As we age, we often become frustrated with dull or lackluster skin that isn’t as supple, lifted, or healthy-looking as it once was.
If you are seeking a nonsurgical, minimally invasive way to address your concerns and gain more confidence in your skin, our team at Medical Aesthetics & Laser in The Woodlands may be able to help you.
Scarlet RF microneedling is a new treatment offered here that uses fractional radiofrequency (RF) through an RF microneedling device. Fractional RF technology provides our clients with the rejuvenation they seek—all year round.
Keep reading to learn more about this new RF microneedling treatment near you at our office in The Woodlands, TX.
Traditional microneedling uses a handpiece device with tiny, disposable needle tips to create micro-channels on the skin’s surface. These controlled injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response.
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, like Scarlet RF, delivers even more benefits than traditional microneedling thanks to the added RF energy that penetrates into the skin. This energy is emitted from the tips of the needles at specific depths to deliver all the effects of traditional microneedling, with the added benefit of enhanced skin tightening and collagen stimulating results. Think of it as microneedling on steroids!
In order to achieve this, the RF energy emitted by the needles safely heats the dermis layer of the skin to 60°C (140°F) to encourage fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin to give the skin a visibly firmer, smoother appearance.
Besides the increased collagen and elastin production, Scarlet RF’s ability to keep the skin surrounding the treated area intact minimizes the downtime from your RF microneedling treatment. Most of our clients look great within 12 to 24 hours.
Unlike other fractional laser treatments on the market, Scarlet RF offers minimal recovery time and pain associated with this procedure. Plus, at Medical Aesthetics & Laser, we are able to offer this treatment in the summer months, unlike laser procedures that require strict avoidance of the sun, giving you many more options for scheduling your appointment.
One of the best things about RF microneedling is that it is suitable, safe and beneficial for all skin types and complexions. It is important to note that results are not instant. We recommend a series of treatments in order to fully address your concerns.
Acne scars, uneven skin tone & texture, stretch marks, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles can be frustrating and difficult, if not impossible, to treat on your own. If you are struggling with any of these skin concerns, RF microneedling with INTRAcel may be the treatment you have been looking for!
CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS IF…
RF microneedling may not be ideal for everyone all the time. If you have current breakouts, open wounds, psoriasis or eczema, or have recently had radiation therapy, there may be better options for you here at Medical Aesthetics & Laser than RF microneedling.
RF microneedling is also not recommended for pregnant women or those who have trouble healing.
Not even close. Microneedle rollers do not produce the same results you would expect from a professional treatment.
While at-home microneedle dermal rollers are sometimes used to enhance the effects of your topical serums and moisturizers, they don’t come close to matching the results of professional RF microneedling.
Our equipment uses perfectly spaced, conductive microneedles that emit high-energy radiofrequency waves to penetrate the skin deeper and more evenly. Scarlet RF is a much more aggressive (and therefore more effective) RF microneedling treatment. Performing an abrasive treatment like this at home, rather than in a sterile clinical environment, significantly increases your chance for infection or scarring.
According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, you may be able to, at best, achieve a brighter complexion with dermarolling devices. However, do not expect to use one of these at-home rollers to stimulate collagen production or treat any lines or wrinkles like you would with RF microneedling at Medical Aesthetics & Laser.
All Medical Aesthetics & Laser clients first receive a skin consultation from one of our experienced aestheticians to evaluate your skin type and features. Here, we will discuss your goals for RF microneedling and walk you through the procedure(s) and treatment plan we recommend and address any of your remaining concerns.
Before your appointment for RF microneedling in Rochester, we ask that you:
PREPPING THE TREATMENT AREA
To begin the RF microneedling procedure, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area to minimize any discomfort you may experience.
Using the latest fractional radiofrequency technology, our Scarlet RF microneedling device evenly treats your skin. The session typically lasts about 30 minutes, during which you will feel slight heat and light pressure on the treated area that most clients tolerate very well.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS
There is no required downtime with Scarlet RF microneedling. You are free to return to your regular activities after your treatment. However, we often recommend that you keep the treated skin very clean and unwashed until the following day. We also recommend taking the evening off from social activities and refraining from makeup or skincare treatments for 24 hours post-treatment.
Thanks to the topical numbing cream we apply before the treatment, most discomfort is minimized. Following the RF microneedling procedure, your skin may be red and inflamed with some pinpoint bleeding. Clients report their skin feels as though they had a sunburn for 12 to 24 hours after the microneedling treatment is performed.
Because Scarlet RF delivers energy below the surface of the skin, little to no downtime is expected, unlike other aesthetic laser treatments which can require you to take off work for days, depending on your skin’s sensitivity.
While you will notice visibly brighter and tighter skin from your first RF microneedling session at Medical Aesthetics & Laser, most clients achieve the best results after a series of 3 to 4 treatment sessions.
While both methods show immediate results, the collagen and elastin-boosting benefits of using Scarlet RF vs. traditional microneedling will continue to improve for 3 to 6 months post-treatment, due to the radiofrequency technology in the needles. Results can also vary depending on how quickly your skin cells regenerate and produce new collagen and elastin.
After your initial treatments to achieve the results you desire, we recommend scheduling a maintenance treatment every 6 to 12 months to ensure the results of your RF microneedling treatment are sustained.
Medical Aesthetics & Laser is proud to be the premier medical aesthetic clinic in The Woodlands. All of our consultations and RF microneedling treatments are performed by expertly trained nurses and aestheticians, so you can relax knowing you are in the most skilled and practiced hands in the region.
Our practice is overseen by an experienced Board-Certified physician, R. David Reeves M.D., FACOG. We also place a special focus on education and safety in all of our procedures.
The Scarlet RF device utilizes radio frequency to deliver more, and better results than traditional microneedling alone, and Medical Aesthetics & Laser is the best provider of this technology in the Houston area.
If you are frustrated by an uneven complexion, acne scars, or fine lines and wrinkles, come talk to the Medical Aesthetics & Laser team today. We can help!
We are the premier provider of Scarlet RF microneedling near you in The Woodlands, and we can’t wait to help you achieve the healthiest skin of your life with this treatment. Come in and we’ll help you achieve the best version of you.
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