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What is RF microneedling and how will it help me?

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Everyone will see some preliminary sign that youth has finally drawn to a close and age will begin to creep in around the edges now and then. There are of course a few different cosmetic treatments we can use to restore and rejuvenate the face, décolletage and many other areas of the body where the skin has withered, wrinkled and formed stretch marks from childbirth or weight gain. We at Main Street Cosmetic recommend radiofrequency (RF) microneedling to all of our patients looking to resurface their skin.

Microneedling Advancements

Microneelding is a skin care treatment using small microneedles that are applied to the skin to create microchannels where surface damage appears. Microneedling has become the new industry standard to help create fractional surface damage to the skin in specific areas that require regeneration of new skin cells so that healthy ones can then take their place. However, there have been many modifications in these last few years that make microneedling an even better option for all patients.

When microneedling was first released, a hand-rolling method was used. This method was completely manual and required delicately skilled hands to manoeuvre; the cosmetic therapist required in-depth knowledge of the depth to which these needles in this manual microneedling tool, needed to go in particular areas of the skin so as not to damage the surface but to allow proper healing.

The Addition of RF Microneedles

Since then, most cosmetologists and skin therapists use automatic hand-held tools that are set to treat these areas of the skin such as the forehead, cheeks and nose for proper application. These machines offer patients added comfort since they are pressure sensitive to depth and provide quick treatments. Now, in addition to pressure sensitive, automatic microneedling devices, we have microneedling with radiofrequency tipped needles.

These RF tipped microneedling devices not only work to create small microchannels within the skin to allow growth factors and new collagen growth to repair and replenish new cells, but radiofrequency cauterises the newly made channels, so no bleeding or scabbing occurs in the process. As the radiofrequency heat energy penetrates the skin, it helps to tighten the skin as well to reinforce young, taught skin. This RF method is a much more comfortable and effective microneedling treatment for patients all over the world, especially at Main Street Cosmetic.

Main Benefits of Microneedling with RF

For patients looking to overcome skin pigmentation from overexposure to sun, weather, and stress, microneedling will help to break up those colour inconsistencies and allow the skin to repair itself and reduce those differences in tone. Once these microchannels heal, the skin will appear tighter, smoother and more refined. We recommend this treatment to anyone looking to reduce the size of enlarged pores as well as reduce any signs of acne scarring or other preliminary signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. This RF microneedling treatment is even used on the neck where ageing starts for most patients.

Your skin will be dramatically restructured with our latest RF microneedling treatment at Main Street Cosmetic. Call to book your consultation with one of our Nurses or Dermal Clinicians today on 03 9739 3837.

3 Injections for Your Underarms

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When we’re nervous, we sweat. How much you sweat, depending on your body type, will be different from the next person; but when you sweat through your clothes without exertion, that can be emotionally difficult to deal with daily. This condition of excess sweating can happen in the hands, feet and noticeably under the arms, called axillary hyperhidrosis.

For many people, this condition has an impact on their social life, because the person feels embarrassed to go out and to be seen with prominent sweat spots under their arms. This sweat often drips down their sides, without any triggers such as exercise or heat. For many patients that come to us at Main Street Medical Centre, they’ve been prescribed antiperspirants and medications to fight this excess sweat, but these remedies don’t work for everyone, or they’re simply temporary. There are, however, injections for your underarms to help you combat excess sweating and these are a saving grace for patients that haven’t seen relief in years.

What kinds of injections are available to combat hyperhidrosis?

Injections for underarm sweating are done using an anti-wrinkle injection as the active ingredient since this is the only injection thus far that works deep in these overactive nerves to slow their reactions. These nerves deep within the armpits will signal the sweat glands to sweat since it detects the body temperature is higher than it should be. Sweating is a good thing when we need to release heat from the body and maintain our homeostatic state or normal body temperature.

How is the treatment done and how long does it last?

When we perform injection treatments for underarm sweating directly in office, by our injections specialists at Main Street Medical, these injections can be done in under ten minutes to perform. Depending on the patient’s particular needs, we usually do anywhere from 12-20 injections per underarm area. The patient lays down with their arm extended while these injections take place. After the injections are done, we add pressure to the injection site for a minute or so.

There is only a short waiting period before patients can begin any exercise routines but there isn’t any real recovery time. Once the injections are done, you can go about your day. After a week or so, patients should notice a reduction is their excess sweating. Up to seven months, you will benefit from this treatment and another treatment will be needed. Some patients require three sets of treatments per year but consult your doctor as to how many will benefit your condition.

  • Quick treatment
  • Lasts up to seven months
  • 12-20 injections in one treatment
  • Nonsurgical
  • No recovery time
  • Reduce excess sweating
  • Boost your confidence!

Most patients also use their prescribed antiperspirants to compliment this treatment but these injections should be enough to help you combat hyperhidrosis from excess sweating. We understand that this can be uncomfortable for patients and we want to help them get the most out of their lives. You don’t have to endure excessive armpit sweating because we now have these solutions to fix that.

Call Main Street Medical to learn more about our injections for axillary sweating on 03 9739 3837.

Effective treatment for excessive sweating or ‘hyperhidrosis’

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is characterised by abnormally increased sweating, in excess of what is required to regulate body temperature. The most common areas of the body that are affected by hyperhidrosis are the hands, feet, underarms, scalp and groin due to a higher concentration of sweat glands in these areas. There are 2 types of hyperhidrosis; Primary hyperhidrosis, which is not due to any underlying medical issue and secondary hyperhidrosis, where there is an underlying medical condition causing increased sweating that needs to be investigated by a doctor. It is estimated that about 3% of the population is affected.

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At MSMSC, we perform highly effective injectable treatments for hyperhidrosis.  Injections of the botulinum toxin (also used as anti-wrinkle injections) have been found to be very effective in the treatment of excessive sweating, especially for the underarms, palms and feet. The effects of these small injections usually last from 4 – 12 months. Generally minimal side effects are experienced, but may include pain at the injection site and compensatory sweating in other areas. Topical local anaesthetic or ice can be applied to the area before the procedure for your comfort. This is the most commonly performed treatment for hyperhidrosis at our Skin & Cosmetic Centre.

HOW MUCH DOES HYPERHIDROSIS COST?

Hyperhidrosis treatment is $650 per area for underarms, hands or feet.

WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT MY EXCESSIVE SWEATING?

Book a FREE consultation with our Cosmetic Nurse online here, or call us direct on 8202 8106