What is VoluDerm/RF(Radio Frequency) Microneedling and how does the procedure work?
Powered by RF energy, the Microneedling technology creates channels in the skin which enable the ultra-thin needles to penetrate the deep dermal layer smoothly. The combined effect of the thermal energy, and the simultaneous micro-wounds caused in the skin, stimulates the fibroblasts to increase production of ECM (extracellular matrix) components like hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin. This unique technology, featuring ultra-thin needles, requires lower energy levels and increases treatment efficacy.
Who is a good candidate for VoluDerm/RF Microneedling?
VoluDerm is a versatile cosmetic procedure particularly suitable for individuals experiencing mild to moderate signs of skin aging, encompassing issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of skin elasticity. In addition to addressing aging concerns, it proves effective in treating specific types of scars, including acne scars or other minor facial scars. Moreover, VoluDerm is beneficial for individuals with uneven skin texture or tone, as it works by stimulating collagen production, thereby enhancing overall skin quality. This makes VoluDerm a comprehensive solution for various skin concerns related to aging, scarring, and textural irregularities.
How do I choose between TriFractional/Skin Resurfacing and VoluDerm/RF Microneedling?
The selection of the appropriate treatment is contingent upon the specific skin concern being addressed. TriFractional/Skin Resurfacing is particularly impactful on the epidermis, making it highly effective for issues such as post-acne scars, enlarged pores, and overall improvement in skin texture. On the other hand, VoluDerm/RF Microneedling exerts a significant impact on the dermal layer, proving effective in treating deep wrinkles, scars, and skin tightening. Additionally, the option exists to create combined treatment protocols by alternately using these two technologies.
How soon after the treatment will I see results and can I return to my regular activities?
The timing of visible results after Radio Frequency (RF) microneedling treatments can vary from person to person. Some individuals may notice initial improvements, such as enhanced skin texture and a subtle tightening effect, shortly after the procedure. However, the most significant and long-lasting results typically develop over several weeks to months as the skin undergoes a natural healing and collagen remodeling process stimulated by the microneedling and RF energy.
There might be some mild redness, swelling, or sensitivity at the treated area, but these effects are usually temporary and diminish within a few days. It’s advisable to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your skin therapist, including the use of recommended skincare products and sun protection measures. As with any cosmetic procedure, individual experiences may vary, and it’s essential to consult with your skin therapist for personalized advice based on your specific treatment and skin response.