Many people say that “beauty is only skin deep,” and while that is true, our physical appearance can affect how we feel inside. One study shows that those who suffer from acne have a greater risk of depression.
Thankfully, modern-day treatments can resolve many of the issues that cause us to feel self-conscious. Endymed Intensif radiofrequency (RF) microneedling treatments can reduce the appearance of acne and traumatic scars, fine lines, and wrinkles in all skin types. This article will describe how this treatment works, its benefits, and what you should know before and after receiving treatments.
How Does Endymed Intensif Work?
Endymed Intensif is a minimally invasive procedure that combines microneedling and radiofrequency to improve your skin’s texture. It works by transmitting heat into the dermis, which triggers the natural healing process.
Your deep skin layers are gradually heated during the procedure, while the skin’s surface remains around 100° F. The Intensif’s Fractionated Pulse Mode allows it to deliver consistent and controlled energy flow with every pulse, making it safer and more effective.
If the thought of needles scares you, you have no reason to worry. Unlike other microneedling treatments, Endymed Intensif is less painful, meaning you will not have to suffer through the session. The gold-plated tapered microneedles require fewer passes per treatment, making the procedure time shorter.
Also, these microneedles are tiny, just 300 microns thin. The size results in minimal discomfort while penetrating the skin tissue at unparalleled depths.
Botox vs Microneedling
Many people these days are reconsidering Botox treatments and replacing them with microneedling. While both are effective skincare solutions, Botox does not directly treat the surface of the skin. Instead, Botox reduces wrinkles by restricting muscle mobility, and therefore prevents wrinkles from deepening.
Microneedling, on the other hand, aims for skin rejuvenation by stimulating the production of healthy new cells. By renewing the skin, it will appear smoother and more youthful. It is not limited to addressing wrinkles but can manage several issues.
While both treatments are efficient, microneedling certainly has some clear advantages that Botox does not offer. Depending on your skincare goals, Endymed Intensif may be the better option. This is especially true if your main skin concerns do not include wrinkles.
The Benefits of Endymed Intensif Treatments
Endymed Intensif treatments are more effective than regular microneedling therapies due to the unique technology it uses. The process is quick and nearly painless. Additionally, it is apt for the face or body and all skin types.
Endymed Intensif can reduce the appearance of:
- deep wrinkles
- acne scars
- traumatic scars
- stretch marks
- dilated pores
After your second treatment, you will already notice visible improvements. These include tighter skin, decreased wrinkles, improved cellulite, reduced acne scars, and smaller pores. The benefits of treatments last up to one year.
Before Endymed Intensif Microneedling
Before your treatment, there are certain precautions that you should take to make sure that your treatment is as successful as possible. You should avoid the following.
- Prolonged sun exposure (24 hours prior)
- Retin-A products (12 hours prior)
- Makeup (the day of treatment)
You should make sure that you come to the treatment with clean skin, and men should be clean-shaven. If you currently have acne, eczema, or a cold sore, let the office know so they can determine whether you can receive treatment.
After Endymed Intensif Treatments
Directly after the treatment, you will appear as if you have sunburnt skin. It is usual for your skin to feel warm and tighter than usual. This result is entirely normal, and you can expect the redness to decrease after a few hours.
In the three days following the treatment, you should clean and treat your skin gently. After the third day, you can resume your usual skincare routine. Follow these instructions for the first 72 hours.
Before washing your skin, make sure that your hands are clean. Then, you should use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water to cleanse the treated area. After washing, gently pat your skin dry.
Your skin might feel drier than usual after treatments. An ideal solution is a hyaluronic acid because it can restore the skin’s natural hydration.
After your procedure, it is best to avoid wearing makeup for 72 hours. Keeping your skin clean will eliminate the risk of irritation and acne.
Experts recommend avoiding sun exposure after the procedure. If you must go in the sun during your daily routine, you can use a chemical-free sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. However, you should not apply it until 24 hours after the treatment.
In addition to these special instructions, you should avoid the following skincare ingredients.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids
- Beta Hydroxy Acid
- Retinol (Vitamin A)
- Vitamin C
- Facial Scrubs
- Any “active” skincare products
Of course, you should additionally avoid strenuous activity, exercising, saunas, shaving, and swimming for at least 72 hours. These activities are harmful to your skin after the treatment because they can create bacteria and adverse reactions.
Continuing Your Treatments
Endymed Intensif works best in a series of treatments, with visible change after the second session. As your treatment course progresses, you will continue to see a gradual improvement after each session. These changes result by stimulating collagen and elastin production, resulting in tighter, rejuvenated skin.
Even after completing your series of sessions, you will continue to see your skin improve, as the effects are long-lasting. We recommend a package of eight sessions for receiving the desired results.
Flawless Skin Is Possible
The benefits of Endymed Intensif RF microneedling are undeniable and can improve your physical appearance as well as your self-confidence. Your rejuvenated skin will give you a younger-looking, more radiant appearance.
If you are ready to see what treatments can do for you, contact us now! We can address your concerns about the Endymed Intensif treatment process and book your first session whenever you’re ready.