The more that we learn about the process of aging, the more we discover that a loss of volume and collagen is responsible for many of the common skin concerns we face. That’s because your skin’s matrix of collagen and elastin begins to thin and deteriorate over time, and the process of aging means that your body’s regenerative functions slow down. Without the valuable support it needs, the skin folds and becomes less effective at restoring itself.
Enter: microneedling. It’s likely that you’ve heard of this cosmetic treatment option for its transformative results and ability to tackle many skin issues that don’t otherwise have good treatment options. Although microneedling is an excellent treatment, RF microneedling is one new option that takes its benefits to a whole new level. At Carnegie Women’s Health, we offer Secret™ RF, a state-of-the-art RF microneedling technology. Read on to learn more about how this option can benefit you and your skin goals over traditional microneedling methods.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling works by introducing tiny micro-needles into the skin. Although it can seem farfetched, this technique creates tiny, imperceptible channels in the skin which stimulate your skin’s natural wound-healing functions— namely, collagen. This process is sometimes called collagen induction therapy (CIT). Performed over areas of pigmentation, scarring, or wrinkles, collagen can restore the skin and reduce the appearance of surface concerns with regular treatments.
How is RF Microneedling different?
RF microneedling incorporates radiofrequency energy to the traditional microneedling process. Secret RF produces bipolar radiofrequency energy when the handpiece is administered to the skin to cause collagen contraction and boost new collagen production. This can be an effective way to tighten loose skin that is the result of factors like aging or pregnancy. Although traditional microneedling can produce some skin rejuvenation, it can’t always tackle laxity that doesn’t respond to efforts like diet, exercise, or skincare regimens.
What can I expect with Secret RF?
Secret RF requires a package of about 3 treatments for best results. Each treatment can take only 15-20 minutes, based on your treatment area, and doesn’t require any downtime. We’ll even supply a topical anesthetic for your comfort during the session. Although you might experience some redness and sensitivity afterward, you can return to your regular schedule (with instructions on how best to care for your treated skin). Within a few treatment sessions, you’ll notice brighter, younger-looking skin and a reduction in concerns like wrinkles and scarring.
Schedule an Appointment
RF microneedling can come with a lot of benefits in the hands of an experienced aesthetician. To learn more about your aesthetic options at Carnegie Women’s Health, contact our New York City office by calling or filling out our online form.