RF microneedling, or radiofrequency microneedling, is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at teaching your skin to heal itself. Fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin imperfections are caused in part due to low levels of collagen. As we age, our bodies produce less of it than in our youth. It’s possible to restore lost collagen with fillers and other treatments on the market, but radiofrequency microneedling stimulates your body to produce it!
What Is the Procedure?
When you undergo microneedling, your trained skincare expert will use tiny, fine needles to prick your skin and create small wounds in the top layer of your skin. Radiofrequency microneedling adds in radiofrequency waves. They’re generated by an LED light and produce thermal energy.
Essentially, the combination of tiny needles and radiofrequency waves prompt your body to respond as if it’s healing a wound. It ramps up the production of collagen, which can fill in fine lines and wrinkles, along with healing stubborn skin problems like old acne scars and large pores. Rather than add in something or cover up an issue, microneedling prompts your body to take care of it itself. It’s more like a helping hand (or many ultra-small helping hands) than anything.
What to Expect
Because the procedure creates many small wounds in the skin, expect a bit of discomfort. Usually, things are back to normal within 24 hours but prepare for a short amount of downtime just after your procedure. For the best procedure possible, there are a few things to avoid before microneedling.
- Retin A
- Vitamin A Treatments
- Other topical medications
- Blood thinners (one week prior to treatment)
Following your treatment, it’s highly recommended that you do not use any active skincare for at least 24 hours and avoid direct sunlight, swimming, or activity that could cause sweating.
If you continue to experience discomfort after 24 hours or it feels more intense, reach out to your doctor or skincare expert with any questions. In general, people recover from radiofrequency microneedling quickly and without issue.
Is Radiofrequency Microneedling Right for You?
This type of microneedling procedure is safe and effective for nearly everyone. If you’re struggling with scarring, discoloration, or fine lines and wrinkles, set up your consultation with Beauty and Body by Mia to discuss a microneedling session. Help your skin to care for itself again.
The holidays are behind us, and we get just a little bit older with every passing minute. We’ve shopped and cooked and made everyone merry. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to ourselves. Why not celebrate the New Year with a gift all your own?
Aging is the ultimate bane of everyone’s existence. Growing older has us seeing lines where there were none before and skin that sags in all the wrong places. The good news is there are techniques we can employ to stop, well slow, the signs of aging. It’s a New Year, so why not bring in a new you with HIFU skin tightening treatments?
What Is HIFU Skin Tightening?
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive treatment to combat facial aging. HIFU creates heat deep within the layers of skin using ultrasound. The ultrasound targets specific skin cells with heat, causing damage, which the body repairs using naturally produced collagen. Collagen is what gives skin its structure and elasticity.
When you think of ultrasound, you likely think of medical imaging, but this kind of ultrasound is different. HIFU is a high-intensity ultrasound that uses high-energy waves to target specified points of the body. Nonsurgical ultrasound treatments can (according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery):
- Smooth facial wrinkles
- Tighten neck skin
- Smooth and tighten chest skin
- Lift eyelids or eyebrows that have begun to droop
- Reduce the appearance of jowls
Is HIFU for Everyone?
Because the high-frequency ultrasound beams are focused on specific tissue areas, there should be no damage to the upper layers of skin or the connecting tissues. The treatment isn’t appropriate for everyone. Generally, people older than 30 with mild-to-moderate skin sagging are the prime candidates for the procedure.
People who have more skin sagging or who have skin that has been damaged by the sun may not see results as quickly as other candidates. Older individuals with more extensive skin laxity or extensive sun damage typically aren’t good candidates for the procedure. Sometimes, these individuals require surgery to correct the sagging and damage to their skin.
Skin lesions or infections also prevent people from getting this treatment. It’s also not recommended for those with metallic implants in or around the treatment area or those with severe acne.
Get a Consultation to Help You Decide
If you aren’t sure whether HIFU is for you, contact Beauty & Body by Mia to schedule a consultation to discuss your options. Let them help you ring in the New Year with a new you!
(HIFU) High-intensity focused ultrasound is a popular non-invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation and body contouring. . It can reduce loose skin and give you a more youthful appearance while also improving lymphatic system operation and more.
HIFU delivers more precise and more intense fractional ultrasound energy while RF is based on a bulk heating strategy. HIFU goes deeper into and beyond the dermis, being able to reach the SMAS layer. RF, on the other hand, will not go as deep as HIFU as it focuses on epidermal lavers and does not go beyond the deep dermis. HIFU is generally performed as a single treatment, RF may require several sessions.
Mia can deliver precise treatments to your problem areas, reducing fat pockets and addressing aging-related problems. The result is firmer, younger, vibrant skin.
What are the body’s benefits?
For skin rejuvenation, HIFU is expected to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lift and tighten the skin. For body sculpting, HIFU may help remove stubborn pockets of fat, while improving the appearance of the skin.
- Contour body areas such as the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen
- Lift sagging skin on the face, such as the brows, jowls, jawline, and mid-face
- Reduce lines and folds around the mouth, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Lift the neck and décolleté
- Rejuvenate the skin and improve its overall appearance
The treatment is fast, taking around 45-60 minutes with minimal to no recovery time. While some effects of the treatment can be seen initially, the full result will take several months and will improve over time. Often only one treatment session is needed, but some patients require multiple treatments. Results last from 18 months to three years, depending on the type of device used and the area treated.
Who Is the Best Candidate for High intensity focused ultrasound?
HIFU is considered a very safe treatment in the hands of Mia from Beauty & Body buy Mia, but there are still potential side effects to consider.
Immediately after the HIFU treatment, you may experience mild redness, swelling, tenderness, or a tingling sensation, but it should not persist. Temporary numbness or bruising could also occur but should subside after a week or two.
After a thorough consultation, Mia will be able to recommend the best treatment to help you reach your cosmetic goals! Book your appointment with Mia today to set up your consultation.
Are you looking forward to the Times Square mirrored ball dropping you a fresh start? The new year is certainly exciting, giving a blank slate to everyone who makes it to midnight. If you are looking to start 2023 looking fabulous and feeling confident, consider a few of our client-favorite treatments.
Plumped and Beautiful
Mia is experienced in giving clients Juvederm filler treatments. Juvederm, for example, is a pain-free treatment that we can use to plump and fill areas that are prone to premature wrinkles. Our clients find Juvederm treatments work great in reducing signs of aging around the eyes and mouth, meaning you can roll into 2023 looking years younger.
So Long Cellulite
If you are hoping to rock a short dress or sleeveless number for your New Year’s Eve party, but aren’t quite sure how to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your arms and legs, we have the solution. Our Plasma Skin Tightening treatments can reduce the appearance of cellulite in just a few sessions, which means you have plenty of time to schedule your appointments before your party begins. Plasma skin tightening is a non-invasive procedure designed to stimulate the body’s collagen production and tighten sagging, loose skin for a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Botox
In the past five years, people getting Botox treatments have significantly increased. More than 60% more procedures happened in 2023, which means more men and women are seeking out the procedure.
Botox treatments are safe and effective. Even better, results are long-lasting which means you won’t have to come in too often for your next treatment.
Beauty & Body by Mia offers a variety of treatments all designed to help you feel confident. We’d love to help you develop a plan that will make 2023 your best year yet. Call us to get started today.
As you age, it’s normal to begin seeing the signs of getting older on your face. Often, we try to hide those fine lines and wrinkles by using makeup that doesn’t really do the trick. Those aren’t the only signs of aging, though. Sometimes, sagging skin becomes a problem, too.
Many people who begin to see the effects of aging on their faces decide to investigate cosmetic procedures. When considering a new solution to their aging dilemma, most people think of Botox, fillers, or facelifts. While many people use the terms interchangeably, some differences must be noted.
Technically, a liquid facelift is a combination of various dermal fillers. The fillers add to the skin volume, lift tired skin slightly, and smooth out wrinkles. Dermal fillers are less invasive and risky than traditional surgical facelifts.
Botox is a good tool for working on the wrinkles that result from facial expressions. Botox relaxes the muscles in your face. As the muscles relax, so does your skin which smooths the wrinkles. Botox alone won’t give the final effects of a facelift, though.
A liquid facelift combines a variety of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injected into those places that the client finds troublesome. Dermal fillers are products like Juvederm, Sculptra, and Radiesse.
Most dermal fillers act in the same way. Each brand has slight differences that you should thoroughly discuss with your doctor. Sometimes your doctor will suggest using fatty tissue from other places in your body (like your buttocks) to fill in your wrinkles. However, some patients object to that.
The fillers aren’t a permanent solution. Botox prolongs the effectiveness of the dermal fillers, but typically about six months after you have fillers, you will begin to notice changes. After a while, the wrinkles begin to appear again.
The Wax Doll Phenomenon
Liquid facelifts cause you to look younger and more rested. Usually. If a liquid facelift isn’t done correctly, you can begin to look like a wax doll. Follow these tips to try to avoid the wax doll look:
- Avoid silicone liquid or gel.
- Only use FDA-approved dermal fillers.
- Be realistic with your expectations.
- Only use one kind of procedure; don’t combine different ones.
- Try temporary fillers first to see if you like the results.
Many people think that fillers and botox are the same thing. They often use both of those interchangeably with the term liquid facelift. However, dermal fillers are components of a liquid facelift, and botox can be used to prolong the effects. Beauty & Body by Mia can give you more information about whether you need Botox, dermal fillers, or a complete liquid facelift.