Capital Skin: Stretch Mark Treatment with Radio Frequency Microneedling
Are you unhappy with the appearance of stretch marks? You’re not alone. In fact, according to a study published in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, stretch marks are one of the women’s most common skin concerns. But there’s good news! Stretch mark treatments are very effective with Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling. RF Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen to improve the appearance of stretch marks. This procedure offers a highly effective treatment with minimal discomfort and downtime.
What is RF Microneedling?
RF Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy, high-frequency electrical current, and dermal heat to penetrate the dermal layer of the skin and promote neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen). This procedure offers a highly effective treatment with minimal discomfort and downtime for patients seeking to improve the appearance of their skin.
RF microneedling can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including acne scars, wrinkles, and laxity. This procedure can be performed on any body area but is most commonly used on the face, neck, and décolletage.
RF microneedling is a relatively new procedure, and there is limited data on its long-term efficacy. However, studies have shown that this treatment can significantly improve skin appearance with minimal side effects. Patients typically require 3-5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results.
How RF Microneedling Works
RF Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy, high-frequency electrical current, and dermal heat to penetrate the dermal layer of the skin and promote proteoglycans, neocollagenesis, and neoelastogenesis to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, skin remodeling and improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Our skilled aesthetician performs this treatment and will use a device containing microneedles to deliver RF energy into the skin. The microneedles create tiny punctures in the top layer of skin, which triggers the body’s healing response. As a result, the body produces new collagen and elastin fibers, producing smoother, firmer skin.
What to Expect During Your Treatment
Before your treatment begins, our aesthetician will cleanse your skin and apply a topical numbing cream to ensure comfort. Once your skin is numb, she will start moving the device across your skin in slow, methodical movements. You may feel slightly prickling as the microneedles penetrate your skin, but this should not be painful. Most treatments take 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
After your treatment is finished, our aesthetician will apply a soothing serum or cream to your skin. She may also recommend using a hyaluronic acid-based moisturizer to help keep your skin hydrated. You may experience some redness and swelling immediately after your treatment, but this should subside within a few hours. Some people experience mild bruising, which usually goes away within a week. You should avoid using makeup or other products on your face for at least 24 hours after treatment.
Microneedling is a relatively new cosmetic procedure that uses fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. The idea behind microneedling is that the skin will heal itself by producing new collagen and elastin, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. Microneedling is sometimes called collagen induction therapy because of its effect on the skin’s production of these essential proteins. There are several different types of microneedling devices on the market, but they all work similarly. The device is passed over the skin’s surface, creating tiny punctures as it goes. The depth of the punctures can be customized depending on the patient’s needs.
Microneedling is often used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. It can also be used to enhance the texture of the skin and make it look more radiant. Microneedling is a relatively new procedure, so long-term studies on its efficacy are not yet available. However, many dermatologists believe that microneedling can be an effective way to improve the appearance of the skin. If you’re interested in trying microneedling, make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who has experience with this procedure. They will be able to assess your individual needs and determine whether microneedling is right for you.
After Your Treatment
Immediately following your treatment, you may experience redness and swelling. These side effects are temporary and typically dissipate within 24 hours. You should avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after your treatment and avoid sun exposure as much as possible during your recovery period. We recommend that patients use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when spending time outdoors. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
You will see results within a few days as new collagen begins to form, but full results will not be visible for several weeks or months as new collagen develops. Most patients need 2-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. After your initial series of treatments, you may only need 1-2 maintenance treatments per year to maintain results long-term.
If you are interested in learning more about RF Microneedling for the treatment of stretch marks, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. Our skilled aesthetician will evaluate your skin and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of stretch marks, RF microneedling may be right for you! RF microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can improve the appearance of stretch marks with minimal discomfort and downtime.
Capital Skin is a medical spa in Clifton Park, NY, that offers RF microneedling treatments. Our experienced aesthetician will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation