Genius® RF Microneedling
Enhance Skin Tone and Texture with Next-Gen Treatments in Madison, WI
Collagen and elastin are two proteins that provide structure to your skin, but production of both declines with age. Skin also is damaged by external forces including everything from ultraviolet rays to gravity, air pollution, and irritating products. This causes unwanted changes, but fortunately, the reverse is also true: Stimulating the production of new collagen can improve overall skin quality. Lutronic Genius® RF Microneedling at Madison, WI’s Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center is a minimally invasive procedure that can treat wrinkles, scars, sagging skin, and other skin irregularities by boosting collagen production where it’s needed most.
Genius® RF Microneedling vs. Traditional Microneedling: What’s The Difference?
Genius® RF Microneedling is an advanced radiofrequency microneedling treatment that provides more dramatic results with fewer side effects and almost no downtime. It involves the use of ultrafine needles to penetrate the skin’s surface. During this skin rejuvenation treatment, tiny needle pinpricks create quick-healing microscopic wounds in the middle layer of skin, called the dermis. This encourages a natural healing response as the first step of the treatment prompts increased production of collagen and elastin to make the skin more volumized and tighter.
Genius® RF Microneedling also has another step: introducing radiofrequency (RF) waves in the channels created by the needles to make the collagen-generation process work faster and more effectively. Delivering heat to the skin in a precise, consistent manner and causing thermal damage speeds up the process of building new collagen and elastin.
Genius® RF Microneedling targets many cosmetic concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, facial skin laxity, uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, acne scars, other types of scars, and stretch marks. Treatments can be customized based on the specific concerns of each patient. The procedure lasts between 10 to 20 minutes. The treatment time can vary with the severity of the skin concern.
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Who is a Good Candidate for Genius® RF Microneedling?
Genius® RF Microneedling is safe for many skin types, including darker skin tones. It’s an ideal treatment for patients who have burn scarring, traumatic scars, or acne scars. However, patients who are currently using or have recently taken Accutane, or those with open wounds, skin infections, an active cold sore breakout, a moderate to severe skin disease, or who are taking anticoagulants, have had a radiation treatment within the past year, are prone to keloid, hypertrophic, or poor wound scarring, or are pregnant or breastfeeding should choose a different option.
The Genius® RF Microneedling procedure is ideal for patients who want fast results with minimal recovery time. Generally, anyone who is in good health, is experiencing early signs of aging, and maintains realistic expectations could benefit from Genius® RF Microneedling.
What Happens Before and After Genius® RF Microneedling Sessions?
During your consultation, we will go over your medical history and expectations, while providing advice on how to prepare for the procedure. Genius® RF Microneedling is a simple and quick non-surgical treatment. As very little trauma is caused to the skin, there is less downtime in comparison to some other types of skin rejuvenation techniques. It may take up to seven days to completely recover, although the exact timeline varies from patient to patient.
Usually, patients can return to work within one day after Genius® RF Microneedling. Some minor side effects such as redness, tightness, itchiness, peeling, warm sensations on the skin, dryness, and mild skin swelling may occur. It’s best to avoid wearing makeup for the first 24 hours. The skin gradually improves over the following days and weeks as collagen levels rise. Patients can best maximize their results by scheduling three Genius® RF Microneedling treatments, each set four to eight weeks apart.
The longevity of your results will vary, since collagen is a natural element in the skin. Even this newly created collagen will eventually break down, however. Discuss long-term plans for maintaining more youthful results with us!
Which Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments Are Available?
In addition to Genius® RF Microneedling, Radiance Skin Therapy and Laser Center offers various other types of minimally invasive skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatments, including traditional microneedling, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, and IPL (Photo Rejuvenation) treatments to optimize the skin. Peels and microdermabrasion remove the damaged or dead skin on the surface to reveal healthier, new skin. Laser and light-based treatments fade unwanted pigment from the surface while stimulating collagen production in the deep layers of skin.