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RF Microneedling

If you are looking for a more even skin tone and skin texture,reduced skin laxity, want to reduce scars, stretch marks or pigmentation and achieve rejuvenated, radiant skin, the magical RF Microneedling could be the perfect treatment for you.


Science Behind RF-MicroneedlingBenefitsPreparingPost TreatmentFAQs

Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling using the Intracel device is a novel non-surgical technique that combines the benefits of conventional microneedling and radiofrequency technology to achieve improved skin rejuvenation and scar reduction. This minimally invasive treatment procedure has gained rapid popularity in recent years due to its ability to deliver controlled thermal RF energy down into the dermis, stimulating collagen production and remodelling without causing significant damage to the epidermis.
RF Microneedling is a vast improvement over the traditional micro needling procedure and delivers rf energy deep into the dermal layers.

Conditions RF Microneedling treats:

– Sagging Skin

– Stretch Marks

– Acne Scars

– Skin Laxity

– Atrophic Scars

– Fine lines

How Does RF Microneedling Work?

RF Microneedling works in two stages. Firstly, tiny needles create microchannels in your skin, triggering the body’s healing response and promoting collagen growth. Secondly, these microchannels deliver radiofrequency energy deep into the skin. This energy heats the underlying layers of the skin, encouraging further collagen production and tissue tightening. The treatment results in rejuvenated, firmer, and smoother skin.

Why Choose Derma Revive Skin Clinic for RF Microneedling in London?

At Derma Revive Skin Clinic, we prioritise your skin health and aesthetic goals. Our team of experienced skin care professionals customise your RF Microneedling treatment according to your skin type and concerns. We utilise state-of-the-art technology to deliver safe and effective treatments. Our clinic provides a comfortable and relaxed environment where you can receive high-quality skincare services in the heart of London.

Science Behind RF-Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling harnesses the power of both micro-needling and radiofrequency energy to vastly improve skin quality. The process involves a device using fine needles or pins create tiny punctures. These tiny wounds cause micro-damage in the deeper layers of the skin while simultaneously emitting radiofrequency waves.

Radiofrequency heats the skin’s underlying layers, triggering a biological response that stimulates collagen production – a vital component for maintaining youthful, firm, and elastic skin. The Intracel device we use at the clinic is the best device currently on the market to deliver radiofrequency deep into the skin.

Collagen induction therapy, as RF microneedling is often termed, has gained significant attention in recent years due to its ability to improve the appearance of various skin conditions such as acne scarring, wrinkles, and stretch marks. The use of radiofrequency energy during this treatment serves to maximise its efficacy by increasing thermal injury to targeted tissues at various skin depths. Radiofrequency helps stimulate vital protein within the skin. All skin types can benefit.

This controlled damage promotes cell turnover in the treatment areas while leaving surrounding healthy tissue unharmed. Patients experience less downtime compared to traditional skin tightening and resurfacing methods such as laser therapy or chemical peels.
The combination of microneedling with radiofrequency energy has proven to be a powerful tool for enhancing skin tightening and addressing numerous dermatological concerns. By harnessing the body’s innate capacity for self-repair and regeneration through radio frequency and stimulation of the body’s natural collagen and elastin production, RF microneedling offers a non-surgical solution for achieving smoother, healthier-looking skin with minimal risk of side effects or complications.

Benefits of Microneedling for Skin Rejuvenation

Among these beneficial outcomes are collagen stimulation, skin tightening, and an overall revitalised appearance.

In addition to collagen stimulation, this treatment also works to support cell regeneration and enhances blood circulation, which contributes to healthier and rejuvenated skin. The efficacy of this innovative technology extends beyond mere aesthetics; it also holds potential therapeutic value for various dermatological conditions.

Radiofrequency microneedling has been found effective in treating acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and even certain forms of hyperpigmentation. It can be used on all skin types without causing significant discomfort or downtime for the patient. The versatility and effectiveness of this treatment make it a valuable tool in modern skin care practices and underscore its importance in promoting healthy, youthful-looking skin.

Benefits include:

  • Improved skin texture
  • Skin tightening
  • Skin resurfacing

Preparing for the procedure

Preparing for the procedure is a crucial step in obtaining optimal results from RF microneedling. This non-invasive technique employs a gold-plated needle device that delivers radio frequency energy to targeted areas of facial skin, stimulating collagen production and resulting in rejuvenated skin. Prior to undergoing this treatment, patients should take several measures to ensure they are well-prepared.

One key aspect of preparing for the procedure is addressing active acne breakouts, as they may exacerbate inflammation and hinder treatment outcomes. Patients suffering from moderate to severe acne or those prone to cold sores are advised to consult their dermatologist before undergoing microneedling to RF microneedling. In some cases, oral antiviral medication or other appropriate treatments, such as antibiotics, might be prescribed to manage such conditions effectively.

RF Microneedling Process at Derma Revive

Initial Consultation

Your journey at Derma Revive Skin Clinic begins with a comprehensive initial consultation. Our skincare specialists will evaluate your skin, discuss your concerns, and determine if RF Microneedling is the right treatment for you. We’ll develop a tailored treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.

The Treatment Procedure

During the RF Microneedling procedure, a handheld device with tiny needles is gently moved across your skin. The needles create controlled micro-injuries and deliver radiofrequency energy into the deeper skin layers. Depending on the treatment area, the treatment can take around 30 minutes to an hour.


Following the treatment, it’s common to experience minor skin redness or swelling. We provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a speedy recovery and optimal results. This includes advice on skincare products, sun protection, and how to manage any temporary side effects.

Who is a Good Candidate for RF Microneedling?

RF Microneedling is suitable for individuals looking to improve their skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, or minimise acne scars. It’s an ideal option for those seeking a minimally invasive treatment with little downtime. However, it’s essential to have a professional assessment to determine if RF Microneedling is suitable for your specific skin needs. At Derma Revive Skin Clinic, we’re committed to guiding you through this process in order for you to achieve the best possible results.

Cumulative and ongoing benefits

These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, promoting new collagen and elastin production that results in firmer skin. The procedure can help address various skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. Although the treatment involves puncturing the skin with needles, it is generally well-tolerated by most individuals due to the use of numbing agents prior to the procedure.

Post Treatment

Post-treatment, it is important to maintain proper skin care to maximise the benefits of microneedling. It is essential for patients to follow a tailored skincare routine recommended by Derma Revive. This may include the application of a more gentle cleanser or gels, sun protection, and avoiding harsh skincare products until complete healing has occurred.

It is also crucial for individuals to stay well-hydrated and maintain a healthy lifestyle, as these factors can significantly impact overall skin health and recovery time.

Choosing The Right Clinic

When selecting a provider for an RF microneedling treatment, several factors should be taken into consideration:

  • The clinic’s experience in radio frequency microneedling.
  • The cleanliness of the clinic
  • Patient reviews for the clinic
  • The length of time the clinic has been in operation

RF Microneedling FAQs

Can I combine RF Microneedling with other aesthetic treatments?

Combination of cosmetic treatments, such as chemical peels or dermal fillers, with other aesthetic procedures may potentially enhance overall results and address multiple skin concerns. Factors influencing the decision to combine treatments include the individual’s skin type, treatment area target, specific indications, and potential side effects.

Is there anyone that should avoid an RF Microneedling treatment?

Individuals with active infections, inflammatory skin diseases, or compromised immune systems should typically avoid invasive procedures. Those with a history of keloid scarring or poor wound healing may require further evaluation and consideration before undergoing treatment.

How Much Downtime Is Typically Expected Following An Rf Microneedling Treatment?

Downtime following a microneedling treatment typically varies depending on the individual and the intensity of the procedure, but most patients can expect a recovery period of 24 to 72 hours. During this time, it is common for patients to experience mild swelling, redness, and sensitivity in the treated area.

Are There Any Restrictions On Daily Activities During The Recovery Period?

It is generally recommended that individuals avoid direct sun exposure, strenuous exercise, and activities that may cause excessive sweating or irritation to the skin during the recovery period. Additionally, certain skincare products containing harsh ingredients or exfoliants should be avoided to prevent further irritation or prolonging of the healing process. Before you can continue your otherwise normal routine post-treatment, aftercare advice should be studied and considered. This also goes for your normal makeup regimen.

Are there any side effects to RF Micro-needling?

RF microneedling is a safe and proven technology, but as with every single aesthetic treatment, risks are associated. Potential side effects and risks associated with microneedling treatments may include temporary redness, swelling, and bruising in the treatment area.
Patients report a mild sunburn feeling. In rare cases, patients may experience infection, scarring, or changes in skin pigmentation. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as keloid-prone skin or active skin infections, may be at an increased risk for complications.

How many treatments are recommended?

To maintain optimal results from microneedling treatments, it is generally recommended that patients undergo the procedure every 4-6 weeks, depending on individual factors such as skin type, treatment goals, and if scar reduction is required. Maintenance treatments may be beneficial.

What can I expect after the treatment?

As new collagen forms and old damaged tissue is replaced with healthier cells through natural healing processes revealing firmer skin, visible improvements in fine lines and wrinkles will be noticeable after several weeks or months post-procedure. It should be noted that multiple sessions may be required to achieve optimal results depending on individual needs and desired outcomes. Proper adherence to aftercare instructions plays a significant role in achieving the desired outcomes from an RF microneedling treatment.

Radiofrequency microneedling adds a new weapon to the armoury of many patients and is a versatile and effective cosmetic treatment that can be combined with other procedures to achieve optimal results for all skin types. The dual process is simple: RF energy heats to cause micro damage, as does the microneedling treatment. Overall, microneedling can provide significant benefits for individuals seeking healthier-looking skin when performed correctly under professional guidance and with appropriate aftercare measures in place.


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