Nonsurgical, Reliable Results for Skin Tightening and Acne Treatment
AGNES RF at Advanced Dermatology Care in Los Alamitos and Agoura Hills is a transformative technology that gives our providers the ability to provide in-office solutions without the need for surgery. It is a Precision Radio Frequency (RF) microneedling device that sculpts, smooths, tightens, and firms without the need for surgery. It used in both dermatological procedures and aesthetic treatments.
AGNES RF was carefully developed over two decades by Dr. Gun Young Ahn, with the intention of being used as a permanent solution to acne. After successfully developing the device, Dr. Ahn discovered that AGNES RF has the unique ability to inject RF energy and could be used in a variety of ways.
WHAT IS RADIO FREQUENCY (RF)
Unlike lasers, which are light-based forms of energy, RF energy is electricity that is carefully controlled by specialized devices such as the AGNES RF. This electricity produces heat when it is conducted into the skin.
The heat from RF treatment causes coagulation of fat (if the microneedle is injected to that depth) and tightens collagen fibers in the skin while also boosting collagen.* RF energy helps promote a more youthful appearance by reducing sagging skin.*
As we age, collagen production slows down and existing collagen breaks down. An RF device, such as the AGNES RF, helps compensate for this by promoting collagen production in the treated areas.*
IS AGNES RF SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES?
AGNES is a radiofrequency microneedling device for any type of skin color.* The AGNES has nine different types of the microneedle, and each type has the different insulation to use the procedure as safely as possible. Further, the output radiofrequency energy from AGNES is NOT like other traditional sine waveforms which can affect thermal damage to the soft tissue by the residual tale heat, but the square waveform of radiofrequency energy by AGNES can save the surrounding tissues from the residual tale heat like fast start and quick stop. Although AGNES RF treatment is safer in patients of any type of skin color compared to the laser devices, any significant heat can result in increased risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or any adverse events at any time.*
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Most treatments take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. For example, submental treatment could take about 20 minutes.
WHAT SHOULD PATIENTS EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
There is minimal discomfort during the treatment and you should feel a light warm pressure.* There may be redness and/or hot flashes on treated areas for a short period after the treatment.*
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
As soon as your treatment is complete you should be free to resume your normal daily activities.* There is minimal to no downtime with an AGNES RF treatment.* You should feel little to no discomfort during the treatment.*
Do you have any questions about AGNES RF? If you would like to schedule an appointment with our dermatologists in our Los Alamitos or Agoura Hills office, please contact us for a consultation.
*Disclaimer, results may vary from person to person.