RF Microneedling in Kenosha

Junith M. Thompson, M.D. SC

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About RF Microneedling in Kenosha

At Affordable Beauty, we offer RF microneedling in Kenosha (in the form of the Potenza™ RF microneedling system) to our clients who are looking to enhance the skin in their facial area. As opposed to other forms of microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, RF microneedling involves the addition of radiofrequency energy to the traditional procedure. Through small needles that distribute the RF energy into the dermis, the skin is tightened through soft-tissue coagulation. The RF energy subsequently heats the underlying layers of the dermis, causing constriction and tightening of the skin through soft tissue coagulation. This also causes the collagen to be stimulated and for there to be a production of elastin. The depth at which the RF energy is delivered is what produces fast, dramatic results. Our team at Affordable Beauty is specifically trained to provide the best quality microneedling services in the Kenosha area!

What is Radio Frequency (RF)?

Radio Frequency (RF) is part of the electromagnetic spectrum characterized by a specific frequency measurable in Hertz (Hz).

RF energy produces a change in the electrical charges of the treated skin creating an electron movement. The resistance (impedance) of the tissue to that electron movement generates heat.

The amount of heat generated depends on the following factors:
• Impedance of the treated skin
• Intensity of the current applied
• Length of time of exposure to the RF energy

How RF Works

Collagen is remodeled and Elastin is improved through the wound healing response.

  1. Heat is applied to the epidermis creating an Inflammatory Phase (1-3 days)
    a. Early contraction of blood vessels (5-10 minutes)
    b. Vasodilation in order to increase blood supply (multiple hours to 1-3 days)
    c. Cells (macrophages, neutrophils, etc) infiltrate the damaged area to
    remove dead/damaged tissue and destroy bacteria.
  2. Proliferative Phase – 3 weeks
    Ongoing Process to repair tissue
    a. Day 2-3 – Fibroblast activity is induced in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts multiply,
    send mediators to stimulate repair, combining with damaged tissue
    b. Day 5-7 – Fibroblasts begin synthesis of collagen. (Day 7-21)
    c. Day 7-21 – Old collagen is removed by collagenase
  3. Maturation Phase – 3 weeks to 6 months and beyond
    a. New collagen is generated
    b. Elastin becomes more uniform and the quality is improved
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