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RF MICRONEEDLING VS. MICRONEEDLING
The addition of advanced radiofrequency energy stimulates higher levels of skin improving proteins and enzymes like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid compared to microneedling alone. Genius also uses a sophisticated handpiece which analyzes the skin as it passes, allowing for changes in needle penetration depth to account for differences in skin characteristics like thickness or roughness. This enables microneedling to be truly customized to the needs of each individual area of the patient’s skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Following your consultation with practitioner and the formulation of a treatment plan, you will be scheduled in for your procedure. Upon arrival your skin will be cleaned and a topical anesthetic cream will be applied. By using a topical anesthetic, the treatment is much more comfortable.
Once the skin is numb, the treatment commences, taking around 30-60 minutes depending on the areas treated. The treatment involves passing the RF Genius handpiece over the skin. The handpiece has small gold plated needles which penetrate the skin and release the RF energy. The depth of the needles depends on the area of the body that is treated and the target aesthetic indication. When the needle penetrates into the dermis, the radio frequency energy is delivered in a controlled and precise way to heat the dermis to the desired temperature while keeping the surface of the skin cool.
The treatment is occasionally uncomfortable however most clients find it tolerable. You will feel a heat sensation as the needles pass through the skin but due to the speed of treatment, this is not particularly painful.
Following the treatment, the skin will be red and possibly swollen. Post-procedure recovery creams and sunscreen will be applied. We also recommend the use of our healing peptide masks and the LED therapy following the Genius treatment.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Results of the Genius treatment may start to become evident in a few days with ongoing collagen production over the next 3 months. Many people get noticeable improvements after a single session, however, consecutive treatments are recommended to encourage optimal collagen production and adequately treat individual concerns. Every client is different and factors such as age, skin conditions, lifestyle factors and use of home care will affect the results.
We recommend an initial course of 3 treatments (more may be required) every 4 weeks. This will encourage collagen production for up to 8 months with very long-lasting results. Maintenance treatments can be discussed as required. We can often alternate or combine treatments with our other procedures such as LaseMD ULTRA Resurfacing or Laser Genesis for optimal results.
Within a few days to months after the treatment, the results will continue to improve with tighter, smoother and more refined skin. Your practitioner will advise you of the best treatment plan and determine the number of treatments you may require.
You may not be a good candidate if you have used Accutane in the last 12 months or are using photo sensitizing medications or drugs or have a history of abnormal response to sunlight. You should not be on blood thinners or aspirin. You should not receive this treatment if you are pregnant. You should not have a tan, by way of natural sunlight or self-tanners. If you have an active infection or cold sore, a history of skin cancer (especially malignant melanoma) or a weakened immune system, this treatment may not be right for you. You are also not a candidate if you have a history of keloid scar formation, have a medical condition that affects wound healing or are a Fitzpatrick Skin Type VI. Your practitioner will thoroughly review your health history and contraindications with you prior to treatment.
The Genius is a low risk procedure with minimal side effects. Downtime is expected due to the intensity of the treatment. Given the Genius has unique needles which require less passes during each treatment session, are thinner and sharper than other devices, there is a shorter treatment time and greater comfort. As the epidermis is spared during the treatment the risks of post inflammatory pigmentation, hypopigmentation, burns and scarring are extremely rare. The treatment is generally safe in most skin types with treatment intensity easily adjusted for higher risk skin.
PRE TREATMENT CARE
Always use sunscreen, whether you are preparing for a laser treatment or not. Your practitioner may also recommend using a pigment inhibitor cream prior to the Genius treatment to reduce the chance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Following the treatment, there should only be minimal discomfort or pain. There will be redness for up to 48 hours, or possibly longer (this is dependent on the intensity of the treatment). You can expect the skin to feel warm and flushed with swelling to different degrees. As most of the energy from the Genius is delivered deep into the skin, there is minimal downtime and many can continue with their normal activities. Full aftercare instructions will be provided after the treatment and strict adherence to these is essential to minimise discomfort and to ensure optimal results and healing.