- Downtime: Minimal
- Pain Level: Minimal-moderate, depending on area
- Results Duration: Long lasting
Acne, under eye bags, sagging skin, uneven skin texture, submental fat, sebaceous hyperplasia
Redness, swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort for about one week
Face, neck, jawline, and jowls
Follow-up visits may be required to achieve an optimal outcome
Tiny needles create micro-injuries in the dermal layer to stimulate collagen and elastin production
Topical or local anesthesia administered prior to treatment
Smoother, tighter, clearer skin
Full results within six months
As we age, our dermal structure becomes less able to repair itself, which can lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, or uneven skin tone and texture. Cosmetic treatments and procedures can help patients achieve healthy, glowing skin through all stages of life.
Spring Street Dermatology offers a range of cosmetic procedures that create a smooth, healthy, and youthful-looking appearance. One of our powerful treatments for rejuvenating the skin is Agnes RF— a safe and effective resurfacing laser in our Soho and Uptown locations.
What is RF microneedling?
Microneedling is a technique that uses tiny needles to create microscopic injuries in the skin. Microneedling has been touted as a way to firm up aging skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin tone. The micro-injuries are not visible but spur the body’s natural healing process, including collagen and elastin production. As the injuries heal, it creates healthier skin cells and a refreshed appearance.
What is Agnes RF?
Agnes RF is an FDA-approved microneedling treatment that also uses radiofrequency (RF) energy at precise temperatures to regenerate healthy cells and improve skin quality. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that is ideal for all skin tones and skin types. The treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production to lift and tighten the skin. The microneedles also melt fat when the device is used under the eyes, along the jawline, and under the chin for a younger and more sculpted appearance.
Agnes RF has nine different needles designed to treat more skin concerns than any other microneedling device. Agnes is an innovative tool that effectively treats multiple conditions and areas with lasting results.
What does Agnes RF treat?
Agnes RF was initially developed to treat acne. The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency makes Agnes a solution for many skin conditions and concerns, particularly:
When Agnes RF is used on the entire face, it can address multiple areas where aging is present at one time. Some patients liken this treatment to a non-surgical facelift, as it can firm up the skin and smooth away fine lines without incisions or general anesthesia.
Eye bags are a common concern that occur under the eyes when the skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. In addition to bags, patients may notice discoloration as the thin skin allows the blood in the underlying vessels to become visible. Agnes RF addresses these concerns by boosting collagen levels to thicken and tighten the delicate skin in this area.
Acne is not just a teen issue – it can also strike adults of all ages. Once the breakouts are under control, visible scarring can serve as a constant reminder of the condition. RF microneedling works on both active acne and acne scarring, stimulating the body’s own healing processes to produce smoother, healthier skin.
Sebaceous hyperplasia occurs when hair follicles become clogged and produce visible spots on the skin. This condition is not serious, but can be a cosmetic nuisance, especially if the spots become large. The combination of heat from the radiofrequency and collagen production from the microneedling can create a superior solution for treating this troublesome issue.
The jawline is often one of the first places to show the signs of skin laxity on the face. Because it increases collagen in the underlying skin structure, Agnes RF can effectively firm up the skin at a cellular level. Over time, you may see your jawline become firmer and more defined.
Fat under the chin that gives the appearance of a double chin is a significant aesthetic concern for men and women alike. Agnes RF uses radiofrequency energy delivered deep beneath the skin’s surface to melt excess fat and create a smoother, more youthful chin contour.
Drooping Brow Line
When Agnes RF is used above the eyes, it can tighten sagging skin that leads to a drooping brown line. The radiofrequency energy constricts the tissue and boosts collagen level for a non-surgical brow lift.
Agnes RF treats additional concerns, including:
- Skin laxity around the neck
- Uneven skin texture
- Enlarged and clogged pores
- Sagging skin
- Other types of scars
Benefits of Agnes RF for Skin Rejuvenation
Customizable solution for many skin conditions
Elimination of excess fat and while tightening the skin
Precise, safe, and effective laser treatment
Targeted treatment that does not damage surrounding skin
Minimally-invasive treatment with minimal downtime and recovery
Results that improve over time as collagen naturally increases
What to Expect During a Treatment Session
Patients do not have to prepare for their Agnes RF treatment. It is a fast and simple procedure lasting approximately 15-30 minutes. A numbing cream is applied or an injectable anesthetic is administered to the treatment area, and the handheld device uses RF energy as it creates micro-injuries on the skin.
Your Spring Street dermatologist will select the correct Agnes needle to address your specific skin concerns. Choosing a skilled, board-certified physician is important because different needles are required to treat various conditions. The same needle would not be used on an acne patient as a patient looking to resolve undereye bags. The ability to customize the treatment correctly ensures your procedure is safe and successful.
Patients with severe conditions or wanting to address multiple concerns may require a series of treatment sessions. For the best results, many patients need 2-3 treatments, spaced about 3-6 months apart. Your physician will create a treatment plan for you based on your desires and the severity of the condition.
Recovery and Results
For most treatments with Agnes RF, the downtime and recovery are minimal. Recovery and side effects vary based on the type of treatment. For example, a patient using Agnes for acne can expect redness for 1-3 days, while a patient using Agnes for the sensitive area under the eyes can expect swelling and redness for 3-7 days.
Patients can return to normal daily activities right away, but should avoid strenuous activities that may impact the treatment area. Patients can apply ice packs to help relieve any discomfort and reduce swelling.
Agnes RF can make some skin conditions appear worse than before the treatment initially, but positive improvements will gradually develop over the weeks and months following your procedure. The skin begins to reshape and remove damaged tissue as the body employs its natural healing and collagen and elastin production increases.
schedule Your Agnes RF Treatment With Our NYC Dermatologists Today
Agnes RF is an innovative solution to many skin conditions that can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. Skin ages, but it can be done beautifully and gracefully with the help of our board-certified dermatologists conveniently located in SOHO, NYC and Uptown, NYC. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about Agnes RF.
Agnes RF Questions & Answers
Q: Are there any possible side effects from Agnes RF?
A: Any side effects associated with Agnes RF are usually mild and temporary. Patients may notice some swelling and redness for a day or two. Patients should avoid direct sun exposure to prevent potential skin damage from occurring.
Q: How long will my results last?
A: Collagen remodeling takes time. Agnes RF results are seen within about one month but continue to develop for up to six months after each treatment. Depending on the patient’s skin condition, an Agnes RF treatment can last from a few months to two years. We recommend regular touch-up procedures to maintain your rejuvenated appearance.
Q: Will my Agnes RF treatment hurt?
A: Agnes RF is well tolerated by most patients. Before treatment, we will apply topical numbing cream for increased comfort.
Q: What is recovery like after an Agnes RF treatments?
A: Patients typically have little or no downtime after an Agnes RF procedure. You might experience mild swelling and skin redness for a day or two, but these symptoms should not keep you from your daily schedule.
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New York, NY 10019
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