Microneedling RF | Cutera Secret RF in NYC

Microneedling RF is a cosmetic service that allows year-round facial rejuvenation as well as treatment of acne scars, skin laxity, traumatic scars and stretch marks in people of all skin types. This innovative microneedling treatment is available through Aglow Dermatology in NYC.

Cutera Secret RF device

Cutera Secret RF Microneedling

The Aglow Dermatology family is excited to offer fractional microneedling RF services for skin rejuvenation and repair using the Cutera Secret RF device. This non-invasive treatment improves signs of aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles and scars with little to no downtime. Further, it is safe and effective in patients of all skin colors and available for patients in the greater NYC area.

Read What our Patients are Saying!

RF micro needling reviews:

“…my skin looks so noticeably different, it’s kind of amazing. A really big difference.”

How does RF Microneedling Work?

The Secret RF is a microneedling machine that uses small needles to deliver fractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy into varying levels of the skin including the deeper layers (dermis). This controlled injury stimulates collagen production and cell regeneration. Because collagen is protein in the skin that provides support the result is more supple skin.

What conditions is the treatment good for?

Microneedling RF, also known as microneedling radiofrequency, can be used all over the body producing a variety of benefits and addressing a number of issues including:

  1. Stretch Marks
  2. Skin Tightening
  3. Facial Skin Tightening
  4. Acne Scar Treatment
  5. Skin Tightening of the Stomach (Abdomen)
  6. Traumatic Scars
  7. Mommy Makeover
  8. Crepey Skin

microneedling rf before and after

1 month after 3rd Acne scar treatment

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How many Microneedling Treatments do I Need?

The number of treatments will depend on the problem being treated and your individual goals. Some patients have been pleased after only one treatment, however, expect to do 3-4 treatments spaces 1 month. There is some immediate improvement after treatment but optimal results appear 3 months after the last treatment.

microneedling rf before and after

How Long does each Treatment take?

After about a 40 minute period of sitting with numbing cream on the skin, the radiofrequency microneedling treatment itself is typically a quick 20 minutes. This, of course, depends on the size of the area being treated.

What can I Expect Right after Treatment?

Your face will be cleaned with a saline wash. Avoid make up for a few hours. Redness and prick marks should resolve in 12-24 hours. You can return to normal activities immediately.

microneedling rf before and after

Early improvement only 3 weeks after 1 treatment

How Long do the Results Last?

This varying from individual. The results of scar treatment should be long-term. We continue to age around any treatments we do. Maintenance treatments every 12-18 months are recommended. Other ways to slow the effects of aging wear sunscreen daily, avoid sunbathing, don’t smoke, moisturize, and consume a healthy diet.

RF micro needling reviews:

“It’s nice to feel good about my face again.“

Microneedling RF Side Effects

Microneedling RF is a relatively safe procedure with minimal downtime. There are risks, however, with any procedure. These include discomfort, redness, infection, and temporary prick marks.

How much does Microneedling RF Cost?

The Cutera Secret RF cost is typically $1000-1500/session for faces and large body areas. Smaller areas such as scars and small areas with stretch marks are typically $500/session.

Are you Ready to Rejuvenate and Repair your Skin with the Cutera Secret RF?

Contact us at 212-627-1004 or here to make a consultation.

RF micro needling reviews:

“My experience here at Aglow was great! Dr.Strachan has saved me from needing to get a tummy tuck due to loose skin and stretch marks around my belly button and stomach area! After two treatments, the stretch marks began to fade and the loose skin is almost gone!

What Areas of the Body can be Treated with RF Microneedling?

We use radiofrequency microneedling to address a wide variety of concerns, from acne scars to stretch marks, and all sorts of wrinkles in between. Virtually any area that may be affected by these concerns can be treated with RF microneedling. The most common treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Face
  • Décolleté
  • Around the mouth
  • Around the eyes

How is RF Microneedling Different from other Radiofrequency Treatments?

Radiofrequency is a powerful form of energy that has become the foundation for a variety of cosmetic devices. In most cases, the RF energy is delivered in a manner that requires it to pass through the epidermis to reach deeper layers of tissue. Though effective, it has its limitations. RF microneedling delivers radiofrequency energy closer to the target depth of tissue by inserting radiofrequency through the tips of the tiny needles as they are positioned beneath the skin's surface. The depth of delivery enhances the rejuvenating effects of the RF energy.

How is RF Microneedling Different from Conventional Microneedling Treatments?

Traditional microneedling treatment stimulates tissue regeneration and collagen production by creating controlled micro-wounds in the superficial layers of the skin. The most effective technique involves an automated device that treats the skin in a stamping pattern. In this way, microchannels are created in a vertical fashion that doesn't risk tearing the skin. When micro-injuries are created during this treatment, the body engages in reparative processes, primarily the production of collagen in the treated area. Where there is more collagen, there is firmer, smoother, more radiant skin.

The addition of radiofrequency to the microneedling technique amplifies the tissue-repair that occurs. The treatment draws in more collagen and other rejuvenating chemicals like hyaluronic acid to revive tired-looking skin without significantly increasing side effects or downtime.

Does Microneedling with RF Hurt?

Combining radiofrequency energy with microneedling can increase the pain factor of the treatment, yes. However, that doesn't mean you'll be in pain during your RF microneedling treatment! Your provider will apply numbing medication to your treatment area before commencing with the procedure. After about half an hour, the anesthetic will have nicely desensitized the skin. You won't feel completely numb but you'll feel numb enough for your RF microneedling treatment to feel only mildly uncomfortable.

Is there any Downtime after RF Microneedling Treatment?

The side effects that can occur after RF microneedling treatment are usually pretty mild. You may experience some swelling, redness, and soreness or tenderness after your procedure. These sensations typically resolve in a day or two at the most. While your skin is in active repair-mode, it's important to take good care of it. Wash with a gentle cleanser and moisturize as advised by your provider. Also apply sunscreen and protect your skin with clothing or a hat as much as you can while outdoors.

RF microneedling post care

For the first several hours after your treatment, nothing, not even sunscreen should be applied to the skin. Keep the skin clean.  You may wash your face before bedtime the day of the appointment.  You can resume regular skin care the next day.

While your skin is in active repair-mode, it's important to take good care of it. Wash with a gentle cleanser and moisturize as advised by your provider. Also apply sunscreen and protect your skin with clothing or a hat as much as you can while outdoors.

How to prepare for an rf microneedle treatment

Other than removing make up and cleaning the affected area, there is no special preparation for this service.  There should be no rashes or infections on the skin.  Avoid aspirin, NSAIDs and blood thinners if possible to reduce risk of bleeding, however, the treatment can be done while someone is on those medications.

Microneedling rf before and after

So, are you ready to see some Cutera Secret rf before and after cases? Check out the results patients are getting with rf microneedle treatments:

Schedule a Consultation for Microneedling RF in NYC

To schedule an appointment for Microneedling with Cutera Secret RF or a consultation about this procedure, please call us at 212-627-1004 or fill out an online contact form and our office will be in touch with you. Thank you for choosing Aglow Dermatology in New York City!

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