Stimulate Collagen Renewal with Radio Frequency Microneedling

Stimulate Collagen Renewal with Radio Frequency Microneedling

Everything in your body seems to be succumbing to gravity, including your skin, which is sagging down in the most highly visible place there is — your face. One of the best ways to fight back against loose and sagging skin is to restore structure from below with new collagen.

And one of the best ways to jumpstart your collagen production is through a combination procedure — microneedling with radiofrequency energy.

At Los Gatos Dermatology, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Bruce Saal and our team offer a wide range of anti-aging treatments, from cosmetic injectables to different laser technologies, including radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. 

And when it comes to stimulating collagen production, few treatments work better than RF microneedling. Here’s why.

Collagen and aging

There are many things that can contribute to aging in your skin, such as sun exposure, but it’s the loss of collagen that can really leave a mark.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It accounts for 30% of your body’s total protein. This protein is responsible for giving structure to your tissues, inside and out. So whether we’re talking about an organ like your liver or your body’s largest organ — your skin — collagen is present.

Unfortunately, collagen loss is a natural part of the aging process, and men and women lose about 1% of their collagen each year after their 20s. As this loss continues, your skin can lose its elasticity and tone and begin to sag.

Calling on collagen again through RF microneedling

We’ve long known about the role that collagen plays in helping your skin to remain tight and toned, which is why microneedling has been around for decades. With this ingenious approach, we create a matrix of tiny microchannels across the surface of your skin using tiny needles. 

These microchannels go down far enough to create a healing response in your skin, and one of the first responders is collagen. In fact, any scars that you have on your body are made from overproduction of collagen. 

With microneedling, though, the damage is minimal so we can control your body’s collagen response — enough to fill the microchannels and lift your skin.

By adding RF to the microneedling process, we’re adding another way to signal collagen production. When we create the tiny microchannels, we deliver RF energy through them and into your tissues. This energy heats up your tissues, which stimulates collagen production.

Between the microneedling and the RF energy, we’re creating the optimal call for collagen that can lift your skin and smooth out deep lines and wrinkles. And although we’ve been discussing your face, we can use RF microneedling most anywhere on your body where your skin can benefit from tightening.

Getting your RF microneedling treatments

To fully rejuvenate your skin, we may recommend a series of RF microneedling sessions. The good news is that there's no downtime afterward, though you might experience temporary redness or skin irritation that shouldn’t last long.

If you’d like to see for yourself how we can dial back the years with RF microneedling, please contact our office in Los Gatos, California, to schedule your anti-aging treatments today.

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