Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure. It uses tiny needles and radio frequency waves to rejuvenate facial skin.
RF Microneedling stimulates the growth of healthy new skin, which can benefit common skin issues like acne scars and wrinkles.
Facts about RF Microneedling
Microneedling uses a fine needle to create microwounds in the skin, triggering the production of capillaries, elastin, and collagen.
With RF Microneedling the needle releases radio frequency into the skin, causing additional damage, enhancing the effects of standard microneedling.
The skin that grows back is thicker and smoother. This can help with:
- fine lines
- stretch marks
- appearance of large pores
- acne scars
- scars from injury or surgery
- loose, sagging skin
Common Side Effects and Risks
Typically, RF microneedling is well tolerated. But like all cosmetic treatments, it may cause some side effects.
Possible side effects include:
- mild acne flare-up
- cold sore breakout
These side effects might last for a few hours or days.
Some complications need medical attention. If you experience any of the following, contact your doctor:
- allergic reaction to needles
- signs of infection
- persisting swelling or redness
- prolonged bleeding