Radio frequency (RF) microneedling is hailed as the new holy grail non-invasive procedure, combining traditional microneedling with radio frequency energy for stimulated collagen production that is hard to rival. Patients are flocking to this treatment to fight acne scars, dark spots, wrinkles, and more. The dramatic results achieved are almost too good to be true, leaving the common question: how long does microneedling last?
At Vitality Women’s Healthcare, we perform RF Microneedling with the industry-leading EndyMed system, delivering long-lasting results.
Typical number of treatments needed
Patients are typically recommended a series of three initial treatments. Whether you’re treating skin laxity, stretch marks, or uneven skin tone, this is to ensure you receive optimal improvement. You will see the full benefits of your microneedling and radiofrequency treatments and boost the longevity of your results by receiving a full series of treatments.
An experienced provider will determine an individualized treatment plan, and recommend a set number of sessions needed, based on your skin condition and skin type, during your initial consultation.
You’ll see continual improvements
The aftermath of the micro – injuries created by the microneedling device in combination with the penetration of radiofrequency energy into the deeper layer of skin provides long-term production of collagen.
This works to provide continual improvements to the facial skin from weeks to even months after treatments as your skin renews and remodels itself from within.
How to boost the longevity of your results
Although RF microneedling and other cosmetic treatments can bring dramatic results in reducing age-related skin concerns, it is still crucial to practice habits that support your overall skin health. Making the effort to care for your skin will boost the longevity of your results and prevent unnecessary damage and aging.
- Always wear SPF to avoid sun damage
- Consistently maintain an effective skin care routine
- Refrain from smoking and excessive drinking
- Eat a nourishing diet full of vitamins and antioxidants
- Get the proper amount of quality sleep
- Receive a maintenance treatment
These are all habits for healthier skin that prevent the breakdown of your increase in collagen, saving you from undergoing invasive procedures in the future.
When are results seen?
Results are typically noticed within a few weeks(week after), becoming more prominent as you progress through your recommended series of treatments The final results can be seen the following weeks after your treatment as your skin continues to remodel with the increased collagen stimulation. The final results can be seen as long as 6 months after your last treatment.
This extra collagen growth provides long-term improvements in the structure of your skin, lending you a radiant and youthful appearance that lasts.
What results can I expect?
You will notice tighter, plumper skin, with the reduction of lines and wrinkles. Hyperpigmentation and acne scarring is smoothed out for an even-toned complexion. RF microneedling addresses a wide range of skin concerns, making it an attractive and versatile treatment.
- Acne scarring
- Loose skin
- Uneven skin texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity
- Dull complexion
Overall, a youthful appearance is achieved with the skin tightening and plumping effects as your skin’s elasticity and firmness is restored.
Factors that affect your results
There are a range of factors to be aware of that might affect your expected results. Although improvements will be seen from RF microneedling, you may not be able to achieve the perfect skin you desire if you have laxity or skin imperfections such as scarring that is severe. Results of RF microneedling are optimal in patients with mild skin laxity and other age-related concerns.
Following your recommended series of treatments spaced two to six weeks apart is important for building the gradual improvements that your elevated levels of collagen will bring.
You should not have RF microneedling if you:
- Have taken Accutane within the past six months
- Have open wounds or skin infections
- Are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Received radiation treatment in the past year
- Are prone to keloid scarring
How long can I expect my results to last?
If you’ve undergone RF microneedling and have maintained a healthy lifestyle and skin care habits, you can expect the results to last one to two years! Because the collagen regrowth successfully remodels the structure of the skin from the deeper layers, the anti-aging effects can be enjoyed long-term.
We recommend occasional maintenance treatments a few times a year to keep the skin rejuvenated.
Call us now on (940) 286-4344 to schedule an appointment!