Fractional RF Micro-Needling

What is Fractional RF Micro-Needling?

Exion’s Fractional RF Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure that combines three innovative technologies: radiofrequency (RF) energy, fractional laser and micro-needling. Here's a breakdown of each component:

  • Micro-needling: This involves the use of 36 microneedles that create controlled micro-injuries on the skin's surface. These micro-injuries trigger the skin's natural healing process, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for skin firmness and elasticity.
  • Radiofrequency (RF) energy: RF energy is a form of electromagnetic energy that can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin without causing damage to the outer layer. When applied to the skin, RF energy heats the underlying layers, stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin. Exion is the leading technology because we can go up to 8mm under the skin into the deepest dermis.
  • Fractional Laser: This laser creates thousands of tiny, evenly-spaced treatment zones on the skin. These zones are referred to as microthermal zones. It is the secret ingredient that blows other technologies away because it resurfaces the skin on a much more advanced schedule.

In Exion Fractional RF Micro-needling, these three technologies are combined into one treatment. The micro-needles penetrate the skin, creating micro-channels, while simultaneously delivering RF energy into the deeper layers of the skin. This combination of micro-injuries and heat energy triggers a more significant collagen remodelling response compared to traditional micro-needling or RF treatments alone.

The benefits of Exion’s Fractional RF Micro-needling may include:

  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightening of sagging skin
  • Reduction of acne scars and other types of scars
  • Overall skin rejuvenation

Why Exion over other technologies?

LESS PAIN, MORE GAIN, SINGLE PASS

FDA Clearance

EXION is indicated for use in dermatological and general surgical procedures for
electrocoagulation and hemostasis.

EXION is indicated for the primary treatment of dermatological procedures for
non-invasive treatment of periorbital wrinkles and rhytids.

EXION is indicated to provide heating for the purpose of elevating tissue
temperature for selected medical conditions such as temporary relief of pain, muscle
spasms, and an increase in local circulation.

EXION technology is proven to cause necrosis to unwanted fatty tissues that can be found under the chin or on the body. Leaving the areas, smaller and tighter in comparison.

EXION will hit multiple targets - Micro-needling with RF can address a wide range of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores, and skin laxity.

EXION has minimal downtime - While there may be some redness and swelling immediately following the procedure, downtime is generally minimal compared to more invasive treatments.

EXION is safe & comfortable - There is no surgery and 82% of patients find the treatment manageable, without the need of drugs, nerve blocks or laughing gas.

What to Expect During an EXION Fractional RF Treatment

During a Fractional RF Micro-needling session, here's what you can generally expect:

  • Consultation: In our clinic, we will begin by discussing your skincare concerns, medical history, and treatment goals. Our medical aesthetician will assess your skin to determine if Exion’s Fractional RF micro-needling is appropriate for you and develop a personalized treatment plan.
  • Preparation: Before the procedure begins, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly to remove any makeup, oils, or impurities. Topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
  • Application of RF Device: The handheld micro-needling device, which emits radiofrequency energy, will be gently applied to the sterilized skin. The microneedles will create controlled micro-injuries to the skins surface. Simultaneously, the device delivers radiofrequency energy into the deeper layers of the skin, heating the tissue and further stimulating collagen production.
  • Sensation: During the procedure, you will feel a sensation of pressure, heat, and mild to moderate discomfort as the microneedles penetrate the skin and the RF energy is delivered. However, the topical numbing cream applied beforehand should help minimize any discomfort.
  • Duration: The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific device used. Typically, a Fractional RF micro-needling session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Post-Treatment Care: After the procedure, your skin may appear red or slightly swollen, similar to a mild sunburn. Our medical aesthetician provides specific post-treatment instructions, which may include applying soothing balms, avoiding direct sunlight, and wearing sunscreen.
  • Recovery: Most people experience minimal downtime after Fractional RF micro-needling, with redness and swelling subsiding within a couple of days. However, individual recovery times may vary.
  • Results: You may begin to notice improvements in your skin's texture, tone, and firmness in the weeks following the procedure as collagen remodeling takes place. For optimal results, multiple treatment sessions are recommended, spaced several weeks apart.
  • Follow-Up: We will schedule follow-up appointments to assess your progress, adjust your treatment plan if necessary, and discuss any further skincare recommendations.

FAQ

Anyone who knows they develop keloids, excessively tanned skin from the sun or tanning beds of self-tanning lotions.

- Ensure you’ve had a consultation with one of our staff to confirm you are a candidate.
- Stay out of the sun for 2-4 weeks.
- Do not choose to treat an area where you’ve been tattooed
- Wait 6 weeks post fillers and 2 weeks post neuromodulators
- Stop the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs one week before and after each treatment.

Exion technology is leading in pain management. Unlike the Morpheus 8, this device requires only numbing cream and one pass for maximized results. The discomfort is manageable and downtime very minimal.

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