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.
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.
"Doctor brown is absolutely amazing. His staff is always polite, informative, and helpful. Doctor Brown takes his time on each client which I love. He knows exactly how to achieve what I want each time I go."- M.B. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"Dr. Brown and all the staff are amazing. I have so many questions about my procedure and they took their time to answer all of them. After surgery they also were very patience and caring. Dr. Brown make sure that I was happy with the results. He likes his work to be perfect which is what I wanted it."- M.G. / Yelp / Jan 18, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr. Brown if you’re considering plastic surgery. Dr. Brown was recommended to me 20 years ago by another plastic surgeon’s nurse. That in itself spoke volumes. Immediately upon meeting him, I knew I found the right doctor to perform my breast implant surgery. He was caring, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable with the entire process. Mostly I felt his passion for his work. I sensed he truly loved his profession and had set his bar very high to give the best and most natural results. My own expectations were exceeded from the care I was given prior to, during and after my procedure. My breast implants were a success and Dr. Brown gave me exactly what I wanted. I was super pleased with the results. I recommended my sister and roommate to Dr. Brown for breast augmentation and they were also very happy with their results. About 8 months later I had some medical questions regarding a separate health issue. I reached out to Dr. Brown for advice. He spent so much time talking with me. What stood out and resonated with me, was he offered to talk to other medical professionals on my behalf to translate what I didn’t understand. He went above and beyond. Fast forward 20 years and 2 kids later, my breasts were still looking great but I wanted to exchange them for silicone. I also wanted to tighten the skin and remove the bulge above my cesarean section scar. I now live in New York and traveled down to Virginia to consult with him. I was greeted by his nurse, Amber. She wears many hats and is present from start to finish. It relieves a lot of stress when you have that one person to correspond with during such big decision and process as this. I’m impressed with her involvement on so many levels. Amber is a gem for his practice and they compliment each other making them a dynamic team. She’s in constant contact with me and super caring and interested. I wished I lived closer because I think we would be great friends. That’s how they make you feel at the Loudon Center for Plastic Surgery. My consult with Dr. Brown was everything I expected it to be. His warmth was evenly matched with my memories. Together, we had a plan to address my concerns. I was pleasantly surprised to learn of some procedures to treat my abdomen that were minimally invasive. My dates were set and when I arrived to my appointment I was happy that Dr. Brown’s surgical center was convenient and private. A hospital setting can’t compare to the personal care you receive there. Now I know how Beyonce felt when she reserved the entire maternity floor to deliver her baby. His operating room staff to include Clint and Angela were fantastic providing me comfort before, during and after my procedure. They not only made me feel physically at ease but emotionally as well. They constantly assured me everything was going to be great. I’m one week out and my results are awesome. I have a lot of healing ahead of me in the weeks to come but can tell it’s going to be a vast improvement. I’m so grateful for having Dr. Brown as my plastic surgeon. I can only hope he will never retire. I recommend him to anyone and everyone, near or far. His precision and expertise is priceless and any distance is worth giving your only body the best it deserves."- K.O. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"Dr. Brown and all the staff are amazing. I have so many questions about my procedure and they took their time to answer all of them. After surgery they also were very patience and caring. Dr...."- M.G. / Yahoo / Jan 18, 2020
"I normally don’t take the time to write a review but due to how difficult it was for me to make the decision on cosmetic surgery coupled with deciding on which doctor and team to trust, I feel compelled to share my experience with others. Dr. Brown and his team are absolutely incredible. I had so many questions and concerns leading up to my surgery. Dr. Brown, Amber and Melissa answered every single one, eased my nerves and made me comfortable every step of the way including the day of surgery. During my recovery, Dr. Brown and Amber were always available for any questions and concerns I had. They all have been wonderful and I am truly pleased with the results and exceptional service provided. Thank you all for taking such good care of me and I highly recommend Dr. Brown and team!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 18, 2019
RF Microneedling 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
RF Microneedling 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 with RF Microneedling
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.
RF Microneedling 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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $800 - $1,500
- Return to Work
- Same Day
- Surgery Time
- 1 Hour
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.