Melasma Treatment in Singapore
Pulsed Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatment for Pigmentation
The Pulsed Radiofrequency microneedling ushers new alternative for the treatment of extremely stubborn melasma. The chronic pigmentary condition of melasma is not just an issue of melanin overproduction, but it is also a contributing factor to a host of other skin conditions such as abnormal blood vessels, inflammation, and weakened basement membrane.
The pulsed radiofrequency microneedling treatment works on several fronts – breaking down melanin or pigment deposits from the superficial level to deep under the dermis, reshaping abnormal blood vessels. and regeneration of the skin’s foundation layers, to prevent the further formation of melanin. Interestingly, all of these conditions are now known to be at the root of melasma.
Benefits of Pulsed Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatment:
- Post Inflammation Hyperpigmentation
- Wrinkles Reduction - Stimulates collagen for thicker, tighter, more elastic, and firmer skin (anti aging)
- Brighten Skin Tone (skin brightening)
- Control Acne & Reduce Breakouts
- Tightening of Large Pores (skin tightening)
- Acne Scars Removal
- Skin Rejuvenation & Improve Overall Skin Health (skin rejuvenation)
- Cell Membrane Repair for Healthier Skin
How does Sylfirm RF Microneedling Treatment Melasma?
The device, also known as Sylfirm, deploys a 2MHz bipolar radio frequency delivered in a minimally invasive mode, through non-insulated microneedle electrodes. The technology that has been developed in Silicon Valley USA, uses SR3 (Selective Regional Regeneration Radio) Repeated Pulse (RP).
When operated, the device converts electrical power to heat energy, thus producing an electro-thermal reaction within the target tissues. The strength of the electro-thermal reaction is determined by the resistance levels of the specific tissues. Since the dermal vessels are specifically targeted on account of the relatively high conductivity of the dermis as compared to the epidermis, melanocytes or the superficial pigment-containing-cells are saved from damage. This in effect, minimizes the possibility of post-inflammatory pigmentation.
It also remodels and strengthens the skin basement membrane or the wall separating the epidermis and dermis, effectively stopping the movement of melanin pigment, from the epidermis to the dermis.
Since it is non-invasive, the procedure is practically pain-free and also has no downtime. Although the frequency used and treatment session numbers, may vary in line with each individual’s ’s skin conditions and expectations, at least 3 treatment sessions are required for tangible improvements to appear.
The procedures can be repeated at intervals of 3-4 weeks, with follow up sessions done at longer intervals after that, to maintain the effect of the treatment. For optimal impact, we recommend synergetic pairing this procedure with our Signature QUAD laser program.
Other RF Microneedling Benefits
The biggest advantage of the Pulsed Radiofrequency microneedling therapy, is its ability to simultaneously resolve multiple skin conditions, thus improving the overall appearance of skin, in one go! Sylfirm treatment is result-oriented because it addresses the primary problems of over-proliferated vessels, and minimizes the possibility of recurrence. From fine lines, different types of acne, dull skin, to acne scars, and enlarged pores, this treatment can easily tackle them all.
What to expect after Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatment?
This treatment is absolutely painless, comfortable and involves no downtime. Common redness, if any, will subside within a span of few hours.
Who can benefit from this treatment?
The Pulsed Radiofrequency microneedling treatment is appropriate for people afflicted with melasma and rosacea. By strengthening the basement membrane which separates the dermis from the epidermis, the procedure also helps blocks the movement of melanin between the two sections. People concerned about fine lines on facial skin, dull skin, acne scars, and enlarged pores, can also benefit from this treatment.
What is the prescribed recommended number of treatments for Pulsed Radiofrequency Microneedling?
Since the frequency used, and number of treatment sessions will vary according to the individual’s skin conditions, and concerns, a detailed assessment by a doctor, is necessary before undergoing the treatment. Tangible results such as cleaner and healthier-looking skin, can be expected after two to three sessions. However, regular maintenance sessions are advised to better control skin ageing or flushing.