Your skin-tightening solution By Serina Jones, LME, Owner of Gig Harbor Aesthetics
Scarlet RF Microneedling is a brand-new, highly innovative treatment that combines the power of microneedling with short-pulse radiofrequency energy to deliver noticeable results. This non-invasive treatment is designed to trigger the body’s skin-tightening effects by delivering radiofrequency energy to the subdermal tissue.
In other words, if you have sagging skin on your face, neck or body, Scarlet RF Microneedling can tighten and firm up your dermal tissue, leading to a younger and more contoured appearance.
How does Scarlet RF Microneedling work? Scarlet RF Microneedling delivers short pulses of radiofrequency energy to the subdermal tissue via tiny channels created by the tech’s microneedling effects. This triggers two responses: 1. The body immediately triggers its wound-healing processes, which means collagen and elastin levels are elevated; and 2. The radiofrequency heat causes subdermal tissue to contract and tighten, leading to almost-immediate results. The Scarlet RF Microneedling treatment can be used on multiple areas, including the scalp, for an effect that’s similar to getting facelift surgery.
Stimulating collagen production The combination of precise depth and the fractional radiofrequency energy serve a very important role in helping patients achieve incredible results. Simply put, the treatment helps stimulate collagen and elastin production. As you may know, collagen production slows as we age. Thus, as time passes, the skin increases in laxity and loses that suppleness that is often associated with youth. Scarlet RF helps restore that elastin and collagen, thereby firming and tightening the skin.
Am I a good candidate for Scarlet RF Microneedling? Unlike many laser procedures, Scarlet RF can be used on all skin types. The treatment will address the following concerns: • Fine lines and facial wrinkles • Skin laxity • Acne scarring • Surgical scars • Enlarged pores • Irregular skin texture and tone • Body laxity (stomach, inner arms, thighs, knees) • Stretch marks
What is the procedure like? The procedure takes about 20 to 40 minutes to perform (if you’re getting the treatment on your body, the procedure will take longer, depending on the area you wish to target). You will numb prior to the treatment for 30 minutes in a relaxing room. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during their treatment.
What results can I expect? Results include tighter and toned skin with improved texture and laxity. They can be seen almost right away, with continuous improvement over the next two to three months. Most patients comment on how smooth their texture becomes and how they notice more contour around their jaw line, eyes, mouth and neck.
Is there any downtime? There’s no downtime associated with Scarlet RF Microneedling, so you can continue with your normal routine. However, we do recommend that patients incorporate sunscreen into their daily post-treatment skin-care routine, as skin will be sensitive to the sun’s UV rays. You will be given a post-treatment skin-care box to use the week following your treatment. Scarlet RF is known as “the non-surgical facelift.” This treatment is taking skin rejuvenation by storm! It’s FDA cleared, has minimal downtime and is safe for all skin types. Through the use of non-invasive technologies such as the Scarlet, we can stimulate the body to produce its own collagen and elastin, which in turn lifts and tightens the skin.