Healthy lifestyle choices and a consistent skin care routine can go a long way in helping you prevent premature skin aging. But for as effective as they are, such measures can’t stop the aging process altogether or control how your skin changes as you age.
Fortunately, ongoing advances in aesthetic medicine have made it possible to reverse the leading driver of skin aging — collagen loss — and replenish these essential “building blocks” of supple, smooth, and youthful-looking skin.
Read on as Brittney Gast, RN, BSN, and our skilled team at Natural Obsession Aesthetics explain how radiofrequency microneedling combines skin-renewing microneedling with deep collagen-stimulating radiofrequency (RF) energy to revitalize your skin naturally, from the outside in and the inside out.
Collagen and elastin are the two main proteins, or fundamental building blocks, that give your skin its basic structure and shape. Collagen keeps your skin strong, smooth, and toned, while elastin keeps it flexible — or equal parts taut and supple.
Beginning in early adulthood, collagen production starts its natural and progressive lifelong decline. Essentially, the collagen-inducing fibroblasts in your skin become less active as time goes on, causing a 1.0% to 1.5% decline in collagen creation (and existing collagen levels) every year.
By the time you turn 40, your skin has already lost about 20% of the collagen it had when you were 20 years old. This unavoidable collagen decline is accompanied by a natural decrease in elastin levels and oil production, all of which effectively sets the stage for age-related skin changes like:
This natural skin aging process can be visibly accelerated by smoking and sun damage; other skin-depleting factors, like insufficient sleep or chronic dehydration, can also speed it up.
Radiofrequency microneedling is an innovative, minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that combines collagen-stimulating microneedling with therapeutic fractional RF energy to trigger collagen growth and elastin renewal from the surface of your skin to your deepest dermal layers.
At Natural Obsession Aesthetics, we perform radiofrequency microneedling treatments with the VirtueRF platform and its customizable handpiece. As a microneedling and RF device rolled into one, VirtueRF works to renew the building blocks of your epidermis, revitalize your complexion, and rejuvenate your appearance in two ways:
First, its sterile microneedles and painless robotic precision delivery (RPD) system create even micro-channels across the surface of your skin, prompting the immediate production of healing, collagen-renewing growth factors.
Second, it delivers controlled, uniform RF heat through each layer of skin to trigger the kind of deep and enduring collagen and elastin remodeling that both restores and reinforces your foundational dermal structures.
This dual approach to natural skin rejuvenation is what makes radiofrequency microneedling so effective at turning back the hands of time — as the treatment stimulates renewed collagen production, you’ll see noticeably tighter, brighter, and smoother skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
Radiofrequency microneedling can also help counteract the effects of sun damage, balance out uneven skin tone and texture, and diminish the appearance of acne scars.
Whether you use it to reverse the signs of aging, correct unwanted skin flaws, maintain an enviable complexion, or all the above, radiofrequency microneedling is an ageless treatment that’s safe and effective for any skin type.
Radiofrequency microneedling is an easy and painless treatment with zero downtime — you can expect any mild redness or minor swelling to subside quickly, revealing skin that looks and feels instantly tighter, brighter, smoother, and more uniform.
Given that radiofrequency microneedling empowers your body’s natural collagen production mechanisms to achieve results — and because collagen remodeling is a progressive process that unfolds and builds over time — you can expect to see continued improvement in the days and weeks following treatment.
Depending on your unique skin needs and aesthetic goals, it may be best to undergo a series of radiofrequency microneedling treatments. Most people can attain optimal skin rejuvenation results in just three or four sessions, with each session spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
To find out how the aesthetic pros at Natural Obsession Aesthetics can help you meet your antiaging skin goals, call 281-475-4878 or use the easy online booking feature to schedule a consultation at our office in Kingwood, Texas, today.