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Fractional Radio Frequency Micro-Needling

Scars , Acne, Rosacea, Hyperpigmentation 

Fractional RF Micro-needling is the newest technology, and this is an upgraded version of micro-needling. It is a non-surgical treatment for skin resurfacing, pigmentation, acne, rosacea, and scars. Fractional and Radio Frequency are two technologies that combined for the best outcome of the treatment.

What is Fractional Technology?

"Fractional," meaning "Nano" - nanoneedles are penetrated the skin and create a "controlled wound" to damaged and aged skin; in other words, needles are breaking damaged skin and eliminate it. This "wound" sends a "signal" to the brain to provide a healing process. Therefore all our skin components as amino-acids, nutrients, minerals, fibroblast cells, and blood reach the treated area and "heal" it while providing fresh, smooth, younger skin appearance.

What is Radio Frequency?

Radio Frequency is a thermal energy therapy that penetrates the dermal layer and stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin tightening, wrinkles reduction, and skin lifting. 

Benefits of Fractional Radio Frequency:

RF is combined with Fractional nanoneedles and generates "thermal heat," allowing smoother penetration of nanoneedles. This action stimulates collagen and elastin production on the treated area, resulting in softer, thicker, younger skin appearance. Fractional RF is designed for facial skin ablation and resurfacing.

Miro-Needling compared with Fractional RF: 

With micro-needling, clinicians had limited options with the depth penetration, couldn't do the treatment on active acne because of the risk of spreading the bacteria all over the face. Also, the number of needles was limited, and needles were much thicker, which result in more pain and discomfort during the treatment.

Fractional RF offers a fully customized depth of penetration, which allows us to reach and treat deep skin conditions such as rosacea, deep hyperpigmentation, and collagen production. Newest devices utilize a unique energy delivery mechanism that is designed to significantly improve clinical outcomes while minimizing patient discomfort by allowing the RF energy to be "scanned" into the tissue via an array of small pins resulting in up to 160 micro-wounds. Fractional RF is also ideal for skin laxity and texture improvement and other indications such as acne, acne scarring, melasma, rosacea, and stretch marks improvement. Fractional RF is color blind; it is safe for all skin types as well. 

Concerns treated : 

  • Hyper-pigmentation 

  • Wrinkles and Fine Lines

  • Loose skin

  • Dark Circles 

  • Large pores

  • Acne Scarring

  • Rosacea

  • Active Acne 

  • Stretch Marks (Red&White) 

Benefits of Fractional RF :

  • Improves skin tone and firmness 

  • Reduces pigmentation, age spots and skin discoloration 

  • Increases skin elasticity and collagen production

  • Stimulates blood circulation –makes your skin complexion brighter and smoother

  • Brings more oxygen to skin cells – keeps your face looking healthier.

  • Regenerates your cells faster – an anti-aging effect that keeps your face looking younger for longer.

  • Increases cell permeability 

  • Reduces acne – evening and tightening the skin surface

  • Minimize pores and reduce oil production

  • Reduces sun damage – eliminating dark spots and blemishes

  • For the body- reduces stretch marks and tighten skin appearance.

Common Brand Names : Venus Viva , eMatrix , ​Profound Syneron Candela, INFINI.

How much does Fractional RF Micro-needling cost per treatment ?

Average Cost : $850

Price Range : $500-$1500

Fractional Radio Frequency: Services
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All you need to know

Fractional Radio Frequency: FAQ

Who is the best candidate for this treatment?

The best candidate for Fractional Radio Frequency skin resurfacing treatments is someone who shows signs of skin damage or skin texture imperfections. Signs of skin damage may include scars, deep wrinkles, visible pores, stretch marks, and other conditions that affect the skin’s surface texture. Treatments are safe for all skin tones.

Fractional RF Contraindications

  • An internal defibrillator, pacemaker, or other active electrical implant in the body

  • A permanent implant or injected substance around the treatment area

  • Active conditions in the treatment area, such as a rash

  • A history of skin disorders or very dry skin

  • A current diagnosis or history of cancer, including pre-malignant moles

  • Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders

  • An impaired immune system

  • Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as diabetes

  • An active prescription for blood thinners

  • A recent face lift or eyelid surgery within the past three months

  • A resurfacing treatment or chemical peel within the past three months

  • A cosmetic injection within the past two weeks

  • A recent dose of Advil, Tylenol, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) within the past week

  • A surgery within the past six months

  • A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area

  • Are excessively tanned in or around the treatment area

  • Are pregnant or nursing

How long does the treatment take?

Each session takes just on average 30 minutes, numbing is optional prior the treatment. For best results, book each appointment with some space between activities to allow the skin to stay makeup-free and sweat-free for 24 hours. Book appointments after workout or hot yoga sessions, or even before a work-from-home day, so the treated skin can focus on recovery without exposure to irritants.

How many sessions are needed to see results? Are they permanent?

Most patients see the best results after three or four treatments, each spaced four weeks apart. However, the exact number of treatments depends on the individual and the treatment area. A certified treatment provider will be able to outline the best treatment plan based on each patient’s individual needs. How long results are maintained also varies from patient to patient and is dependent on severity of the skin and post-procedure skin care. Results will continue to improve following the final treatment, though one touch-up session is recommended approximately every six months, depending on the skin’s response and the area being treated.

Is there any specific pre- or post-procedure care required?

Avoid applying lotions, creams, perfumes, powders, or makeup to the treatment area prior to each treatment. Shaving may be necessary if a patient has excessive hair in the treatment area. If possible, patients should have their complete medical history available in case it is required by the treatment provider.
Avoid applying lotions, makeup, water, or anything else to the treatment area for 24 hours post-treatment. Hot baths or showers, massages, rigorous exercise, and any activity requiring direct skin contact or causing excessive perspiration in the treatment area should be avoided for two days post-procedure. Avoid tanning before and after each treatment session, and wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 between treatments.

How long is the healing process last ?

Healing process is vary from patient to patient , allow in average 5-7 days post procedure for skin to recover. 24 hours post treatment you can wear makeup and apply your skincare regular routine. Part of the healing process small tiny scabs of less than 1mm diameter will usually form 24 – 72 hours post- treatment and may remain for several days. The scabs should not be touched or scratched even if they itch, and should be allowed to shed naturally. To prevent itchy sensation keep the treated area hydrated at all time .

Clinical Studies & More

Fractional Radio Frequency: News
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Fractional RF For Large Pores & Acne

Clinical Study 

Evaluation of the Clinical Efficacy of Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedle Treatment in Acne Scars and Large Facial Pores

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