Most people have multiple skin concerns. If you’re someone who wants to diminish the appearance of sun damage and improve acne scarring at the same time, then a treatment such as Pixel 8 RF Microneedling may be able to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Learn everything you need to know about this treatment before you schedule your first appointment at PremiereAesthetics in Fort Myers, FL.
How Often Can You Do Pixel 8 RF Microneedling?
Most patients can do Pixel 8 RF Microneedling once every four to six weeks. When you are having your first radiofrequency microneedling treatments, you will likely have your sessions spaced about a month apart so that you can quickly achieve your aesthetic goals.
After you have reached your optimal skin goals, your treatments will likely be spaced further apart. For example, maintenance appointments may only be scheduled every six to 12 months based on how long your results are lasting and how well you are taking care of your skin.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Even though a treatment such as Pixel 8 RF Microneedling is exceptionally powerful, you will still likely need multiple treatments before you achieve all of your skincare goals. The average patient will require three to four treatments to resurface and restore the skin.
Of course, the number of treatments you need for optimal results is based on the severity of your skin concerns, the skincare products you use, your age, and other aesthetic treatments you may have used before. People who have mild concerns may need fewer treatments, while people who have severe concerns may need more than four.
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
Pixel 8 RF Microneedling is a unique treatment that combines the power of microneedling and radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production and resurface the skin. This treatment is non-invasive and can usually be completed in about 60 minutes. The reason RF microneedling is so effective for so many people is that radiofrequency can enhance the efficacy of microneedling.
By itself, microneedling is an efficient treatment that can stimulate deep collagen production to restore skin texture and turn over new skin cells. When microneedling is paired with radiofrequency energy, the thermal energy can stimulate even deeper collagen production to produce longer-lasting and more dramatic results.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
During your treatment, the depth of the microneedling penetration will be customized for the precise area of the face or body being treated. This is necessary because some areas of the body have a thinner layer of skin than others. For example, the skin on the forehead is significantly thinner than the skin on the cheeks. Additionally, the strength of the radiofrequency energy will be customized to suit your skin type and skin tone.
What Should You Do Before Treatment?
Before your treatment, you should not have any other energy-based treatments for at least two weeks. Furthermore, it’s a good idea to avoid self-tanning products, direct contact with sunlight, tanning beds, or any other activity that can potentially trigger melanin production so that you can reduce the possibility of developing hyperpigmentation. You may also need to stop using certain chemical exfoliants and retinoids a few days before your treatment.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
To produce the best possible results, you will need to follow several aftercare instructions to reduce skin sensitivity and promote better skin health. For example, you should not use retinoids, chemical exfoliants, harsh cleansers, alcohol-based products, or makeup for at least 24 to 48 hours to give the skin adequate time to heal.
The best way to take care of your skin after a microneedling treatment is to use a gentle, hypoallergenic cleanser, preferably a non-foaming product. After cleansing your face with warm water, you should use a rich moisturizer with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or ceramides to restore your skin’s moisture barrier. It’s also important to wear SPF after your treatment to protect your skin from the sun.
How Fast Are Your Results?
It will take several weeks for collagen to be produced in your skin. This new collagen must then mature before it will provide visible improvements in your skin texture and tone. It will take several days for new skin cells to turn over after this treatment. Most people will be able to see visible results after 10 days, and optimal results at least three months after the initial treatment session.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment can last for over 12 months for many patients. The longevity of your treatment will be influenced by how long collagen can survive in your skin, which means adopting good skin care habits can prolong your results. People who use high-quality skin care products and protect their skin from the sun often experience longer-lasting results.
What Skin Concerns Can Pixel 8 Address?
Pixel 8 RF Microneedling can be used to address a wide variety of skin concerns. In fact, RF microneedling is an all-in-one treatment that can be used by most people to correct mild, moderate, and severe concerns. Because the treatment can be customized to meet the precise needs of your skin, it’s likely this treatment is a good match for your skin concerns. The most common concerns include:
Textural concerns are usually associated with collagen depletion or collagen deformation in the skin. For example, loose skin, wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, and acne scarring are all textural concerns that are associated with collagen issues. Other textural concerns can include enlarged pores or areas of sagging skin.
This treatment can address textural concerns because freshly produced collagen will restore the healthy texture of your skin. With enough collagen, your skin will appear tighter, your pores smaller, and your wrinkles less noticeable.
Pigmentation concerns are sometimes related to sun exposure, chronic skin conditions, or previous inflammation of the skin, such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation after acne. The most common pigmentation concerns that are addressed with a radiofrequency microneedling treatment include blemishes, sun damage, dark spots, melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, post-inflammatory erythema, and uneven skin tone.
The reason this treatment can address so many pigmentation concerns is that the microneedling aspect of the Pixel 8 system will accelerate cellular turnover. When new skin cells turn over, they will be unblemished and will blend with the surrounding skin seamlessly, which will then even out your complexion.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Most people are good candidates for this skin tightening and skin resurfacing treatment. Because radiofrequency microneedling treatments can be customized to your skin type and tone, most people can easily use a system such as Pixel 8 without any complications.
Of course, to verify that this treatment is a good match for you, a consultation will be necessary. During your consultation, we will need to examine your skin, analyze your skin concerns and your skin type, and go over your general medical history. In particular, people taking certain medications and pregnant women are not eligible for this treatment.
Is There a Best Age for This Treatment?
People of all ages can use this treatment to restore the appearance of the skin. Some young people who have pigmentation concerns or textural concerns such as acne scarring may use the treatment to gently resurface and restore the skin. Some older people who have advanced sun damage, wrinkles, or skin laxity may also use this treatment to achieve a younger-looking appearance.
Is There a Best Time for This Treatment?
In general, you can have this treatment throughout the year to improve the appearance of your skin. However, for your initial series of treatments, sometimes it’s best to schedule your initial treatments during the colder months of the year since this will make it easier to avoid unintended sun contact and reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
Additionally, if you are using this treatment to prepare for a major life event, such as a wedding, it’s a good idea to schedule this treatment at least six months before your event.
Try Pixel 8 RF Microneedling for Your Skin Concerns
Pigmentation and textural skin concerns can be tough to handle when you are only using at-home skin care products. Luckily, an advanced treatment such as radiofrequency microneedling can vastly improve the overall appearance and quality of your skin. If you want to enjoy long-lasting results for your skin concerns, get in touch with PremiereAesthetics in Fort Myers, FL to schedule a consultation.