Radiofrequency microneedling, more commonly known as RF microneedling, is a professional skincare procedure that provides anti-aging benefits and can improve the quality of the skin. However, how does the treatment achieve this? What does RF microneedling do? Let’s take a look at the dual treatment philosophy behind RF microneedling.
First off, microneedling pricks the skin, creating thousands of microscopic abrasions in the skin. Not visible to the eye, the body responds to these abrasions like it would any other injury. This promotes collagen production and can treat unwanted skin issues such as acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and more. Microneedling–at most–only reaches about three millimeters into the skin. The average treatment hovers around two millimeters. This is where radiofrequency comes in.
Radiofrequency uses a low level electrical current to penetrate deeper into the skin. From there, it works similarly to microneedling to create controlled damage and promote skin healing and rejuvenation. However, it works on a deeper level without injuring the surface skin. This can help those with more severe acne scars and sun damage seem some improvement.