FAQs and Answers About Radiofrequency Microneedling

The skin has an amazing capacity to repair itself through cell regeneration in the deeper layers of the dermis. Modern med spa procedures tap into this self-repairing mechanism by causing microscopic levels of damage in the skin, which activates collagen production, cell regeneration, and elastin production. As a result, the skin becomes tighter, smoother, and clearer. Radiofrequency microneedling is one of many procedures available at Tucson med spas, and it can be incredibly effective in treating acne scars, melasma, dull skin texture, and many common signs of aging. Here’s a look at some common questions about this procedure to help you decide if it’s right for you.

How does microneedling work?
Microneedling uses very small needles to make tiny perforations in the skin, reaching the top layers of the dermis. Radiofrequency microneedling adds the delivery of RF energy to the deeper layers of the skin, which further boosts collagen production to improve the smoothness and firmness of the skin.

How is radiofrequency microneedling different from other RF procedures?
There are many different radiofrequency procedures available to address common problems with aging skin. However, most of these work by delivering RF energy to the surface of the skin. With radiofrequency microneedling, energy is targeted to the areas where it is needed most to stimulate collagen production and cell regeneration.

Does microneedling hurt?
Prior to radiofrequency microneedling, the doctor will numb your skin to reduce any potential discomfort or pain associated with the procedure. Because the needle perforations made in the skin are so tiny, there should not be lasting damage or discomfort. However, you may have some redness and swelling, and you will need to avoid certain skincare products for the next week after treatment.

If you are struggling with acne scars, wrinkles, and skin discoloration, radiofrequency microneedling at Maloney Plastic Surgery’s Medi Spa may be right for you. To schedule a consultation in Tucson, give us a call at (520) 298-2330.