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Why Radiofrequency Microneedling is Better than At-Home Microneedling
Those who seek youthful skin are likely already familiar with Microneedling—a Med Spa procedure which has proven exceptionally effective in diminishing fine lines, eliminating dark spots, and reducing pores – as well as rejuvenating skin tissue to reduce acne scarring, stretch marks and more.
But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of people have sought ways of replicating professional med spa treatments at home. And, microneedling is no exception, with many “over the counter” microneedling treatment options—once performed only by a trained professional – now being sold online. What many of these consumers may not realized is that there is a dramatic difference between medical grade microneedling treatments administered by professionals at a licensed medical spa and the microneedling devices available over the internet.
In this article, the skincare experts at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area will focus on the vast differences in clinical RF Microneedling and the various inferior at-home options.
Why RF Microneedling is More Effective than At-Home Microneedling
Microneedling is the process of forming a series of microscopic punctures in the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing capabilities. While these needle “wounds” are tiny, the body perceives them as injuries and immediately begins to form new collagen and elastin, smoothing and tightening the tissue in that area.
Clinical studies of have proven that this method is highly effective at rejuvenating the skin. However, the microneedling tools sold for home use are not nearly as effective as medical grade microneedling devices, because they utilize needles which are much shorter. At-home microneedling devices often feature needles that range from 0.25mm to 1mm in total length. Because of this, they can only the epidermis (surface skin layer) which is not a sufficient depth for total rejuvenation. Contrastingly, clinical-grade radiofrequency microneedling devices utilize much longer needles to penetrate past the epidermis.
AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area offers Morpheus8, a revolutionary RF microneedling device that penetrates up to 4mm, deeper into the dermis (lower skin layers) than any other microneedling device on the market. The result of this deeper, structural cell regeneration is superior results that last longer.
RF Microneedling is Less Painful than At Home Microneedling
Needles found on medical grade microneedling devices are much finer than those found on home devices. Microneedle devices sold online can be considerably thicker and even jagged – and can painfully tear and pull at the skin when they are inserted. And since anesthetic is not available outside of a clinical environment, the process can hurt even more when done at home!
At AMAE Med Spa in Troy, MI medical grade anesthetic is administered by professionals to numb the treatment areas before microneedling – so radiofrequency microneedling is totally painless when administered at AMAE Med Spa in Troy, MI area!
Advantages of Radiofrequency Microneedling
Another advantage not found with home microneedling is the addition of radiofrequency. The Mopheus8 combines microneedling with the RF energy that id transmitted through the needles as they are inserted. This leads to advanced cellular repair and remodeling of the skin. M
The addition of radiofrequency energy emitted deep into the dermis (lower layer of skin) amplifies the production of proteins and enzymes such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. And because the Morpheus8 is a “Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device” (SARD) the heat energy it emits into the lower dermis, forces the skin to contract and tighten. And, if that wasn’t enough, it also contours the skin by melting and molding fat!
Obviously, over-the-counter microneedling devices do not offer the revolutionary added benefits of radiofrequency energy!
Professional RF Microneedling is Safer
A consultation with a licensed medical professional is important for determining if microneedling is right for certain people. Those with medical conditions, bleeding or scarring disorders, those taking certain medications such as blood thinners may not be good candidates for radiofrequency microneedling. Moreover, at home microneedling may potentially aggravate skin conditions including eczema, acne, and rosacea, making them worse.
Radiofrequency Microneedling | Troy, MIAt AMAE Med Spa in Troy, MI Dr. Ali or one of our nurses will examine your skin to ensure that you are a good candidate for microneedling, or one of our many other state-of-the-art skincare treatments. Then we will tailor a personalized microneedling therapy plan for you that is right for your skin type and appearance goals, employing the latest technologies, including the Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. For clearer, smoother more youthful looking skin, schedule a consultation for Morpheus8 RF Microneedling today!