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RF Microneedling

Lotronics RF Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny needles and radiofrequency waves to rejuvenate facial skin.

This treatment is a form of controlled skin injury. The damage stimulates the growth of healthy new skin, which can benefit common skin issues such as, acne scars and wrinkles.

Radiofrequency microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment compared to other treatments like chemical peels and dermabrasion.

What happens during treatment?reas include the following:

Microneedling is a treatment that uses fine needles to create microwounds, or channels, in the skin, which triggers the production of capillarieselastin, and collagen. It’s also called skin needling or collagen induction therapy.

Radiofrequency Microneedling is a form of microneedling that also uses radiofrequency waves. The needles release radiofrequency into the channels of the skin, causing additional damage. This enhances the effects of standard microneedling.

The skin that grows back is thicker and smoother. This can target:

You can also add microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with the radiofrequency. With this procedure, your provider draws blood from your arm and uses a machine to separate the platelets.

After which your provider injects or applies the platelets to the treated area after a microneedling treatment. This can help maximize the results of your treatment.

Who’s an Ideal Candidate for Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling is considered safe, but it isn’t appropriate for everyone

You may be a good candidate if you:

However, you should avoid the treatment if you:

What is the radiofrequency microneedling procedure like?

If you are interested in radiofrequency microneedling, you will need to meet with a  cosmetic surgeon.

Prior To The Procedure

At your consult appointment, your provider will go over your medical history and expectations with you. They may also take photos of your face to determine the best treatment for your skin type/condition. You will also be provided with instructions on how to prepare for the procedure.

If you have active acne breakouts, you may be asked to take oral antibiotics to help clear up the breakout prior to the procedure. Likewise, If you have a history of cold sores, you might need to take oral antiviral medication.

During The Procedure

Your actual procedure will take place in your healthcare provider’s office. Generally, what you can expect is :

What is the best post-radiofrequency microneedling care of your skin ?

After your procedure, your doctor will discuss the aftercare for your skin with you. This will include the following tips:

Does radiofrequency microneedling work?

Research shows, radiofrequency microneedling is effective for many skin conditions.

Please apply SPF to prevent sun damage.

In a 2014 studyTrusted Source of 31 people, radiofrequency microneedling moderately improved acne scars in 58 percent of the participants. Similar results were found in a small 2017 study

Skin Rejuvenation

Microneedling with radiofrequency waves can also improve the look of your skin. In a 2013 study showed the procedure reduced wrinkles around the eyes, With the effects lasting longer than Botox injections.

2020 case report  shares that the treatment can reduce loose facial skin as well.

Additionally, radiofrequency microneedling improved the texture of skin as well as pore size, as shown in a 2018 studyTrusted Source,


According to a study in 2019, the procedure can permanently treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. A 2013 study found that the treatment helps by reducing the number and size of sweat glands.

When to expect results

You will start to see results after 3 to 6 months. The exact time frame depends on the type and severity of your condition.

In most cases, it is recommended to have at least four sessions, depending on what you are treating. For example, if you have moderate acne scars, you will need about three or four treatments. However, bigger more prominent scars might need five treatments.

Sessions are done every 3 to 8 weeks. This will allow your skin to heal between each treatment.

Results will last about 1 year after the initial set of treatments. However, It is recommended to have a touch-up session once a year to help maintain your desired results.

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Are there any potential side effects of radiofrequency microneedling?

Typically, radiofrequency microneedling is well tolerated. But like all cosmetic treatments, it may cause some side effects.

Possible side effects may include:

These side effects may last for a few hours or days.

If you experience any of the following, contact your doctor and seek medical attention: