The experts at Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics know how hard it is to keep up with the ever-evolving suite of beauty treatments. For skin alone, there are way more treatments than you can count on two hands. The key is to single out the treatment that is best suited to your skin and aesthetic goals. One particular treatment — radiofrequency (RF) microneedling — might be the best-kept secret of the skincare industry, combining the results of two separate therapies for the best skin you’ve ever had.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, involves the use of tiny needles to prick your skin. We use a dermaroller to create microtraumas in your skin, giving your body the jolt it needs to produce new collagen.
Collagen is one of the most important proteins in your body — making up 75-80 percent of your skin — and plays a role in forming a fibrous network for new skin cells to grow, as well as removing and replacing dead skin cells. As you age, your body starts to produce less collagen, a contributing factor in the development of wrinkles, fine lines, crepey skin, and other age-related skin conditions.
By gently pricking your skin, microneedling induces the production of new collagen and helps your skin regain a younger, smoother appearance.
How is radiofrequency microneedling different than traditional microneedling?
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling combines the benefits of traditional microneedling and adds in radiofrequency energy to reach deeper layers of your skin. At Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics, our experts use the Scarlet SRF laser, which sends gentle pulses of RF energy into your skin via the needle pad.
RF energy heats the deeper layers of your skin, adding to the microtraumas that trigger collagen production in your skin. The depth and intensity of the RF energy are adjustable based on your current skin condition and skin goals, and the energy is precisely controlled for accurate treatment.
Benefits and results of radiofrequency microneedling
When you decide to go for radiofrequency microneedling, you can expect a range of benefits to your skin, including:
Tighter, firmer skin
Even skin tone
Brighter, more youthful skin
Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
You’ll probably notice subtle results right after your first treatment, but the beauty of collagen induction therapy is that your treatment continues to work over time. Most patients see optimal results about 8-12 weeks after their initial treatment, though timelines vary. You’ll see the best results with multiple treatments.
To learn more about radiofrequency microneedling and the Scarlet SRF laser at Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics, schedule a consultation appointment today. Call our Puyallup, Washington, office at 253-268-3400.