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Can RF Microneedling Cause Scarring?

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Scarring is one of the top concerns of patients undergoing cosmetic procedures, even non-surgical ones. Since RF microneedling is a little more involved than a typical facial and creates controlled damage to the skin, patients sometimes ask, “Can RF microneedling cause scarring?”   Technically, yes, RF microneedling can cause scarring. However, it is more commonly used to treat scarring. In cases where scarring occurs there is generally one of two causes. First, the practitioner was not qualified or skilled enough to administer RF microneedling correctly. Secondly, the patient was not a good candidate and the provider should not have moved forward with the procedure. Occasionally, both may contribute.   Practitioners who can administer RF microneedling include dermatologists, master estheticians, and plastic/cosmetic surgeons. Generally, you will find it performed by dermatologists or master estheticians. This may also vary by your state. While most people can safely undergo RF microneedling, if a patient is particularly prone to scarring or on certain medications, it may not be a good idea to proceed with treatment.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Does RF Microneedling Help Jowls?

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Radiofrequency technology has been used in surgery for decades. However, more recently, it has become a non-surgical skin tightening tool. Radiofrequency treatments in isolation can help tighten the beginning stages of lax skin that occur with aging. Radiofrequency microneedling combines powerful RF energy with one of the best medical grade skincare treatments to offer great results. Does RF microneedling help jowls?   It depends. If the jowls have sagged significantly and skin removal is necessary, then RF microneedling will likely not provide the desired results. A facelift or neck lift is usually recommended. However, following this surgery, RF microneedling can help promote skin tightening and reduce scarring.   If the jowls are just beginning to lose elasticity, then RF microneedling may reduce the appearance of this and slow the overall progression of the sagging. This is because it induces a collagen response on both the surface and structural portions of the skin. This helps improve elasticity and treats the appearance of wrinkles.   While it cannot completely eliminate or prevent aging, it can prolong the progress and keep you looking younger for longer. To learn more and schedule a consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.
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“Can I Use Retinol After RF Microneedling?” & Other Microneedling Aftercare Questions Answered

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Many non-surgical skincare treatments and procedures do not have a recovery, but do require some aftercare. Our master estheticians answer some of the most common questions after undergoing RF microneedling in Bellevue at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery.

#1: Can I Use Retinol After RF Microneedling?

Not immediately after, no. Your master esthetician will likely recommend not doing any skincare the first night, beyond some moisturization. Since retinol is a resurfacing agent, you will need to wait at least a few weeks before continuing its use. Depending on the product and frequency of use, your master esthetician may recommend waiting between two and six weeks before resuming retinol use.

#2: Will I Peel?

Potentially, though it is less likely to than a chemical peel. Any peeling that occurs is usually mild and resolves quickly. Many will not experience any peeling after RF microneedling.

#3: What Is Normal After RF Microneedling?

After RF microneedling, it is normal to experience some redness, irritation, and itchiness for a few days. However, this should improve after the first one to two days and it should not be so uncomfortable that hinders everyday life. Occasionally, peeling or dryness may occur. Unless severe, this is also no cause for concern. To learn more and to schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.
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