Where are you going with all that luggage… under your eyes? Ok not funny, especially if you have them. But we have good news for you if you do. Microneedling can simultaneously reduce your undereye pockets, along with many other annoying facial issues.
Microneedling improves the appearance and texture of your skin and minimizes stretch marks, scars and wrinkles. And it doesn’t have the risk of skin discoloration, such as with some facial rejuvenation procedures that use heat or lights. It helps skin regenerate faster through collagen induction therapy, which can help to reduce signs of aging and improve the skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that utilizes a tiny, sterile needle to stimulate natural healing factors in the skin. The needle is repeatedly pressed into the skin at a specific depth to cause healing and minimal discomfort. It treats dark circles or translucent skin under your eyes.
These tiny, nearly undetectable punctures initiate a healing cascade that creates more elastin and collagen under the skin – two natural healing substances in the body that make a more sleek, smooth, and elastic skin tone. Traditional microneedling is good for slower and more subtle rejuvenation. If you are looking for improved results, RF microneedling, like Agnes, is recommended for enhancing the overall tone and texture of your skin, as it better facilitates collagen and elastin production.
What is RF Microneedling?
Microneedling is already very beneficial, but doctors discovered that using needles that created radiofrequency waves could increase the number of healing factors, such as collagen and elastin, produced during the treatment. The addition of radiofrequency energy applied deep into the dermis increases the production of powerful healing factors, proteins, and enzymes, including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
RF microneedling involves the same process as microneedling but uses specialized fine-tipped needles to create micro-punctures along the treated skin area and simultaneously deliver radiofrequency waves. The addition of radiofrequency makes the process of skin tightening more efficient, reducing the number of treatments required.
The combination of microneedling and customizable RF improves efficacy and makes it suitable for hooded eyes as well as undereye bags, acne, wrinkles and scars.
Why Agnes RF Is the Best Choice
AGNES RF is a nonsurgical tightening treatment that targets loose, baggy skin over, under and around the eyes. Through radiofrequency, the treatment melts fat accumulations on the upper eyelids and under the eyes while stimulating collagen growth in the underlying skin. Most people see results after just one or two sessions.
Unlike other radiofrequency microneedling systems, Agnes has micro-insulated needles to protect the skin from burning during the procedure, making it one of the safest for skin resurfacing. As the natural collagen and elastin begin to be produced, the skin will be restored, and the signs of aging will be reversed.
What is an Agnes RF Treatment Like?
Every treatment begins with local anesthesia to thoroughly numb the area. Then, the provider treats in a pattern along the jowl area to kill fat cells while tightening tissue. This results in a more defined jawline.
Avoid Aspirin, NSAIDS, or blood thinning medications for ten days before treatment and avoid Retinol Products for two weeks before the treatment. You will have an Occumend Gel pad on after the procedure. Leave it on until the following morning. The next day you may remove and wash it with a gentle cleanser.
Expected Results from Agnes
Agnes RF results are seen within about one month but continue to develop for up to six months after each treatment. It can take up to six months for the newly generated collagen to revitalize under-eye bags and improve wrinkles and for disrupted fat cells to be absorbed by the body.
The AGNES RF microneedling system also offers a safe and effective treatment for even the most stubborn acne breakouts since it also eliminates acne-inducing sebaceous glands and reduces scarring left behind from past breakouts.
Agnes RF may be a good solution if you have pockets of fat and lax skin around the eyes. Excessive heat or strong chemical peels can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. With microneedling, though, all skin types heal just the same. For that reason, it’s one of the most inclusive kinds of cosmetic treatments that patients use to feel young again.
During your first week of healing, keep the treated area clean, avoid smoking or excessive alcohol consumption, excessive exercise and sweating, swimming or exposing skin to the sun for about a week after your treatment. Apply your moisturizer one to two times per day.
Patients can expect their skin to look red immediately after a microneedling treatment. This is because of increased blood flow to the skin as part of the body’s natural wound-healing response to the ultrafine needles of the microneedling handpiece that have penetrated the skin’s surface.
If you’re treated for eye bags or deep lines and wrinkles, you may experience redness, bruising, or swelling for one to three days, followed by up to a week of minimal visible side effects. Occasionally, with these slightly more intense treatments, you could experience numbness for up to four weeks. You may be able to cover the redness and swelling four days after the treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Agnes?
Agnes RF microneedle treatment is safe for people of all ages, genders, skin types and skin tones and can be performed on almost any area of the body. The ideal candidate for treatment is young, in relatively good health, and has only early signs of aging. The only contraindications are for those with active infections or wound-healing issues.
Microneedling can be especially beneficial for women over 50, helping to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks and increasing the absorption of skincare products.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Two or three treatments may be needed to get the best result. Further treatments should be three to six months after the initial treatment, sooner (like six weeks) in the case of active acne. To keep enjoying your initial results even longer, you should consider maintenance touch-ups twice a year.
Is it Better than Botox?
RF microneedling isn’t better than Botox, it’s different and used for specific purposes that Botox doesn’t treat. For moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, experts suggest using neuromodulators like Botox. For skin issues caused by reduced collagen production and sun damage, and for reducing pockets of fat, scars and acne, microneedling is the right solution.
Schedule Your Agnes RF Treatment In the East Bay With Us!
At California Dermatology Care, we’re dedicated to pursuing healthy skin and helping you feel your best. Dr. William Ting and our team of aesthetic specialists are passionate about helping you reveal your most vibrant self.
With a patient-centric focus, we deliver excellence in dermatology and complement this with a range of pampering facial treatments. If you want to experience the benefits of Agnes RF and our other healing skin rejuvenation procedures, text our offices at (925) 328-0255 or schedule an online appointment.