Everything you need to know about Radiofrequency Microneedling
RF microneedling is the ultimate solution for achieving clearer, firmer, and younger-looking skin. Our advanced treatment stimulates the body’s production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, resulting in outstanding skin renewal results.
What is RF microneedling and
how does it work?
Radiofrequency microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy to improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
Our unique technique involves using fine gold-tipped needles and suction to transform the skin’s structure and stimulate the production of essential skin proteins.
Our ‘cold hammer’ handle further enhances the treatment by reducing post-treatment pain and swelling, while also strengthening collagen fibres and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
What are the benefits of RF microneedling?
1. Stimulates collagen production: RF microneedling creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin, which trigger the body’s natural healing process and stimulate collagen production. This helps to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Tightens and firms the skin: Radiofrequency energy heats the deeper layers of the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibres. This results in tighter, firmer, and smoother skin.
3. Improves skin tone and texture: RF microneedling helps to reduce the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and other skin irregularities. It can also improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.
4. Minimally invasive: RF microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little downtime. It is a safe and effective alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures, such as facelifts.
5. Suitable for all skin types: RF microneedling is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is a versatile treatment that can be customised to meet individual skin concerns.
How many treatments are needed?
Typically, we recommend a course of 3-6 sessions for optimal results, but you may start noticing tightening effects from your first treatment.
At Tweak East, we believe that everyone’s skin is unique, which is why we assess each case individually and tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs.
During your initial no-obligation consultation, we’ll go through your skin concerns and needs, explain the best treatment plan for you and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and boost your confidence, while helping you achieve the results you want in a safe and informed way.
What will happen on the treatment day?
On the treatment day, we will start by taking photographs of your skin for a baseline reference, before talking through the process again and answering any further questions you may have surrounding the treatment. The treatment itself will last anywhere between 15-45 minutes depending on the size of the area(s) that are being treated.
We will complete the treatment with our ‘Cold Hammer’ which reduces inflammation and has a soothing effect on the skin, followed by a layer of moisturising SPF. You will leave the appointment a little pink – similar to what you would expect after a full day on the beach! Aftercare will be discussed with you before leaving and we will also follow up with an aftercare document which will be sent via email.
Is RF microneedling painful?
You may experience mild discomfort; however your practitioner will ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment. Many clients describe the feeling like a rubber band snapping back and stinging you.
Different spots on the face are more painful than others; those that are closer to the bone, like the forehead, tend to be slightly sore in comparison than fleshier areas, like around the eyes and cheeks.
Can I get RF microneedling on my lunchbreak?
The RF microneedling treatment is considered minimally invasive and typically doesn’t require significant downtime. However, you may experience some side effects such as redness, minor swelling, tenderness, and potential skin peeling in the days following the treatment.
What is the Aftercare for RF microneedling?
A good water-based moisturiser must be used to relieve any of the above symptoms. It’s not recommended to use cold compresses as increased blood circulation can maximise the results. To ensure proper recovery and prevent infection, it’s important to follow aftercare instructions such as avoiding touching the treated area, wearing SPF, and washing the skin with a gentle cleanser.
Additionally, it’s advised to avoid makeup for at least 24 hours and sweating or swimming for 48-72 hours. While the microchannels usually close within 24-48 hours, the skin may remain sensitive for a longer period.
How soon will I see results?
Rejuvenating effects are visible after the first session. However, for optimal results, we recommend undergoing repeated treatments to experience the cumulative effect of the stimulated production of new layers of collagen.
These new collagen layers work to plump and volumise depleted skin contours, resulting in a firmer and more youthful appearance. With each treatment, you’ll notice significant improvements in the overall health and appearance of your skin, and we work closely with you to tailor your treatment plan to achieve your desired results.