Because of its ability to stimulate your body’s own natural healing responses, RF microneedling can treat many different skin conditions and concerns. This treatment can improve your skin texture, make your skin more elastic, and improve your skin tone. With our PiXel8-RF system, we can do all of this while ensuring a comfortable treatment.
At Vibrant Dermatology, Dr. Ip and Marissa Leavitt, PA-C seek to provide treatments that put the patient’s comfort and results first. We use cutting-edge platforms such as the PiXel8-RF device, and we offer compassionate care for patients of all ages. We can also treat individuals with all different skin types and colors. We look forward to rejuvenating your skin with our RF microneedling treatments.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling, or radiofrequency microneedling, is a cosmetic treatment that combines the collagen-inducing technique of traditional microneedling with the skin-tightening effects of radiofrequency energy. The device uses an array of tiny needles that create microscopic punctures in the skin, called microchannels. These perforations are crucial for initiating the body’s healing processes which leads to the production of collagen and elastin. While these proteins are essential for making your skin more elastic, production slows as you get older, making any treatment that stimulates collagen production particularly effective.
Where the PiXel8-RF system shines is its radiofrequency energy. When the needles penetrate the skin they also deliver focused RF energy into the deeper layers of the skin. This energy translates into heat energy, heating the underlying tissues and promoting even more collagen production. This also causes the tissues to contract leading to tightening of the surrounding tissues. The result is skin that is firmer, smoother, and younger looking.
Common RF Microneedling Uses
- Stretch Marks: When your skin stretches too fast such as during weight gain, growth during youth, or pregnancy, the collagen fibers in the skin can become damaged. This leads to visible marks on the skin. By restoring collagen, RF microneedling can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
- Acne Scarring: When tissue is damaged during an acne breakout, scarring can result especially if the body doesn’t make enough collagen to replace what was lost. RF microneedling can help to smooth skin scarred by acne.
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles form when there is no longer enough collagen to support the surface of the skin. By stimulating collagen synthesis, these wrinkles can become less apparent.
- Hyperpigmentation: Excess melanin in the skin can lead to an aged look. RF microneedling targets and breaks down this excess melanin, making the skin tone more even.
- Sagging Skin: By increasing skin elasticity, RF microneedling can resolve pre-jowling and other types of sagging skin on the face and neck.
What Are Some of the Benefits of the PiXel8-RF System?
Adjustable Energy Levels
With the PiXel8-RF system, we are able to adjust the energy levels to suit your unique skin needs and concerns. Depending on the target areas that we are working on, we may adjust as we go to ensure the best results with the greatest comfort.
Non-Insulated Needle Tips
Unlike other RF microneedling systems, the PiXel8-RF system features non-insulated tips. This allows for the RF energy to be more evenly distributed across the entire needle, leading to a more consistent treatment throughout all the layers of skin.
While most RF microneedling devices have 1 MHz of energy, the PiXel8-RF system has 2 MHz. This results in a more potent treatment, allowing us to get deeper into the tissues which produces even better results.
While being a more potent system, it is also a system that is considered safe for all skin types and colors. It doesn’t pose a threat of thermal damage to the surrounding tissues, and it doesn’t carry the same risk of PIH, as other types of skin rejuvenation devices when it comes to darker skin types.
Understanding the Treatment: What to Expect From Your RF Microneedling Session
Before we treat you with the PiXel8-RF, we will want to determine if this treatment is the best solution for the concerns that you have. Because microneedling services are so versatile, we can use them in many situations both by themselves or in conjunction with other treatments.
On the Day of Treatment
When the day of your microneedling treatment arrives, a topical anesthetic may be applied to your skin to reduce any discomfort. Then the handpiece is placed on the skin repeatedly in different areas to treat the entire section of skin. As the non-insulated needle tip is applied and the RF energy is delivered, you may feel warmth or a scratching sensation. The treatment can take less than an hour, depending on the area being treated.
After Your Treatment
It is normal to have pink skin after your treatment as your body begins to heal the area. The downtime period is minimal, and you can return to your daily activities soon after the procedure. We will guide you through the aftercare process, giving you any special instructions that may be applicable in your case. You may see some improvement in the tone and texture of your skin after one treatment, or it may take several for your skin to look and feel more rejuvenated.
RF Microneedling Services for Healthy, Glowing Skin
When it comes to your skin, we want you to have access to the best technology. At Vibrant Dermatology in Dedham, MA, we can offer you the newest advancements in microneedling and radiofrequency technology. To learn more about the long-lasting benefits of microneedling, you can contact us today by calling (781) 708-9299 or by filling out our online form.