Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radiofrequency Microneedling is a new minimally invasive treatment that is effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and aged skin. Adding radiofrequency to microneedling is a cutting-edge technique that enhances collagen production leading to a rejuvenated appearance.

What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling creates micro-injuries in the skin which leads to the healing cascade and stimulates collagen production. The small needles penetrate the deep layers of the skin helping to break up any scars or imperfections on the skin surface. Radiofrequency energy is then delivered to these deeper areas through the small needles which enhances the collagen stimulation. More collagen = more youthful-looking skin.

What Does Radiofrequency with Microneedling Treat?

Radiofrequency Microneedling can treat a variety of skin concerns including:

  • Uneven tone/texture
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin laxity
  • Large pores
  • Scars (from Acne, surgery, etc.)
  • Stretch Marks

What is the difference between Radiofrequency Microneedling and traditional Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling stimulates significantly more collagen per procedure than traditional microneedling. This leads to more improvement in the skin’s texture with overall enhanced rejuvenation. There is also less downtime after a Radiofrequency Microneedling procedure than a traditional microneedling procedure. Patients report significantly less pain during a Radiofrequency Microneedling procedure than during traditional microneedling. Radiofrequency Microneedling is also a more customized procedure as Dr. Kesty can target specific concerns with the device as it is a much more precise and powerful machine than a traditional microneedling pen.

Overall, when compared to traditional microneedling, Radiofrequency Microneedling:

  • Stimulates more collagen per procedure
  • Improves texture and tone of skin with fewer procedures
  • Less Downtime
  • Less Pain
  • More precise and targeted treatment
  • Better results in less treatments

What can I expect during the procedure?

A topical numbing cream will be applied for 45-60 minutes prior to the procedure. Injections of numbing medications may also be used. During the treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort. We use fans, ice packs, and various devices for cooling to minimize any temporary discomfort. There may be minimal swelling, redness, bruises, and/or scabs in the treated area after the procedure.

What Should I Expect After a Radiofrequency Microneedling Procedure?

For 24-48 hours after the procedure, your skin may appear red and have some swelling. It is safe to wear makeup and sunscreen 24 hours after the procedure. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work and their normal daily activities the next day. Following the post-procedure instructions given to you by our office will ensure the best results after your laser procedure. Diligent sunscreen use and sun avoidance for four weeks before and four weeks after your laser treatment is essential.

Can I combine Radiofrequency Microneedling with other procedures?

Yes! Most patients choose to apply Platelet Rich Plasma immediately after a session of Radiofrequency Microneedling. This can minimize any discomfort, speed healing, and boost results. Our Dermatologists will discuss this option with you and form a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve your goals.

What is the Cost of Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Every patient has unique cosmetic goals and St. Petersburg Skin and Laser offers patients 75+ cutting-edge cosmetic procedures, Lasers, and Energy-Based Devices. We can provide you with a quote for treatment after one of our Board-Certified Dermatologists performs a thorough consultation and exam. During this Cosmetic Consultation, the two of you will decide what treatment plan would be best to achieve your cosmetic goals. Our office also accepts CareCredit.

How do I get started?

Dr. Kesty and her staff would be happy to discuss any of the Cosmetic Procedures offered at St. Petersburg Skin and Laser. Please call us at 727-474-9399 to schedule your Cosmetic Consultation.

“My patients want to look and feel their best at any age. I love that I can help them achieve that by combining state-of-the-art technology, the latest medical evidence, and my advanced skill set and artistic eye”

Dr. Kat Kesty

Founder Of St. Petersburg Skin and Laser