As we age, we lose volume in our face, and collagen and skin cells break down. This causes fine lines, wrinkles and can affect skin tone and texture. Radio Frequency Microneedling, or any type of professional microneedling, can help stimulate collagen growth which can improve all of these visible signs of aging.
An initial series of 3 microneedling treatments performed about 2 weeks apart from each other can yield optimal results. Results can vary based on the individual. Most of our patients can see immediate results and can have long term benefits. The frequency of treatments can be based on recovery time. It is important to discuss this with our office or the provider where you are receiving treatment.
So, after you receive the 3 treatments, what’s next? At minimum we suggest people have microneedling or microneedling with radio frequency once a year but most people have seen such improvements in skin, fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture that they really want more than that. It comes down to a question of your time and financial ability. Once a year is really, really necessary. If you can do a full series twice a year, that is best but anything is better than nothing.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an effective anti-aging, skin tightening and skin repair treatment. Microneedling is a technique where a technician uses a tool that makes tiny, shallow, micro-incisions into the skin. As the micro-wounds heal, it stimulates significant collagen production.
What is Radio Frequency Microneedling?
This technology combines the microneedling technique with radio frequency heat, inducing collagen growth within the skin, resulting in brighter, tighter and younger looking skin. This technique uses insulated micro-needles to puncture skin delivering energy into different layers of the skin. We can adjust heat temperature and needle depth based on the goals to achieve the best results. This procedure can improve scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity on face and body, and stretch marks.
What happens during your appointment?
At our office, after we discuss your concerns, if you are a candidate for microneedling or microneedling with radio frequency we will apply numbing cream to the area and leave it for about 20 minutes. During the treatment, you will feel a slight heating with radio frequency microneedling and some pressure on the treatment area. You may experience redness and swelling post-treatment, but it should subside within 12-24 hours. Your technician will discuss the treatment and how to care for skin after the treatment so you know what to anticipate.
About Dr. Gerald Imber
Dr. Imber is an internationally renowned, board certified plastic surgeon and has performed over 25,000 surgical procedures. He performs a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures in his New York City practice, popularized the S-Lift, and developed the Limited Incision or Short Scar Facelift Technique. Dr. Imber has among the largest experiences with facial surgery in the world. In addition, he performs a full range of cosmetic procedures, including body, breast and nasal surgery, as well as facial reconstruction following Mohs micrographic surgery.
Dr. Imber also offers a wide range of non-invasive skincare treatments at his NYC office and has dedicated his career to helping his patients look as youthful as they feel using his Youth Corridor anti-aging guide, a complete program to help prevent damage to skin, maintain skin’s health and youthful appearance, and correct signs of aging.