Three Tips to Take Care of Your Skin After Secret™ RF Microneedling Treatments
RF microneedling is among the most popular and widely used skin rejuvenation treatments today — and for good reason. This 2-in-1 treatment combines the collagen-boosting benefits of radiofrequency (RF) energy with the regenerative properties of traditional microneedling for an even more effective treatment and compelling results. Like most skin treatments, it’s important to know how to care for your skin — and what to avoid — after RF microneedling to ensure an optimal outcome and avoid unwanted side effects, like delayed healing. Here, you’ll find answers to common RF microneedling FAQs as well as three helpful tips on caring for your skin after an RF microneedling treatment provided by Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya and the knowledgeable team at Optima Medical Spa in Los Angeles, CA.
What does RF microneedling do?
RF microneedling offers clients the opportunity to address a wide variety of common skin concerns simultaneously and achieve smoother, clearer, healthier, more youthful-looking skin. The treatment works similarly to traditional microneedling, in which tiny needles puncture the skin’s surface to trigger cell turnover and the body’s natural healing process, but RF microneedling includes the addition of radiofrequency energy to help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin for a tightening effect. Common concerns that can be addressed and improved with RF microneedling may include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Rough skin
- Patchy skin
- Oily skin
- Dry skin
- Dull skin
- Aged, worn-looking skin
How is RF microneedling performed?
Once your skin has been cleansed to remove oil, makeup, and other debris, a topical anesthetic cream will be applied to minimize any discomfort you may experience during treatment. The Secret™ RF handpiece is then passed over the skin to create tiny punctures while also delivering RF energy beneath the skin’s surface. At the conclusion of the treatment, a soothing topical agent will be applied.
What should I do for my skin after RF microneedling?
Three important tips for skin care after RF microneedling treatments include:
1. Avoid sun exposure
In the time almost immediately after your RF microneedling, as well as while your skin is healing in the coming days and weeks, it is important to avoid direct sun exposure, wear sunscreen, and use protective clothing like hats or visors.
2. Do not pick your scabs
After RF microneedling, the tiny micro-injuries will heal and create pinpoint scabs that will flake away on their own. It is critical to avoid scratching or picking at your healing skin and scabs, as this can delay the overall healing progress and can even lead to scarring.
3. Be gentle with your skin
While your skin is healing from RF microneedling treatment, you’ll need to avoid exfoliants, acidic serums, and other harsh skin care products. Our team can help you better understand which products to use (and which to avoid) to ensure your skin heals properly.
With these helpful tips and the aftercare guidelines provided by our knowledgeable team, you can set yourself up for a successful RF microneedling treatment, proper healing, and a stunning new complexion.
Get radiant skin from within with Secret RF microneedling in Los Angeles, CA
If you have specific skin concerns like sun damage or dark spots, or if you’re simply looking to give your complexion an overall glow-up, you may be excited to learn about the versatile benefits of RF microneedling. Take the first step toward loving your skin by calling Optima Medical Spa in Los Angeles, CA, to schedule your RF microneedling consultation with Dr. Avi Ishaaya or one of our experienced aesthetic providers today.