Microneedling has been made popular by social media influencers for its amazing ability to reduce wrinkles and lines, as well as its power to resurface and tighten the skin, by naturally stimulating the production of new collagen. Now, state-of-the-art radiofrequency (RF) technology has been combined with microneedling in a single, revolutionary treatment that takes skin rejuvenation to the next level.
In this article the skin experts at Zinnia Aesthetics in Washington, D.C. answer patients’ questions about the innovative new treatment called Legend Pro™ that combines Tripollar® radiofrequency (RF) energy with VoluDerm™ microneedling into one procedure – for deep and long-lasting skin revitalization, tightening and wrinkle reduction.
How does Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling work?
Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling uses cutting-edge technology to combine traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy into a single procedure.
Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling works by inserting a network of tiny pins deep into the skin, creating a series of invisible, virtually painless, microscopic “wounds” that trigger the body’s natural healing processes. When inserted, these very fine microneedles also radiate RF energy deep into dermis (lower layers of the skin.)
The perceived “injury” from the needles, along with the RF heat energy, activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms – which produce collagen fibers that strengthen, thicken and tighten the skin.
Why is Legend Pro™ RF microneedling called a “non-surgical facelift?”
Legend Pro™ RF microneedling is sometimes dubbed a “non-surgical facelift” because of its ability to tighten skin and approximate the benefits of a facelift – without requiring the patient to “go under the knife”. The Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling procedure can tighten, contour, tone, and lift face – but without the pain, expense or downtime of surgery.
Is there downtime following Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling?
Washington, D.C. area Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling patients only experience minimal downtime after their treatment.
Following Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling treatment, some patients do observe tiny, almost microscopic, “lesions” or “dots” in the treatment area, as well as slight redness, and in rare cases very minor swelling. This will subside in a couple days to a week. Patients are free to return to work and normal activities the next day – or whenever they are comfortable. After a day or two it is also generally safe to apply makeup to the treatment area to conceal any redness.
Is Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling safe for darker skin?
Yes! Unlike many other skin resurfacing and rejuvenating procedures, including most lasers, RF microneedling is safe for even darker skin tones and colors.
What areas can be treated with Legend Pro™ microneedling?
The most common treatment areas for Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling are the lower face and neck – where the affects of wrinkles, lines and sagging skin are most visible.
However, this treatment can be applied almost anywhere on the face or body where skin resurfacing and tightening is desired. Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling can treat wrinkles and lines around the eyes, such as crows feet, minimize acne scarring, and reduce discoloration or unwanted pigmentation and UV sun damage.
Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling can also be used on the body to tighten and resurface skin, including minimizing scars and reducing the appearance of cellulite!
When will I see results from Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling?
Because the radiofrequency heat energy immediately contracts the skin’s fibers, there will be some immediate improvement in skin tone – making skin appear tighter and wrinkles appear less prominent. However, the biggest benefits begin to become visible after three weeks or so, as the skin heals and repairs itself, and the body begins to produce more collagen.
The significant results of Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling will continue to improve for up to three months after treatment. And, because Legend Pro™ remodels and regenerates the skin on a deep cellular level, the results are much longer lasting than superficial treatments like fillers, facials or peels.
And, while every patient’s skin concerns are different, most of our Washington, D.C. Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling patients are able to achieve optimal results after a treatment plan of only 1 to 3 sessions.
Radiofrequency Microneedling – Washington, D.C.
Zinnia Aesthetics is among the first and only medical spas in the entire Washington, D.C. area to offer Legend Pro™ radiofrequency microneedling. Anyone interested in learning more about this incredible skin resurfacing and tightening treatment is encouraged to contact us today for a consultation.