RF microneedling has been called the hottest skincare trend in the country, the future of skin care, and one of the most versatile devices for anti-aging. It has quickly become one of the most sought-after skincare treatments across the country, and for good reason. AGNES RF combines the versatility of microneedling to precisely penetrate the skin at specific points, combined with RF (radiofrequency energy) to reduce unwanted fat and improve skin laxity.
The new AGNES RF delivers surgical results non-invasively. It requires no surgery and has minimal downtime, yet it offers incredible improvement in the appearance of many common skin concerns. One treatment can provide a subtle upper eyelid lift, diminished under-eye bags, cheek slimming, tightened jowls, and a reduction in submental fat (double chin). Epiphany Dermatology providers also utilize AGNES RF to improve the appearance of acne and acne scars, stretch marks, or any small area of stubborn fat.
AGNES RF FAQs
How does AGNES RF work?
The basis of AGNES RF microneedling involves precisely delivering concentrated energy to targeted areas. The device’s adjustable settings give Epiphany providers the freedom to assess and customize treatments to each individual patient. The microneedling device travels over the surface of the skin, causing tiny (invisible to the naked eye) micro-injuries that stimulate collagen and skin cell renewal. RF energy is simultaneously delivered to the targeted areas. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with an overall improved appearance, tightened skin, and a reduction in small, unwanted pockets of fat.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Immediately following your procedure, you will notice redness of the treatment area. The color fades significantly within a few hours and is usually resolved within 48 to 72 hours. There may also be mild to moderate swelling that will resolve within two-three days.
RF microneedling may also cause some pinpoint bleeding which will stop within a few minutes without any lasting effect. The bleeding may not reach the upper level of the skin and may result in dark red specks on the skin. The red specks will disappear in a few days or less.
AGNES RF may cause a light peeling effect while the skin heals. In some patients, there is visible flaking up to seven days after the treatment. Hydration during cleansing followed by wiping with a washcloth twice daily (AM/PM) helps remove the exfoliating skin. Use of heavier moisturizers during this time improves the appearance of dryness. The flaking resolves spontaneously. You will be able to wear makeup the day after treatment. Sunscreen use is important, as always!
Can I resume normal activities after AGNES RF?
You can resume light activities immediately following your procedure. If you are planning to exercise after your treatment, be aware that the sweat is likely to cause some itching and irritation but it will not be harmful. Splashing cool water on the treated areas will help. Do not scratch or rub the treated areas. You might opt to avoid sweaty exercise for 12 hours after your treatment. You will be able to wear makeup the day after treatment. Diligent sunscreen use is important after your procedure.
Is AGNES RF painful?
As with all cosmetic services, Epiphany Dermatology providers make patient comfort their priority. If necessary, your provider will prescribe a topical numbing cream for you to apply at home one hour prior to your procedure for added comfort and convenience.
When will I see results?
You may begin seeing results as early as 2-3 weeks following your first treatment, but collagen renewal, skin tightening, and fat reduction will continue to improve up to six months after treatment. Some patients may require a series of treatments.