RF Microneedling

I’m very happy to introduce Radiofrequency microneedling to you all! This procedure first hit the headlines in 2018 when Judy Murray confessed to it being the reason for her younger complexion after receiving three treatments of the Morpheus 8 RF microneedling device. It has actually been around much longer but this catapulted it to the attention of many seeking facial rejuvenation.

What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Microneedling uses a fine needle to create micro-wounds, or channels, in the skin. This triggers the production of capillaries, elastin, and collagen. It’s also called skin needling or collagen induction therapy.

If the procedure also uses radiofrequency waves, it’s called radiofrequency microneedling or RF microneedling. The needle releases radiofrequency into the channels, causing additional controlled damage. This enhances the effects of standard microneedling.

The skin that grows back is thicker and smoother. This can target:

  • Fine Lines

  • Wrinkles

  • Stretch Marks

  • Appearance of large Pores

  • Acne Scars

  • Scars from injury or surgery

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Age Spots

  • Crepey Skin

  • Loose or sagging skin

  • Cellulite

Course of 3 (recommended) – £710
Individual treatments – £250
(Every 6 to 9 months thereafter)


Who’s an ideal candidate for Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling is considered safe, but it isn’t appropriate for everyone. You may be an ideal candidate if you:

  • You have any of the above concerns

  • Are in good health

  • Have signs of ageing

  • Have realistic expectations (its not surgery)

  • Will be compliant with aftercare especially wearing SPF

Alternatively, you should avoid the treatment if you:

  • Currently or recently used Accutane

  • Have an active cold sore breakout

  • Have a skin infection

  • Have a moderate to severe skin disease (such as Psoriasis) in the area to be treated.

  • Are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy

  • Are Pregnant

  • Are taking anticoagulants

  • Have a history of keloids, hypertrophic scarring or poor wound healing.

Course of 3 (recommended) – £710
Individual treatments – £250
(Every 6 to 9 months thereafter)


RF Microneedling Q&A

What does the treatment involve and does it hurt?

A very fine needle probe is used to pass the heat of the electrical current or Nitrous Oxide by Cryotherapy (cold) into the tissue. This is so precise and localised that only the smallest amount of discomfort is experienced and for most people, there is very little discomfort.

What will my skin be like after treatment?

It is normal for the treated area to feel sensitive, and show some redness and possibly swelling for a few days post-treatment. In some cases, a small blister may occur.

After a few days, these initial reactions will disappear but you will then usually experience localised drying and scabbing of the tissue as healing progresses. This is part of the healing process and is a normal reaction after the treatment of most conditions. It will disappear as new healthy skin replaces the old. It is imperative you DO NOT pick this tissue. Aloe Vera should be applied to aid healing.

What happens during the procedure?

  1. I clean your skin with alcohol to prevent infection.
  2. I apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area about 20 minutes before the procedure. The anesthetic numbs the area so the pain will be minimal.
  3. The microneedling device makes tiny wounds in the skin. Simultaneously, the tip of the needle releases radiofrequency waves into the wounds.
  4. The procedure takes around 25 minutes. The exact duration depends on what you’re treating.
  5. I apply a growth solution to support cell regeneration. I finish with a soothing solution to minimise any discomfort..

After the procedure:

  • You do not wear make-up or products for 24 hours except SPF
  • Avoid exercise or strenuous activity
  • Avoid direct sunlight

To answer some other questions that have cropped up:

Will this replace my monthly CACI facial?

Nope, they’re different modalities. CACI is predominantly known for its muscle toning. You can have both but not in the same appointment. 2 weeks between appointments is required.

This treatment doesn’t replace any other facial in fact it’s a great addition to most.

Does it hurt?

Numbing cream is used before to reduce the discomfort. I found it mildly uncomfortable but tolerable.

Is there downtime?

Everyone responds differently but it’s recommended you don’t have it done within 72 hours of any social event. Redness usually disappears within 24-48 hours.

How long until I see results?

It’s an ongoing process. Clients report an improvement in their skin a few weeks after the first session which keeps getting better.

Does this sound like it would be a fit for you?

Please contact me with any questions regarding this procedure.

Course of 3 (recommended) – £710
Individual treatments – £250
(Every 6 to 9 months thereafter)


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