Microneedling has been used for almost a century to stimulate collagen production in the skin. In the 1990s microneedling collagen induction therapy became popular for its highly effective ability to reverse the signs of aging and renew and resurface facial skin.
However, recent advancements in aesthetic technology have now combined the rejuvenating powers of radiofrequency with traditional microneedling. The result is a type of microneedling that takes anti aging and skin repair to an entirely new level!
At Renew Esthetics in Sisters, OR we offer SecretRF radiofrequency microneedling to dramatically improve skin tone, texture, elasticity, tightness, and smoothness – as well as to reduce scars and stretch marks.
In this article the anti aging experts at Renew Esthetics in Sisters, OR explain the differences between traditional microneedling and state-of-the-art radiofrequency microneedling.
Collagen is an important protein in the body, that makes up 75% of the dermal (middle) layer of our skin. Collagen is what gives the skin structural integrity and firmness and makes facial skin smooth and plump. Elastin, another body protein is what gives the skin its elasticity and resilience – keeping it tight and “bouncing back”.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in our skin that attracts and holds up to one thousand times its weight in water. HA causes water to bind to collagen and is responsible for giving skin a healthy plump appearance and for keeping skin hydrated.
As we age collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production dramatically decreases – compounded by environmental factors such as sun damage, pollution, poor diet, etc. – causing the skin to sag and develop wrinkles and lines.
During microneedling very thin clinical-grade needles are used to penetrate through the epidermis (outer skin layer) deeply into the deeper dermal layer. These needle pokes create “micro-injuries” to the dermis, which in turn activates the body’s natural healing response. As the body goes to work “healing” the microneedle channels, it produces increased elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.
This renewed production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid then helps tighten and plump skin, reducing fine lines, wrinkles and scars, and repairing sun damage such as dark spots.
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling combines the benefits of microneedling with fractional radiofrequency energy. As the micro-needles penetrate the skin, a pulse of radiofrequency heat energy is emitted when the needle tips reach the maximum depth of penetration.
The “heat energy” delivered via radiofrequency induces “thermal damage” in addition to the needle damage – stimulating an even greater degree of collagen production in the deep, structural layers of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. When the radiofrequency pulse occurs, it also causes the skin’s deep “fibro-septal network” (FSN) to contract – which causes the skin to immediately tighten on the overlying dermis and epidermis.
As a result, skin tone, texture, elasticity, tightness, and smoothness improve immediately – and continue to improve over the next several months, as the body continues to produce renewed elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.
At Renew Esthetics in Sisters, OR we offer state-of-the-art Secret RF Radiofrequency Microneedling. This advanced system has a variety of special features that make it among the safest and most effective RF microneedling treatments available – with the least amount of downtime.
SecretRF Radiofrequency Microneedling utilizes insulated needles that bypass the epidermis (top skin layer) and heat only the subdermal tissue, the deeper layers of skin below the surface. Because the superficial epidermis is not heated there is no risk of external heat damage, burns, blisters, or visible pigmentation, as with some other systems.
This not only reduces and downtime, but also makes SercetRF microneedling safe and effective for all skin types – even darker skin tones.
SecretRF also offers a 64-pin tip that can cover larger areas more quickly than other RF microneedling devices – making treatment times shorter. And, Secret RF microneedles have an extremely deep penetration of 3.5mm – enabling them to reach more deeply into the skin, to trigger skin-tightening collagen production on the underlying structural level.
Renew Esthetics is among the first and only medical spas in the entire Sisters, OR area to offer this amazing SecretRF radiofrequency microneedling to naturally and affordable rebuild firmer, smoother, younger looking skin. Why settle for traditional microneedling, when you can increase the benefits with radiofrequency?
Schedule an appointment today to see how SkinRF radiofrequency microneedling can “turn back time” and reduce lines, wrinkles, sun damage, scars and stretch marks!