Ann Jayaram, MD
Oculoplastic Surgeon located in Atherton, CA
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a procedure that breaks down scar tissue and builds up collagen deep within your skin. At ellevateMD in Menlo Park, California, Ann Jayaram, MD, gently performs the procedure to treat features like acne scars, large pores, and wrinkles. To find out what RF microneedling can do for you, request an appointment by phone or online at ellevateMD today.
RF Microneedling Q & A
What is RF microneedling?
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that boosts skin health and vitality. At ellevateMD, Dr. Jayaram uses a gentle hand to conduct the procedure using VirtueRF with little to no discomfort on your part. VirtueRF includes a robotic precision delivery (RPD) system to avoid skin tearing and trauma.
During the treatment, Dr. Jayaram uses a specialized handpiece with fine sterile needles to create microchannels in your skin.
Radiofrequency, a harmless type of energy, travels through the needles to disrupt the tissues under your skin. That stimulates fibroblasts, which produce collagen and elastin fibers.
Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep your skin firm and taut, respectively. At the same time during the treatment, your skin naturally heals the fine puncture wounds. That results in skin improvements on deep and superficial levels.
What does RF microneedling treat?
RF microneedling can make numerous changes in your skin’s appearance and overall quality. Dr. Jayaram may recommend RF microneedling to you if your skin concerns include:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
- Acne scars
- Sagging skin
- Injury or surgery scars
Since it takes some time for collagen to grow after RF microneedling, you see the peak results around 4-6 weeks after your RF microneedling treatment at ellevateMD.
Depending on the skin features you want to target, Dr. Jayaram might recommend a series of RF microneedling treatments.
How should I prepare for RF microneedling?
During your consultation at ellevateMD, Dr. Jayaram lets you know if you’re a good candidate for RF microneedling or if there are other more suitable treatment options for you to consider.
She asks questions about your medical history and examines the skin you want to treat with the procedure. Then, she takes some “before” photos.
Dr. Jayaram lets you know if there are any steps you need to take prior to getting RF microneedling, such as:
- Clearing any active acne breakouts beforehand
- Taking an antiviral medication for any active cold sores
- Avoiding alcohol
- Avoiding non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Avoiding salicylic acid cleansers and products
Taking these steps ensures that your skin is ready for the procedure and that you won’t bleed or bruise excessively. To fully prepare, you should let Dr. Jayaram know of any prescription medications you take and of any skin or scarring conditions you have when you visit for your consultation.
RF microneedling boosts skin health in a one-of-a-kind way. To learn more, call ellevateMD or book an appointment for a consultation online today.