Virtue RF Microneedling
Eventually, the aging process affects all of us. Our skin starts to sag, it may look dull, and fine lines and wrinkles begin appearing. While companies have created ways to defy this process, some of these remedies can take way too long to show improvement. If you want faster results, try Radiofrequency or RF Microneedling. Cartessa Aesthetics offers the premier equipment for Virtual RF Microneedling treatments at Contours Laserspa to help people revitalize their skin’s appearance.
What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?
As we age, collagen production slows down, our skin starts to sag, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, allows us to produce collagen and fibroblasts that produce elastin to heal skin. New skin looks youthful, so in turn, it makes you look younger. During treatment, the needles add micro-punctures to your skin so that as it heals, your older skin gets replaced by newer, more youthful skin.
What is the Role of Radiofrequency?
During microneedling, adding radiofrequency delivers energy to the healing process, providing more skin additional growth factors. The RF provides more micro-punctures and delivers energy at the same time. The way that it manifests energy is heat. Adding heat can produce collagen and elastin more quickly than microneedling without this energy, so your skin starts looking younger more quickly.
Virtual RF Microneedling helps to reduce fines and wrinkles from the aging process, along with:
- Acne scarring
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
- Sun damage
- Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
Microneedling works by applying sterile microneedles deep into the dermis of the skin. These needles 1) create microscopic channels that stimulate the natural production of collagen and 2) deliver radiofrequency heat energy at the desired depths to promote remodeling of collagen and elastin that tightens and lifts the skin.
Virtue RF microneedles are driven into the skin using the exclusive robotic precision delivery (RPD) system. The insertion is so exact that it creates no tearing or trauma to the skin (unlike microneedling pens or other RF microneedling systems that can scratch the skin causing pain, blood, and sebum in the channels, and mixed outcomes). Your provider may apply numbing cream prior to treatment for added comfort depending on the area of concern.
The length of a treatment depends on the area being treated and the protocol being followed. Typically, a full face treatment will take 30 minutes.
One of the key benefits of a Virtue RF treatment is that there is no social downtime. The skin may appear red for a few hours but the exclusive post-care regimen works to soothe the skin so most will only notice a post treatment tightening and glow to their skin. Your provider may recommend no make-up for 24hrs and of course, it’s always important to use sun protection.
A benefit of RF Microneedling is that the collagen you build is your own so results are natural, immediate and will continue to improve with time. It can take up to 4-6 weeks until the full benefits are apparent.
Most providers will recommend a series of three to four treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. To maintain results, a treatment every six months is recommended.