RF Microneedling IMA-SX Dual Wave vs HIFU (黄金微针): Understanding the Differences

RF goes less deep than HIFU, as it mainly focuses on the epidermal layers. It doesn't go past the dermis – therefore, it is less effective than HIFU in this regard.

Why is HIFU so cheap?

Yes, the increased demand for HIFU treatments has played a significant role in contributing to its affordability. As the popularity of HIFU grows for both medical and aesthetic purposes, the demand for these treatments has expanded, creating a larger market.

What is the disadvantage of HIFU?

Some people may experience slight swelling and redness right after their treatment, which will usually disappear quickly. The treatment area may also feel slightly sensitive for a week. HIFU is most suitable for mild to moderate skin laxity.

How effective is RF Microneedling?

You can expect to see significant improvements in 3 sessions. While most people can expect to see the benefits for a year, some may even see improvement for up to two years.

After initial treatments, annual maintenance sessions are recommended because skin continues to age.

What are the risks of Microneedling and Radio Frequency (IMA SX Dual Wave Microneedling RF)?

These risks or side effects may include;

  • skin sensitivity
  • some swelling
  • redness
  • pinpoint bleeding

It is rare for patients to experience serious complications, but if you notice any adverse effects, contact our clinic and we will advise you.

What is the benefit of Microneedling with Radiofrequency?

Microneedling with Radiofrequency has been shown to be effective for a variety of skin conditions, including acne scars, rosacea, melasma issues, and fine lines and wrinkles. The device uses a dual wave tech, the RF micro-needling and the RP (repeated ultra-short pulse) micro-needling technology that responds to abnormal blood vessels only.

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Concluding our review Microneedling and Radio Frequency vs HIFU

In conclusion, both Microneedling with Radiofrequency (IMA SX Dual Wave Microneedling RF) and HIFU offer unique benefits for skin rejuvenation and treatment. While HIFU is known for its affordability and effectiveness in treating skin laxity, RF Microneedling stands out for its ability to treat a range of skin conditions with minimal risks.

Understanding these differences can help you choose the treatment best suited to your skin's needs.

Common Questions Asked about RF Microneedling & HIFU

Micro needle radio frequency primarily utilizes dual wave technology, including RF micro-needling and RP micro-needling, making it effective for treating various skin conditions like acne scars, rosacea, and fine lines.

In contrast, HIFU, or High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, targets deeper skin layers and is more effective for treating skin laxity and stimulating collagen production.

With RF Microneedling, some patients may experience skin sensitivity, slight swelling, redness, and pinpoint bleeding, although serious complications are rare.

HIFU may cause slight swelling and redness immediately after treatment, and the treated area might feel sensitive for a short period.

For IMA SX Dual Wave RF Microneedling, noticeable improvements are typically seen within 3 sessions, and the benefits can last up to two years with annual maintenance.

In the case of HIFU, patients may start to see the lifting and tightening effects within a few weeks, with continued improvement over several months.

Yes, combining IMA SX Dual Wave Microneedling RF and HIFU treatments can be beneficial for comprehensive skin rejuvenation.

IMA SX Dual Wave Microneedling RF can address specific skin conditions and surface irregularities, while HIFU provides deeper tissue lifting and tightening. However, it's important to consult with a doctor / dermatologist to determine the best treatment plan based on individual skin concerns.