Suitable for all skin types! At The Luxe Room, we use the latest generation in radiofrequency technology, the ScarLet RF which has proven results in improving acne scarring, skin laxity, wrinkles, and texture. This is essentially microneedling with a zap of focused energy that is aimed at tightening the skin, minimizing downtime, giving a heavier boost of collagen stimulation…basically the big (big, big) brother of microneedling.
What is the treatment like?
The skin is topically numbed for about 30 minutes with strong numbing cream. You’ll feel a little pinch each time the handpiece is pressed on the skin, but this is completely tolerable with the topical anesthetic cream. Radiofrequency microneedling treatment takes about 45 minutes-1 hour. Afterwards, your skin will be a bit red and warm, but a cooling air device and/or cold packs are applied to the skin for instant comfort.
How many RF microneedling treatments do I need?
It’s recommended to have a series of about three treatments, one treatment every 4-6 weeks for best results.
What to expect after RF microneedling treatment.
For a couple of days after your treatment, your skin will be a bit pink. Powder mineral makeup can be worn the day after your treatment. Then, around days 2-5 your skin will feel a bit rough. Your skin should be looking a lot better after a week. However, real results from the treatment (wrinkle-reducing, skin tightening, acne scar lifting) may not be noticeable until anywhere form 1-3 months after you treatment.
Who can NOT have this treatment?
Anyone pregnant or breastfeeding, anyone with a poorly-controlled medical disorder, certain skin allergies, history of skin cancer, people with bleeding/clotting disorders or on long-term blood thinning medications, people prone to keloid scarring, anyone with an active skin infection, anyone with a pacemaker, cardioverter, or superficial metal within the treatment area.
See a Vogue article on the ScarLet RF HERE.