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Radiofrequency Microneedling
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Rejuvenate Your Skin with RF Microneedling at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery

At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, we use the latest technology to help you achieve beautiful, healthy-looking skin with minimal to no downtime. Radiofrequency microneedling (RF) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help improve the texture and tone of your skin, leaving you with a more youthful and radiant complexion. This innovative technology is ideal for those looking to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and improve their skin's overall appearance.

RF Microneedling at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery

RF Microneedling is an innovative treatment offered at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA. This skin rejuvenation procedure uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing process and producing new collagen. As a result, RF microneedling can effectively improve a variety of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, acne scars, and more.

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What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling is a cutting-edge cosmetic procedure that combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to improve the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin blemishes. Tiny needles deliver heat energy deep into the skin during the procedure, which triggers your body’s natural healing response. Over time, this helps tighten your skin and reduce visible signs of aging.

RF Microneedling vs. Laser Skin Resurfacing

Radiofrequency microneedling and laser skin resurfacing are two popular treatments for improving the appearance of age-related wrinkles, sun damage, and other blemishes. However, RF microneedling has several differences compared to laser skin resurfacing.

Radiofrequency energy is delivered deeper into the skin than most lasers are able to penetrate. RF microneedling tends to have less down time than laser skin resurfacing, which can be an attractive option for some. Also, RF microneedling is able to be performed on almost all skin types, whereas most lasers should only be used on those with lighter skin tones (Fitzpatrick 1-3) as there is a risk of pigmentation changes.

Benefits of RF Microneedling

RF Microneedling can target the areas of the skin that are most affected by aging or sun damage. Some benefits are:

  • Minimally-invasive: Radiofrequency microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure, so there’s no need for anesthesia or long recovery times.
  • Tightens and lifts skin: RF energy is delivered deep into the skin at multiple different levels, which helps trigger your body’s natural healing response, collagen renewal, and skin tightening.
  • Reduces wrinkles: RF microneedling helps reduce visible signs of aging, such as fine wrinkles and sun damage.
  • Improves skin elasticity: The heat energy from the procedure stimulates collagen production in your skin, which improves its elasticity and texture.
  • Safe for nearly all skin types: RF microneedling is safe for a broad range of skin types.

Am I a candidate for RF Microneedling?

Most people are candidates for RF microneedling; however, some conditions may disqualify you from this procedure. These include:

  • Health Conditions – Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and autoimmune diseases, or metal implants including pacemakers may disqualify you from the treatment.
  • Allergies – People with allergies to gold, topical anesthetics or other skin care products may not be eligible for RF microneedling.

Concerns that can be addressed with this treatment:

  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots & sun damage
  • Acne scars & other blemishes
  • Loss of skin elasticity & tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Pigmentation irregularities
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Consultation and Preparation

If you’re interested in RF microneedling, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our aesthetician or Dr. Melancon at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery. During the consultation, we will discuss your goals and concerns and review your medical history and any medications or supplements you are taking. She may also recommend additional treatments to achieve your desired results.

Before the treatment, you should avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen. You should also avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before the procedure. Additionally, it is essential to keep your skin clean and moisturized a few days before the treatment. If you are using retinols, you should stop them a week prior.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Though some results of RF microneedling can be seen soon after treatment, you may notice improvements in your skin texture, tone, and elasticity over several months as new collagen is formed in the treated area. After the treatment, you should take extra care of your skin. Avoid direct sun exposure, use sunscreen, and avoid using any harsh skincare products.

You should also keep your skin moisturized to help with the healing process with a non-fragranced moisturizer. You may experience minor redness, itching and swelling in the treated area for a few days after the procedure. This is normal and should fade within a few days or so. You can resume your regular activities as soon as you feel comfortable, but it’s best to avoid strenuous exercise or direct sun exposure for the first few days after treatment. With proper care and maintenance, RF microneedling can help you achieve the radiant skin you seek. It is essential to follow your post procedure instructions and be consistent with your aftercare routine to ensure the best results.

Procedure

RF microneedling is relatively quick and usually takes about 30 minutes depending on the surface area being addressed.

Before the treatment begins, we will apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Once you are numb, tiny needles with RF energy attached will be inserted into the areas of concern on your face or body. As the needles penetrate your skin, heat energy is released and absorbed by your tissue. Once the treatment has been completed, antibiotic ointment will be applied. After the procedure, you may experience some redness or minor swelling in the treated area. This should dissipate within a few days.

Why Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery?

Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery is committed to patient satisfaction with every procedure. You are our priority, and your safety, comfort, and convenience are our top priorities. We use the latest, research supported technology, ensuring that you receive the most advanced care available.

Schedule Your New Orleans, LA RF Microneedling consultation at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery Today

Are you interested in learning more about RF microneedling? Schedule a consultation at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery today! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions, so don’t hesitate to call us at 504-565-279 or book an appointment online.

RF Microneedling FAQs

RF microneedling is generally not very painful, as a topical anesthetic is applied before the procedure to ensure your comfort.

RF microneedling is generally a safe procedure, but as with all treatments, there are some risks involved. These will be reviewed with you prior to the procedure

The cost of RF microneedling will depend on the size and number of areas treated.

No, RF microneedling cannot help you lose weight. This procedure is designed to improve the appearance of your skin, not slim down your figure.

Though the changes are permanent, aging continues and follow-up treatments are typically recommended. The exact frequency of follow-up treatments may vary depending on your individual needs. Most times, you should plan on undergoing a series of three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. After that, you can space out your maintenance usually on an annual basis.

At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, we know one of the most challenging parts of this process is the first step. We are a welcoming, restful place for you to come and learn about all the ways you can live life to the fullest and be the most beautiful you. Call or click to schedule a consultation to learn how you can breathe easy at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery.

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