Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment that improves overall skin quality and texture. Microneedling restores the skin’s youthful vitality by inducing collagen and elastin production to treat acne scars, improve skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, reverse sun damage and reduce pore size.
During treatment, a handheld device containing a series of tiny medical-grade needles is used to puncture the skin and induce controlled injuries to the epidermis, prompting the body’s natural wound response to activate. Radiofrequency energy simultaneously warms the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, providing an added bonus to the effects of microneedling. Skin treated by RF microneedling benefits from increased nutrient production without actually undergoing any significant injury.
Topical anesthesia is used during treatment to maximize comfort and appointments take around 30 minutes. Final results are typically visible in about three months since multiple sessions are recommended for optimal results, although skin will continue to benefit from the increased collagen and elastin production for up to six months following the last appointment. Common side effects include skin redness and irritation and last two to three days.