Microneedling RF

Would you like to smooth your skin and tighten your face and neck or body without surgery? Some people are afraid of surgery or just don’t have the time to recover or facelift surgery is just out of their budget. Fractional RF microneedle skin smoothing and tightening may be for you. It’s performed in the office with numbing cream and has very little downtime (you are red overnight) and is very affordable. You should be fine by the next morning. It’s not a facelift but it will definitely make your skin smoother and tighter (about 1/3 of a facelift). The technology is best for patients in their 30’s and 40’s not ready for a facelift and patients 2-3 yrs after their facelift whose tissue has started to relax a bit. The treatment is a package performed 10-14 days apart for 6 sessions to achieve the ultimate result.

RF Microneedle technology is mostly used on the face and neck but can be used for acne scarring, pigmented spots, and to tighten arms, knees, bellies and anywhere else one has loose and unhealthy skin. We also have a RF roller that works great on cellulite.

Fractional RF Microneedle Skin Tightening for the Face, Neck, and Body

The treatment consists of a series of procedures that involve the penetration of microneedles into the dermis (skin) to deliver high-energy radiofrequency pulse waves into the targeted tissue and then products placed on the skin. This results in the body’s own production of elastin and collagen fibers in the dermis, making skin firmer and healthier. For the next 6 months your skin improves and tightens.

Here you can see a Video of a Fractional RF Treatment: This patient had RF microneedling, ultrasound lipo of the jowls and neck, and facial fillers to nasolabial folds and lower eyelids. (all of which we have at our office)

RF combines with microneedling, so the RF heat is not only on the outside layer of the skin but penetrates much deeper, leaving the top skin layer cooler. Much less heating is required when the energy is delivered directly into the dermis so the procedure is much more comfortable and much more effective in tightening the skin of the face, neck, and body (arms, belly, legs, etc). This was the problem with Thermage (which you may have hear of). Thermage delivered the energy from the outside rather than through microneedles and had poor results due to the inability to get the dermis to the required
temperature (42 degrees C).

The face is numbed with numbing cream for 30-45 minutes before the procedure. The entire face and neck takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Immediately after the procedure, the face is warm, red and puffy. After 24 hours the redness will disappear, and your face will feel tighter and smoother. We will repeat the procedure biweekly for a number of weeks.

After the 2nd or 3rd treatment you will begin to see a difference in your face and neck, it will be tighter and smoother and will continue to improve during the subsequent treatments and after the completion of the treatments for 6 months. The treatment will improve wrinkles, , loose skin, acne scars and reduce pore size.

The combination of microneedles and radiofrequency leads to a more substantial improvement in skin quality and texture.

The Benefits

  • Minimally invasive
  • Shorter procedure time and downtime
  • Lower risks such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring

Fractional RF Treatments can be used in all skin types. Even on African American skin.

How It Works

Micro-needling creates thermal columns in the skin and induces growth factor in order to produce natural healing contraction of skin. The treatment is safe as a non-ablative treatment with minimal discomfort.

Post Treatment Care

Mild redness and swelling may occur a few hours and up to 24 hours after treatment. Sun exposure should be avoided during this time of redness (as it should all the time). Healing ointment will be applied the first 24-48 hours. After 24-48 hours, sunscreen should be used (as it should be all the time anyway).

What To Expect

Your skin will be red and feel tight after the treatment. Over the weeks and months as the treatment proceeds you will notice your skin getting smoother and tighter as collagen and elastin in the skin is produced from the treatment and your skin becomes healthier, smoother, fresher and younger looking.

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