RF Microneedling

AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta

Maki Rheaume, MD

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Internal Medicine located in Marietta, GA

You can stimulate healthy skin cell turnover and collagen growth with individualized radiofrequency (RF) microneedling treatments at AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia. Medical aesthetic specialist Maki Rheaume, MD, performs the treatment to clear your skin of spots, scarring, stretch marks, and other common blemishes. To schedule your treatment consultation, call AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta or request one online today.

RF Microneedling Q&A

What is RF microneedling?

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a skin care treatment that goes beyond the abilities of traditional microneedling. During traditional microneedling, fine needles puncture the skin’s surface to create microchannels, making your skin more receptive to nutrient-rich products like serums and moisturizers. 

At the same time, your skin heals the microchannels and improves in quality by restructuring with collagen and elastin. 

RF microneedling enhances this process, and the results, by warming deep tissues using radiofrequency, a safe and gentle form of energy. 

To enhance your treatment further, AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as an add-on option for radiofrequency microneedling. PRP is a substance full of growth factors that contain components from your blood. 

What does RF microneedling treat?

RF microneedling improves irregularities with your skin tone and texture. You don’t have to limit the treatment to just your face, but most people choose to treat their facial skin with RF microneedling and similar skin care procedures.

RF microneedling treatments at AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta can minimize these typical irregularities:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Large pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin elasticity
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Cellulite
  • Acne scars
  • Injury scars
  • Surgery scars

To give you the best possible results from microneedling, Dr. Rheaume assesses your skin health during a consultation and makes sure you don’t have any active infections. She also makes sure you have a realistic idea of what your results will be. 

What is the recovery like after RF microneedling?

After your RF microneedling procedure, your skin is a bit red; you might also have some light bleeding and bruising. Yet, the healing time is short, and you can get back to your normal activities within a day. 

To reduce redness and other light side effects, Dr. Rheaume may recommend:

  • Applying ice packs on swollen areas
  • Gently cleaning your skin
  • Wearing sunscreen daily for several weeks
  • Avoiding makeup for 24 hours
  • Using any prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection

Since one of the main effects of RF microneedling is stimulating collagen growth, it takes some time to see the full effect of your treatments. 

You can expect to see optimal results 3-6 months after your first RF microneedling treatment at AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta. After that, most people need between three and six RF microneedling sessions.

If you’d like to set up a consultation for RF microneedling at AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta, call the office or request an appointment online today.