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Radiofrequency Microneedling

Experience the cutting-edge world of Radiofrequency Microneedling (RFM), a revolutionary technology taking the aesthetics field by storm. This procedure utilises tiny needles to deliver radiofrequency energy, triggering collagen production and tightening the skin, unveiling smoother, more youthful skin with diminished fine lines and wrinkles. RFM’s prowess extends beyond ageing concerns, effectively addressing acne scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin texture. If you seek to enhance your skin’s appearance and combat signs of ageing, look no further than radiofrequency microneedling—a transformative solution for revitalising and rejuvenating your skin’s natural radiance.

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Radiofrequency microneedling (RFM) combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy. It involves creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin with tiny needles, stimulating collagen production. Simultaneously, radiofrequency energy heats the deeper layers of the skin, further boosting collagen and tightening the skin. This results in smoother, more youthful-looking skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is safe, minimally invasive, and effective for various skin concerns on the face, neck, and body.

RF microneedling, Morpheus8, and Secret PRO are separate devices categorised under radiofrequency microneedling. All aim to stimulate collagen and improve skin texture. The Secret PRO also offers the additional benefit of combining CO2 laser skin resurfacing with radiofrequency microneedling, leading to more substantial enhancements to the skin.

All radiofrequency microneedling devices, such as the Secret PRO and Morpheus 8, have tiny needles that puncture the skin and deliver radiofrequency energy, creating micro-wounds that trigger the body’s natural healing process. As a result, new collagen and elastin fibres are produced, which help improve skin texture, tone, and firmness.

The benefits of our Secret PRO device includes:

  • Adjustable Depths: precise treatment by adjusting depths for targeted concerns like fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Smooth Motor: smooth needle movement delivering comfortable, consistent results.
  • CO2 Laser: Our device also houses a CO2 laser which can be combined with radiofrequency microneedling for intense skin rejuvenation with the Secret PRO.

Radiofrequency microneedling is generally well-tolerated, and most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure. Some may experience a sensation of warmth or slight prickling in the treated area. To ensure your comfort, a strong topical numbing cream is applied before the treatment.

We email pre-treatment guidelines prior to all radiofrequency microneedling treatments, including the following recommendations:

  • Avoid sun exposure for two weeks before treatment.
  • Avoid medications that increase bleeding risk.
  • Avoid skin products and treatments that irritate the skin for one week before.
  • Arrive with clean, makeup-free skin on the treatment day.
  • Wear comfortable clothing for easy access to the treatment area.

The downtime with radiofrequency microneedling is typically minimal. After the procedure, you may experience some redness and mild swelling in the treated area, which is normal and should subside within a few days. You may also notice some tiny pinpoint scabs, which are a result of the microneedles creating micro-wounds in the skin. These scabs usually fall off within a week. Overall, most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment. However, it’s essential to follow any specific aftercare instructions provided by our Fitzrovia team to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential side effects.

Alternatives to radiofrequency microneedling for skin improvement:

  • Skin peels: Chemical peels stimulate collagen, treating lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage.
  • Limelight IPL: High-intensity light targets concerns like sun damage, age spots, and rosacea.
  • CO2 laser skin resurfacing: Precise laser energy tightens skin by removing damaged cells and encouraging collagen production.
  • Skin boosters: Injecting hyaluronic acid hydrates and smoothens skin, diminishing lines and wrinkles while improving texture and tone.