What is RF Microneedling?
Las Vegas, NV plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi uses a unique approach with each patient, offering a number of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to reach their personal aesthetic goals. A newer procedure that creates gorgeous results is radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. RF treatments have been around for many years and are well-known in the cosmetic industry for skin tightening. This particular type of RF treatment uses heat to promote the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the underlying skin to create a tighter, smoother surface. Now, this treatment can be combined with microneedling to optimize the results. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi offers RF microneedling to his Las Vegas, NV patients with the EndyMed Intensif and InMode Morpheus8. RF microneedling technologies Both of these outstanding treatments work to produce firmer skin, a smoother texture, and a glowing complexion.
"So I am updating my review and I'm still giving everyone a 5+ star rating! I did the fraxel on Monday and it's Sunday evening and yes I am still pink but the results are amazing! My hyper pigmentation and most of my texture is gone! I also received a chin implant with Dr K on Wednesday so I'm still swollen with that but I know I'm going to love the result of that as well! Again I need to give a shout put to Mel for being a beast with a laser! She is my go to when it comes to my aesthetic needs and also Dr K for giving me confidence with my profile. I just wish the swelling would go down faster! lol damn lack of patience. Well I now have a laundry list of other things I would like to tweak. And I know VIP is the place I can trust and know I'll get the best work done!"- V.B. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2017
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"I have been seeing Dr. Khorsandi for various procedures since 2016 and he is the most knowledgeable, skillful and trustworthy plastic surgeons in Nevada. He truly cares about his patients and their well-being. Dr. Khorsandi's staff is also very attentive and helpful. Thank you Dr. Khorsandi, you rock! Deborah V. "- D.V. / Healthgrades / Sep 25, 2021
"Minor stomach lipo & Fupa lift - overall, I really recommend VIP! - I figured to leave a good review on here. Because the Doctor is cool & does a good job for real. I was skeptic & scared at first due to lack of 'before & after' photos on the site or any videos, but thankfully, he really is good.I'm 5'3, 114 pounds. I had a minimal fat on my stomach that you could see mainly just when I sat down which is natural but I wanted to get rid of it anyway & Pubic area lift because after 10 pounds of Quarantine 2020 weight loss, that FUPA was just not going away. Dr. Khorsandi did a good job. The scar looked pretty scary at first but in 1 month it just turned into a thin pink line that will eventually fade.I read reviews that people complained that he seemed not very carrying, I must disagree, He's very caring. They are just really busy & have to take patients fast. So with FUPA lift... be prepared to have a brutal discomfort for the first 3-4 days. No pain really, just extreme discomfort, weird unpleasant sensations & slow careful walking. It gets better every 7 days I noticed.Anesthesiologist doctor was really cool too. I had panic attacks before the procedure from being afraid but everything went very well. It felt like I slept for 20 minutes when in reality it was about 2-3 hours. Prices at VIP are better than in stupid LA too. California is obnoxious with pricing! Overall, I really recommend VIP! You will not be disappointed."- S. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2021
"Best Decision of my Life - I had a rhinoplasty and liposuction on my chin/neck area by Doctor Khorsandi exactly one year ago in July of 2020. I have hated my nose and side profile my ENTIRE life. I would never take pictures of myself looking to the side because I was so embarrassed of it. I finally decided that I needed to do something about it so I came to real self to look at doctors and read reviews. When I came across Doctor Khorsandi I was so impressed with the reviews and before and after photos I booked a consultation. The whole process was so easy and everyone was so nice! Doctor Khorsandi created an image of my nose and how it would turn out and I loved it but the day before my surgery there was something I wanted to change. I was hesitant to call and ask if this was something that I could do because I did not want them to be annoyed that I waited until the last minute, but I did and they were SO understanding. They got me right in and Doctor Khorsandi tweaked the image perfectly and with no complaints that I had been annoying and wanted a change lol. I truly can’t fully express in this review how happy I am with how everything turned out. I get so many compliments on my nose…literally just last night at the bar I was approached by a guy who said “I know this is a really random thing to compliment but you have a beautiful nose” and that was not the first time someone randomly approached me and said that since having my surgery. It’s the best feeling ever!!! Thanks so much to Dr Khorsandi! If you are thinking about getting this done, do not wait any longer!!"- S. / RealSelf / Jul 15, 2021
THe RF Microneedling Process
RF Skin Tightening and Microneedling
Microneedling uses a tool with tiny needles on the end that is rolled gently against the skin to puncture and create micro-injuries in order to "disrupt" the cells and produce collagen. Some also refer to this as collagen induction therapy. As the skin heals, new skin forms leaving the top layer feeling and looking smoother, brighter, and rejuvenated. While this procedure is commonly used alone, combining this advanced technique with RF technology has allowed practitioners to optimize the results for their patients.
The process is quite simple. The handheld device, which emits RF heat, works by delivering short pulses of RF energy through an array of sterilized micro-needles. These needles go into the skin to "disrupt and remodel" the fibrous tissue, which promotes the induction of collagen. Simultaneously, the RF energy is transmitted through the needles, which circles back to the electrode sitting on the surface layer of the skin. The RF energy heats at depths that provide cumulative and ongoing benefits. Even better, depending on the patient, the condition of his or her skin, and what is being addressed, Dr. Khorsandi has flexible control over needle depth, heat, and coverage, which changes the course of each treatment. This personalized treatment offers maximal results for each patient regardless of skin condition, skin type, or skin color. In other words, RF microneedling has a one-touch adjustment capability that creates an incredibly precise delivery of heat to the tissue levels where it is needed.
Benefits of RF Microneedling
The RF microneedling system produces radiant skin without surgery, without downtime, and is great for the cheeks, neck, upper and lower eyelid, mouth, and smile lines. The device's surface probe has a sensor that safely and effectively monitors the skin temperature so it remains within safe parameters. While this may sound similar to fractional treatments, it is not considered fractional because the energy remains between the needle tip and the skin's surface. With RF microneedling, you are getting both the benefit of the heat as well as the skin disruption for overall surface rejuvenation, underlying collagen growth, and ongoing production.
If you are 40 years of age or older and are starting to notice smile lines, age spots, discoloration, and other skin irregularities that come with age and sun exposure, RF microneedling may be the right treatment for you. This treatment has been proven to:
- Tighten the skin, producing a more refreshed appearance
- Improve skin texture, tone, and pigment
- Treat skin irregularities such as blood vessels and discoloration
- Minimize the appearance of age spots and sun damage
- Improve acne scars and other forms of scarring
- Rejuvenate the skin for a younger, glowing look
RF microneedling treatments take place inside our plastic surgery office using a numbing cream to help reduce discomfort. During your appointment, you will lay comfortably in our treatment chair where our trained aesthetician will clean and prep the area. The handheld device will glide over the desired area repeating the process until the desired results have been reached. This treatment will stimulate the body's natural healing process and boost collagen production to reveal a refreshed appearance. The nonsurgical skin tightening procedure is customized to fit your skin condition and type, so each patient will experience a different length of treatment. Little to no downtime is expected, with the slight redness and swelling fading within 48 hours.
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If you are looking to reduce the appearance of aging or sun-damaged skin, as well as diminish acne scars, wrinkles, or loose skin, RF microneedling is an excellent treatment with proven results. Combining RF skin tightening and microneedling, this outstanding skin rejuvenation process has risen in popularity and continues to be a top-rated, minimally invasive treatment for our Las Vegas, NV patients. We invite you to call the office of Dr. Khorsandi at VIP Plastic Surgery to learn more.
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