Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a non-invasive and unique treatment that works from the inside out to stimulate cell regrowth and produce collagen and elastin – treating fine lines, uneven skin tone, and scars in a safe and effective manner with long-lasting results.
With new breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology such as this, it is important to choose a trusted and experienced doctor, who can help you choose the best treatment for the results you desire. A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ellen Gendler, is consistently cited as one of New York City’s top dermatologists, and regularly consults for pharmaceutical companies bringing new products and treatments to the market.
What RF Microneedling Treats
Performed in the comfort of our NYC office, RF microneedling treats a range of cosmetic and medical skin concerns and helps rejuvenate the face with the overall tightening and evening of skin. These concerns include:
- Fine lines
- Surface or deeper-set wrinkles
- Scarring from acne, chickenpox, or trauma
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Skin laxity
During your consultation at the Gendler Dermatology office in Manhattan, Dr. Gendler will work with you to form a personalized treatment plan and determine if RF microneedling will be part of this.
How RF Microneedling Works
Just like microneedling, RF microneedling uses ultrafine needles which create harmless “micro-injuries” in the skin, thus stimulating collagen and elastin production, as the skin is tricked into repairing itself This tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and scarring.
These needles deliver highly targeted radiofrequency energy and produce a warming response in the layers of the skin, which further enhances the benefits of traditional microneedling. This radiofrequency energy penetrates deeper than the needles, which generates faster, long-lasting results, without causing pain or trauma to the skin.
Deciding If This Treatment Is Right For You
RF microneedling is an appropriate treatment for almost anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin, reduce fine lines and scarring, and create even skin tone and texture for a younger, revitalized look and feel. Unlike some laser treatments, RF microneedling is effective to use on all skin tones.
To ensure this treatment is right for your skin improvement goals, Dr. Gendler will carefully assess your skin and devise a treatment plan that will help you to achieve your desired results.
What To Expect With RF Microneedling
Prior to starting your treatment, Dr. Gendler will meet with you to conduct a thorough analysis of your skin, and discuss your cosmetic or medical goals. From there, she will devise a personalized treatment plan, including the treatment options available to you.
Your treatment plan is unique to you and your skin and may include a selection of procedures, such as chemical peels or lasers, performed in one or several sessions, and a carefully curated regimen of products to use at home.
RF microneedling sessions take less than an hour, depending on the location and size of the treatment area. You may be asked to refrain from using certain medications, such as s, non-steroidal or anti-inflammatory medication before your treatment, in order to minimize the risk of bruising. Dr. Gendler will inform you if there are any preparations you need to make prior to your treatment.
After Your RF Microneedling Treatment
RF microneedling is a safe and relatively painless procedure. People liken the sensation of microneedling to something similar to a scratching or mild heat sensation. To help make you comfortable, a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) is applied prior to treatment.
One benefit of RF microneedling is that it has very little downtime unless the treatment needs to be a very deep one, meaning you may resume normal activities and wear makeup within the day. After your treatment, your skin may appear slightly red for approximately 24 hours, and some patients may experience mild swelling.
You may see improvement after just one session, but as part of your treatment plan, it may be advised to have a number of sessions, each one approximately four weeks apart, to achieve significant and long-lasting results.
Schedule Your RF Microneedling Consultation in NYC Today
With Dr. Gendler, the utmost care is taken regarding patient safety, health, and wellbeing. As a leading authority in cosmetic skincare in NYC, Dr. Gendler will help you achieve your goals with top-of-the-line treatments via your personalized treatment plan.
For more information about radiofrequency microneedling treatments in New York, contact Gendler Dermatology today at (212) 288-8222 to schedule a consultation.
What are the benefits of RF microneedling?
These treatments deliver numerous advanced skin benefits. It improves skin texture and tone, minimizes the size of pores, and enhances the skin’s overall firmness. When combined with other treatments and an effective at-home topical regimen, RF microneedling can significantly boost results for a healthier, beautiful complexion.
How long does it take to see results?
Most patients will see results within the first few weeks after their initial treatment and these improvements will increase over the next few months as the body continues to produce new collagen.
Is microneedling painful?
The pain associated with RF microneedling may be slightly more than with traditional microneedling, but it is very well-managed with simple pain management techniques. Topical anesthetics are usually applied around 30 minutes before your treatment begins, and this is generally enough to minimize discomfort.