Agnes RF Facial Treatment
Agnes RF is an exciting new facial rejuvenation procedure that pairs radiofrequency energy with Microneedling. Small, thin needles penetrate the skin and transmit RF energy deep into the tissue. This triggers your body’s natural healing response, resulting in a significant degree of facial remodeling and resurfacing.
The treatment works by disrupting fat cells and aging skin with precisely-targeted heat and pulses of micro-punctures. In defense, your body showers the target area with a cascade of revitalizing collagen and elastin. The result is firmer, more flexible skin, fewer fat cells, smaller pores, and fewer blemishes.
Agnes RF treatment is especially effective for under-eye bags, subdermal fat, fine lines, large pores, and cystic acne. Its primary benefit is to improve the tone and texture of the skin, but it can also be used for moderate shrinkage of small pockets of fat, especially below the jawline.
Other advantages of Agnes RF include its suitability for all skin types, and the fact that the doctor or nurse can adjust the depth at which the RF energy is applied, allowing exact targeting of specific dermal layers.
Will I need anesthetic?
For most facial areas, the procedure begins with a numbing cream applied to the target area. This is usually sufficient to manage any discomfort, but other anesthetic options are available for patients who are apprehensive or for treatments that involve deeper punctures or a higher RF energy setting. Local anesthetic injections are often used for deeper treatments and under the eyes.
What is recovery like?
Treatment areas will vary. Deeper treatments will react with some swelling and occasional bruising that may last up to a week. By the fourth day, you will be able to use makeup to conceal the redness. Hypersensitivity may last for up to a month. When Agnes RF is used to treat cystic acne, redness may persist for one to three days.
When will I see the final result?
In the first two weeks after an Agnes RF session, the condition of the treated area may actually seem worse than before. As swelling and redness subside, your appearance will slowly improve. The real benefit of Agnes RF, however, is its stimulation of collagen and elastin production, and this happens slowly. It can take up to six months for the newly-generated collagen to revitalize under-eye bags and improve wrinkles, and for disrupted fat cells to be absorbed by the body. Results for cystic acne treatment will be apparent much sooner, normally within two weeks. The Agnes RF treatment does require a series of treatments which can be anywhere between three and six treatments or more, every four to six weeks, depending on what the treatment is addressing.
To learn more about the benefits of Agnes RF, contact Hazen Medical Spa today to schedule your personal consultation in our Princeton office with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Jill Hazen and her nurses.