Anti-aging and acne treatment: after Microneedling comes AGNES therapy
In forums and on blogs you can read almost every week about a new method that is supposed to help against all kinds of skin problems.
However, it becomes much more interesting when two proven methods are combined and turned into a new, effective method against signs of aging and skin blemishes. Here you can find all information about the AGNES treatment.
Creams, Botox, surgeries – when it comes to tightening or rejuvenating the skin, everyone seems to swear by some other “miracle cure”. How healthy or sustainable these remedies actually are quickly fades into the background.
In recent years, microneedling has also become increasingly popular as an alternative to proven anti-aging trends. And for all those who deal more intensively with the topic of skin rejuvenation, the possibility of treatment with radiofrequencies should not be unknown either.
A relatively new method now takes the next step and combines microneedling with radiofrequency therapy. The combination of both approaches is called AGNES therapy, was originally developed in South Korea and is now also offered in some dermatology practices in Germany.
The goal: The proven radiofrequency therapy is to be used even more precisely and thus not only for effective skin rejuvenation, but also increasingly for the sustainable treatment of acne or skin impurities.
What is the advantage of AGNES therapy??
In contrast to conventional approaches, this combination therapy allows a much more precise adjustment to the treatment goal.
Depending on whether, for example, the skin is to be tightened, fat reduced or pimples treated, the parameters of the device are set differently.
These parameters include, among others, the duration of the individual impulses, but also the energy intensity with which the radio frequencies are transmitted into the skin.
But mainly the adjustment takes place through the use of different needles. The micro-electrode needles (also called mosquito needles) are inserted into the skin with the help of a pen-like device to deliver radio frequencies (electromagnetic waves) with up to 1000 oscillations per second and temperatures of up to 80 degrees to the skin.
Where is the advantage of using different needles?
Depending on the treatment goal, different amounts of heat must be delivered to specific skin layers. The individual needles are optimally adapted to different therapies and, among other things, are insulated in different ways so that the heat impulses can be delivered specifically to certain areas of the skin.
Depending on the type of treatment desired, the heat impulses can thus be directed, for example, to the fatty bodies, the dermis or to inflammatory acne symptoms.
This individual adjustment does not only help to treat particularly effectively, but is besides also substantially more skin-careful than other interferences, since so always excluding the skin places can be treated, which are actually concerned.
What are the effects of AGNES therapy on the skin?
This also explains why AGNES therapy is being treated as a new “miracle cure” for a whole range of skin diseases, problems and signs of aging.
Since the skin is stimulated to self-regeneration, the treatment is supposed to help against signs of aging such as wrinkles, bags under the eyes or a double chin, but at the same time it can also be used against skin diseases such as acne.
Skin regeneration is stimulated, among other things, by the heat of the radio frequencies stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, while at the same time fat cells are reduced in size.
Together with the so-called “collagen shrinking” (contraction of collagen fibers), this leads to the skin becoming significantly firmer and smoother.
If the treatment is not used for anti-aging purposes, the heat can, among other things, help to destroy inflamed sebaceous glands (skin oil glands) and thus counteract one of the main triggers of blackheads, pimples and other acne symptoms.
How many sessions are needed for AGNES therapy?
Since every skin is a little bit different, the effects of AGNES therapy can also be different. In addition, the number of sessions required always depends on the goal of the treatment.
Skin tightening is in most cases faster and easier than acne treatment. While two sessions are often sufficient for skin tightening, in most cases dermatologists prescribe at least three sessions for acne therapy.
However, since a detailed preliminary consultation takes place before such a therapy anyway, the treating dermatologist gives his assessment of the probable success of the treatment, possible risks and the estimated number of required sessions at an early stage.
The period of time between the individual sessions always depends on how sensitive the skin is to the treatment. The results of the skin renewal are often only visible after a period of ten to twelve weeks.
What are the side effects of AGNES therapy??
Side effects are generally rare during treatment. In some cases, however, there may be slight redness or temporary swelling.
After a day’s break, skin care products or make-up can be used as normal. Most of the time the therapy takes place with the use of local anesthesia.
However, AGNES therapy can have an additional unpleasant effect on the wallet. Depending on the type of treatment, between 250 and 500 euros per session are required.
Since most of the time these are purely cosmetic procedures, health insurance companies only cover the costs (even for acne treatment) in exceptional cases.