Radiofrequency Microneedling

Lutronic Genius Radiofrequency Microneedling is designed for non-surgical skin rejuvenation and tightening. It is perfect for acne scars, fine lines, scars, wrinkles, and sagging or loose skin all over the body, but especially for the face and neck. The settings can be fine-tuned to target even sensitive areas, like crow’s feet, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds.

The Lutronic Genius Radiofrequency Microneedle is a device that precisely delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the deep tissue underneath the skin. Very fine needles penetrate into the dermis while protecting the top layer of skin, known as the epidermis. The needles then deliver a precise amount of thermal energy to create controlled zones of micro-injuries. This stimulates your body to produce new elastin and collagen to heal these micro-injuries, which improves the skin. This treatment is safe for all skin types and can be done quickly. Patients have minimal downtime, typically just 1-2 days of redness.

Genius Radiofrequency Microneedling

Who is a good candidate for microneedling?

This treatment is safe for all skin types and people of all colors because these exceptionally fine, insulated needles penetrate, target, and deliver energy under the epidermis. This treatment is generally not recommended for patients with active HSV infections (cold sores), severe active acne, or other active infections. We can also go over other conditions in which this treatment may not be safe during your consultations. RF Microneedling can be used in younger patients to soften acne scars or to begin “prejuvenation” to prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Older patients can also benefit from total facial and neck rejuvenation and tightening. It is also a great addition to all eyelid surgeries as you can sometimes see improvements to fine lines with just one treatment. This is why we wanted to offer microneedling to our patients at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons, as it is a powerful device that can treat many conditions in all patients.

How do I prepare for the procedure and what is recovery like?

Preparation for this procedure is very easy. One week prior to your treatment, stop any topical retinoids, such as tretinoin, Retin-A, Differin, etc. On the day of your RF Microneedling treatment, be sure to wash your face thoroughly and not wear any makeup, sunscreen, or other cosmetics. We will then apply a strong topical numbing crème to the treatment area for 20-30 minutes. You can take Tylenol before the treatment to help with any pain, and Xanax or Valium can help with any anxiety. After the treatment, we apply a post-treatment moisturizer or a specialized face mask. You will feel just fine after about an hour or so, but will still appear a little red. Mild crusting may occur starting days 1-5 after treatment. We recommend strict sun avoidance for 24 hours and extra diligence in wearing a mineral-based sunblock for at least 2 weeks after the microneedling procedure. You will start to notice improvements in 4 weeks, and continued improvements for up to 6 months! A series of 3 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart is often needed for the best results. Remember, microneedling is just one part of the total rejuvenation. Immediate recovery care and long-term maintenance are also very important to improving your skin quality. This is why we recommend products from the Jan Marini skincare line.

How long do the results last?

Lutronic Genius RF Microneedling stimulates your body to produce new collagen and elastin so the results can last for years. After your initial series of treatments, most patients will simply need maintenance treatment once or twice a year as they continue to age. Results will vary, but Genius RF Microneedling has the potential to truly revitalize and rejuvenate your skin.

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