How Soon Can Collagen Produce After RF Microneedling Treatment?
Over time, your skin naturally loses its elasticity and smoothness. While you can’t actually turn back the hands of time, there is a way to achieve younger-looking skin once again. Using RF (radiofrequency) microneedling, board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Linda I. Sodoma helps patients at Life Care for Women in Gilbert, AZ, metaphorically go back in time. By promoting the body’s natural production of collagen, this procedure has helped countless women improve their overall appearance and feel confident in their skin. Here’s a look at how RF microneedling works, including how quickly collagen will be produced to help reveal your new and refreshed look.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a key player in many parts of your body, including your bones, muscles, organs, connective tissues, and skin. It provides structure, strength, and support throughout your body. In your skin, collagen helps new cells grow and replaces dead skin cells. Over time, your body’s natural production of collagen goes down. This can be due to getting older (including menopause) or lifestyle factors, like smoking, excessive exposure to UV light, and eating a lot of sugar and carbohydrates. As collagen declines over time, it no longer provides structure and strength to areas of your body, including your skin. This can lead to wrinkles as well as sagging, loose, older-looking skin.
How does RF microneedling produce more collagen?
At Life Care for Women in Gilbert, AZ, we perform microneedling using Morpheus8™ technology. In our office, one of our team members will use the Morpheus8 handheld device over the target areas of your skin. This creates tiny injuries (or micro-injuries) to your skin, encouraging your body to produce collagen as a part of its natural healing process. Shortly after your session, you’ll notice tiny scabs in the treatment area. These will naturally diminish when the underlying skin has completed its healing process.
RF microneedling also emits radiofrequency heat, which offers cumulative and continuing results. As a result, your collagen production and younger-looking skin will last as long as possible.
How soon will my body produce collagen after RF microneedling?
RF microneedling uses your body to heal itself, which takes time. In general, you can expect peak collagen production to produce results about 3 – 4 weeks after your session, though you may see continued results for up to six weeks. To achieve the best results, we recommend 3 – 4 sessions that are spaced roughly 3 – 4 weeks apart.
What is recovery like after RF microneedling?
One of the primary benefits of RF microneedling is the minimal downtime that comes with this advanced procedure. While the tiny micro-injuries heal, your skin might experience some shedding, dryness, or redness. However, these minor side effects will subside in just a few days.
After your RF microneedling procedure, due to the increase in collagen, your skin will look smoother, brighter, and younger looking. In turn, this will improve your overall appearance and confidence.
Achieve younger-looking skin with RF microneedling in Gilbert, AZ
Younger skin might seem like just a dream. But with radiofrequency microneedling, Dr. Linda I. Sodoma at Life Care for Women can help turn back the hands of time and achieve younger-looking skin once again. With rapid results using your body’s natural healing capabilities, your skin will look rejuvenated and refreshed. To learn more about RF radiofrequency and how the procedure can benefit you, contact our office in Gilbert, AZ to make an appointment today.