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What is RF microneedling?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology uses PiXel8 RF Microneedling. The PiXel8-RF system facilitates non-surgical skin tightening using bi-polar RF energy and minimally invasive microneedles to drive heat deep within the patient’s skin layers. The heat stimulates and remodels collagen and prompts the elastin cells to regenerate. Premier Aesthetic Dermatology prefers PiXel8 to other RF devices as it is less painful compared to other devices such as Morpheus8 while delivering wonderful results.

What does RF microneedling treat?

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Skin laxity
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Overall skin rejuvenation

How does RF microneedling work?

RF microneedling harnesses the synergistic effects of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to rejuvenate the skin. The procedure begins with inserting ultrafine needles into the skin, creating microscopic punctures. These controlled injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, prompting collagen and elastin production.

Simultaneously, RF energy is emitted into the dermis, generating controlled heat. This thermal energy further stimulates collagen remodeling and tightens existing collagen fibers. This improves skin texture, firmness, and elasticity, with long-lasting rejuvenation effects.

What are the benefits of RF microneedling?

  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Tightens sagging skin
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Requires minimal downtime
  • Suitable for various skin types and tones
  • Promotes long-lasting skin rejuvenation

What happens during the RF microneedling treatment?

During an RF microneedling treatment, you’ll first undergo a consultation to assess your skin’s condition and discuss your goals. Once ready, a numbing cream is applied to ensure comfort. The procedure begins with applying a handheld device containing fine needles that penetrate the skin’s surface at controlled depths.

Simultaneously, radiofrequency energy is emitted, targeting the deeper layers. You may feel mild pressure or heat sensations, but discomfort is minimal. The entire session typically lasts around 30 to 60 minutes.

Is there any downtime after RF microneedling?

Following RF microneedling, you can expect minimal downtime, with mild redness and swelling lasting a day or two. Some individuals resume normal activities immediately but avoid intense sun exposure and rigorous activities for a day or two.

What are the side effects of RF microneedling?

After RF microneedling, you may experience temporary redness, swelling, or mild discomfort, similar to a sunburn. Rarely, bruising or pinpoint bleeding may occur. These side effects typically resolve within a few days, revealing rejuvenated skin.

When will I see the results?

You’ll notice initial improvements in skin texture and tone within a few days post-treatment, with optimal results appearing over the following weeks as collagen regeneration continues. Expect significant enhancement in wrinkles, scars, and overall skin appearance over several months.

How long do the results last?

The longevity of RF microneedling results varies, but they typically endure for 6-12 months or longer with proper skincare and sun protection. Consistent maintenance sessions can prolong and enhance the benefits, ensuring sustained skin rejuvenation and vitality.

How often do I need RF microneedling treatments?

For optimal outcomes, we suggest undergoing three RF microneedling treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Following this initial regimen, maintenance sessions once or twice a year help sustain your skin’s improved texture, firmness, and youthfulness.

Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is your trusted destination for RF microneedling in the SF Bay Area. Our skilled team ensures safe, effective treatments tailored to your unique skin concerns. With a commitment to excellence and unparalleled expertise, we deliver remarkable results that revitalize your complexion. Schedule a consultation and embark on your journey to radiant skin.