How to repair sun damage with radiofrequency microneedling
Wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation are the unavoidable signs of ageing. While we like to blame it on getting older, the main culprit is photoaging – damage to the skin caused by exposure to sunlight and UV light.
According to research by L’Oreal, the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is responsible for 80% of facial ageing signs.
Fortunately, there are ways you can reverse some problems caused by the sun. Radiofrequency microneedling is one of the ways to treat sun-damaged skin for a healthier glow.
What does sun-damaged skin look like?
Sun damage is not necessarily harmful to your health; however, it can cause a lot of damage to your skin, leading to premature wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
The dermis layer of our skin contains collagen, elastin and other fibres that support skin’s texture and give us a smooth and youthful appearance – and that are damaged by UV radiation.
We may not notice the skin damage until we’re older and problems surface. Some of the well-known signs are:
- New freckles
- Dark spots
- Fine lines
- Rough skin
- Thin skin
How can radiofrequency microneedling treat sun damage?
We can treat the textural and colour changes with radiofrequency microneedling. 3D Dermaforce from 3D Aesthetics is one of the best microneedling/RF devices on the market that combines these two technologies in one device.
During the 3D Dermaforce treatment, the fine needles create tiny holes in the skin and deliver bi-polar radiofrequency energy through the lower portion of the needle.
The gold-plated, insulated needles allow precise heat delivery to the dermal layer. The bi-polar RF is very focused and delivers energy through a defined volume of tissue.
This protects the epidermal layer from thermal damage, preventing heat-related pigmentation issues, and reducing the chance of aggressive side effects, making it a safe treatment for skin of colour.
The addition of radiofrequency heats the collagen fibres in the dermis to between 55-65ºC, helping to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Collagen fibres are contracted, stimulating fibroblast activity, resulting in new and healthy collagen cells.
The 3D Dermaforce is equipped with a vacuum, meaning that the needles are only inserted when the skin and the tip are in complete contact to ensure an even depth of delivery across the skin.
What aftercare and downtime is needed?
3D Aesthetics recommends a regenerative and hydrating skincare routine and potentially other superficial facials to enhance and speed up the results.
As this is a non-surgical treatment, there is no downtime and clients can continue with most day-to-day activities.
However, the epidermis layer will remain open for up to 24 hours, and the skin will remain vulnerable for this time; therefore, post-treatment advice is essential.
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To find out more about 3D Aesthetics devices, speak to a member of the 3D Aesthetics team on 01788 550440, or request a free quotation.
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Lead image: Dr Jonquille Chantrey treating celebrity Christine McGuinness