Aging, acne, pigmentation, and sun damage are the leading problems that both men and women face. It’s hard to adjust to the fact that your skin no longer looks the same as it used to 10 or 20 years ago. Now, that kind of expectation to look a decade or 2 younger is unrealistic, but, with the right kinds of skin treatments, you can look the best at your age. Some such techniques that can actually reverse the signs of aging and photodamage include RF microneedling and IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment. 

Dive in to explore more about these techniques in detail.

RF Microneedling Technique for Aging 

Aging skin is characterized by fine lines and wrinkles. Pigmentation and ugly acne spots make the condition worse. If you’ve been juggling these problems, then the RF microneedling procedure can truly help. 

RF microneedling involves a series of steps. First, the doctors sterilize many microneedles. Those needles are then inserted inside the skin. When they reach the dermis (the innermost layer of the skin), they are used as a medium to transfer radiofrequency waves to the dermis. 

The puncture wounds are created so that the body guides the collagen to start its natural repair technique – forming new cells to replace the old damaged ones. The radiofrequency is used to heat the dermis for improving blood circulation. More blood means more oxygen. And more oxygen means quicker formation of new healthy skin cells. The result is spotless and wrinkle-free skin. 

However, there are a few things that you should know before getting this treatment done. 

  1. It’s not painless. However, doctors use numbing creams to minimize the discomfort. 
  2. It takes about 3 to 5 sittings to get the desired results. 

IPL Treatment for Sun Damage

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s not a kind of traditional laser. The purpose behind this technique is to use broadband spectrum light to remove sunspots, increase the production of collagen to restore the skin’s elasticity, and improve the overall texture. 

There are a few things about this treatment that one should know. Have a look! 

  1. It cannot be performed on sunburned/tanned skin. Naturally, it means that this procedure is not suggested for dark skin tones. 
  2. It requires about 2 sittings to see the desired results. 
  3. Whether or not more sittings are required depends upon the extent of sun damage. 

You can also have a look at many other skin correction techniques at Clinique Anti Aging clinic, one of the best skincare clinics in Montreal.