The thinnest skin in the body is found on the eyelids and neck. Both are the first to become lax and wrinkled and both are the ‘problem areas’ on which many women focus. In years’ past, the only treatment route was surgical. Fortunately, now, innovative technologies offer us an option other than ‘the knife.’  One such technology is Radio-Frequency (RF) Microneedling.

RF Microneedling is similar to regular microneedling in that tiny needles are employed to create micro-punctures in the skin. But this is where the similarity ends:  Because radio-frequency energy is transmitted through these needles, heat is generated, and this thermal injury induces the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. The result is improved skin texture, tone and color and the diminishment of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.

A full-face treatment session takes about 30 – 45 minutes (less time for smaller areas). The skin is cleansed, and a topical anesthetic applied. The tiny punctures created with these RF microneedles aren’t typically visible, but some mild redness, dryness or peeling is to be expected for 24 hours afterward. There is no downtime and regular use of sunblock is the only aftercare required. Treatment is safe for all skin types and skin tones. Three to four treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, provide the best results. Usually, within one to two weeks after the first session, patients will begin to appreciate skin that looks and feels softer.