The next generation of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation has arrived, with the introduction of Agnes radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. This innovative device combines the tried-and-true skin restoration benefits of microneedling with the powerful technology of controlled RF energy to achieve superior anti-aging and facial contouring results. Agnes RF microneedling is now available at Daniel Man, M.D., to provide our patients with another option for skin enhancement without incisions, anesthesia or downtime. The Agnes RF procedure is an excellent solution for patients interested in turning back the clock on aging skin or eliminating imperfections such as acne, under-eye bags or a stubborn double chin with lasting outcomes.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling has been used for years to refresh and revitalize the complexion by triggering the natural healing processes of the skin. Also referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), this safe and comfortable procedure creates micro-channels in the skin using ultrafine needles that work to promote the production of collagen. During your younger years, collagen is a protein found in abundance in your skin, contributing to the smooth and supple appearance of your complexion. Over time, the body produces less collagen, leading to the formation of wrinkles and skin laxity. By restoring collagen levels, microneedling replaces damaged skin with newer, healthier tissue to restore youthful radiance to your complexion.
Microneedling is performed using a small, handheld pen device that delivers multiple tiny needle punctures into the skin. The depth of the needles can be customized to address the specific level of correction your skin requires to achieve your desired aesthetic outcomes. The results of microneedling typically develop in the weeks following treatment and are incredibly long-lasting, though you will generally need a series of treatment sessions to reveal your expected results.
What is Agnes RF Microneedling?
By adding RF energy to the traditional microneedling experience, Agnes RF microneedling creates a more powerful and effective rejuvenation procedure. As the single or three-pin needles penetrate the skin’s surface, RF energy is delivered into the channels, heating the tissue to promote skin tightening at the same time the skin regeneration process occurs. Thanks to insulated microneedles, surface skin remains unharmed, resulting in transformative changes from within without the need for external heating or significant downtime.
Unlike traditional microneedling, Agnes RF microneedling sets itself apart with its abilities to contour the face and eliminate stubborn fat cells, as well as provide a permanent solution for adult acne. In addition to its skin-tightening effects, thermal RF energy works to target localized fat along the jawline or under-eye area to banish a double chin or under-eye bags without surgery. If you struggle with acne, the Agnes device can selectively target and destroy the oil-producing glands found in pores to prevent future acne breakouts at their source for good.
Am I a Good Candidate for Agnes RF Microneedling?
The versatility and precision of Agnes RF microneedling make it a highly effective treatment option for a multitude of common aesthetic concerns. This minimally-invasive procedure can be tailored to your specific needs and goals, and both RF energy and microneedling are minimally-invasive and safe for all skin types and tones. Concerns that can be treated with Agnes RF microneedling include:
- Active acne
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Lax skin and jowls
- Under-eye bags
- Fat beneath the chin
- Poor skin texture and scars
What to Expect From Your Agnes RF Microneedling Treatment
At Daniel Man, M.D., we will begin your Agnes RF procedure by applying a topical numbing cream to your targeted areas. This is typically the only anesthetic needed to ensure your comfort throughout your treatment and eliminates your need for a recovery period. Once the numbing cream has taken effect, the Agnes RF device will be slowly moved across your skin as it delivers both the microneedles and RF energy. Treatment sessions usually take about 30 minutes to complete once the topical numbing cream has been applied.
Recovering From Agnes RF Microneedling
As soon as your Agnes RF treatment is complete, you will be free to return home and resume your normal daily activities. Minor side effects can occur after your Agnes RF procedure, which may include redness, bruising or swelling in your treated areas that persist for a few days. However, these symptoms are generally mild in nature and can be easily concealed with makeup or tinted moisturizer after your treatment is complete.
Your Agnes RF Microneedling Results
The results of the Agnes RF microneedling treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on their concerns and the condition of their skin prior to the procedure. For concerns with lines and wrinkles, you should start to see improvements to your complexion in the coming weeks as your skin works to repair itself from within. Optimal results will continue to develop over several months as new collagen production remodels the facial structure and underlying tissues. Results for the reduction of under-eye bags or a double chin will take slightly longer to develop as the body works to eliminate the treated fat cells naturally, but once these cells are removed, they will never return.
In cases of active acne, you should start to see your complexion clear up within two to three weeks of your initial treatment. While many patients will observe dramatic improvements to their skin after a single Agnes RF microneedling treatment, you may need two to three treatment sessions spaced out over time, depending on your skin concerns and desired results. For acne treatments, we recommend spacing treatments three to six months apart for the best outcome.
Schedule Your Agnes RF Microneedling Consultation Today
If you desire to lift, firm and re-contour facial skin while correcting visible blemishes such as acne or wrinkles, look no further than the breakthrough Agnes RF microneedling treatment. At Daniel Man, M.D., world-renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Man and his staff will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that yields the dramatic and natural-looking rejuvenation you crave. To learn more about Agnes RF microneedling, schedule your free consultation today to discover younger, clearer and healthier skin.