When you’re young, your skin stays taut and resilient. That’s due primarily to the presence of two fibrous proteins, collagen and elastin.
By the time you reach 25, your body starts decreasing production and what remains can be further depleted by sun damage, smoke exposure, and environmental pollutants. No longer able to maintain your skin’s youthful structure, your face and hands lose volume, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and hollows. These are known as “static” wrinkles because they result from volume loss and are visible even when your face is static or at rest.
As you age, you also develop “dynamic” wrinkles, resulting from repeated facial expressions. Every time you smile, frown, or squint your eyes, the muscles contract, tugging on the skin above. Over time, the skin can’t bounce back as easily, and furrows form around your eyes and mouth.
In the early stages of wrinkle development, injectable dermal fillers can temporarily fill in the static wrinkles, and Botox® and related neurotoxins that prevent muscle contractions can temporarily relax the dynamic lines. But if you really want to rejuvenate your aging skin, you’re probably looking for something more comprehensive.
Also called collagen-induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that uses rows of small needles to create micro injuries in your skin most often on the face, neck, and chest. Your body responds by sending healing factors to the wound sites and by producing new stores of collagen and elastin to replace the damaged skin layers and smooth out your skin’s tone. The procedure is most commonly used to address fine lines and wrinkles, mild scars (including acne scars), and large pores.
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling takes the process a step further. At the same time as we create the micro injuries, we also deliver RF energy through the needles and into the skin. The energy mostly makes its way into the dermal (middle) layer of the skin. This is where collagen and elastin normally reside. The burst of RF energy triggers new collagen production and restructures elastin helping you get smoother, blemish-free skin.
The combination of radiofrequency and microneedling produces more dramatic results than either treatment alone because the combination produces a synergistic effect. And RF microneedling works on all skin types and colors and is generally safe for most patients.
SylfirmX is the world’s first FDA-cleared dual wave radio frequency microneedling device. In addition to the traditional continuous wave of RF energy that works great for skin tone and texture changes, the SylfirmX also has the capability to deliver a pulse wave of RF energy. Using pulse wave RF energy, SylfirmX can also treat pigment changes such as melasma and rosacea as well as treat all skin types. This is revolutionary in RF microneedling!
In addition to be the only dual wave RF microneedling device, SylfirmX also uses patented needles that help the treatment be virtually painless. Say goodbye to painful microneedling treatments! SylfirmX can also be used to aid in hair growth.
Looking to rejuvenate your skin, stimulate hair growth, or treat pesky skin pigment changes or want to learn more about the winning combo of radiofrequency and microneedling? Call 817 Surgical Arts at 817-241-5375 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson, or book online with us today.