Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin and address issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars? RF microneedling could be the solution you’ve been searching for. This treatment combines the benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to promote collagen production and improve skin texture. Here’s how you can prepare for and maximize the results of your RF microneedling sessions. 


What Is RF Microneedling?

RF microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin while simultaneously delivering RF energy. This combination stimulates the body’s natural healing process, increasing collagen and elastin production. The benefits of RF microneedling include improved skin texture, reduced appearance of scars, tighter skin, and a more even skin tone.


Pre-treatment Preparation

Proper preparation is important to achieving the best results from your RF microneedling treatment. Follow these pre-treatment guidelines before your appointment.

Avoid sun exposure

Stay out of the sun for at least two weeks before your treatment. Sunburned or tanned skin can increase the risk of complications and reduce the procedure’s effectiveness.

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water in the days before your appointment. Hydrated skin responds better to the treatment and heals faster.

Stop using certain skin care products

Discontinue the use of retinoids, acids, and other harsh skincare products at least one week before your session. These products can make your skin more sensitive.

Inform your practitioner of any medications

A trusted provider like Spa Aesthetica Medical Spa, led by an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Reichner, will ask about your medications or supplements during the consultation. Tell them about what you’re taking since some medications can affect the healing process.


During the Procedure

Understanding what to expect during your RF microneedling session can help you feel more comfortable and prepared. The following things will likely happen during the treatment:

Numbing cream

A topical numbing cream is typically applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort.


You may feel slight pressure and a warming sensation as the needles penetrate your skin and deliver RF energy. Most patients find the procedure tolerable, thanks to the numbing cream.


The treatment usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.


Post-treatment Care

Proper aftercare is vital for optimizing your RF microneedling results and promoting a smooth recovery. Here are some guidelines to follow:

Use gentle skincare products

Switch to mild, hypoallergenic products to avoid irritating the treated skin. Avoid using retinoids, acids, and other active ingredients for at least a week post-treatment.

Avoid sun exposure

Protect your skin from the sun by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Try to stay indoors or in the shade whenever possible.

Do not pick at your skin

It’s normal to experience some redness, swelling, and flaking after the treatment. Avoid picking at your skin to prevent scarring and infection.

Stay hydrated

Continue to drink plenty of water to support the healing process and maintain skin hydration.

Avoid strenuous activities

Refrain from intense exercise, saunas, and hot baths for a few days after the treatment, as excessive sweating and heat can irritate the skin.


Maximizing Results

To get the most out of your RF microneedling treatments, consider the following tips:

Follow the recommended treatment schedule

Multiple sessions are often necessary to achieve optimal results. Adhere to the treatment schedule recommended by an expert practitioner like Dr. Reichner.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

A balanced diet, regular exercise, and proper skincare can improve and prolong the benefits of RF microneedling.

Use complementary skincare products

Incorporate products that support collagen production, such as serums containing hyaluronic acid and peptides, into your daily skincare routine.


Schedule a Consultation

Ready to rejuvenate your skin with RF microneedling?  Our experienced team, led by Dr. Daniel Reichner, will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your skin’s needs. Contact Spa Aesthetica Medical Spa in Orange County to schedule a consultation today.