Hyperpigmentation is a general term that refers to any number of skin pigment abnormalities. These can range from age spots and injury scars to melasma and rosacea. The main problem is a darkening of the skin surface, and this is caused by damaged tissue that keeps on reproducing itself, an overabundance of capillaries in the tissues, or an unusually concentrated amount of melanin. Radio frequency microneedling is a simple procedure in Virginia Beach that can help even out the skin tone.
We often recommend this treatment to our clients who bring us their concerns about acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, and age spots. This combination of microneedling and heat absorption via radio frequency (RF) energy is a procedure that can be performed as an outpatient treatment, and it generally involves the scheduling of a series of treatment sessions.
This is performed by encouraging the body to quickly fill treatment areas with blood and lymphatic fluid. The body responds to the treatment by accelerating the creation of replacement tissue. Collagen production also increases, and this is why the procedure is often referred to as collagen induction therapy.
Radio Frequency Therapy
This frequency range actually causes the energy transfer to tissue as heat energy. The energy itself is carefully controlled in order to ensure precision and patient comfort.
Combining the Two Procedures
This will target discolorations in the skin layers. During the treatment at our office in Virginia Beach, the device is pressed against the skin, and the tiny micro-needles go through the epidermal layer. This is a very mild form of skin ablation because the entire skin layer isn’t affected during any one treatment session. The pins are actually probes that deliver RF energy to the dermal layer.
Most treatment sessions that target several areas of hyperpigmentation are completed in just minutes. The client won’t see immediate results, but after a month or so following the last treatment, positive changes in the skin tone become evident. Results vary, but most individuals who have radio frequency microneedling performed on them can expect more evenly toned skin and less prominent discolorations for quite a while before subsequent treatments are required.
Since the heat creates thermal zones that extend far beyond the needles themselves, a rather large area can be treated during a single procedure. The treated areas themselves heal very quickly, and recovery is rapid. The individual can resume most all normal activities at once.