Radio Frequency Microneedling

Tackle fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, excess fat and uneven skin texture with radio frequency microneedling at So Medical Aesthetics in Colchester.

What Is Radio Frequency Microneedling?

Radio frequency microneedling uses a combination of tiny needles and radio frequency waves to rejuvenate the skin. First, ultra fine needles create tiny punctures in the skin’s surface to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and prompt the production of collagen. Then, radio frequency energy is delivered deep into the dermis to tighten the skin, resulting in improved texture and reduced wrinkles.

At So Medical Aesthetics, we use a Focus Dual device to deliver this treatment. It can be combined with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to lift, tighten and reduce pockets of stubborn fat on the face, neck, decolletage and body.

Benefits Of Radio Frequency Microneedling

Pain-free and safe for all skin types, radio frequency microneedling is renowned for its ability to rejuvenate the skin. The treatment:

  • Stimulates the production of collagen to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and creases.
  • Resurfaces the skin to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
  • Improves the appearance of acne scars and other minor scarring. By generating heat in the dermis, it can also destroy acne-causing bacteria.
  • Helps to shrink enlarged pores by improving overall skin texture.
  • Can be used to treat puffy eyelids and swollen bags under the eyes.
  • Enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture and nutrients by promoting the production of hyaluronic acid.
  • Radio frequency microneedling can also be combined with DERMALUX LIGHT THERAPY to enhance the results of your treatment, assist with wound healing and downtime.

Treatment overview


The treatment typically takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete.


The procedure is usually completed in a series of sessions spaced several weeks apart.


You will experience redness following the treatment and will be given a soothing ointment to speed up recovery. You can return to normal skincare and makeup the following day.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Focus Dual® treatment work?

The Focus Dual hand-held device can deliver combination treatments to personalise your desired result. Microneedling generates tiny wounds at a microscopic level, then it delivers radiofrequency deep into the skin. This treatment combination stimulates the body’s natural repair and rejuvenation processes, triggering the production of collagen and elastin – essential components that keep skin supple and firm.

The HIFU element of the device lifts and tightens areas including the jowls, neck and stomach. It can also be used to reduce pockets of stubborn fat.

Does HIFU Hurt?

The advanced technology of the Focus Dual device delivers pain-free HIFU treatment.

Is There Any Downtime After HIFU?

There is no downtime following HIFU. You can resume normal activity and skin care regimes straight away.

How Many Sessions Of Radio Frequency Microneedling Do I Need?

We recommend at least one to three sessions for the best results, spaced out in intervals of three to four weeks. At a personalised consultation, we’ll discuss your skin concerns and treatment options to decide the best course-of-action.

Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Have Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Yes! You shouldn’t have the Focus Dual treatment if you:

  • Have a pacemaker, internal defibrillator, or any other implanted electronic device such as a glucose monitor.
  • Have a permanent, inorganic implant such as screws, metal plates, or silicone in the treatment area.
  • Have a history of diseases that are agitated by heat, such as recurring Herpes Simplex in the treatment area, or any active conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rashes. We will discuss any specific concerns you have during your in-depth consultation.
  • Are recently sun-damaged skin in the treatment area.
  • Have had injectable treatments in the last 2 weeks.
  • Are planning on having an injectable treatment within two weeks of treatment.

How Long Do The Results Of Radio Frequency Microneedling Last?

Radio frequency microneedling can deliver lasting skin-tightening results for up to a year.

“Sophie & Emma are first class.Their knowledge and skills really do give the best results. Highly recommend”


Radio Frequency Microneedling Steps

Step By Step


Consultation is our chance to get to know you, understand your concerns, and agree on a personal treatment plan. Taking your medical history into account, we will agree on the best pathway to your desired outcome.


This is where we bring all our skill and experience to bear. From chemical peel to Botox® injections to skin boosters, your expert clinician will deliver the treatments agreed during your consultation, making sure you are comfortable and at ease.

3. Aftercare

Though many treatments are walk-in, walk-out processes, some require downtime and a carefully considered aftercare regimen. We will advise you of activities, substances, and medications to avoid, while ensuring you know the best way to look after your treated skin.

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