Radiofrequency Microneedling is an innovative, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that stimulates new collagen production in multiple layers of skin to provide optimal results for skin rejuvenation. RF Microneedling combines two popular skin rejuvenation treatments, microneedling with radiofrequency energy, to improve skin tone, texture, and elasticity. RF microneedling is a painless cosmetic procedure targeting a wide range of skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks, sun damage, fine lines, and skin laxity. It requires no downtime, making it one of the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments available at Dr. Michele Green’s private dermatology office in New York City.
The process of microneedling involves creating micro-injuries in the epidermis with tiny needles, while radiofrequency energy is used to heat the dermis, maximizing the stimulation of new collagen production. Collagen is a skin protein that provides enhanced structural support, a youthful appearance, and a smooth, firm skin texture. As part of the natural aging process, collagen levels deplete over time. RF Microneedling replenishes collagen to improve skin texture, tone, elasticity, and radiance without downtime.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing her patients worldwide with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options available, including RF Microneedling. Dr. Green is consistently identified as one of New York City’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in New York City, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific skin concerns and unique aesthetic goals with her. As an expert in skincare and non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including Botox, dermal fillers, PRP injections, laser treatments, chemical peels, and more, Dr. Green will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for rejuvenation that is best suited to your needs so that you look and feel your best.
What is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is an innovative cosmetic procedure that combines two popular forms of skin rejuvenation therapy- radiofrequency technology and microneedling, to improve skin tone, elasticity, and texture. Radiofrequency Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that results in smoother, firmer, healthier skin and a more radiant, youthful complexion. Microneedling involves creating micro-injuries in the epidermis with tiny needles, while radiofrequency is used to heat the dermis. This combination approach maximizes new collagen production in multiple layers of skin, providing optimal rejuvenation without downtime. RF Microneedling is commonly used to treat fine lines, large pores, acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, skin laxity, dullness, and more. Radiofrequency Microneedling is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment option for patients of all skin tones and skin types. This includes individuals with sensitive skin types and darker skin tones which are more susceptible to developing skin irritation and hyperpigmentation.
Dr. Green offers the Vivace RF microneedling treatment in her boutique dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Vivace RF Microneedling is the newest generation of FDA-approved radiofrequency microneedling devices by Aesthetics Biomedical. Vivace utilizes the most advanced technology to deliver optimal results and a comfortable experience for the patient. Vivace has adjustable needles that can be changed in increments of 0.1 millimeters, allowing Dr. Green to deliver incredibly precise, controlled treatment. There is zero downtime involved with Vivace, and patients can resume their normal activities upon completion of the procedure. Most patients require a short series of three initial Vivace RF Microneedling treatment sessions to obtain ideal results. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for rejuvenation that best addresses your concerns and achieves your aesthetic goals.
What does RF microneedling do?
Radiofrequency microneedling treatment offers a host of skin rejuvenation benefits, improving skin texture, tone, and elasticity. RF Microneedling treatment can successfully do the following:
- Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Minimize the look of skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation, melasma, dark spots, and sun spots, providing an overall brightening effect.
- Improve overall skin tone and radiance.
- Greatly reduce the appearance of acne scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation associated with resolved acne breakouts.
- Provide skin tightening results, reducing skin laxity and improving elasticity to achieve a more youthful overall appearance.
- Improve the appearance of stretch marks on the body.
- Reduce the appearance of large pores and other irregularities in skin texture to create a smoother appearance.
Two of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures for skin rejuvenation are microneedling and radiofrequency energy treatments. As we age, collagen levels in the skin naturally deplete. Collagen is a skin protein that provides enhanced structural support, a youthful appearance, and a smooth, firm skin texture. Collagen depletion can create irregularities in skin texture and increased skin laxity. A decrease in collagen and elastin, in combination with sun damage and generalized aging, can lead to hyperpigmentation, discoloration, fine lines, and deep wrinkles. In addition, previous skin damage from old acne or acne scarring can make us feel as though our skin has aged well beyond our years. RF Microneedling stimulates new collagen production in multiple layers of skin to improve skin texture, tone, elasticity, and radiance. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to incorporate RF Microneedling into her boutique NYC dermatology practice and will help you reduce signs of aging to look and feel like the best version of yourself.
What is RF Microneedling treatment like?
A radiofrequency microneedling skin rejuvenation treatment at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in NYC is fast, easy, and painless. The first step is consulting with Dr. Michele Green to develop your skin rejuvenation treatment plan. During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss with Dr. Green your specific skin concerns and ideal cosmetic results. Photographs of the treatment area are taken for your medical chart to enhance the discussion and track treatment progress. Dr. Green will evaluate your skin’s current condition, review proper at-home skincare with you, and recommend the cosmetic procedures best suited to your needs.
On the day of your RF microneedling treatment session, a topical numbing cream should be applied to clean skin one hour before your appointment. Once you arrive for treatment, the numbing cream is removed, and the skin is cleaned. The RF microneedling procedure itself takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. A cooling mask is applied immediately after the procedure. Most patients describe the Vivace procedure as entirely painless. Patients can resume their normal activities following the treatment.
What to expect after RF microneedling
One of the greatest benefits of Vivace RF Microneedling is that there is essentially zero downtime involved with the treatment. Patients may observe a mild amount of facial redness and swelling, similar to what is experienced with a mild sunburn. However, these side effects typically resolve on their own within hours of having treatment. Since there is essentially no downtime involved with RF Microneedling, patients can resume their normal activities immediately upon completion of the treatment. After Vivace, some skin rejuvenation results are observable immediately after the procedure.
Patients can safely apply makeup to their skin 24 hours after treatment with Vivace RF microneedling. Skincare products, including sunscreen, should not be applied to the skin for 24 hours. Refraining from exercising for 48 hours after your Vivace treatment is important. In addition, patients should avoid engaging in activities that may cause the body temperature to rise. Such activities may include bathing in a Jacuzzi, sitting in a sauna, and taking a very hot shower. Maintaining a normal body temperature helps prevent skin swelling and potential infection and promotes the best natural wound-healing process after RF microneedling. It is especially important to abstain from exfoliating or scrubbing the skin for one week after RF microneedling treatment. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green for your skin rejuvenation treatment with radiofrequency microneedling, you will be provided with all the pertinent aftercare information to guarantee that you achieve and maintain optimal results.
Does RF Microneedling really work?
Yes. RF Microneedling is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure for skin rejuvenation. RF Microneedling works by combining two forms of skin rejuvenation treatment to stimulate new collagen production in multiple layers of skin. The microneedling aspect of the treatment involves creating microscopic injuries in the epidermis by applying tiny needles to the skin’s surface. The radiofrequency energy heats the dermal layers of the skin, maximizing new collagen production. The result is an improvement in skin tone, texture, and elasticity.
According to a study in the Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, RF micro-needling’s combination ablative and dermal heating treatment is successful “for the treatment of skin laxity, wrinkles, enlarged pores, pigmented lesions [brown spots], acne, telangiectasias [spider veins], and scarring from trauma or acne.” The study also indicates that RF microneedling has minimal downtime, especially compared to ablative laser treatments, with extremely limited side effects. RF microneedling is also effective and safe for all skin types, unlike ablative lasers, which can damage darker skin tones.
RF microneedling is an excellent way to tighten and rejuvenate skin while treating fine lines, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. For many, improvements to the skin will be apparent even after a single treatment. However, Dr. Green recommends 4-6 treatments for optimal results and the best skin rejuvenation. In addition, strict sun avoidance and good skin care are essential to having the best cosmetic results from RF Microneedling.
How does Microneedling work?
Microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure for skin rejuvenation, also called collagen induction therapy. Microneedling treatment is based on the natural wound-healing properties of the skin. The process of microneedling entails using a handheld device or handpiece containing tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries along the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries induce the natural wound-healing process and stimulate the production of new collagen in the skin, encouraging the growth of new, healthy skin cells. These tiny pinpricks to the skin surface can also disrupt the skin’s natural “memory” of injuries or scars, which in turn can eliminate acne scars or other atrophic scars.
Microneedling is a painless, non-invasive procedure that boosts collagen and elastin production in the skin, and it can be combined with other treatments to maximize skin rejuvenation. For example, a microneedling procedure creates micro-channels within the dermal layers of skin that allow for maximum absorption of nourishing serums, such as Vitamin-C serum (like Dr. Green’s MGSKINLABS Vita-C Serum), depigmentation serum, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling with radiofrequency is another combination treatment that takes advantage of the skin healing process triggered by microneedling treatment.
How does radiofrequency energy treatment work?
Fractional radiofrequency energy treatment (RF treatment) can be used on its own or in combination with other treatments like microneedling to promote anti-aging via the stimulation of collagen creation. Radiofrequency energy treatment works via radio waves that create heat damage in the deeper layers of your skin. This thermal damage stimulates the body’s natural healing process, which leads to the creation of more collagen. Collagen is responsible for keeping our skin smooth, thick, and healthy. This increased collagen production due to thermal damage works to reverse signs of the natural aging process, such as loose or sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. When radiofrequency energy treatment is used in combination with microneedling, one needle pierces the skin and then releases radio waves into the wound. Combined with microneedling, RF treatment provides an additional opportunity for increased collagen production.
How long does it take to see results from RF Microneedling?
When you have Vivace RF Microneedling with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in NYC, some skin rejuvenation benefits are observable immediately upon completion of the procedure. You will begin to see results several days following the RF microneedling treatment, with the effects increasing in visibility over the next several weeks to several months. RF microneedling triggers the body’s natural healing process, so it does take some time for the healing to take full effect. You will likely see the maximum effects of the treatment for several years following the initial treatment process, and treatment can be repeated annually to maintain a healthy, smooth, youthful appearance.
How long does (RF) Radiofrequency Microneedling last?
After your initial RF microneedling treatment, the improvement in your skin will be apparent in just a few days. However, after several treatments, significant skin rejuvenation will be observed as the positive effects continue to improve over several weeks. The answer to “How long does RF microneedling last?” varies with each patient. Optimal skin care, sun avoidance, and a healthy lifestyle will all influence your overall skin health and the cosmetic benefit of your treatment. However, the results of microneedling treatment can permanently reduce the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and age spots. RF microneedling treatment has skin-tightening effects that can last up to 2 years. Most patients will schedule periodic maintenance treatments to boost the results of their RF microneedling treatment.
How often can you do RF Microneedling?
Patients often wonder, how many RF microneedling treatments do I need? For optimal results, Dr. Green recommends that RF microneedling treatments be scheduled about four weeks apart. Most patients will do a series of four to six treatments, and downtime is minimal, meaning that you can get back to your daily routine within one to two days post-treatment. Many patients return for follow-up treatment on a yearly or biannual basis. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side, she will work with you to create a customized skin rejuvenation treatment plan and a timeline for treatment sessions best suited to your particular needs and goals.
Microneedling with PRP – 5 months
How does traditional Microneedling compare with RF Microneedling?
Traditional microneedling is able to reduce the appearance of acne scars, age spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, fine lines, and wrinkles, as well as stretch marks practically anywhere on the body. What makes RF microneedling unique is that it can amplify collagen and elastin production deeper within the layers of the skin to ignite skin tightening alongside skin rejuvenation. It is one of the few combination treatments that can eliminate scarring and discoloration while firming and smoothing the appearance of the skin. The procedure for RF microneedling is quite similar to that of traditional microneedling. The primary difference is simply the handpiece used, which has RF technology built into the device.
Is RF Microneedling better than Microneedling?
Neither procedure is inherently “better” – it depends on what would be best for you! Each patient’s needs and aesthetic goals are unique; therefore, the treatment or combination of treatments that works best is up to each individual. Both RF microneedling and traditional microneedling are effective in reducing the appearance of damage to the skin, such as acne scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation, as well as diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. RF microneedling uses radio waves to cause thermal damage, promoting collagen production and reducing skin laxity. RF micro-needling and traditional microneedling can be combined with other treatments such as PRP treatments, Vitamin C serum, and dermal fillers to produce results that align with your aesthetic goals. When you meet with Dr. Green, you will determine your best treatment plan.
Traditional microneedling can be enhanced by taking advantage of platelet-rich plasma. PRP is applied to the skin following microneedling to aid in the skin rejuvenation process. Platelets are found in the blood and help the blood to clot, which is an important component of starting the natural wound healing process. Plasma is the fluid part of blood, and platelet-rich plasma is blood with a higher-than-average concentration of platelets. After collecting a blood sample, it is spun in the centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. The plasma is drawn into sterile syringes and applied topically to the skin’s surface following the handheld microneedling device. The microchannels created in the skin by the tiny needles attached to the microneedling device allow for enhanced absorbency of the PRP serum, which accelerates the healing process and promotes healing, enhancing the skin rejuvenation results of treatment.
Microneedling with depigmentation serum is an excellent treatment option for patients specifically targeting hyperpigmentation and an uneven skin tone. Since microneedling creates microchannels within the skin, it is an excellent treatment option for enhancing the absorption of specialized serums. For patients who present with hyperpigmentation, whether in the form of melasma, sun damage, or pigmented acne scars, pairing the microneedling treatment with a depigmenting serum provides exceptional rejuvenation results. The depigmenting serum used by Dr. Green is a unique blend of effective yet gentle skin-brightening agents that work against melanocyte activity in the skin. The result is an even-toned complexion with an observable reduction in hyperpigmentation.
Who can perform Microneedling?
Microneedling treatment can be advertised at various institutions, including medspas, private nurses, and even for at-home use. However, for long-lasting results that meet your unique aesthetic goals, it is best to go to an experienced dermatologist, such as Dr. Green. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green does not have a “one-size-fits-all” treatment plan for microneedling. She will discuss your individual treatment needs and goals to create the best treatment plan for you. Dr. Green can also recommend the best combination of treatments to address your needs, whether traditional microneedling or RF microneedling combined with PRP treatment, Vitamin-C serum, depigmentation serums, dermal fillers, and more.
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon should perform. While some medical spas and aestheticians offer various microneedling procedures, the FDA does not approve every microneedling device. It is also crucial that microneedling treatment is performed under completely sterile conditions and that the needles penetrate the skin at precise depths to avoid unwanted side effects, including infection or scarring. It is recommended that you are very selective when choosing a provider for your microneedling treatments and, ideally, have treatment with a medical professional. Dr. Green in NYC is a board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience treating men and women worldwide with many of the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment solutions available. Dr. Michele Green will design a customized treatment approach to deliver long-lasting, natural-looking anti-aging results.
Botox & Microneedling 1 month before and after
Is RF Microneedling safe?
RF Microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is FDA-approved for skin rejuvenation. RF Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment option for patients of all skin types and skin tones. To guarantee the best results and prevent unwanted potential side effects, it is always recommended to consult with a board-certified dermatologist for your skin rejuvenation treatments, including RF Microneedling. RF microneedling treatment is not recommended for patients who have recently used the acne medication Accutane, have recently undergone radiation treatment, have open wounds or active breakouts, have a history of keloid scars, or are pregnant. In addition, patients with an active skin infection, acne breakout, or other irritable skin condition in the treatment area should refrain from having RF Microneedling until their condition resolves.
Does RF microneedling cause fat loss?
RF Microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure for facial rejuvenation that improves skin tone and texture by inducing new collagen production. RF Microneedling with an experienced, board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC is a safe and effective treatment option not associated with fat loss in the treatment area.
Does RF Microneedling dissolve filler?
No! Studies have shown that patients do not need to be afraid that RF microneedling will dissolve the dermal fillers injected. Research has demonstrated that the radiofrequency energy does not melt these dermal fillers, composed of hyaluronic acid. In fact, dermal fillers can be combined with microneedling to replace and enhance volume lost due to depressed acne scarring or the natural aging process.
Does RF Microneedling hurt?
No! Vivace RF Microneedling with Dr. Green in NYC is a painless procedure. Vivace utilizes precision technology that allows for incredibly even and quick insertion of tiny needles, minimizing discomfort. To further minimize any potential discomfort, Dr. Green prescribes a topical numbing cream that should be applied to the treatment area one hour before the procedure. Once you arrive for your RF Microneedling treatment, your numbing cream will be removed, and your skin will be sterilized. There is no downtime with Vivace, meaning patients can resume their normal activity immediately upon completion of the procedure. After treatment, you may experience mild redness or itching on the skin, but these symptoms typically resolve within a day or two.
What is the best RF Microneedling Device?
Dr. Green’s go-to RF microneedling device is Vivace Microneedling, which synthesizes the RF microneedling treatment into one sleek handpiece. The Vivace experience is FDA-approved to alleviate fine lines and wrinkles, tighten skin, minimize pore size, and improve skin tone and texture. It requires minimal downtime and is pain-free, making it the perfect choice for patients seeking skin rejuvenation and skin tightening treatment.
Vivace RF Microneedling
Vivace RF Microneedling is an FDA-approved radiofrequency microneedling device by Aesthetics Biomedical. As the newest generation of RF Microneedling, Vivace utilizes the most advanced technology to deliver optimal results and a comfortable experience for the patient. Vivace has adjustable needles that can be changed in increments of 0.1 millimeters, allowing Dr. Green to deliver incredibly precise, controlled treatment. The patient experience is made even more comfortable because the microneedling device is so precise that the gold-tipped needles puncture the skin quickly and evenly. Additionally, there is zero downtime involved with Vivace, and patients can resume their normal activities upon completion of the procedure.
Vivace provides immediate and long-term skin rejuvenation results, making it an excellent treatment option for addressing a wide array of skin concerns. Dr. Green recommends patients engage in three Vivace treatments, each spaced four weeks apart. This allows the skin to continue stimulating elastin and collagen production between sessions. Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists to incorporate Vivace into her private Upper East Side dermatology office with outstanding results. Vivace can easily be combined with other non-invasive cosmetic procedures to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she will work with you to create a plan for skin rejuvenation that incorporates a combination of cosmetic procedures and skin care products best suited to your needs and goals.
What is Profound RF Microneedling?
Profound RF microneedling is an FDA-approved, multi-polar, long-pulse radiofrequency micro-needling device that delivers powerful energy in the deep dermal layers of skin. Profound RF microneedling is unique from other RF microneedling systems because of its larger needle length. Due to the significant skin penetration depth, Profound RF microneedling can be very painful for patients and must be performed under anesthesia. In addition, there is approximately one week of recovery time from Profound RF microneedling. Most patients looking for non-invasive skin rejuvenation prefer a comfortable cosmetic procedure. Dr. Green offers the Vivace RF microneedling treatment at her private dermatology office in NYC. The Vivace experience is painless for the patient, as the treatment utilizes tiny needles that enter the skin evenly and smoothly with precision.
What is Secret RF microneedling
Secret RF Microneedling is another type of radiofrequency microneedling system. Secret RF microneedling works similarly to Vivace and other RF Microneedling systems, delivering radiofrequency energy to the dermal layers of skin and creating micro-channels in the epidermis with the application of sterile, tiny needles. Secret RF microneedling, however, has a CO2 handpiece. Internationally renowned, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green offers Vivace RF Microneedling at her private office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Vivace RF Microneedling provides stunning skin rejuvenation results and a comfortable treatment experience for the patient. Secret RF Microneedling treatment is associated with more discomfort for the patient, and the rejuvenation results take much longer to develop than Vivace. Although both RF Microneedling treatments can improve the appearance of skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, skin laxity, sun damage, acne scars, stretch marks, and other signs of aging, Vivace utilizes more advanced technology to provide optimal results.
How much does RF Microneedling cost?
The total cost of RF Microneedling treatment depends on several factors. The geographic location of the office in which you are treated, the RF Microneedling device used, the experience level of your provider, and the number of treatment sessions required will all impact the final cost of treatment. It is always recommended to consult with an experienced board-certified dermatologist regarding skin rejuvenation treatments, including RF Microneedling, to guarantee the best cosmetic results and prevent unwanted potential side effects. Dr. Michele Green in New York City has over two and a half decades of experience providing her patients with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures for rejuvenation, including microneedling, radiofrequency laser treatments, and RF Microneedling. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan best suited to your skin type, skin tone, and skin condition. At that time, the cost of treatment can be determined.
How many RF microneedling treatments do I need?
Every patient presents unique concerns and goals related to skin rejuvenation, meaning that every treatment plan will vary. Even with a single RF microneedling treatment session, patients will observe some improvement in their skin tone, texture, and elasticity. Most patients, however, engage in a short series of four to six initial RF Microneedling treatments to attain the optimal results for skin rejuvenation. Patients with mild to moderate skin concerns, such as fine lines and large pores, will require fewer treatments than those with moderate to severe concerns, such as acne scarring and stretch marks. Once optimal results have been achieved, many patients engage in annual maintenance treatment sessions to maintain results. Dr. Green will help you determine a timeline for your RF Microneedling treatments to achieve and maintain the best cosmetic results.
Is RF Microneedling better than Botox?
RF microneedling and Botox are both popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures for skin rejuvenation. When it comes to reducing the signs of aging, RF microneedling and Botox injections can, in fact, be complementary. RF Microneedling is a treatment that can improve skin tone, texture, and elasticity by stimulating new collagen production. Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that targets dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop due to repetitive facial expressions and become etched in the skin over time. Botox “freezes” targeted nerve signals to muscles in a treatment area, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Since Botox injections and RF Microneedling target different cosmetic skin concerns, they can be used in the same treatment plan to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation. Botox and microneedling are combined in Aquagold Microneedling, another innovative cosmetic procedure for skin rejuvenation. Dr. Green often combines many non-invasive cosmetic procedures, such as RF Microneedling and Botox, in a non-surgical facelift for her patients seeking natural-looking, long-lasting rejuvenation.
A non-surgical facelift combines non-invasive cosmetic procedures that provide stunning skin rejuvenation results without plastic surgery. Many patients prefer a non-surgical approach to skin rejuvenation since the treatments are completely customizable, have less downtime and fewer potential side effects, and produce consistently stunning results. When you consult with board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in NYC, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific skin concerns and ideal aesthetic results with her. Dr. Green will then work with you to develop a customized treatment plan for non-invasive skin rejuvenation that incorporates a combination of cosmetic procedures and specially formulated skincare products best suited to your unique needs.
Does RF microneedling tighten skin?
Yes! One of the many skin rejuvenation benefits of RF microneedling is that it improves skin elasticity. This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure stimulates new collagen and elastin production by delivering heat energy to the dermis with radiofrequency energy. Collagen and elastin are skin proteins that provide structural support and a smooth, tight, firm skin texture. By increasing collagen and elastin levels in the skin, RF Microneedling can provide skin-tightening results. However, if a patient’s primary cosmetic concern is skin laxity, Dr. Green may instead recommend a non-invasive cosmetic procedure called Thermage.
Thermage is the gold standard when it comes to non-invasive skin-tightening treatment. Thermage utilizes radiofrequency technology to boost collagen production for firmer, tighter skin. When the Thermage device is applied to the skin, it emits radiofrequency energy that heats the dermal layers of the skin while keeping the skin’s surface cool for maximum patient comfort. When the dermis is heated, it trigger‘s the body‘s natural healing process which tightens existing collagen and promotes the production of new collagen over time. Optimal rejuvenation results from Thermage are observable approximately 6 months after treatment and last up to two years. Most patients undergo an annual maintenance treatment session to achieve the best results. Thermage radiofrequency skin tightening can be performed almost anywhere on the body, including the face, chest, neck, décolletage, hands, knees, arms, legs, buttocks, and abdomen. When you consult with Dr. Green for skin rejuvenation, she will help you determine which skin-tightening treatment best suits your needs and goals for natural-looking, long-lasting, optimal results.
Who is a good candidate for RF Microneedling?
Individuals with good overall health looking to improve skin texture, tone, or elasticity are generally good candidates for RF Microneedling. It is important that candidates for RF Microneedling have realistic expectations regarding the rejuvenation results achievable with a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. RF Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment option for patients of all skin tones and skin types. This includes patients with sensitive skin and individuals with dark skin tones who are typically more susceptible to unwanted side effects such as hyperpigmentation. Patients with an active skin infection, acne breakout, or other irritable skin condition in the treatment area should refrain from having RF microneedling treatment until their condition has resolved. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will physically assess your skin condition and determine whether you are a good candidate for Vivace RF Microneedling treatment.
Is RF microneedling worth it?
Yes! RF Microneedling is an excellent treatment option for skin rejuvenation. RF microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that improves skin tone, elasticity, and texture without downtime or discomfort. Suppose you’re frustrated by the appearance of acne scars, an uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, large pores, stretch marks, dullness, sun damage, or other irregularities in skin texture. In that case, RF microneedling may be the perfect solution. The innovative combination approach of RF Microneedling maximizes new collagen production in multiple layers of skin, producing optimal skin rejuvenation results immediately and in the long term. Consulting with Dr. Green is the best way to create a customized treatment approach to facial rejuvenation that works for you and your specific skin concerns and aesthetic goals.
How do I get started with RF Microneedling today?
RF Microneedling is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that can effectively target a myriad of skin concerns, including acne scars, fine lines, stretch marks, skin laxity, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation, among others. An innovative cosmetic procedure combining two proven forms of skin rejuvenation treatment, RF Microneedling stimulates new collagen production in multiple layers of skin to provide optimal results without downtime or discomfort. Vivace RF Microneedling is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in NYC.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures available, including Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser treatments, and microneedling. Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and the New York Times consistently identify Dr. Green as one of NYC’s best dermatologists for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to address their specific skin concerns best and achieve their unique aesthetic goals. To learn more about RF Microneedling and other non-invasive cosmetic procedures for skin rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side by contacting us online today or calling 212 535 3088.