Microneedling technology has been done for cosmetic conditions for more than a decade. It induces collagen and helps skin in rejuvenation .
Microneedling radiofrequency is a type of microneedling in which each needle releases radio frequency energy promoting heat and helping in collagen formation .
It is one of the laser resurfacing techniques used for pigmentation,acne scars,skin rejuvenation.
In which skin conditions microneedling radiofrequency is done?
- Mild to moderate skin laxity,
- Acne scars
- Improvement of skin texture
- Open pores
- Skin rejuvenation
- Excessive sweating
What is the pre treatment preparation to be done ?
Your dermatologist will prime your skin 2 weeks before starting the procedure .
Priming of skin includes using topical creams like tretinoin,sunscreen and moisturizer.
All cream should be stopped 3 day before the session .
Is the procedure painful?
Topical anesthesia is applied for 40 minutes to decrease the pain .pain threshold is equal to a sting or small insect bite.a little discomfort is felt during the procedure.
After cleaning the numbing cream the microneedling tip is placed on the skin and needles with radiofrequency energy is released into a 1×1 cm patch. two to 3 passes are done to achieve better results.
How many sessions are needed?
Normally 4 to 6 sessions are needed to obtain a significant improvement. energy released depends on the skin condition to be treated.
What is the post procedure care?
Immediately after treatment there will redness .a topical antibiotic is prescribed for 5 days.mandatory use of sunscreen and emollient is recommended.there might be little crust formation which will fall of in 2 to 3 days
What are the side effects of the procedure?
Temporary erythema, edema, and itching may be observed. these last for a few hours after treatment .rarely infection or pigmentation may develop.