For melasma, pores, scars, redness and skin tightening
What is Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling?
Radio Frequency Microneedling treatment or 黄金微针, is a treatment that uses a combination of continuous wave and pulsed wave for the treatment of multiple skin conditions.
An example of RF Microneedling device is Sylfirm X in Singapore. Other examples of RF Microneedling devices in Singapore are Morpheus 8, Potenza and Secret RF.
RF Microneedling equipment typically has different treatment modes and a wide depth range of, making it one of the most versatile, customisable and powerful systems in skin rejuvenation treatment in Singapore. These features allow microneedling RF to treat multiple skin conditions in all skin types.
How does it work?
RF Microneedling devices deliver controlled and efficient RF energy into your skin via very small needles.
Micro needles penetrate the skin in a well controlled manner, producing micro injuries to the skin that stimulate collagen regeneration and natural wound healing while breaking down scar and fibrous tissues at the same time.
Radio Frequency (RF) energy is delivered via these micro needles, generating heat in the skin at 40-60°C resulting in coagulation, skin contraction and collagen production.
What can RF Microneedling treatment treat?
Using a combination of continuous wave and pulsed wave, RF Microneedling in Singapore is effective in treating a wide range of indications on the face and neck such as:
- Skin pigmentation – Melasma, Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), dull skin complexion
- Skin texture – Pores and Acne scars
- Skin redness – Active acne, Rosacea
- Skin laxity – Loose and sagging skin, Wrinkles
- Skin rejuvenation – Overall skin improvement
Besides face and neck, this technology can also be used to treat other parts of the body such as decolletage and abdominal skin. It is effective in improving wrinkly skin and stretch marks in other body parts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many sessions do I need?
Most patients can already appreciate skin improvement after one treatment session. Skin will continue to improve for the next 10-12 weeks due to continuous collagen regeneration triggered by the treatment.
Depending on individual skin conditions, most patients will require 3 to 6 sessions for optimal outcome. Treatment interval is approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Each treatment session is about 30 minutes.
What is downtime like?
Mild skin redness and swelling is expected immediately after RF Microneedling treatment, which typically subsides within a few hours.
For melasma treatment, the pigmentation will initially look slightly darker and reddish which will fade within 1-2 weeks.
For scars and skin tightening treatment, skin redness and swelling could take about 1-2 days to resolve.
Is it painful?
It is a very tolerable procedure. Numbing cream will be applied prior to treatment to minimize discomfort. Most patients experience minimal to no pain. There may be mild tingling and pressure sensation from the treatment.
Can I combine RF Microneedling with other treatments?
It can be done in combination with other energy devices and injectable treatments to tackle different skin concerns. These are the treatments that are often done concurrently with RF Microneedling:
- Hyaluronic acid injection such as Profhilo – for overall skin rejuvenation and collagen building
- Skin boosters and/or toxin A – for fine lines and wrinkles
- Ultherapy and/or HIFU – for skin tightening and lifting
- Pico laser – for skin hyperpigmentation, pores and scars
- Fractional laser – for pores and scars
Is if safe?
RF Microneedling is a non-invasive skin treatment that has a good safety profile and track record. Complications are extremely rare.
Most patients can resume daily activities and work immediately after treatment.
How much is RF Microneedling treatment?
The cost of RF Microneedling treatment such as Sylfirm X in Singapore ranges from $500 – $1500 per session. At SOL Aesthetics Medical Clinic, the cost is approximately $650 – $1000 per session.
We recommend patients to have a consultation session with our doctor before undergoing a this treatment. Our doctor will assess your concern to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
*Disclaimer: The content provided is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.