Radiofrequency micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure frequently used to remove scars from the face and surface of the body. It is nowadays also regarded as a procedure that combats acne.
There is a significant difference between the ways this and other conventional treatment procedures operate. Contrary to the traditional ways, this treatment focuses on the part of skin majorly responsible for the scar or skin issue and avoids disturbing the healthy surface of the skin. This provides it with an added edge, including a reduction in recovery time for the patient post-surgery.
The step by step procedure this treatment method follows is outlined as below-
• The problem causing part in the middle region of skin (dermis) is identified
• With the help of surgical devices, energy is channelled directly into those problem pockets, rebuilding deep laid scars and fault lines so that the top layer of skin (epidermis) above it is rebuilt to be healthier
• All the time, the epidermis is actually spared any rough treatment that may damage it, and care is also taken that the pigmentation of skin does not change
• Due to customization of treatment, according to the needs of the skin of the patient, the treatment yields better and long lasting results than generalized treatment.
How safe is this procedure?
The safety rate of this procedure is really high. During the procedure, local anaesthesia is required in cream form. As the speciality of this procedure is the small amount of recovery period required, no hospitalisation is required and the patients can leave the clinic immediately after the procedure.
During surgery, another attribute of this procedure that ensures maximum safety is the use of equipment that operates on the interior layers of skin and spares the sensitive upper layer. The major advantage of this procedure is that there is no down time unlike in lasers.
How many sessions should you get done?
Ideally, 3-4 sessions spaced out over a month is an ideal number. Your skin should not take more than 2-3 days to return to normal after each sitting that you have. Moreover, if you have skin lighter or darker than normal, or under or over sensitive to pigmentation, you may need to spend more or less time in the clinic after consulting your doctor accordingly.
After a general overview of this procedure, do you find micro-needling is for you? If yes, you need to read up on your skin requirements and visit a surgeon real quick. Wish you a safe and healthy procedure!