide to RF Microneedling

When it comes to effective skin rejuvenation, there are many treatments to choose from, but very few deliver the same facial tightening results as Microneedling with Radiofrequency.

Not only is RF Microneedling a perfect way to restore youthfulness to the skin and reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also be an effective treatment for scarring and other bothersome skin imperfections. By using the body’s natural healing properties, participants can enjoy replenished, younger-looking skin with one simple treatment.

In this blog, the skin specialists at our clinic in Essex will highlight everything you need to know about Microneedling, including everything from how it works, to safety, what to expect from the treatment, results, benefits and cost. If you have questions about this treatment that aren’t included below, contact our friendly team, who will provide an expert opinion and advise on your request.

RF Microneedling in Essex

The Treatment

What is RF Microneedling and how does it work?

Microneedling is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment that involves creating micro-injuries in the skin to encourage the body’s natural healing process to replenish the skin. Although micro-injuries may sound painful or dangerous, these breaks in the skin are so small that they are barely felt.

Ultrafine needles penetrate the skin at different depths and release radiofrequency energy to heat the skin in a controlled manner, stimulating a wound-healing response that produces Collagen and Elastin. Collagen and Elastin are the main components in the skin that keep it plump, youthful and radiant; unfortunately, our levels deplete significantly as we age.

Radiofrequency (RF) induces thermal trauma to stimulate neocollagenesis in deep layers of the skin, creating stronger, firmer skin to help with concerns such as wrinkles and laxity.

Combining Radiofrequency and Microneedling (RFM) together provides a dual effect on the tissue for a whole host of textural and ageing concerns such as acne scars, skin laxity, stretch marks, open pores, and wrinkles. Overall, your skin will gradually smooth out, with an improvement in tightness and quality. The results will be wholly natural, as the treatment stimulates the production of elastin and collagen.

This minimally invasive procedure encourages fresher and healthier skin growth to treat stress marks, wrinkles, hyperhidrosis and acne scars. You’ll leave our Clinic looking radiant and revitalised, with longer-lasting results than most anti-wrinkle injections.

What technology is used for RF Microneedling?

At our clinic in Essex, we use the Focus Dual for all of our RF Microneedling treatments.

The Focus Dual uses unique vacuum suction technology to stabilise the microneedles for safer and more precise treatments, especially useful around the delicate eye area. Focus Dual boasts non-insulated and superfine microneedles. Non-insulated microneedles are active along the entire length and cause high volumetric heating, offering enhanced results, reduced infection, faster healing, and safer treatments.

Treatments with non-insulated needles carry the advantages of shorter procedure time, less trauma, and less downtime.

Does RF Microneedling hurt?

You’ll be pleased to know that the Focus Dual uses superfine microneedles (only 0.16mm in diameter) due to technological advancements, creating a safer treatment with less bleeding and discomfort versus other devices.

This means there is little to no pain involved in our RF Microneedling treatment, however, the use of microneedles may incur a slight discomfort similar to the sensation of a pinprick. Most patients describe it as tolerable, and slight discomfort settles down quickly.

What can RF Microneedling treat?

There are a whole host of skin issues that RF Microneedling can treat. By invigorating the skin and stimulating smoother and thicker skin, this treatment can treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Surgery scars
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hyperpigmentation and cellulite
  • Stretch marks and sagging skin

How long does Microneedling take?

Treatments, on average, take around an hour from start to finish per treatment.

Treatment length for Focus Dual usually takes 15-30 minutes. Specific treatment time can vary depending on the specific concerns being treated. More accurate treatment duration is typically provided at your initial consultation to help you understand exactly how long your treatment will take.

Treatment Safety

Is Microneedling safe?

RF Microneedling is extremely safe when provided by a qualified and experienced practitioner using the latest technology. At our skin clinic in Essex, our practitioners all have a wealth of experience in a range of skin conditions and treatments, allowing them to provide the best treatment for your concerns and aesthetic goals.

Alongside the use of the Focus Dual, RF Microneeedling has never been safer, with complications being extremely rare.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects of RF Microneedling are generally mild and usually include light dryness and swelling of the treated area. There may also be slight oedema, redness, and mild to moderate tingling or tenderness that lasts for about 3-5 days.

This should not affect sleep or normal activities, and you will be able to return to your regular routine straight away, with no special recovery measures needed.

Is there any downtime for this treatment?

One of the main benefits of this treatment is that there is no downtime associated with Focus Dual RF Microneedling. You can return to your daily activities the moment you leave the clinic.

Treatment Results

When can I expect to see results?

One of the benefits of RF Microneedling is that results can be seen the instant you leave the clinic. You’ll be pleased to know that the results don’t stop there. Results can be expected to improve up to 12 weeks following the treatment due to refreshed collagen production over time.

As this treatment is bespoke on a patient-to-patient basis, specific results may vary in length. At your initial consultation, your practitioner should be able to provide a more accurate timeline of expected results for your individual circumstance.

How can I maintain my results?

Results of any Focus Dual treatment will usually last 1-2 years, however, this can be dependent on lifestyle and maintenance. To increase the longevity of your results, we recommend a combination of the following to encourage healthier skin:

  • Maintain a healthy skincare routine
  • Minimise exposure to UV radiation
  • Eating a balanced diet and maintain hydration
  • Avoid any stress that accelerates the signs of ageing.
  • Regular follow-up treatments.

Treatment Benefits

What are the benefits of RF Microneedling?

One of the major reasons for RF Microneedling rise in popularity has been its broad range of benefits. Some of the benefits of this treatment include:

  • Effectively stimulate collagen & elastin production to improve skin texture.
  • Significantly reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Minimise the visibility of acne scars and other types of scarring.
  • Improve your skin’s overall tone and elasticity, for a younger more radiant look.
  • Increase the absorption and effectiveness of the skincare products you use.
  • Suitable for treating hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
  • The perfect non-surgical solution for full skin rejuvenation.
  • Minimal downtime and recovery.
  • Treat various body areas, including the face, neck, and hands.
  • Suitable for a broad spectrum of skin types and concerns.

How much does RF Microneedling cost?

The cost of RF Microneedling depends on the area being treated, and the number of treatments you want to book. Treatments are booked individually or as courses, which can provide significant discounts.

You can expect your treatment to cost between £60 for a single session for a small area, up to £1800 for a course of 6 sessions of full face and neck.

Treatment AreaSingle TreatmentBuy as a course of 6 - Save money with courses!
Small Area£60£288
Jawline/Double chin£120£576
Half Face£200£960
Full Face£280£1344
Full Face & Neck£320£1536

Book an RF Microneedling treatment with an aesthetic skin specialist in Essex

Overall, RF Microneedling is an excellent choice for those looking for complete skin rejuvenation results that restore radiance and youthfulness to the skin, or to address specific skin issues, such as scarring. After one treatment, you will truly feel the difference and see the potential this amazing treatment can offer your skin for years to come.

We hope the information above helped you on your journey to more radiant and rejuvenated skin! If you still have questions about this treatment or any other, please get in touch with our friendly team.

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