Our skin needs collagen to maintain a firm, youthful appearance. With age, we lose collagen, but our skin does not replace it as quickly. Microneedling triggers the skin to produce more collagen, becoming tighter and smoother. Each treatment builds the skin’s support structure for long-lasting results.
What is RF Microneedling?
At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we use the Genius® RF microneedling system. RF microneedling provides better results than microneedling alone. The RF (radiofrequency) energy travels into the deeper layers of the skin for more collagen development. The process of microneedling creates tiny channels in the skin that stimulate healing, repair, and cell turnover. As a result, you see brighter, more even skin.
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
During microneedling, a handheld device moves over your skin, creating tiny areas of controlled damage. Cells respond by releasing healing factors and increasing collagen production. The new collagen builds a support scaffold for your skin, leaving it firmer and smoother. The microneedles emit RF energy that travels into the deep layers of skin without causing any damage and triggers these cells to increase collagen production. Most people need a series of treatments to see maximum results.
How Long Do the Benefits of RF Microneedling Last?
You can keep your microneedling results longer with a good at-home skincare routine and diligent sun protection daily. Collagen breaks down over time, so we recommend maintenance treatments to support collagen production. Treatment once a year will maintain lasting results for most people.
What Can RF Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling provides a wide range of benefits for your skin. The healing and repair process stimulates cell turnover and collagen development. As a result, it can treat concerns including:
- Skin laxity
- Lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Signs of aging
Is There Any Downtime With RF Microneedling?
You can expect your skin to look red and feel sensitive after treatment. This looks and feels like a sunburn. It may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the intensity of your treatment. You should avoid any irritants to the skin for at least 48 hours. We recommend avoiding harsh or scented products, retinol, or vitamin C.
How Much Does RF Microneedling Cost?
The cost of microneedling will vary depending on several factors:
- Your provider
- Your location
- The type of microneedling
- The size of the treated area
- The number of treatments needed
Microneedling sessions at Capital Laser & Skin Care start at $500. We will gladly provide you with a more detailed estimate during your consultation.
Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about RF microneedling? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 388-8817 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.
*Individual results may vary.