RF Micro Needling
Every woman wants her skin to always feel rejuvenated and youthful. Unfortunately, there are common skin problems which stand in the way, and can be caused by either aging, genetics or lifestyle choices. Some of these skin problems include:
- Uneven skin tone and skin texture.
- Mild to moderate skin laxity.
- Facial wrinkles and fine lines.
- Acne scarring
Radio Frequency micro-needling (RFMN) is a minimally invasive skin treatment that is used to address these problems by rejuvenating the skin, and as a result improving the firmness and texture of the skin.
The device used in a Radio Frequency micro-needling skin treatment creates tiny punctures on the skin using fine micro-needles. The tiny punctures created trigger the skin to produce elastin and new collagen. Additionally, radio frequency energy is produced via the small needles also known as electrodes. RF micro-needling transfers this radiofrequency energy deep into the dermis (skin layer) thus treating skin imperfections like scarring, and in the process it tightens the skin as well.
RF Micro-Needling Technique
RF works together with the traditional micro-needling procedure by adding elements of radio frequency energy. The energy produced heats the deep layers of the skin thereby causing its constriction and tightening.
There are different brands of the RF Microneedling device with the most common being Lutronic and CryoMed. Both are similarly effective, with the only variations being the settings for intensity, depth of the energy, and the number of micro-needles.
The main notion of the device is to transfer the RF energy right into the sub-dermal layer of the skin, and is tailor-made according to every individual’s needs and skin type. The device is considered fairly safe because it is built and set to protect the top most layer of the skin, which is often prone to damage, especially if one has a darker complexion.
Our Commitment To You
Our highly trained and experienced staff will guide you smoothly and comfortably along the entire process of a RF micro-needling treatment, which will allow you to make the best decision. At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, our experts have more than 20 years of experience in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures and have helped more than 10,000 patients safely achieve their dream of beauty and confidence. We will identify the most suitable expert for you, will listen to you, understand and identify your individual and detailed requirements in a tailor made consultation, advise you on what you expect from the right treatment and ultimately develop the most suitable treatment plan with you.
The RF Micro-Needling Process
a) The Consultation
The first step of a RF microneedling treatment in Dubai is having a detailed consultation and examination in the clinic with our Board-certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist, to determine a tailor-made plan for each candidate.
b) The Procedure
The second step is to schedule the RF micro-needling skin treatment with the highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is an expert in RF micro-needling and other anti-aging procedures. The procedure requires up to 60 minutes with topical anaesthesia an is conducted in an outpatient setting.
Prior to any cosmetic treatment, each patient is screened to ensure that it is safe to proceed with the procedure.
The RF micro-needling skin treatment is done at the clinic inside a treatment room. To ensure the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure, a topical anaesthetic (e.g. lidocaine) or numbing cream is applied before the treatment. This is to numb the area that is to be treated. Depending on the size of the area being treated, more than often, the procedure takes about an hour.
During the treatment, the RF is delivered to the target area of the skin in the form of heat. The RF micro-needles then drive this energy deep into the sub-dermal layer of the skin, targeting the underlying support system of the skin (collagen fibres). This restructures the areas that have been damaged and also leads to the production of elastin and collagen, which is desired for healthy looking skin.
During fractional RF micro-needling the percentage of the skin treated can be adjusted. This is done in the event that the entire skin cannot be treated all at once because it would take a pro-longed recovery period with increased risk of infection. Treating a portion of the skin allows for quick recovery and reduces the risk of complications.
After the treatment, the patient is allowed to go home.
The expert plastic surgeon accompanies the patient throughout the entire process of recovery and healing, through scheduled follow-ups.
c) The Recovery
After the RF micro-needling skin treatment, the skin usually has some redness, which typically lasts for 48 hours or more depending on the intensity of the procedure. The patient can resume work within a day because there is minimal discomfort after the procedure. Make up, if desired, may be applied on the skin 24 hours after the procedure to cover any temporary redness until it fully disappears.
The patient is advised to take certain precautions including avoiding sunbathing, skin tanning, or scratching, so as to ensure fast healing and the best results.
Over a period of about 4 weeks, the patient would typically have one or several post-procedure visits to the clinic to monitor the healing process and see the full results.
Although an RF micro-needling skin treatment is straightforward, it is important that the right level of intervention or treatment is determined by a qualified and expert plastic surgeon or dermatologist. A potential candidate has to fit into certain criteria to be eligible for the procedure and should have:
- Loose skin.
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Have deep acne scarring.
- Realistic expectations regarding the expected results.
- Be in good health both physically and psychologically.
What To Expect From An RF Micro-Needling Skin Treatment
The main benefit of an RF micro-needling skin treatment is rebuilding damaged and old skin cells. Since everyone is different, the expected results of an RF micro-needling might vary from person to person, but benefits typically include:
- Very minimal discomfort.
- No downtime.
- Diminished acne scars.
- Skin rejuvenation.
- Smooth, toned and tight skin.
Book your appointment for a Consultation
Would you like to understand what the best options for a younger, fresher, better-looking-you are? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation, to develop a tailor-made plan for having RF microneedling in Dubai. Contact us or book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.
Dr. Claudia Alves Silva Machado
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Kamal Sawan
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Buthainah Al Shunnar
Consultant Plastic Surgeon