You may have heard of the benefits of microneedling or experienced it yourself. At our Ethos MedSpa location in Chesterfield, MO, we offer RF microneedling, a treatment that takes traditional microneedling and its benefits to the next level. This treatment promotes increased collagen production by using both needling techniques and radiofrequency energy to dramatically improve the health and appearance of the skin.
At our Ethos MedSpa locations, we offer RF microneedling treatments with the Virtue RF device. This radiofrequency energy microneedling treatment delivers some immediate and long-term results and can target several of the most common skin concerns.
How It Works
The Virtue RF device contains sterile, hair-thin microneedles that penetrate beyond the skin’s surface and reach into the dermis to create microchannels, improving the skin on different levels. These microchannels stimulate the body’s natural collagen production abilities. At the same time, the radiofrequency heat energy delivered by the device remodels existing collagen and elastin to promote visibly tighter and younger-looking skin.
The Virtue RF device operates with precision and accuracy and allows us to customize treatments to address patients’ specific concerns. The needles in the device create injuries in the skin, and the body reacts to those injuries with a healing response that includes increased cellular turnover rate and collagen and elastin production. The radiofrequency energy also stimulates the body’s natural collagen production while tightening the skin to combat the more visible signs of aging.
What It Treats
Virtue RF allows for a customizable treatment with different hand pieces that can address both facial and body areas. It is a skin rejuvenating and resurfacing treatment that can treat fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. It can also smooth acne scars to create a more uniform skin texture, help lighten hyperpigmentation, and enhance overall skin health.
What To Expect From the Treatment
RF microneedling is a virtually painless treatment. It’s minimally invasive, and we begin the process by applying a topical numbing cream to your treatment area.
Once your skin is numb, we will begin the treatment and pass the device back and forth across your skin, creating tiny microchannels on and below the skin’s surface. We will apply your chosen treatment serum to enhance your results, and then once it’s over, you’ll be able to resume most of your normal daily activities.
Is There Downtime?
There isn’t any downtime associated with the Virtue RF treatment process. Your skin may feel warm, red, or tight immediately following your treatment, which is a normal response to the RF microneedling device. You may experience some peeling after your treatment, which simply indicates an increased cellular turnover rate.
You must temporarily discontinue active ingredients such as retinoids, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, vitamin c, benzoyl peroxide, retin-a, tretinoin, etc. since your skin will be more sensitive after treatment. We will give you instructions on which topical solutions to use and avoid as your skin heals post-treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Patients will benefit from a single treatment, but the most dramatic and noticeable results come from a series of three or more treatments. We typically schedule these treatments with four to six weeks between each. After completing the recommended number of sessions, maintenance treatments every six months will help you maintain healthier and younger-looking skin long-term.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
You will see some initial results immediately following your treatment due to the way that the radiofrequency energy causes an immediate contraction and remodeling of existing collagen, which leads to skin tightening results. However, the treatment also requires patience because it takes time for the body to produce new collagen. The best results will be most visible within the first four to six weeks of completing the recommended treatments.
Treatment Enhancement Options
This treatment is incredibly effective for different patients with specific skin concerns, but we can improve the results with our treatment enhancement options. Whether you want to add to your treatment to experience the benefits of your body’s healing and regenerative growth factors or add one of our anti-aging, anti-inflammatory serums to the treatment, we can help you choose the best enhancement option based on your treatment goals.
Perfect Your Skin With an RF Microneedling Treatment Plan
If you aren’t ready to undergo an invasive treatment to improve your skin, reverse the signs of aging, or treat skin imperfections, there is another way. RF microneedling with the Virtue RF device can dramatically improve your skin without requiring you to plan around significant downtime or endure discomfort to see results. We can design a treatment plan that uncovers your skin’s natural beauty and allows you to maintain a healthy glow long-term.