Does microneedling with radiofrequency (RF Microneedling) face treatment cause fat loss?

Microneedling with Radiofrequency (RF) has emerged as a popular cosmetic procedure for achieving smoother, tighter skin. However, concerns about potential fat cell shrinkage and its impact on facial volume have led to questions about the safety and efficacy of this innovative treatment. In this blog post, we’ll explore the relationship between RF and fat cells, addressing the critical question: How can you ensure that RF doesn’t lead to a loss of facial volume?

Understanding Microneedling with RF

Microneedling with RF is a revolutionary procedure that combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with the skin-tightening effects of radiofrequency energy. The treatment involves the use of fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting a rejuvenated complexion.

The idea that RF can shrink fat cells is not entirely unfounded, but it requires clarification. Certain aesthetic treatments leverage RF energy specifically to target and reduce unwanted fat in localized areas, contributing to body contouring. However, when it comes to microneedling with RF for facial rejuvenation, the approach is different.

Preserving Facial Volume

To ensure that RF doesn’t have an adverse effect on facial volume, we use a targeted and precise technique during microneedling with RF treatments. The energy is delivered at a controlled depth, primarily focusing on the skin’s surface and the collagen-rich layer underneath. This strategic approach stimulates collagen synthesis, contributing to skin tightening without significantly impacting the underlying fat cells.


Customization and Communication

One of the keys to preserving facial volume during microneedling with RF is customization. Our skilled and experienced medical aestheticians Jillian and Brianna understand the importance of tailoring the treatment to the individual’s specific needs and concerns. They are also trained in all aspects of the treatment, ensuring the use of correct attachments and settings for each particular case. Before the procedure, a thorough consultation is conducted to discuss aesthetic goals, address any fears or reservations, and customize the treatment plan accordingly.

Choosing an Experienced Practitioner

The expertise of the practitioner performing the microneedling with RF procedure plays a crucial role in achieving the desired results. Our RF microneedling experts have an in-depth understanding of the technology, allowing them to fine-tune the treatment to focus on skin tightening while minimizing the impact on fat cells.

Microneedling with RF remains a safe and effective option for facial rejuvenation when performed by specialists. As with any cosmetic procedure, choosing a reputable and experienced practitioner is key to achieving optimal results.

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Dr. Barnsley is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Barnsley is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC
Dr. Barnsley is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Philip Barnsley, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Victoria, BC, specializes in a variety of plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift, as well as a number of non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures. He serves Lantzville, Nanaimo, Victoria, and other communities throughout Vancouver Island.