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RF Microneedling

Does RF microneedling hurt?

RF microneedling can be described as mildly uncomfortable, but most patients say it doesn't hurt. To further minimize any discomfort , your esthetician may provide a numbing cream.

What are the Benefits?

Microneedling and radiofrequency can be used to:

  • tighten skin
  • Reduce the appearance of acne scars and other scars
  • Minimize pores (and prevent future breakouts)
  • Improve stretch marks
  • Correct hyperpigmentation
  • Smooth wrinkles,folds,and fine lines

How does RF microneedling compare to traditional microneedling?

RF micronnedling works faster than traditional microneedling but with some major advantages:

  • RF microneedling works faster than traditional microneedling
  • Integrated radiofrequency energy helps break down scar tissue
  • Radiofrequency accelerates collagen production and skin tightening
  • Treatment is auto-customized for each patient using advanced technology
  • A variety of needle tips make tretment effective for all skin types
Where on my body can I have treatments performed?

Treatments can be used to tighten mild jowling or sagging skin around the eyelids,cheeks,chest, and/or neck. RF microneedling is also able to rejuvenate the hands,improving the appearance of crepey skin. Other areas that RF microneedling can be successfully used include the axilla,abdomen,arms,knees,and thighs.

How long does RF microneedling take?

RF microneedling treatments typically take less than an hour. Your exact treatment time will depend on the results of your skin consultation.

How many treatments will I need?

While you'll likely notice significantly smoother, softer, younger-looking skin after just 1 RF microneedling treatment, we recommend patients undergo 3 treatments for optimal skin tone and texture improvements. Since your skin will continue to improve as new collagen is produced ,your peak results will likely be visible in 3 to 6 months after your first treatment.

What is recovery like?

Microneedling with RF requires little to no downtime. Some redness is normal for the first few days following treatment and should quickly dissipate. You can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment, though we ask patients to wait until the following day before applying makeup. Also, be sure to apply a broad-spectrum SPF to protect your treated skin from the sun.