Loss of collagen contributes to many signs of aging, including skin laxity, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Microneedling, often called collagen induction therapy, triggers the production of new collagen. RF microneedling offers the same benefits but adds targeted energy that works deeper in the skin.
What is Microneedling for Skin Rejuvenation?
Microneedling uses a handheld device to penetrate the skin with tiny sterile needles. These needles create micro-channels a few millimeters into the skin. This causes the surrounding skin cells to begin the healing process and stimulates the cells to start producing more collagen. This new collagen adds support and firmness to the skin, improving skin laxity and smoothing lines and wrinkles.
Microneedling vs. RF Microneedling, What’s the Difference?
RF microneedling works like regular microneedling, but it uses radiofrequency (RF) energy. The needles emit pulses of this energy into the skin, where it reaches into the deeper layers to trigger more intensive collagen production and skin tightening.
We offer several treatments combined with microneedling to make it even more effective and minimize your recovery time.
One popular option uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP). After spinning a sample of your blood in the centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich layer, PRP is applied to the skin and absorbed through the micro-channels. It contains healing and growth factors that speed up your recovery and promote new cell development.
Microneedling with hyaluronic acid (HA) infuses one of the most effective hydrating treatments deep into your skin. HA binds to water molecules in the skin to plump, firm, and soften. Restoring HA levels helps the skin look more youthful, and microneedling delivers it to the layers of skin where it can have long-lasting results.
Microneedling penetrates a few millimeters into the skin. The addition of RF energy lets the collagen-stimulating benefits travel into deep layers of skin without causing damage. The energy triggers collagen production in more active layers of the skin, enhancing your overall results.
What Can Microneedling Skin Rejuvenation Treat?
Microneedling can provide total skin rejuvenation by stimulating your skin to act younger and produce collagen at more youthful levels. As a result, microneedling can treat skin concerns such as:
- Skin laxity
- Lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Cystic acne
- Volume loss
How Much is Microneedling?
The average cost for basic microneedling can range from $100 to $700. The addition of RF energy, HA, or PRP can increase this cost but will also improve your results. Discuss your treatment goals during your consultation to help us choose the proper treatment for you.
Is There Any Downtime After Microneedling?
The skin may feel sensitive and look red for a few days after microneedling. PRP can speed up the healing process for many people. Your results will take several weeks to become visible and up to six months for maximum results.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about microneedling for yourself? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today by calling or texting (915) 351-1116.