RF microneedling, short for radiofrequency microneedling, combines collagen induction therapy with radiofrequency technology. This treats the skin on two planes—the surface of the skin and the deeper layers of the skin. RF microneedling can treat a variety of conditions such as acne scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and more. Considering that microneedling and radiofrequency are both separate skin procedures, patients want to know, “What does skin look like immediately after RF microneedling?”
Right after your master esthetician finishes an RF microneedling procedure, your skin will likely look red. There may be some minor pinpoint bleeding, but your master esthetician will wipe this away before you leave. They will also likely apply soothing products such as snail mucus as well as SPF to protect your extra sensitive skin.
In the days following, your skin may feel tight and look like you have a minor sunburn. Usually, after a day or two, you can cover this with light makeup. Some patients may experience light skin peeling or flareups of acne of cold sores, though these are rarer. In the case of cold sores, this can often be avoided.