Radio Frequency Needling On Scars: How Does it Work?

What do you get when you combine radio frequency with needles? A fancy new treatment called Radiofrequency Microneedling (RFN) that uses radio waves to stimulate collagen production in scars. It works great for treating acne scars, stretch marks, and even wrinkles.

This technology has been around since the 1970s, but only recently has it become mainstream. It has proven to be a safe and effective way to treat scarring. But how does it work? Let us explain…

How does RF Microneedling work?

Radiofrequency microneedling uses tiny needles to deliver electrical current directly to the skin. The treatment stimulates collagen production, resulting in smoother, tighter skin.

Microneedling works because it creates microscopic channels through the top layer of the skin, and with the addition of radiofrequency energy which is delivered deep into your dermis, encourages your body to create new elastin and collagen. This helps stimulate collagen production, leading to improved texture, increased firmness, and the healing of any old scars and imperfections.

This type of micro-dermabrasion procedure is ideal for treating acne scars, sun damage, stretch marks, and other types of scarring.

Radiofrequency microneedle devices use electricity to create heat, which causes the dermal papilla cells (the cells that produce collagen) to contract and tighten. This results in a tightening effect on the skin surface. Radiofrequency technology delivers controlled amounts of energy to the skin at specific points. Microcurrent therapy penetrates deep beneath the epidermis, stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms to improve appearance.

What are the benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling for scars?

RFN is effective at treating acne scars, stretch marks, and hypertrophic scars. Microneedling is also used to treat rosacea, psoriasis, and other conditions where there is excessive inflammation.

RFN is typically performed every 4 weeks for 6 months. After this period, the results should be visible. However, some patients may require additional sessions after the initial six months.

What happens after treatment?

Microneedling stimulates collagen production, resulting in smoother, softer, healthier looking skin. Those with hypertrophic scars should see a reduction in the height of the scarring as they proceed through the treatment as the body heals the damaged tissue.

After the initial treatment, patients typically return every 2 weeks for additional treatments until desired results are achieved. Microneedling can be performed in an aestheticians salon or clinic such as Ana Harmony so it’s incredibly accessible.

There are many benefits to microneedling including faster healing times, decreased pain, reduced redness, increased blood flow, and improved elasticity. After each session, patients must wait several days before returning for another treatment. They may experience slight bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort which feels a little bit like minor sunburns.

Patients should avoid applying any lotions or creams directly onto the treated area during this period. This can cause irritation and delay healing.

What Causes Scars?

Hypertrophic scarring is a type of skin condition characterized by raised, thickened tissue growths. The most common causes of this condition include burns, surgery, or infections.

Hypertrophic scars may be red, purple, pink, brown, blue, or black and in some people they can impact on a person’s mental health and self-image.

What is Focus Dual?

At Ana Harmony we use the Lynton Focus Dual™ machine which allows us to do both Radiofrequency Microneedling and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Focus Dual™ is a revolutionary treatment that combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microcurrent stimulation to create long lasting results. This treatment uses two different frequencies of RF energy to penetrate deep into the dermis and stimulate collagen production. The result is smoother skin, reduced scarring, and improved texture.

What makes Focus Dual unique is its ability to target multiple layers of tissue simultaneously, including the epidermal layer and the deeper dermal layer. This allows it to deliver significant amounts of energy to areas of the body where there is no surface penetration. This means that Focus Dual penetrates deeper than traditional RF treatments, creating a stronger therapeutic effect.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, Radio Frequency Needling (RFN) has been used for many years to treat scars. RFN uses radio waves to heat collagen and elastin fibres, which helps stimulate new skin growth. This treatment is usually done using small needles that penetrate into the scar tissue to deliver the healing power directly where it’s needed most.

If this sounds like something you might like to look into for your own scars, get in contact with us via phone on 01628 298 040 or pop into the salon on the Cookham Road, Maidenhead.

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