Can RF Microneedling Treatment Reverse Sun Damage?

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You can tighten, lift, and improve your skin's texture and appearance with radiofrequency (RF) microneedling treatments. It is a popular aesthetic treatment that can easily be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or nourishing serums for optimal results. RF microneedling is one way to treat damaged skin due to sun exposure and achieve a healthier, more youthful-looking glow. When you visit Dr. Padma's Aesthetics in East Greenbush, NY, board-certified internal medicine physician Padma Sripada, M.D. will assess and create a personalized plan based on your unique needs. Read on to learn more about this game-changer for your skin's overall health and how RF microneedling works.

What does damaged skin from the sun look like?

There is a reason why wearing high SPF sunscreen when outdoors is essential. Exposure to UV rays can cause hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and premature wrinkles. Sun spots are more common in adults over age 40 but can develop earlier. Young adults may not notice skin damage until more noticeable signs begin to surface. Sun damage can reduce the elasticity of your skin, leading to facial aging and dryness. However, the most well-known signs of sun-damaged skin for patients in East Greenbush, NY include:

  • Rough patches of skin
  • Thin skin
  • New or extra-large freckles
  • Flat brown, red, or dark spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

What is microneedling, and how does it work?

Microneedling with radiofrequency energy is one of the ways to treat sun-damaged skin or dark spots. Also known as collagen induction therapy, it is a minimally invasive treatment that uses an innovative device that creates shallow, tiny holes across the surface of the target area. These micro-sized injuries trigger the body's natural immune response and boost collagen production. It also uses radiofrequency (RF) energy that gently heats the facial tissue, providing additional anti-aging benefits of lifting and tightening the skin. New skin cells begin to flourish with the healing process, leaving the top layer smoother, brighter, and with fewer signs of sun spots.

What is the microneedling recovery time, and when will I see results?

RF microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses several fine-gauge needles to safely create tiny holes or microchannels in the dermis layer of the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body's natural healing response to produce more collagen and elastin, two essential nutrients that give our skin that healthy glow. Dr. Padma will customize each RF microneedling session to achieve your cosmetic goals. It can also be easily combined with other aesthetic treatments, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or vitamin serums to enhance collagen production results. Patients can expect small scabs to form in the first 24 – 72 hours, which will flake off eventually. Visible results appear about 4 – 6 weeks after the first session. Based on the amount of sun damage, most patients will need to schedule about 3 – 5 treatments for the best results.

Are you considering microneedling with radiofrequency energy?

Skin damaged by sun exposure is the leading cause of premature aging, dark spots, uneven skin tone, and fine lines. Dr. Padma Sripada and her team offer skin rejuvenation through radiofrequency microneedling in East Greenbush, NY. If you are interested in learning more about microneedling for sun-damaged skin, contact Dr. Padma's Aesthetics for a compressive assessment. We provide high-quality treatments for your face and body so you can love your skin.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.