Radiofrequency Microneedling

Genius RF is an advanced skin rejuvenation procedure that combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling to rejuvenate the skin.  It addresses a variety of skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity and acne scars.  Genius RF delivers controlled heat energy into the skin using fine needles, to stimulate collagen production and tissue regeneration, resulting in firmer and smoother skin. 

Skin care is a lifelong journey. At Kaya Cosmedica, we understand the value of a personalised treatment approach that evolves with the changing needs of your skin. RF microneedling has been shown to be effective in improving wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, skin laxity and even stretch marks.  To learn more about Genius radiofrequency microneedling or one of our other non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, we invite you to request a consultation today.

What Is Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that combines two proven techniques for enhanced skin rejuvenation.

Microneedling uses tiny needles to create microscopic injuries in the skin. These micro-wounds stimulate a natural healing response, leading to increased collagen and elastin production and a reduction in textural concerns like large pores and fine lines.

Radiofrequency, or RF, is a type of electromagnetic energy that can be used for both skin resurfacing and skin tightening. When this technology is combined with microneedling, RF energy is delivered between the microneedles tips to heat the deeper layers of the skin and remodel collagen and elastin.

While either treatment can be effective alone, RF microneedling is a more advanced and comprehensive treatment that delivers deeper collagen stimulation and skin tightening.

What Is the Lutronic Genius® RF Microneedling System?

Genius by Lutronic is our RF microneedling system of choice. After a thorough evaluation of the options available, we chose to offer Genius at Kaya Cosmedica due to its precision, versatility, safety profile and reliability.

The advanced technology of the Lutronic Genius system allows for highly customisable treatment. The system uses ultra-thin gold plated needles and real-time monitoring to deliver RF energy to precise depths and locations, increasing the effectiveness of the treatment while minimising discomfort, downtime and risks such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We can tailor the treatment to your specific needs, goals and skin type, delivering truly personalised results.

What Are the Benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling?

RF microneedling can assist with a variety of common skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Dull complexion
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild skin laxity

How Should I Prepare for a Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatment?

Before undergoing the procedure, you will have a consultation with your treatment provider at Kaya Cosmedica to discuss your skin history and any past cosmetic procedures. This will allow us to determine if the treatment is right for you and prepare you for what to expect. You will receive pre-treatment instructions based on the current condition of your skin.

These instructions may include avoiding wearing makeup to your appointment and staying away from sun exposure, tanning beds and self-tanners for at least one month before the treatment. Additionally, you should stop using irritating skincare products and harsh active ingredients (such as retinoids and chemical exfoliants) for at least four days before your appointment.

It is also crucial to make sure you’re wearing sunscreen everyday for at least 2 weeks before your treatment to avoid any adverse outcomes like hyperpigmentation.

What Can I Expect During a Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatment?

The Genius system includes a handheld device that produces RF energy through insulated gold-plated microneedles. Your provider will select a treatment tip and adjust the device settings to suit the unique needs of your skin. Once the system is calibrated, your provider will move the handpiece over your skin in a stamping motion, pausing long enough to allow the needles to transmit RF energy into the dermal layer.

Depending on the area being targeted, your provider may make more than one pass. Many areas of the body are treatable, including the face, neck, décolletage, underarms, abdomen, arms and thighs.

Is Radiofrequency Microneedling Painful?

The level of discomfort experienced during a radiofrequency microneedling treatment may vary from person to person. It’s normal to feel some heat and pressure during the procedure. While the sensation may be uncomfortable, it is generally tolerable.

At Kaya Cosmedica, we strive to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We use topical anaesthesia for RF microneedling treatments to improve your comfort level.

How Long Does a Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatment Take?

A Lutronic Genius treatment can take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour, not including the time needed for the topical anaesthetic to take effect. Your provider can give you a more personalised treatment time estimate during your consultation.

What Will My Skin Look Like After Genius RF Microneedling?

After your RF microneedling session, your skin will be red and may feel warm and inflamed. You may look as if you have a sunburn. These initial effects typically subside within a few days following treatment. Scattered pinpoint bleeding, mild bruising and temporary marks from the needles are also possible.

As the micro-injuries heal, you may notice tiny crusts forming in the treated area. Allow these to fall off on their own. You should not rub or pick at them, as this can lead to irritation, infection or scarring.

There is no required downtime following RF microneedling, and most activities can be resumed straight away. However, some people choose to take a day or two off social activities to allow the post-treatment redness to fade.

What Are the Aftercare Recommendations Following a Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatment?

Your skin will be sensitive after your RF microneedling session. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure and stick to gentle skincare products for one to two weeks. You may also be instructed to steer clear of makeup and exercise for up to a few days to support the healing process. Your provider will give you complete instructions on how to take care of your skin post-treatment, and you may reach out at any time if you have questions.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects Associated With Radiofrequency Microneedling?

As with any aesthetic procedure, side effects are a possibility. These include pinpoint bleeding, slight bruising, transient discolouration, redness, swelling and itching. Cold sores may also occur in people who are prone to them; this can be prevented with medication.

If any of the following conditions apply to you, you may not be a candidate for RF microneedling: active skin conditions or infection in the treatment area, implanted medical devices, vascular disease or history of bleeding disorders, certain allergies, impaired immune system, or injectables applied to the treatment area within two weeks.

How Long Does It Take To See Results From RF Microneedling?

The process of collagen building takes time. While it’s possible to see initial improvements around the four- to six-week mark, full results will not be apparent until later. Generally, final results should be expected around six months after your last session.

How Many Radiofrequency Microneedling Sessions Are Needed?

A minimum of three treatments are typically recommended for best results. Our team will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific concerns and goals.

How Long Can Results Last?

The Genius RF system stimulates skin tightening and rejuvenation by generating new collagen, resulting in long-lasting improvements. The effects will gradually diminish over time as your body naturally breaks down collagen and the ageing process still continues. To sustain your results, a good skincare regimen at home is a must, and maintenance treatments can be scheduled; your treating clinician can provide recommendations.

Am I a Candidate for Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Ideal candidates for Genius RF microneedling are seeking improvements in the texture, tautness and appearance of their skin. Nearly anyone can receive a Genius treatment as long as they do not have active infections, skin conditions or issues with wound healing.

This treatment is one of our options for rejuvenating dark skin tones. Light-based rejuvenation treatments may interfere with melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) in the epidermis, which can lead to hyperpigmentation in dark or tanned skin. Genius RF is delivered into the deeper layers of the dermis, bypassing the epidermis and greatly reducing this risk. All skin tones can be treated with Genius.

Book In Your Appointment for Genius RF Microneedling

At Kaya Cosmedica, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of innovative techniques to help our clients age beautifully and address cosmetic skin concerns with integrity. That’s why we use the Lutronic Genius RF microneedling system.

With its advanced technology, we can deliver customisable treatments that target a wide range of skin concerns, while minimising discomfort and downtime. Our experienced team will guide you through every step of your individualised treatment plan, from your initial consultation to long-term strategies for maintaining your skin.

Request your consultation for Genius RF microneedling today.

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