Traditional microneedling or the latest radiofrequency (RF) microneedling (Potenza) are treatment procedures for people with skin problems. They include acne, wrinkles, loose skin, pore sizes, scars, sunspots, sun damage, age spots and hyperpigmentation.
Each technique employs a specific device which creates tiny “micro-injuries” on the skin surface. These wounds cause the body to begin its own healing process, which forces it to produce more elastin and collagen.
The longevity of the results depends on your commitment to skin care. Let us read further to find out more about which method is preferred over the other and some reasons for it.
As we age, proteins like collagen and elastin begin to break down and become less abundant. When collagen and elastin are in abundance, our skin is firm, plump, smooth and wrinkle-free.
Here is where microneedling treatments can offer a solution. This treatment can be done using a device called a roller.
This device contains microneedles which activate the skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, two proteins that are most prevalent for healthy, youthful skin. You can undergo microneedling treatments either in a clinician’s office or do-it-yourself in the comfort of your home.
In the case of microneedling at home vs professional microneedling, not all doctors are fans of at-home microneedling.
This is because there have been reports of injury, such as skin tears, due to oblique angles at which the needles penetrate the skin and can cause skin damage.
The medical-grade professional devices, on the other hand, have sharper and more precision needles. Furthermore, there is a saturation in the market of low-quality rollers, so people should be aware of what they are using.
In addition, it is always best to consult your dermatologist first and get their recommendations.
Radiofrequency can do more than just skin firming. It acts as a radiofrequency collagen stimulation process. When it is combined with microneedling (called “RF microneedling” in short), it is great at improving skin tone and texture.
It also minimizes the appearance of pores and acne scars and smoothes fine lines.
Radio-frequency microneedling therapy is a non-invasive treatment. It uses heat energy to create a controlled injury to your skin, which, in turn, prompts collagen and elastin production.
These are the two key proteins responsible for skin firmness, tightness, and smoothness. Your body works tirelessly to repair the wound after any damage, whether a severe cut or a minor scratch, producing newer, younger, firmer skin as a result.
Before the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. Once the numb feeling is fully felt, the dermatologist will cleanse and wipe the target area. Since microneedling creates tiny holes in the skin, it’s very important to sterilize the skin first.
Is RF microneedling better than traditional microneedling? Over time, microneedling has evolved using a specialized tool that has dozens of extremely tiny needles.
These tiny needles’ role is to make minute punctures in the skin. With the advancement of technology, this treatment has continued to improve and change.
The most recent microneedling procedure (Potenza) uses radiofrequency frequencies to harness their energy. RF microneedling benefits are clear. The deep dermal penetration of RF energy from RF microneedling enhances skin tightening and scar removal.
The skin contracts and tightens as a result of the RF radiation heating the underlying layers, which also stimulates the creation of collagen and elastin.
As a result of the combined effects of radiofrequency energy and energised needles, RF microneedling offers a better, quicker, and more effective treatment option for people with skin problems.
They include acne scars, chicken pox scarring, mild to moderate skin laxity and uneven skin tones or textures. It also addresses deeper levels of the skin by providing superior smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles.
As the handheld microneedling platform can be modified to suit treatment locations and patient demands, this procedure is also more adaptable.
Premier Clinic is the first aesthetic clinic offering Potenza™ RF Microneedling in Malaysia. Should you be interested, please give us a call or send us a simple Whatsapp message.
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