Millions of men and women around the world struggle with acne. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions to affect people of varying ages. While it is most commonly seen in adolescents, adults can also experience acne. Although acne is common, it can impact your self-esteem, especially if you have severe acne. There are many topical treatments and medications available to treat acne. Yet, these methods fail to provide lasting results. Your acne may disappear for a while, but for many men and women, it keeps coming back. Here at Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics, we offer Agnes RF acne treatments. This cosmetic treatment offers long-lasting results. If you would like to know more about Agnes RF treatments, contact us online or visit us in Phoenix, AZ, to schedule an appointment.
What Causes Acne?
Before you can know how Agnes RF works, it is important to know what causes acne. Acne is the result of an overactive sebaceous gland. These glands produce sweat and oil, so an overactive sebaceous gland means there is a surplus of oil and sweat on your skin. The abundance of oil and sweat often clogs your pores, resulting in bacterial infections and acne. This type of bacteria is known as P. acnes and causes pimples.
Why would your sebaceous glands be overactive? There are many factors causing an overactive gland, such as genetics, stress, hormones, a poor diet, and an unhealthy skincare routine. Treating acne is possible when we tackle the source of the problem: overactive sebaceous glands.
What is Agnes RF?
Agnes RF is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that destroys the sebaceous gland, the source of acne. The Agnes RF treatment uses a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy. Microneedling involves tiny needles that cause create micro-wounds in your skin so the radiofrequency energy can penetrate deeper than the surface of your skin. The needles are not big enough to make your skin bleed or cause permanent damage. It just penetrates your skin deep enough for the RF energy to reach the sebaceous gland.
The Agnes RF system allows us to control how much RF energy penetrates your skin so that we don’t affect the outer layer of your skin. We ensure the RF energy does not harm your skin or surrounding tissue.
How Does Agnes RF Destroy the Sebaceous Gland?
Agnes RF uses microneedling to puncture the sebaceous gland first. Once the needle makes contact with the gland, RF energy is delivered to destroy it. That is why the RF energy does not affect the skin around your sebaceous gland. It will only affect the gland.
Your skin won’t be dry after the Agnes RF treatment because we only destroy some glands. This will ensure that your pores don’t get clogged anymore, but enough oil and sweat will be produced to keep your skin healthy.
How Many Agnes RF Treatments Do You Need?
On average, you will need two to three Agnes RF treatments over three to four weeks. After this, most of your sebaceous glands will be destroyed. Agnes RF facials offer permanent results. Once the sebaceous glands are destroyed, they won’t regenerate, and your acne should be gone for good.
The Agnes RF Treatment
During your Agnes RF facial, we will apply a local numbing agent to prevent any discomfort from the microneedles. While we wait for the numbing agent to work, we will clear your skin of skin care products and other impurities. We will also remove excess sebum from your follicles. Now that your skin is clean, we can insert the needles and deliver the RF energy.
On average, your treatment should take about an hour to complete. However, the duration of each treatment depends on the area you are treating. Once your final Agnes RF treatment is complete, your skin will be acne-free and smooth!
Agnes RF Results
Most patients will see a decrease in acne breakouts after their first treatment. After your last treatment, your acne breakouts should stop altogether. There is no downtime after the treatment, so you can return to your daily activities immediately after your session.
Who is a Suitable Candidate for Agnes RF Treatments?
Agnes RF is safe for most skin types and tones. The RF energy does not interact with the outer layer of your skin or the surrounding tissue, making it a low-risk treatment. The microneedles don’t go deep enough to cause bleeding or large wounds. Agnes RF can treat the following skin conditions:
Atrophic acne scars.
We don’t recommend Agnes RF for patients who are pregnant, have diabetes, use a pacemaker, or have an infectious disease. It is best to visit us for a consultation to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Agnes RF.
Schedule a Consultation
During your initial consultation, we will ask you questions about your current health condition and the medication you are taking to ensure that Agnes RF does not interfere. We will also assess the severity of your acne. We want the best acne solution for you, so we will offer honest and reliable advice regarding Agnes RF. If Agnes RF is a suitable treatment for you, we can plan a treatment course.
Boost Your Self-Esteem with Agnes RF Acne Treatments
You can be more confident about your skin with Agnes RF as it targets acne at the source. This treatment offers permanent results in just 2-3 sessions. At Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics, we provide Agnes RF treatments in Phoenix, AZ. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.