If you’ve tried lotions, serums, and countless skincare routines to find the secret to ageless skin, we’d like to introduce you to PiXel8-RF Microneedling.
Unlike skincare products, this anti-aging treatment doesn’t sit on the surface of your skin but works with your body’s natural healing process and to turn back time on fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and more.
What Is PiXel8-RF Microneedling?
PiXel8-RF Microneedling combines two powerful skin revitalizing techniques– microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) laser– for a comprehensive approach to anti-aging skincare.
Let’s explore each component in more detail.
Microneedling uses ultra-fine needles to create tiny punctures or “micro-injuries” in the skin, causing a full thickness skin injury involving the epidermis and dermis. The micro-injury jumpstarts the body’s wound-healing response, which boosts collagen and elastin production, proteins that give our skin elasticity and firmness. Age causes a natural decline in these proteins, leading to wrinkles and sagging, which microneedling naturally helps counteract.
Radiofrequency (RF) Energy
Each microneedle contains a built in radio frequency laser at it’s tip which “fires” after the microneedle has penetrated the skin. This delivers the laser energy to the deeper dermeal layer of the skin. While microneedling focuses on surface punctures, RF energy penetrates deeper down to the dermis, where most of our collagen and elastic fibers are. When your dermatologist targets these fibers, they’re creating controlled heat within the dermal layer, which has a two-fold effect.
- The immediate warmth causes existing collagen fibers to contract, which results in an instant skin-tightening effect.
- The heat also stimulates fibroblast cells, which produce collagen. When these fibroblasts are stimulated, it encourages the synthesis of new collagen, strengthening the skin’s natural support structure to fight back against sagging and wrinkles.
RF treatment also helps improve blood circulation so that these newly formed collagen structures receive adequate nutrients for lasting skin rejuvenation.
Benefits of PiXel8-RF Microneedling
By bringing together two proven anti-aging therapies into one, PiXel8-RF offers benefits beyond what either can provide on its own:
Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Over time, our facial expressions etch lines and creases onto our skin. PiXel8-RF Microneedling targets the root of the problem by boosting collagen and elastin production. Regular sessions can diminish the appearance of these crinkles and wrinkles so your complexion is smooth and youthful.
Improves Skin Texture and Tone
Uneven skin texture or tone caused by sun damage, environmental stressors, and genetics can lead to a complexion dotted with rough patches, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation. The dual action of microneedling and RF energy stimulates the skin’s natural repair mechanisms, promoting an even texture and reducing unwanted pigmentation.
Minimizes Scars and Stretch Marks
While scars and stretch marks are natural parts of being human, they can sometimes impact our confidence. PiXel8-RF Microneedling can blur these marks, targeting deeper skin layers to break down old scar tissue and overstretched patches, replacing these areas with new, healthy skin cells, and fading their appearance.
Enhances Skin Tightness and Elasticity
Sagging skin can be very challenging to combat without surgical intervention. The RF component of the procedure penetrates the dermis, causing collagen fibers to contract, giving an immediate lifting effect while promoting an ongoing increase in protein production. With continued treatment, your skin feels firmer and appears more taut.
Short Recovery Time With Minimal Side Effects
Unlike some invasive procedures that demand extended downtime, this treatment lets you return to your daily activities in no time. Most patients experience mild redness or swelling post-procedure, similar to a sunburn, which subsides within a day or two.
PiXel8-RF Microneedling offers promising results for many concerns associated with aging skin, but it’s not the perfect solution for everyone.
If you’re curious to learn more about whether the duo of microneedling and radiofrequency is right for you, schedule a consultation at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute!
Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Elizabeth Briden, will work with you to find the rejuvenating solution your skin has been waiting for.