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How RF Microneedling Rebuilds Your Collagen and Elastin

When you were younger, your skin was smooth, taut, and resilient. You can thank, in large part, two fibrous proteins, collagen and elastin. Together, they give your skin strength and resilience.

However, by the time you reach 25, your body starts producing less of these proteins. What remains is also subject to damage from the sun’s UV rays, smoking, and environmental pollutants. Without as much protein to support your skin’s structure, your face and hands lose their youthful volume, leading to hollows, fine lines, and wrinkles. These are called “static” wrinkles because they result from volume loss.

At the same time, you also develop “dynamic” wrinkles. Unlike static wrinkles, these result from repeated facial expressions. Whenever you smile, frown, or squint your eyes, the muscles in your face tug on the skin above. Over time, the skin doesn’t bounce back as easily, causing furrows to form.

In the early stages of wrinkle development, dermal fillers can temporarily fill in the static wrinkles, and Botox®, a neurotoxin that prevents muscle contractions, can temporarily relax the lines. Sometimes, though, you need a more effective and longer-lasting option.

At Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics, our expert team of aestheticians uses the Scarlet SRF™ (short pulse radio frequency) microneedling system to rebuild your collagen and elastin supplies, leading to a younger-looking appearance. We believe this technology produces the best, most youthful results.

The underlying facts about RF microneedling

Also known as collagen-induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses rows of small needles to create micro injuries in the skin, most often on the face, neck, and chest.

Your body responds to the injuries by sending healing factors to the wound sites and producing new stores of collagen and elastin to fill in furrows and replace damaged skin layers. The procedure is most often used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, mild scars (including acne scars), and large pores.

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling goes a step beyond basic microneedling. We deliver the RF energy through the needles into the micro channels; the energy’s teardrop shape deposits most of the energy in the dermal (middle) layer of the skin, which is where collagen and elastin normally reside. That energy triggers new collagen production and restructures elastin. The result is smoother, blemish-free skin.

RF microneedling produces more dramatic results than either microneedling or radiofrequency treatments by themselves because the combination produces a synergistic effect.

And best yet, RF microneedling works for all skin colors and types and is generally safe for most patients. However, pregnant or lactating women, people with active infections, and those with poor wound healing are not good candidates.

If you’re starting to notice the visible signs of aging due to loss of collagen and elastin, RF microneedling may be the best way to rebuild your stores and regain a more youthful look. To learn more, and to find out if you’re a good candidate, contact Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics by calling our office at 253-268-3400 today.


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