Microneedling is a fractional ablation skin treatment that leads to increased quality of the skin. When combined with radiofrequency energy, microneedling is an even more effective modality. In the past, full ablation of skin was done, for example with a CO2 laser, and this required long down times and prolonged recoveries of up to several weeks and had a higher risk of unwanted adverse effects. Microneedling fractionally ablates the skin leaving the ablated areas surrounded by islands of unablated tissue which greatly decreases recovery time and risk of adverse side effects. Dr. Hal Wilson of Maxwell Medical Group in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers microneedling combined with radio frequency for your anti aging and skin rejuvenation needs. Contact the office online or by phone today to begin our journey together to your healthy skin.
Microneedling combined with radiofrequency energy reduces or eliminates fine and deep wrinkles, tightens skin, reduces or eliminates pigment irregularities, increase quality and quantity of skin collagen, reduces or eliminates scarring, reduces or eliminates surface blood vessels and in general delivers anti-aging and skin rejuvenation qualities to the skin.
Pretreatment topical anesthetic generally eliminates any discomfort associated with microneedling combined with radiofrequency. Occasionally, an injectable nerve block may be utilized additionally to provide more anesthesia. Most patients report no significant discomfort with microneedling.
Usually, two to three days allows for adequate recovery. Frequently, microneedling is performed on Friday with a return to work accomplished the following Monday.