Microneedle fractional radiofrequency is the next generation of treatment beyond CO2 Fractional lasers. This system delivers controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy to break down acne scars and sun-damaged collagen that are deep in your skin, whilst sparing the top layers of the skin. The results following Microneedle fractional radiofrequency are considered better than Fraxel laser, with a quicker recovery time.
We use the Secret RF which is the latest generation fractional radiofrequency device. Unlike other skin needling systems this microneedling device can use either insulated or non-insulated needles that can be adjusted for your specific needs. During treatment the depth of delivery can be tailored according to the level of the scars or skin condition. A key features of Secret RF is that as the microneedles penetrate through the skin, the top layer of the skin is not affected and the RF energy is concentrated deep in the dermal layer of skin- where scars are located. The downtime following RF is only 2 – 4 days, with a far quicker recovery than Fraxel or fractional lasers, and all skin colours can be treated. Microneedle fractional radiofrequency can be used to treat:
How does Microneedle fractional radiofrequency treat acne scars?
Secret RF treats acne scars through a process called micro needling fractional radiofrequency. This system uses fine needles to puncture the skin and deliver radiofrequency which generates heat to beak down scars that lie deep in the skin Fractional (and fully ablative lasers) all work by firstly treating the upper layers before delivering heat to the deeper acne scars. Because the upper layers of the skin is also treated, this results in prolonged healing times and redness following laser therapy. Microneedle fractional radiofrequency spares the upper layers, and concentrates the energy where acne scars lie.
How long will it take to heal from Microneedle fractional radiofrequency?
In general healing occurs over 2 – 4 days, depending on treatment levels. Healing times following Microneedle fractional radiofrequency are much faster than with fractional laser therapy. Following RF Microneedling expect first 24 hours-swelling.
- Next 24 – 48 hours- swelling decreases
- Next 48 – 72 hours – skin returns back to normal. If the treatment is more intensive, we will inform you of the expected healing times which can be up to 4 days.
How many treatments will I need?
While most patients see an improvement with one treatment, 2 – 4 treatments are usually needed for maximal benefit.