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The RF Needling For Saggy Eyelids

23rd January 2024

A new brand of RF microneedling, did you say? A bit of a game-changer? The most popular type of RF needling in the USA? And now it’s in the UK? Let me at it! Wait, Dr Rita Rakus has it already and will talk me through it? I’m on my way!

What’s different about Sylfirm X

As Dr Rakus explained to me, what sets Sylfirm X apart from other types of radiofrequency microneedling is its dual wave technology. Bear with me here – it’s technical, but it’s vital to get the point of it. Sylfirm X was created by Dr JongJu Na who, years ago, came up with the whole concept of RF needling, which uses a continuous wave of RF and as I’m sure you already know is great for smoothing and tightening the skin – but it can’t help pigmentation. What Dr Na worked out was that if you used the RF as a series of pulses of energy – the treatment could tackle pigmentation and redness issues in the skin, too. So Sylfirm X has both options.

What can Sylfirm X treat?

The above means that Sylfirm X is great for treating sun damage, rosacea and melasma, as well as for tightening and firming the skin. Its needles are not insulated, which reduces bruising, and as Dr Rakus explains in the video, many treatments only require a 0.3mm needle depth, which means minimal discomfort (70% less pain than other RF needling devices) and very little downtime.

It’s good for overall skin health

Sylfirm X is remarkably good at improving overall skin health because the needles reach into the skin’s basal layer where issues like rosacea and melasma originate — so much so that many US clinics give the treatment to all their new patients as a matter of course before starting a treatment plan.

Even saggy upper eyelids can be treated

Using the needles on a longer setting works well to tighten and smooth skin on the body (and the lower face). I wanted to try the shorter-needles, pulsed-wave option and on the video you can see how it goes on my decolletage and neck (with no numbing) and even across my eyelids and under my eyes (yes, I had those numbed). I was quite red afterwards, but that calmed down in a couple of hours, and I need to go back and complete a proper course of treatments – though even after one, my skin (after a couple of feeling-like-sandpaper days) felt very nice and smooth.

There’s a heap more information here with more detail on how the device works, how long the treatment takes and where to find a clinic that offers the treatment.


This post is sponsored by Novus Medical


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