Fractional RF Microneedling involves the combination of microneedle and radio-frequency technology. It is a non-laser and non-light-based aesthetic procedure that is FDA-cleared to treat a range of skin conditions - specifically acne and acne scars for all skin types safely, including darker skin types who often have complications such as burns or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with many laser or light-based treatments. Fractional RF Microneedling uses fractional radio-frequency technology combined with microneedles to provide effective, controlled fractional treatments.
Fractional RF (MRF™) Microneedling is a proven skin resurfacing treatment to treat a range of skin conditions and skin types safely, including darker skin types who often have complications such as burns or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with many Fractional CO2 Laser treatments. MRF™ uses fractional radio-frequency technology combined with microneedles to provide effective, controlled fractional treatments.
The procedure involves penetration of insulated microneedles into the dermis to deliver high-tensioned radiofrequency pulse into the targeted tissue. This results in the body’s own production of elastin and collagen fibres, making skin firmer and healthier. RF combines with the microneedling, so the RF heat is not on the outside layer of the skin, it penetrates much deeper, leaving the top skin layer cool. The microneedles are driven directly into the skin at a certain depth, and radiofrequency energy is then released inside of the skin. This gives a more uniformed deep tissue warming that will then stimulate the collagen and new collagen fibers are produced.
The face is numbed for 30 minutes before starting. The whole face would take approximately 20-30 minutes to do depending on the area and pain threshold. Immediately after the procedure, the face is warm, red and swollen. After 4 days the needle marks will disappear, and your face will start to feel tighter and more lifted.
The combination of microneedles and radiofrequency leads to a more substantial improvement in skin quality and texture. This combination also allows the procedure to treat a variety of concerns such as skin tightening and brightening, pore size reduction and stretch marks. It is also effective in scar treatment such as deep acne scars, ice pick scars, atrophic scars, burn and operation scars.
The treatment is minimally invasive which carries a short downtime as opposed to a Fractional CO2 Laser that has a long downtime and greater risks.
POST TREATMENT CARE: Mild redness and swelling may occur a few hours and up to 24 hours after treatment. Massage and excessive sun exposure should be avoided at this time. More aggressive treatments may result in skin flaking as the new skin layer regenerates. Moisturisers and broad-spectrum sunscreens are highly recommended during this recovery phase.