RF Microneedling (Radiofrequency, EmbraceRF™, Morpheus8™, Fractora™) – Ashburn, VA

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About RF Microneedling

Ashburn, VA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown utilizes an exceptional technique that produces excellent outcomes for our patients using a treatment called radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. RF microneedling remedies have existed for a number of years and are popular in the aesthetics industry for its skin tightening effects. These specific types of laser therapy utilize heat to stimulate the creation of collagen deep within the skin to reveal a firmer, smoother surface. This technique could be used with other nonsurgical treatments or combined with similar procedures to maximize the outcomes. At The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA, we frequently incorporate this new process into our individual's skin care treatments to create healthier skin, a much smoother feel, and a luminous complexion.

Technologies Used

At The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer several technologies for the purpose of performing RF microneedling:

EmbraceRF is a combined RF microneedling procedure that uses two different technologies for optimal results. First, Facetite (a skin tightening procedure) is used to treat the underside of the skin and subcutaneous layer. Then, Morpheus (another form of RF microneedling) is used to treat the skin.

Morpheus is an RF treatment that applies energy into the deepest layers of the skin through gold-plated micro-pins that disperse radiofrequency energy in depths that are preselected by a team member (2mm, 3mm, or 4mm). The RF energy stimulates collagen and elastin production while the pins perforate the skin to promote self-healing. Morpheus penetrates deeper than some other techniques, reaching deep into the fat layers of the skin to treat acne scars, laugh lines, sagging skin, and more.

Fractora is an RF microneedling device that addresses multiple skin imperfections, including fine lines and wrinkles, rough texture, active acne, acne scars, and poor skin laxity. Fractora microneedling can be used at varying depths and pin density configurations to treat many different skin types.

Ideal Candidates

If you are 40 years old or older and are beginning to find discoloration, smile lines, age spots, and other skin problems (which include age and sunlight exposure), RF microneedling might be the ideal treatment for you. RF microneedling may be an excellent option if you want to:

  • Firm your skin, creating a more refreshed look
  • Enhance skin feel, pigment, and tone
  • Repair skin imperfections, like discoloration and blood vessels
  • Reduce the appearance of sun damage and age spots
  • Treat acne scars and other forms of discoloration
  • Rejuvenate skin for a younger, more luminous look

Procedure Technique

RF microneedling at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery utilizes the preselected RF microneedling technology and handpiece (with small needles at the end) that is rolled carefully around the skin to puncture and make micro-injuries that "interrupt" the tissues and stimulate the production of collagen. Some even refer to this technique as collagen induction treatment. New skin grows as the skin begins to heal, leaving the surface looking and feeling brighter, smoother, and more refreshed. Although this process can be performed on its own, combining this innovative method with one of our radiofrequency laser technologies has enabled us to maximize the outcomes for our Ashburn, VA patients.

This method is quite straightforward. The applicator that emits radiofrequency energy works by providing brief bursts of RF energy via a collection of golden micro-needles. The power is delivered via the needles, which concurrently punctures your skin and returns the electrodes on the surface of the skin. The RF energy warms at levels, which offer cumulative and continuing results.

What to Expect

Your microneedling treatment will be performed in The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery facility with the use of a numbing solution to minimize any discomfort. During your procedure, the handpiece of the preselected technology will roll over the desired treatment areas, repeating the technique until the desired outcome has been reached. Patients should anticipate minute pinpoint scabs to become pronounced 24 – 72 hours after treatment, which will naturally disappear when the inherent skin has healed. Outcomes become noticeable as the skin heals over a month after receiving a microneedling with RF procedure. Optimal results generally call for 3 – 4 treatments one month apart.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does RF microneedling cost?
The cost for an RF microneedling session will vary, depending on the technology chosen, your aesthetic goals, and the number of treatments needed to reveal your optimal improvements. During your consultation, our staff will answer your concerns and estimate your total costs.

How many RF microneedling treatments should I get?
Every person is different so some patients might require more procedures compared to other patients. Our aesthetic team will perform a complete evaluation of your complexion and take into account your needs and wants to decide how many treatments you will need. Usually, many people receive 3 – 4 sessions spaced about a month apart. The number of sessions needed could vary according to the technology chosen for your treatments.

What are the benefits of RF microneedling?
An RF microneedling treatment is both safe and effective for most complexion tones and types, and it may be performed on almost every area of your body and face. RF microneedling delivers impressive improvements and very little time needed for recovery if you are not ready for a surgical facelift or body lift. However, RF microneedling can also help to update the appearance of your skin after a facelift or body lift surgery.

Does RF microneedling hurt?
After a local anesthetic is applied to the treatment area, you should experience minimal pain during the procedure. During the procedure, we will ask to ensure you are doing all right. When the local anesthesia wears off, you might feel a little discomfort briefly while your skin heals.

Can I combine RF microneedling with other treatments?
Even though RF microneedling delivers great outcomes by itself, you might think about getting it with a second procedure for more improvements. During your consultation, we will ask about your goals before suggesting RF microneedling along with any additional procedures.

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Average Cost  
$800 - $1,500
Return to Work  
Same Day
Surgery Time  
1 Hour
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Rejuvenate Your Face

If you are trying to minimize the appearance of aging or sun-damaged skin, and reduce laxity, acne scars, or wrinkles, RF microneedling is a wonderful remedy with proven outcomes. Mixing radiofrequency microneedling and skin tightening, this exceptional skin repair procedure has grown in popularity and is a minimally invasive, highly sought-after therapy for our Ashburn, VA patients. We welcome you to contact The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery to learn more.

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