At AesthetiSpa, we are excited to offer the most evolved fractionated radiofrequency treatment on the market to tighten skin and improve tone, texture, wrinkles, acne scarring and more! Lutronic fully upgraded and improved its proprietary technology and introduced the new GENIUS™ RF microneedling platform in 2019.
What Is Radiofrequency (RF) Technology?
Radiofrequency energy is basically electrical energy and RF technologies deliver this electrical energy into the skin heating the treated area. This heating produces new collagen and subsequently tissue tightening and remodeling.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is the use of tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Traditional Microneedling is not associated with a light or energy device. The INFINI RF hand piece has 49 gold coated, insulated microscopic needles that are deployed onto the skin to deliver radiofrequency energy to pre-determined depths of the dermis.
What Is GENIUS™ RF Microneedling?
Microneedling has long been used to improve the skin through hundreds of microscopic punctures across the treatment areas. But the procedure took a huge step forward when the microneedling tips were equipped to deliver radiofrequency energy beneath the skin with the needle penetration. This combination of microneedling and RF energy is the basis of GENIUS™ RF.
How Does GENIUS™ RF Work?
GENIUS™ RF is the most advanced fractionated radiofrequency system available today. The combination of needle penetration and RF energy delivery triggers what is called neocollagenisis in the dermis layer of the skin. Neocollagenesis is the production of new collagen. The genius behind GENIUS™ RF is that it creates this reaction in two ways.
Microneedling has been around for 20 years or so and has been an effective way to trigger new collagen production to treat acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, areas of loose skin, large pores, stretch marks, and pigmentation problems.
Radiofrequency energy has been delivered through various handpieces to also encourage collagen production. The problem has always been that the RF energy has to first penetrate the epidermis. Because of this the energy delivered could not be too high, as it could burn the outer skin. Once the RF energy does penetrate the epidermis, it converts to heat in the dermis, the skin’s second layer. When the body senses heat in the dermis layer, it assumes there has been a wound. It triggers a wound response, where existing collagen near the “wounds” is instantly remodeled and new collagen and elastin production is initiated. This improves the skin immediately and for weeks following.
By combining microneedling with the delivery of RF energy directly into the dermis (without having to penetrate the epidermis), the healing response in the body is elevated to an amazing degree — it’s GENIUS™…RF!
Who Is A Candidate For GENIUS™ RF?
Because GENIUS™ RF delivers the RF energy beneath the epidermis, there is little risk of pigmentation problems, as with laser procedures. GENIUS™ RF is non-invasive and it works on all skin types. It is a great procedure for just about anyone concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damaged skin, areas of poor texture, large pores, stretch marks, and other skin issues.
What Are The Benefits Of GENIUS™ RF?
- Needle design — Obviously, for microneedling to work, the needles need to penetrate the skin effectively to the desired depth. GENIUS™ RF uses a proprietary needle design with coated needles that have minimal resistance entering the skin.
- Improved motor insertion — GENIUS™ RF utilizes a dramatically improved motor to power the microneedling head. This creates high torque and quick speeds to guarantee quick needle insertion, which overcomes tissue impedance that is a problem with other systems.
- Impedance feedback — The GENIUS™ RF needles monitor tissue impedance every 2 milliseconds. There is no device on the market as intelligent.
- Energy delivery feedback — Each energy pulse is monitored and the amount of RF energy delivered is noted. This allows the device to optimize energy delivery and adjust flow as resistance rises and falls so the perfect amount of energy can be delivered for your treatment. If the energy is not exactly to the levels set, the operator receives an instant visual and audible signal to make an adjustment.
- Total energy delivered — The GENIUS™ RF system monitors the running total of the RF energy delivered. This allows us to base your treatment on the amount of total energy delivered to your dermis.
How Is GENIUS™ RF Performed?
These treatments are pretty straightforward. Approximately 60 minutes before your session we apply a topical numbing cream to keep you comfortable. We then move the GENIUS™ RF handpiece across your treatment areas. The handpiece has 49 gold-plated needles that move up and down penetrating to the depth set. These depths vary depending on the area being treated. For instance, skin on the chest is thinner than that of the cheeks, so penetration depths vary. As each needle penetrates the epidermis down into the dermis, the needle tip delivers the radiofrequency energy.
GENIUS™ RF sessions can be as quick as just 20 minutes or they can last up to an hour. It all depends on the areas you are having treated.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
A series of three treatments for four weeks apart is recommended in most cases but deep scarring can take five treatments of more to correct.
Where Can I Have GENIUS™ RF Done?
The common treatment areas are the lower face and neck, but GENIUS™ RF can be done on the entire face, décolletage, arms, knees, or on surgery scars on other areas of the body.
Are There Any Side Effects With GENIUS™ RF?
The skin will be red for 24-72 hours after treatment and may be more sensitive for a few days. There is a slight risk of infection, but it is very low. Otherwise, this procedure is approved for all skin types, as the RF energy doesn’t impact the surface skin. Pregnant or breastfeeding women cannot have GENIUS™ RF.
Can I Wear Makeup After GENIUS™ RF?
You should wait 24 hours before applying make-up.
When Will I See Results And How Long Will They Last?
You will see the instant brightening of the skin and texture improvements after your initial redness resolves. But the real results will show within the first four weeks as your body builds new collagen and elastin and delivers these to the treatment areas. These increases will continue for up to six months. These are permanent results and improvements in your skin. Of course, the march of time will continue and your body’s collagen production will continue to decline with age. That’s why we recommend regular GENIUS™ RF treatments to maintain your collagen boost and to keep your skin looking awesome.