Radio frequency microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that can help skin appear more youthful by minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and more. In McKinney, TX, radio frequency microneedling is available at the Dermatology Center of McKinney. Our board certified dermatologist, Dr. James Ralston, can help you decide if microneedling is right for you.
What is Microneedling?
Radio frequency microneedling is also referred to as collagen induction therapy because it stimulates the production of collagen, a substance that gives skin its elasticity. Collagen levels naturally decline with age, which can cause skin to appear wrinkled, less smooth, and less firm. Stimulating collagen production through microneedling helps skin appear firmer, smoother, and more youthful. Some of the many benefits of radio frequency microneedling include:
- Reduces sun spots and other signs of early aging
- Skin appears more youthful and refreshed
- Diminishes the appearance of acne scars
- Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Minimizes the appearance of large pores
- Improves skin texture and elasticity
- Evens out skin tone
In addition to giving skin a more youthful appearance, other benefits of microneedling include being minimally invasive and delivering incredible results without surgery. Additionally, treatment sessions are short and there is little to no downtime. Most patients are usually able to continue normal activities right away after treatment.
The Microneedling Procedure
At our dermatology center in McKinney, TX, radio frequency microneedling is performed using a small device that contains a series of tiny needles. As the device is guided over the skin in the area being treated, the small needles penetrate the outer layers of skin and create microscopic pricks. These tiny pricks prompt the skin to begin repairing itself by producing more collagen. The increase in collagen production helps generate skin that looks healthier and more youthful.
Most patients find the microneedling procedure to be painless. About an hour before treatment, topical anesthesia is applied to the area being treated. This numbs the area and helps eliminate any pain or discomfort. Once the procedure begins, it usually only takes about 30 minutes to treat the target area. The entire appointment, from applying anesthesia to post-treatment, lasts about two hours total.
Depending on the area being treated, several sessions might be needed to achieve the desired results. Our skilled dermatologists can determine how many sessions are needed to achieve your desired outcome. The results of each treatment session are usually observable within just a few weeks.
Radio frequency microneedling is a highly effective non-surgical method for achieving more youthful looking skin. For radio frequency microneedling in McKinney, TX, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ralston by calling the Dermatology Center of McKinney at (972) 548-0333.