How to prepare
It is best to avoid alcohol and any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication prior to treatment as both may contribute to bruising following the procedure. Stop using products that contain salicylic acid (often found in facial cleansers) before the procedure.
Please inform your physician if you are currently taking or have taken any blood-thinning medication as it may increase bleeding or bruising during and following the procedure.
What to Expect
Following your consultation, the procedure is performed under topical numbing, and takes approximately one hour. Typically, 2 to 4 treatments are recommended for optimal results.
Side effects following RF microneedling are mild, resulting in minimal downtime after treatment. For some patients, there may be mild pinpoint bleeding and slight bruising. More typically, the skin is mildly red for approximately 24 hours. Most patients can resume their normal routine within a day.
Optimal results typically are seen after three to six months from the first treatment, and the skin continues to improve as the new collagen is produced. Based on your consultation, your physician will recommend a treatment plan, most receive two to three treatments.