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Micro-needling is a minimally invasive treatment that has been used for many years to rejuvenate the skin. Using fine needles or pins creates tiny punctures are created in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved firmness texture and texture, as well as skin resurfacing.

RF micro-needling adds the element of radiofrequency energy to the traditional micro-needling procedure. The RF energy is delivered via small needles into the dermis. In addition to the benefits seen with the micro-injury provided by the traditional microneedles, RF micro-needling also delivers RF energy deep into the dermis further enhancing skin tightening and scar reduction.

This unique treatment combines the TriPollar® RF with the VoluDerm™ RF assisted ultra-thin electrodes. Lumenis has named this double technology treatment with the Legend “M²™”. It reaches multiple layers of the skin introducing a wide range of solutions for skin resurfacing and inducing regeneration as well as wrinkle reduction.

How Does (RF) Micro-Needling Work?

The RF energy heats the underlying layers of skin, causing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. Because the RF energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster results that are more dramatic.

Lets break RF Mcro-Needling down onto its two main components.

VoluDerm™

Voluderm does not use needles to puncture the skin and deliver RF energy into the dermis after the needles are fully inserted. Instead, VoluDerm™ uses an array of ultra-thin electrodes that thermally ablate the outer surface of the skin to reach the deep dermis.

The ultra-thin electrodes create micro-channels to induce controlled micro wounds and thermal damage, which activate the body’s natural healing process and stimulate the generation of new and healthy skin. Using the thinnest electrodes in the market, this smooth RF-assisted ablation means reduced pain and downtime.

While there is no bleeding, and minimal to no pain with VoluDerm, patients obtain visible results from its proprietary technology that delivers RF energy from the skin surface through to the deep dermis. The unique smart tip design enables even distribution of RF energy between the electrodes and the tip surface. This design reduces the risk of arcing and undesired side effects while at the same time creating areas of ablative and thermal damage. Several disposable tip configurations are available, differing in length and density, to ensure flexibility for creating the desired clinical effect. Treatment is suitable for all skin types in dermatological procedures requiring ablation and skin resurfacing.

TriPollar® RF Applicators

Triggering regeneration of collagen and elastin fibers, by delivering focused RF energy in a safe and effective manner, inducing controlled heating of the deep dermis proven to simultaneously, homogeneously and volumetrically heat both superficial (dermal) and deep (hypodermal) layers while treating the body and Face.

The focused Tripollar RF enables the use of low energy, thereby providing immediate and long-lasting results. The deep heating encourages the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in tighter and smoother skin. In addition, for the body, heating the fat cells accelerates metabolism and causes them to shrink, resulting in body shaping and minimized cellular appearance. Simple to use and remarkably efficient, TriPollar treatments deliver body shaping, skin tightening, reduction of cellulite and treatment of wrinkles from the first treatment, and long-lasting results after a course of treatments, without surgery or downtime.

RF Micro-Needling Head
Close up of the Micro-Needling Head

Treatment with the Pollogen LEGEND device is effective and fast with minimal discomfort. It is suitable for all skin types and ethnicities and carried out in a simple ‘walk-in walk-out’ treatment with minimal downtime.

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