How Long Does It Take to See Results From RF Microneedling?
Our skin is often on display, particularly that of our face, neck and arms. When fine lines and wrinkles appear, or a new scar forms, it can be tempting to look for a ‘quick-fix’ to hide these things. With technological advancements allowing so many of our problems to be corrected on the spot, it is not surprising that we expect there to be an instant solution to ageing or scarring. While RF (radio frequency) Microneedling does not immediately rid your skin of wrinkles and scars, results may appear sooner than you think.
RF Microneedling Stimulates Collagen
After a seed is planted, it takes time for it to grow into a plant. We wait patiently for shoots to emerge from the soil, yet a lot has been happening beneath the surface. The same can be said for RF Microneedling. This treatment is all about ‘repair’ and stimulating collagen. This takes time and occurs deep within the skin, so the effects of Microneedling may not be seen immediately.
RF Microneedling causes small wounds (pinpricks) in your skin which stimulates the skin’s repair mode. As new tissue is generated, collagen and elastin are produced. Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep our skin strong, smooth and youthful.
Collagen Production Continues After Treatment
Following RF Microneedling, some people find improvements in their skin after only a few days. Fine lines and pores appear reduced and scars seem less defined. This is often a temporary effect as the skin has contracted and tightened and there may be a small amount of inflammation. The real magic occurs over the subsequent weeks as your skin responds to the treatment and production of collagen and elastin increases. Final results are typically seen around 3-6 months after your last treatment.
New Collagen Fibres Are Formed
When skin is damaged, our bodies quickly respond. During the repair process, the quality and structure of new collagen is different. This results in scarring. With repeated RF Microneedling treatments (an average course is 3-5 sessions), new collagen fibres are formed. This means that the appearance of scars may permanently be reduced. Treatments to combat fine lines and wrinkles are long-lasting but may require maintenance treatments spaced approximately 6-12 months apart.
Contact The Lynton Clinic Today
To find out more about RF Microneedling and its positive effects on fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and many other skin conditions, call The Lynton Clinic today. Book your initial consultation with one of our skilled practitioners and say hello to smoother, youthful and more even-looking skin.