Fractional RF Max RF

Fractional RF Max RF At A Glance

  • Best Results4-6 sessions
  • Treatment RecoveryNext day - 4 d
  • Procedure Time30 min
  • Skin SpecialistDermal Therapist
  • Duration of ResultsLong term
  • AnaestheticNumbing Gel
  • Back to WorkImmediately - 2 d
  • Cost$

Fractional RF Max RF

Fractional RF is a form of microneedling or dermal stamping using very tiny needles. It is a much weaker form of radiofrequency delivery & hence is primarily used for treating mild & early acne scars. Laser resurfacing gives better results than nano fractional RF, with similar downtime.

FactsFacts on Fractional RF

  • This form of fractional energy is nearly 15 years old
  • Devices include eMatrix, e2 & Max RF
  • Fractional RF can improve very mild & early acne scars
  • Newer devices including fractional Tixel, Picolasers & fractional lasers have replaced fractional RF
  • RF Insulated Microneedling is reserved for very deep & severe acnes scars

What is Fractional RF?

Fractional devices treat a percentage of the skin. This allows for much faster healing times. RF stands for Radio Frequency. This is a gentle way of heating skin to increase collagen & decrease acne scars. RF can be delivered through tiny pins, probes, or deeper needles.

How many treatments would I need?

Typically 4-8. Treatments are spaced 3-8 weeks apart.

When will I see results?

With Max RF Fractional RF, results are much slower compared to other devices such as eMatrix, e2, Genius RFM, Infini RFM & Morpheus 8. The reason is because it is limited in both depth & power. Results are seen after 2-4 sessions, typically 8-12 weeks after starting treatment.

Patients will see faster & better results following fractional laser resurfacing.

What is the recovery following fractional RF?

2-4 days depending on the device. Skin recovery following RF treatments typically go through phases.

Immediately after fractional RF: Red dots, slight swelling.

Day 1-2: Red dots, swelling decreases.

Day 2-4: Dots fading, possibly some mild cruising & scabs.

Day 5+: Recovery expected.

The downtime for Max RF is about 2-4 days, whilst other more powerful devices such as eMatrix & microneedling RF can be 3-6 days.

Davin’s Viewpoint on Fractional RF for Acne Scars

Much like other less invasive & commercially available treatments, fractional RF can improve mild & early acne scars. There are however, much better treatments that dermatology clinics use.

I did use a lot of fractional RF treatments for acne scarring over a decade ago. With newer technology, better results can be achieved with similar downtime. Treatments include Tixel fractional resurfacing for treating early scars, vascular lasers for treating red scars & newer RFM devices like Genius & Infini RFM for treating deeper, more resistant acne scars.

For early & mild acne scars, my clinical team of nurses can assess, & provide you a treatment plan based upon your acne scar type. At Clinic Cutis we are not limited by technology as we employ over 15 lasers & energy based systems to treat acne scars. Book for a FREE consultation with my nurses.

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