If You Like Microneedling, You’ll Love RF Fractional Resurfacing
Microneedling has become synonymous with skin beautification. The treatment is an effective solution for smoothing mild acne scars, improving skin texture and for overall rejuvenation. But what if we told you there’s another treatment that produces all of the above benefits plus more? It’s called Venus Viva™ MD Fractional Resurfacing and it delivers much deeper and more impactful results.
What is Venus Viva™ MD Fractional Resurfacing?
This unique treatment revitalizes skin using patented NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) with SmartScan™ technology. Boasting less downtime and discomfort compared to many other deeper resurfacing treatments, fractional RF resurfacing can effectively reverse the visible signs of aging with minimal damage the surrounding tissues.
What’s the Difference Between Microneedling and RF Fractional Resurfacing?
Professional microneedling treatments involve using microscopic needles for the purpose of collagen induction. An automated skin pen is used to deploy the needles at lightening-fast speed while traversing the skin’s surface. Microscopic injuries created by the needles help to promote collagen and elastin over time, smoothing the skin in the process.
Furthermore, the temporary micro-channels created by the needles allow topical products to penetrate better post treatment. Using targeted serums and other skincare products alongside microneedling can dramatically boost results for conditions such as scarring, hyperpigmentation and for anti-aging.
RF Fractional Resurfacing, on the other hand, uses finely tipped pins that emit RF energy to create “channels” for the purpose of skin ablation. There are no needles. Rather, the energy deployed into skin tissue produces something the company calls “a small footprint per pin,” which is essentially a deeper resurfacing that results in a younger-looking complexion.
Concerned about discomfort? At the Brockville MediSpa, both microneedling and RF fractional resurfacing are done after applying a prescription strength topical numbing cream containing three different anesthetics. This cream is extremely effective minimizing possible discomfort.
Patients can expect to be more swollen and red after RF Fractional Resurfacing compared to microneedling. This simply reflects the inflammatory response signaling new collagen formation in the skin. This should dissipate over the next few days with the average downtown around 72 hours. If needed, the redness can be cover with makeup after the first 24 hours.
What is the Benefit of Fractional Treatment?
Why fractional and what is it anyway? Simply put, in the context of lasers “fractional” refers to the way energy is deployed into the skin. Instead of treating the entire surface, only tiny sections of the skin are affected, leaving other sections intact. Studies show that this technique results in less downtime yet with the impressive results comparable to full surface treatment.
Furthermore, fractional treatments tend to be safe for patients of all skin types, particularly if you’re a Fitzpatrick Skin Type IV-VI (skin with more pigment). A multitude of skin tones and concerns can be addressed with minimal risk. There seems to be a much lower occurrence of PIF (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) with Venus Viva when compared to traditional laser resurfacing.
Who is An Ideal Candidate for RF Fractional Resurfacing?
If your skin is starting to look lackluster, RF Fractional Resurfacing can revitalize your texture and complexion. It can also reduce wrinkles, sun damage, visible pores and acne scars. And it is one of the few treatments that has been shown to be effective for stretchmarks! With multiple sessions, more profound benefits include improvement in the appearance of deep folds and laxity of the neck and jowls. The treatment can also be performed on body areas, such as the décolleté.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
As with most energy devices, multiple sessions are required to achieve satisfactory results. With each session, incremental changes over time build on previous results to reveal a more youthful complexion. For mild-to-moderate skin aging, we recommend 3-4 sessions (30- 45 minutes in duration) spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Give us a call at 613-342-0220 to find out more about RF Fractional Resurfacing recommendations by the professionals at BrockvilleMediSpa. We invite you to book a personalized consultation with Dr. Steyn or Nurse Vicki. Look better without looking different!