At Coastal Dermatology and Medspa, our priority is to deliver quality dermatology care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
At Coastal Dermatology & Medspa, we’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in nonsurgical skin care. That’s why we’re excited to offer radiofrequency (RF) microneedling with the Pixel8-RF system, a groundbreaking treatment that combines the benefits of microneedling with bi-polar RF energy to give you tighter, smoother and firmer skin with no downtime or recovery. Performed in-office in as little as 30 minutes, RF microneedling can improve the appearance of common concerns such as lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sagging, stretch marks and more to help you achieve the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted.
What is RF Microneedling?
The aging process can affect your skin in various ways. A loss of collagen and elastin can lead to concerns like volume loss, skin laxity and the formation of lines and wrinkles, while issues caused by sun damage and harmful toxins tend to become more prominent over time. RF microneedling is an advanced, innovative procedure designed to address these and other cosmetic issues, helping you achieve a smoother, firmer and more youthful-looking complexion without invasive surgery or downtime.
RF microneedling works by combining bi-polar radiofrequency energy with minimally invasive microneedling, two proven techniques that facilitate effective, nonsurgical skin rejuvenation. Through micro-channels created by microneedling, this procedure delivers RF energy deep within the dermal layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production, regenerate elastin cells and trigger the body’s natural healing process. These effects help repair damage and minimize the signs of aging, delivering dramatic results after just three treatments.
What Concerns Can RF Microneedling Address?
As a versatile and multi-functional treatment, RF microneedling can be used to improve the appearance of a number of skin problems and concerns. It is most commonly performed on the face, neck and décolletage, but can also be used to soften blemishes or stretch marks on other areas of the body, such as the stomach. For those in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, we’ve used RF microneedling to improve the following skin issues:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scarring
- Loose or sagging skin
- Dull or uneven skin tone
- Rough skin texture
- Stretch marks
Is RF Microneedling Right for Me?
RF microneedling is a highly customized procedure that can be tailored to address your specific skin concerns. Depending on your needs, both the depth of the microneedles and the amount of energy delivered into the dermal tissue can be adjusted, ensuring a versatile and multi-purpose treatment that’s suitable for all skin tones and types. Since the treatment only uses radiofrequency energy, it also eliminates the risk of thermal damage to the epidermis for a safe and comfortable option for rejuvenating your skin. Whether you’re looking to minimize the signs of aging, tighten sagging or improve the overall appearance of your complexion, RF microneedling can be personalized to your unique skin care needs to help you achieve the results you want.
RF Microneedling at Coastal Dermatology & Medspa
Your RF microneedling treatment at Coastal Dermatology & Medspa will be quick and easy, performed in-office by one of our skin care experts. Your unique concerns and goals will be evaluated during your consultation, so you can expect a personalized experience that’s tailored to meet your exact needs.
Using the handheld Pixel8-RF device, your provider will deliver precisely controlled radiofrequency energy deep beneath your skin’s surface. At the same time, specialized microneedling tips will create microchannels that allow the heat to reach the underlying tissues, where it will begin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Adjustable needle depths and energy levels provide a highly personalized experience that can be modified depending on your needs, goals and treatment areas. With the Pixel8-RF, even delicate areas around the eyes or forehead can be targeted.
During your procedure, the Pixel8-RF device will cool the skin using the Arctic Chiller Cold Air System, ensuring little to no discomfort as the microneedles and RF energy work to rejuvenate your skin’s appearance. The entire treatment process can be completed in 30 minutes or less, and you’ll be able to resume your normal routine immediately afterward.
RF Microneedling Results & Recovery
RF microneedling delivers dramatic results with no downtime or recovery, but you might notice some redness or inflammation in treated areas immediately after your appointment. This is normal and should subside quickly. You may also notice some roughness in treated areas that improves as your skin begins to heal. After 24 hours, you can apply makeup to cover any residual redness and resume your normal skin care routine, although you may want to avoid products with harsh ingredients (such as retinoids or exfoliating acids) for the next two to three days to avoid any potential irritation.
As treated dermal tissue gradually renews and repairs itself, blemishes and textural irregularities will begin to fade and your skin will appear noticeably smoother, healthier and firmer. You’ll see a difference just a few days after your treatment, but more dramatic improvements will become apparent in the following weeks or months as collagen production continues. Most patients are able to achieve their desired results after a series of two or three sessions, but this may vary. Ultimately, the number and frequency of treatments required will depend on your unique goals, the amount of correction needed and how your skin responds to treatment. Our practitioners will develop a personalized treatment just for you and may recommend additional procedures that can enhance or complement your RF microneedling results.
Benefits of RF Microneedling with the Pixel8-RF
At Coastal Dermatology & Medspa, RF Microneedling with the Pixel8-RF provides a number of benefits that help to improve the comfort, effectiveness and safety of your treatment. Some of the advantages of this innovative device include the following:
- Advanced treatments with adjustable energy levels and needle depth
- Helps to eliminate post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
- Quick, easy treatments with less pain and a fast recovery
- Delivers a precise amount of heat to stimulate collagen production
- RF energy is uniformly delivered into the skin
- Arctic Chiller Cold Air System improves patient comfort
Contact Coastal Dermatology & Medspa
RF microneedling provides a nonsurgical way to turn back the clock on aging and improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, blemishes, sagging and other common skin concerns. To learn more about this advanced treatment option and find out if RF microneedling is right for you, contact or call Coastal Dermatology & Medspa in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, today at 904-861-6497.