Aging and environmental damage can deplete your skin’s collagen, causing fine lines, dullness, and uneven texture. RF microneedling triggers intensive collagen production for full skin rejuvenation. While microneedling produces impressive results alone, RF microneedling works at an even deeper level. 

What is RF Microneedling for Skin Rejuvenation?

RF microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to rejuvenate the skin. It creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin using ultrafine needles. The RF energy travels into the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which helps to improve skin texture, tone, and firmness. RF microneedling can also treat acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and other skin imperfections.

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How Does RF Microneedling Work?

During RF microneedling, ultrafine needles enter the skin and create tiny channels. The skin around these channels responds immediately with healing and growth factors. The needles also emit RF energy into the deeper layers of the skin. It produces heat that triggers even more collagen development. Microneedling has been called “collagen induction therapy” for its powerful ability to generate new collagen. 

How to Prepare for RF Microneedling

Before your RF microneedling treatment, your Capital Laser & Skin Care provider will give you detailed instructions on preparing for the procedure. These may include:

  • Limit sun exposure for several weeks before treatment
  • Avoid medications that can increase bleeding, such as aspirin and ibuprofen
  • Ask about any supplements you take
  • Avoid the use of harsh or irritating products
  • Take medications if they are prescribed to you
  • Avoid alcohol or smoking

On the day of your treatment, wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Do not apply any products. 

What is an RF Microneedling Treatment Like?

Most people find RF microneedling easy to tolerate. We offer numbing cream or nitrous oxide to help you stay relaxed and comfortable throughout the treatment. With numbing, you should feel nothing more than some mild tingling. Treatment usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes

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Is There Any Downtime After RF Microneedling?

You can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. You may experience some redness and swelling, which should subside within a few days. You may also experience a sensation similar to a sunburn. Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen t to protect your skin as it heals. Your Capital Laser & Skin Care provider may recommend products that your skin can absorb particularly well after microneedling. 

Am I a Good Candidate for RF Microneedling?

RF microneedling works safely on all skin types and tones. You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you have the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Rough or uneven skin texture

You might not be a good candidate if you have certain medical conditions or tend to form keloids. RF microneedling is also not recommended if you are pregnant.

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 First Step

Interested in learning more about our RF Microneedling skin rejuvenation? 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) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.