We all want perfect skin, but what are the characteristics that define skin perfection? For most people, even tone, even texture, skin clarity, and minimal signs of aging are all hallmarks of excellent skin. Unfortunately, most people aren’t born with picture-perfect skin, and over time, exposure to the sun and the natural aging process can make it harder to achieve flawless skin. But at Radiant Divine in Avon, OH, we know that aesthetic treatments like Virtu RF from Cartessa can improve the appearance of your skin so you can have a beautiful, radiant glow.
What Is Virtue RF (Cartessa)?
Virtue RF from Cartessa is a radiofrequency microneedling platform that revolutionizes the versatility of traditional microneedling treatments. With a variety of handpieces to address a wide range of skin concerns, this RF microneedling system enhances the safety, efficacy, and overall comfort of this non-invasive aesthetic treatment.
This system includes 36 gold-coated needles, robotic precision delivery, multiple pulse modes and treatment speeds, and red and blue LED lighting for additional skin benefits. Virtue RF microneedling from Cartessa can help with a variety of aesthetic concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Enlarged pores
- Skin laxity
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage or dark spots
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- And more
Why Is RF Microneedling So Powerful?
Both radiofrequency and microneedling are powerful stand-alone treatments that can significantly improve the tone and texture of the skin, particularly for people who have age-related skin concerns. But when these two aesthetic techniques are combined, people can benefit from a treatment that is twice as powerful. The key is the way these treatments work together to treat subdermal and superficial skin concerns.
Microneedling penetrates the upper layers of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities, while radiofrequency energy generates gentle heat that encourages better blood flow to the skin, which also increases the production of natural skin-healing properties. Combined, these treatments increase collagen and elastin production from the inside out, as well as accelerate cellular turnover to correct superficial concerns.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people will need multiple treatments with an RF microneedling device to see any significant results. For people who have mild to moderate concerns, about three to five treatments spaced one month apart is generally a good place to start to fully rejuvenate and restore the skin. After you will achieve your desired treatment goals, you will need to attend at least one appointment annually to maintain your results.
How Should You Prepare for Treatment?
Your treatment appointments will take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete based on how many areas of the skin you are treating. Fortunately, there isn’t much you will need to do to prepare for your treatment.
About one week before your appointment, you should stop the use of retinol, chemical exfoliants, and other potentially skin-irritating products. You should stop using blood-thinning medications and drinking alcohol at least 24 to 48 hours before your appointment so you can enjoy better results. We will give you more detailed instructions so you can prepare for your appointment.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, it’s important to protect your skin from sunlight, sunbathing, and self-tanning products to avoid triggering any melanin production that will darken the pigment of your skin. This is a standard instruction for any energy-based treatment, including RF microneedling. After your treatment, be sure to only wash with mild soap and water for at least 24 to 48 hours.
You may wear make-up after 24 hours. Please be sure to keep your skin moisturized to encourage better healing. Some patients like to use collagen-rich skincare products during the skin recovery phase to achieve better results.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Most people will be able to see the results of this treatment within the first few weeks of their first appointment. This is because collagen production will begin immediately after your treatment is complete and the new collagen produced by your treatment will mature over the next two to four weeks.
Your results will continue to improve with subsequent treatments and more collagen production. Most patients can enjoy significant aesthetic improvements within six months of their first treatment. Even after you achieve your ideal results, your results will continue to improve while collagen grows and matures in your skin.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of your treatment will last for as long as the new collagen in your skin continues to support your skin structure. For age-related concerns like fine lines and skin laxity, the natural aging process will mean your results eventually fade as the new collagen in your skin naturally depletes. But for concerns like acne scars and enlarged pores, you can potentially enjoy very long-lasting results. Our skin experts will give you a better idea of the type of results you can expect from this treatment.
Who Are Good Candidates?
The vast majority of people are potential candidates for this RF microneedling treatment. Because this treatment is so versatile, it is generally an appropriate option for people of all skin types and tones, including those who have medium to dark complexions. While pregnant women may not be able to use this treatment, virtually all people of any age can use this treatment with great success.
Refine Your Beauty with RF Microneedling
If you want to improve the overall tone, quality, and appearance of your skin, then RF microneedling is an ideal treatment for you. This non-invasive treatment can be completed in about an hour or less and only requires a few appointments before you can enjoy significant results. At Radiant Divine, we know that RF microneedling with Virtue RF from Cartessa can be an ideal treatment for most people. From age-related concerns to scarring, this treatment can help you achieve flawless skin.