What is the Pixel8-RF Microneedling?
Radio Frequency (RF) Micro-needling is a non-surgical procedure with little to no down time and is now considered “the newest essential” for a successful aesthetic practice.
The PiXel8-RF uses bi-polar, RF energy alongside minimally invasive micro-needles to facilitate effective, non-surgical, skin tightening with little to no downtime. During the treatment, heat is driven deep within the skin layers to stimulate and remodel collagen and cause elastin cells to regenerate. This results in a firmer, smoother, and more consistent skin surface.
The PiXel8-RF was developed to combat the signs of aging. The PiXel8-RF is suited for all skin types, and after a single treatment, most patients notice that the area treated is smoother and softer. The amount of energy delivered into the tissue is adjustable and the micro-needles can be adjusted from .5mm up to 3.5mm to address each individual patient’s needs. The PiXel8-RF uses a unique design for tissue coagulation and hemostasis that may improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and striae.
What our patients say:
“I recently had the micro needling done and of course I was quite nervous at the thought of tiny needles being injected into my face. However the team there was amazing and very reassuring and walk me through the entire process from start to finish. The results within two days were remarkable to me. I wanted my pores to be much smaller so that my make up would lay better and my skin texture would improve and it absolutely delivered just that! And with no “down time”, I would totally do it again and I strongly recommend it to anyone that’s looking for a pain-free way to get smoother textures and smaller pores and that “dewey” complexion we all love. THANK YOU!!!”
– Sheila M 11/8/18
“I recently had the RF microneedling done. I was nervous because I did not know what to expect, since it was my first time. However, the staff was amazing, reassuring, and helpful. They explained the process throughly. I bought four sessions. I saw results very quickly. My face felt renew! I noticed smaller pores, improved skin texture, less noticeable wrinkles. Best of all, No down time was necessary. Thank you Spa Aesthetica and Thank you Krista Clementine, you are the best!!!”
– Wendy G 2/24/19
“I have been happy with Spa Aesthetica’s services for years. I did a package of 4 treatments. My cheeks are filled more and I see more volume. My face doesn’t feel flat. I notice that my face has more volume than my friends. The texture of my skin has improved and I notice my pores are smaller as well. My lips are plumper and lifted. It looks like I had fillers done!”
– Norma H 3/14/19
RF Microneedling is great for acne scars and skin tightening:
How does the treatment work?
The PiXel8-RF provides precise and controlled coagulation and hemostasis deep within the dermis to help stimulate collagen, providing dramatic skin tightening and skin rejuvenation.
Microneedling creates micro-injuries in the skin tissues, triggering the body’s wound-healing process. This results in the repair of old and damaged skin, as well as the growth of newer skin cells. This, when coupled with radiofrequency energy delivered to the deeper dermis, greatly enhances the rejuvenation process.
The micro needle depth can be adjusted for each treatment area, thereby allowing for customized treatments to delicate areas, such as under the eyes, the forehead and cheek bones.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PIXEL-8 RF MICRONEEDLING?
PiXel8-RF offers the benefits of enhanced production of collagen and elastin in the skin. This addresses hyperpigmentation, along with wrinkles and acne scars, and improves skin texture.
Patients can expect visible tightening, toning, and lifting of the skin after the treatment. PiXel8-RF gives the skin a radiant complexion. The procedure also reverses skin damage due to UV rays.
PiXel8-RF is only minimally invasive, so patients do not need to go under the knife or experience long periods of painful downtime. The procedure can be paired with other suitable modalities to address multiple concerns.
Can it be used on all skin types?
Yes. Unlike laser treatments, the PiXel8-RF uses only radio frequency energy. The micro needles precisely deliver the RF energy into the dermis tissues. There is virtually no thermal damage to the epidermis and almost eliminates the risk of PIH (post inflammatory hyper pigmentation) in dark skin types. Therefore, it is safe to use on all skin types and all colors of skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is safe for candidates who are in good overall health and have early signs of aging.
It is not a good option for people who are currently treating severe acne with isotretinoin. This prescription drug affects wound healing, and so patients taking it risk scarring and keloids if they undergo RF microneedling.
People who have skin infections, active cold sore breakouts, and psoriasis may also not be considered for an RF microneedling treatment. These skin conditions may complicate inflammation and may further spread bacteria.
Those who are taking anticoagulants may need to consult with their doctor before considering an RF microneedling treatment. These medications are prescribed to prevent blood clotting, especially for patients with heart disease, and may risk excessive bleeding during an RF microneedling session.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL MICRONEEDLING AND RF MICRONEEDLING?
In conventional microneedling, a handheld device with tiny needles is rolled over the skin to create micro-injuries. This process stimulates the body’s natural wound-healing response. New growth factors produce new collagen and tissue in the skin, resulting in tauter skin with improved texture and appearance.
RF microneedling utilizes this same process while also including application of radiofrequency energy, making it superior to the traditional method. The microneedles deliver RF energy to the deeper dermis. The heat produced in this lower layer of skin boosts the process of collagen rejuvenation.
Through this combination of techniques, the PiXel8-RF produces dramatic results and transforms skin in a shorter period of time than traditional microneedling. It also remodels scars and wrinkles more effectively, since it can break up hard and damaged skin tissues.
Additionally, PiXel8-RF allows for greater precision of results by offering customization of needle length and energy intensity depending on the patient’s requirements.
Your RF Microneedling Consultation
An RF microneedling consultation involves a detailed discussion of appearance goals. Skin varies from person to person, and the results from the treatment may not be the same for everyone. Our skin experts will advise you on the results your skin can achieve from RF microneedling.
Provide your complete medical history, including current prescriptions, to help determine whether the treatment will be safe for your skin and overall health.
How to Prepare for an RF Microneedling Session
Two weeks before your RF microneedling session, you must avoid over-exfoliation, waxing, shaving, and direct sun exposure. This will help prevent skin irritation during treatment.
On the day of your session, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and do not wear any makeup. You must also skip applying lotion, perfume, serums, and moisturizers prior treatment.
Is there downtime after the procedure?
One of the greatest things about RF microneedling, is that patients usually experience minimal to no downtime and have few restrictions following a RF microneedling treatment. The treated area may be red for up to 24 hours.
However, a deeper, more aggressive treatment may be required for your desired outcome. This may increase downtime.
What should I expect after the treatment?
After the treatment, most patients will experience redness and some minor swelling. This usually subsides within 24 hours or less. After 24 hours, the patient may apply make-up and other skin care to the treatment area.
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How long does a treatment take and how many treatments will I need?
The procedure itself takes approximately 20 minutes. However, the treatment area will need to be prepared which may take an additional 30 minutes. Obvious results are normally seen after just 1 treatment. However, to help achieve the maximum benefit a 3 treatment series is suggested with each treatment 4 weeks apart.
How long do results last?
This is a difficult question and will be different for each patient. The collagen created will last at least 7 years. However, the amount of collagen is variable and depends on the overall skin health, patient’s health, smoking habits, age, tanning, sun exposure and lifestyle. It is usually recommended to have a “touch up” performed every 12-18 months.
What kind of skin conditions can the Pixel8-RF treat?
It can be used for a wide array of dermatological procedures including:
- Skin Tightening
- Wrinkle Reduction
- Acne Scar Improvement
- Skin Tone & Texture Improvement
- Pore Reduction
- Scar Reduction
- Stretch Mark Reduction
- Double Chin Reduction
- Jowl Lifting
- Eye Brow Lifting
- Neck Lifting
- Hand Rejuvenation