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RF Microneedling

Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling in Las Vegas, NV*

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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. 

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

Treatment Technique

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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