Microneedling with radio frequency – Dr Tremblay answers your questions

Microneedling with radio frequency is an innovative procedure combining traditional microneedling with the energy of radio frequency to improve the quality and firmness of the skin.


The RF energy (radio frequency) is transmitted by small gold-plated needles. Other than the known benefits associated with microneedling, radio frequency also provides energy deep in the dermis, causing a firming of the skin, reducing the size of pores and scars. The energy of radio frequency induces heat that provokes a tightening of the skin, as well as stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.


Microneedling RF Question #1 : Who can benefit from microneedling RF treatments?

Answer by Dr Tremblay: Microneedling RF treatments are suggested for patients with a loss of skin density and firmness. With time, skin gets thinner due to the loss of collagen and elastin, the two principal constituents of the dermis, which result in a thinner and less plump skin. Microneedling stimulates the production of new collagen, which makes the skin denser, firmer, and more resistant.

Other conditions can also benefit from microneedling RF treatments. Acne scars and white stretch marks can also be improved. Microneedling RF makes the skin more resistant by increasing its thickness and density.


Microneedling RF Question #2 : How does a session of microneedling RF take place?

 Answer by Dr Tremblay: Before treatment, skin is deeply cleansed and an anesthetic cream is applied. As microneedles penetrate the skin, we apply an anesthetic cream to the zone to be treated.  The microneedling RF treatment is of a 45 to 60 minute duration depending on the zone to treat. The treatment is easy to receive and should cause little or no discomfort.


Microneedling RF Question #3 : Is there a period of recovery after the microneedling RF treatment?

 Answer by Dr Tremblay: Unlike microneedling treatments without radio frequency that require a period of recovery, the microneedling RF treatment penetrates deep and does not leave redness on the surface that lasts more than 24 hours. The skin can seem dryer and rougher for up to 1 week. A rich hyaluronic acid treatment cream with densifying agents is recommended for the days following treatment.


Microneedling RF Question #4 : How many sessions are required?

Answer by Dr Tremblay: A full treatment includes 3 sessions done at 2 or 3-week intervals. We then recommend one session per year to maintain the results obtained from the initial treatment.


Microneedling RF Question #5 : How quickly can we expect results?

Answer by Dr Tremblay: Results are visible gradually and are optimal after 8 to 12 weeks. Since treatment is done in the deep layers of the skin, we will notice a better quality of the skin, but especially a more toned skin. We can also combine this treatment with the V2 Injector Beauty Booster to improve the density of the dermis and give the skin a smoother and more hydrated appearance.

For the treatment of stretch marks and acne scars, we often combine different procedures for optimal results. As each case is unique, we commend a consultation in order to suggest the best treatment plan for you.


Microneedling RF treatments are available at MédIME. Please make an appointment today for a free personalized consultation.

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