Microneedling… What Does It Do?

The body truly is miraculous. It has the natural ability to heal itself. It is this concept that many different cosmetic treatments use to help correct aesthetic issues that men and women may experience. In fact, some of the most prominent and trusted cosmetic procedures use laser energy, radiofrequency energy, and hot and cold temperatures to essentially jumpstart the body into helping correct itself of various problems, including wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation from acne scars, and other skin blemishes. And one of the most successful cosmetic treatments to help the body correct itself of these blemishes is microneedling.


Microneedling uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the body leaving ‘uninjured’ spaces next to the punctures. This forces the body to repair itself, creating smoother, healthier, and more beautiful skin in the process. While this concept of purposefully injuring the skin can seem strange and even gross (to some people!), microneedling can offer dramatic results that can not only help men and women’s facial skin aesthetic but also their confidence to allow them to engage in social gatherings with the knowledge that they are putting their best face forward.


Lutronic Genius RF Microneedling

At Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we offer Lutronic Genius RF microneedling to rejuvenate aging skin and restore a more youthful appearance. Genius RF is FDA approved to treat all skin types and multiple areas of the body. This device provides real-time feedback to your skin specialist so that they know how much RF energy is being delivered to the treatment area. Genius RF microneedling stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin for a smoother, tighter, and more awake and alive appearance! 


What Does Microneedling Do?


At your consultation, you will be able to discuss your skin concerns and aesthetic frustrations. Additionally, your aesthetic professional will evaluate your condition to determine whether Genius RF (radiofrequency) microneedling is the right option for you. Once this is determined, you can schedule your treatment. 


A microneedling treatment session usually takes 45 minutes to complete, though it may take longer, depending on the extent of correction needed. For this procedure, you will be given a numbing cream, which can help alleviate any pain or discomfort that you may experience during the treatment. After the numbing cream has set in, your aesthetic care physician or physician assistant will take the microneedling handpiece and apply it to the target areas of your skin. During this process, radiofrequency (RF) energy will be directed to the deep layers of your skin at the same time as the microneedles puncture the upper layer of your skin. This combined process of RF technology and microneedling allows for some of the most dynamic skin rejuvenation. 


The radiofrequency works to heat up the deep layers of your skin without damaging any of the surrounding skin. The RF energy helps to increase the production of collagen and elastin in the skin (which are responsible for the skin’s overall health, strength, and elasticity). At the same time, the body works to heal itself from the microneedles, using stronger and healthier new skin to replace the old and damaged skin. What patients end up with, then, is rejuvenated skin that looks and feels smoother and healthier than it has in years. Whether your skin frustrations are due to wrinkles, scars, or pigmentation issues, your Genius RF treatment can help give you the clear and beautiful skin you desire.


Improving Skin Concerns 

Microneedling for the skin can improve a lot of skin concerns that both men and women have. For a refreshed and revitalized appearance, Genius RF microneedling addresses and improves:

  • Dull-looking skin
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Large pores
  • Minor skin laxity
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation


What Is the Recovery Process Like?


During the days following your Genius RF microneedling treatment, you will likely experience some discomfort and soreness in the treatment area(s), along with bruising and swelling. These side effects should dissipate within a few days, and you will be able to return to your normal activities, except you will now have more radiant skin!


The Genius RF treatment can yield permanent correction for men and women. However, it is important to understand that this treatment is not a one-and-done process. Instead, you may have to have several microneedling treatments over the course of one or two years to achieve the long-term results that you are looking to achieve. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle (diet, exercise, and a good skincare routine, including wearing sunscreen and staying away from direct sunlight), you can prolong your transformative results.


Should I Worry About Any Side Effects?


As with any aesthetic service, there are some side effects that you could potentially experience after your microneedling treatment. Side effects that microneedling patients may experience are:

  • Swelling 
  • Bruising 
  • Irritation 
  • Redness 
  • Dryness 


However, preparing for your treatment in advance can really set you up for success so that if any of these side effects become apparent, then they may not be as bothersome. Staying hydrated, not applying makeup or exfoliating right before and after treatment, and wearing sunscreen to protect your newly fresh skin can help reduce the side effects that may exist. 



Enjoy Your New Look! 


Microneedling can really give you a whole new look, naturally! You don’t need to shy away from photos or real-life events because of the way your skin looks. Enjoy the natural benefits it provides and the smoother, tighter skin that you’ve been longing for. 


For more information about microneedling at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, please call our office at 561-234-4026 or fill out our online contact form.