RF Microneedling Acne Scars

RF Microneedling- Genius RFM At A Glance

  • Best Results2-5 sessions
  • Treatment RecoveryNext day - 4 Days
  • Procedure Time30 min
  • Skin SpecialistDermal Therapist, Nurse, Dermatologist
  • Duration of ResultsLong term
  • AnaestheticGel, Blocks
  • Back to WorkImmediately - 3 Days
  • Cost$$

RF Microneedling Acne Scars

RF Microneedling Acne Scars or radiofrequency microneedling is the newest generation of microneedling devices. This treatment differs from other microneedling devices due to insulation of needles & impedance/resistance control. The latter delivers safer and more efficient energy to within 0.1mm. I have replaced older RF devices including Infini, ePrime/Profound RFM & Intensif RF with Genius RF.

FactsFacts on RF Microneedling Acne Scars

  • Genius uses insulated micro needles
  • Insulation delivers more heat into the deeper layers of skin
  • This results in better scar remodelling & collagen production
  • RFM can be safely performed on all skin types
  • Insulation also protects the upper layers of skin
  • This means less side effects & faster recovery
  • RFM is a good treatment for deep rolling atrophic acne scars

How does Genius RF differ from other microneedling devices?

RF Microneedling Acne Scars

Power but most importantly control of power & thermal insulation. This device is one of the most powerful microneedling systems, but also one of the safest. Insulation protects the surface skin whilst microprocessors measure ‘impedance’ or resistance & alters power output accordingly. As a guide this system costs nearly 10 times as much as normal microneedling systems because of its clever electronic circutity.

What conditions can be treated with radiofrequency microneedling?

RFM or radiofrequency microneedling can be an effective treatment for-

  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles & skin laxity
  • Stretch marks
  • Poor skin tone
  • General skin rejuvenation

Genius RF can be combined with lasers to yield better results than with either treatment alone. The clinical team will discuss options based upon your skin concerns and goals

How long does it take to perform this procedure?

The procedure itself takes 10-30 minutes to perform, depending on the area/s treated.

Numbing cream is used an hour prior to the procedure. In some cases we use nitrous oxide laughing gas to help with any discomfort during the procedure.

How many sessions will I require?

Majority of patients required between 2-4 treatments, depending on their expectations and concerns. As a guide –

  • Acne scars require 2-4 sessions over 3-5 months
  • Wrinkles & skin laxity require 1-3 sessions over 1-4 months

RFM – radiofrequency microneedling relies on your immune system to remodel & stimulate your own collagen. This takes 8-12 weeks before maximal results are achieved.

Davin’s viewpoint on RFM (radiofrequency microneedling)

The Genius RF is the very latest generation 4 radiofrequency microneedling. This device is one generation newer compared to the insulated Infini RF, & two generations newer compared to Intensif RF, Secret RF & Vivace RF devices. Genius RFM provides INSULATED needles compared to second generation devices, meaning safer and more accurate treatments. Insulation protects the top part of the skin (epidermis), and delivers energy to the deeper dermal layers to within 0.1 of a millimeter. Impedance or resistance control of the Genius means precise and replicable delivery of energy for each treatment.

Genius RFM balances downtime, and efficacy as insulated RFM spares the upper layers of skin. RFM give much better results compared to non-energy based microneedling. The controlled heat delivered by energy devices remodels scars more effectively, whist stimulating collagen production.

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