Genius Microneedling Before and After: What To Expect

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Genius® RF microneedling is becoming a go-to nonsurgical treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. But what can Genius microneedling patients expect before and after their treatment? Check out our FAQ below for all the tea about this “genius” approach to combining microneedling with radiofrequency for firmer, smoother, healthier-looking skin.

What Should I Do To Prepare for My RF Microneedling Treatment?

In the weeks leading up to your appointment, you should limit sun exposure, stop taking medications that can cause increased bleeding, and avoid harsh or irritating skincare products. On the day of your visit, we recommend washing your face with a gentle cleanser and arriving makeup-free.  

What To Expect During Treatment: How Long Does RF Microneedling Last?

First, we cleanse the skin and apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to minimize your discomfort. We’ll “stamp” the targeted areas using a hand-held microneedling device that transmits controlled heat energy into the skin. This process promotes collagen production, improving skin texture, tone, and firmness. Depending on your goals, we typically make 2 to 3 passes over your skin, and your treatment should last approximately one hour.

What Is RF Microneedling Aftercare Like?

We’ll provide specific instructions following your customized treatment. In general, though, you can expect to have about 3 days of RF microneedling downtime. During this recovery window, you may experience side effects such as minor redness and swelling—similar to being windburned or sunburned. Ice packs may alleviate some swelling, redness, and discomfort.

Your skin may feel tight after treatment and will be more vulnerable and sensitive than usual as it heals. You can begin your regular skincare routine after 24 hours, but skip the exfoliators, retinoids, alcohol-based toners, and harsh skincare products until your skin has healed. Avoid sun exposure for at least 2 weeks following treatment.

What Can I Expect From My RF Microneedling Results?

Most patients require at least 3 treatment sessions—spaced about a month apart—to achieve their desired results. The good news is that you may notice skin tone and texture improvements as early as 1 week following treatment. However, it generally takes a few months for the skin to firm and rejuvenate as collagen gradually builds. Keep in mind that acne scars may take longer to improve.

While your RF microneedling results won’t be permanent, they can last up to 2 to 3 years, depending on your age and skin condition. We may also recommend combining microneedling with BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers for enhanced facial rejuvenation.

Before and after Genius RF microneedling for acne. Photos courtesy of Lutronic. Your results may differ.

Is Genius Microneedling a Safe Treatment?

Yes! The FDA cleared the Genius RF microneedling system for dermatologic use in 2018. Since its clearance, providers have been able to customize and optimize treatments with extreme precision. More good news: Genius RF microneedling is well-tolerated and considered extremely safe for all skin types and tones with little risk of pigmentation issues.

What Are Genius RF Microneedling Reviews Like?

Men and women visiting our Little Rock med spa report that they’re happy with their RF microneedling results. How do we know? We help patients track their results over time using our VISIA® Complexion Analysis system—and the results speak for themselves! We encourage you to read our patient reviews and view our before-and-after photo gallery featuring our surgical and nonsurgical patients’ results.

Are you ready to give Genius RF Microneedling a try? It’s easy to get started! We encourage you to request a consultation online or call us at (501) 575-0088 to schedule an appointment.

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