Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center

Board-Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Downtown DC, Washington, DC

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center is proud to offer radiofrequency microneedling, a more effective alternative to traditional microneedling with virtually no downtime and little to no risk. If you'd like to learn more about microneedling, call the Washington, DC, office today to book a personalized consultation. Online scheduling is also an option and takes just moments to complete.

Microneedling Q & A

What is radiofrequency microneedling?


Radiofrequency microneedling combines two cutting-edge cosmetic treatments that promote collagen production and cellular repair in your skin. 

Radiofrequency treatments use radiofrequency energy to heat the deep layers of your skin to stimulate your body’s regenerative abilities and develop fresh collagen. Microneedling uses hundreds of tiny punctures to trigger the same response. 

What skin imperfections does radiofrequency microneedling correct?

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center uses radiofrequency microneedling to reduce the appearance of several signs of aging, including:

  • Collagen and volume loss
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots and hyperpigmentation

Radiofrequency microneedling can enhance the texture and tone of your skin and is considered state-of-the-art for acne scarring and skin tightening.

How does radiofrequency microneedling work?

As you age, your body’s ability to generate new cells slows, which is often first noticeable on your facial skin. Your facial skin is more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body and is also exposed to more sunlight, including the UV rays that accelerate the cellular breakdown process. Your body can’t keep up with your skin’s needs, and, as a result, your face is usually the first place to show signs of aging like loose skin, fine lines, and discoloration.

Radiofrequency microneedling rejuvenates your skin by boosting cellular regeneration. The microscopic punctures and heat cause just enough damage to stimulate your body’s healing response, which generates fresh, new cells to replace old or damaged ones. 

What should I expect during a radiofrequency microneedling treatment?

The team at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center provides a thorough consultation before recommending any treatment. If radiofrequency microneedling is the right treatment to help you, your provider begins by cleansing your face and applying a topical numbing agent. 

Then, they guide the state-of-the-art VirtueRF device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy over your skin. You might notice a warming sensation, but with the topical anesthetic, you shouldn’t feel any pain.

Your skin will be pink for a while after your treatment, but this usually subsides within a few hours. Radiofrequency microneedling does not induce bruising or any significant bleeding. Over the next few weeks, as your skin repairs itself, you should notice an improvement in its appearance. 

Most patients need 2-4 treatments to achieve their desired results. You might also want to schedule follow-up treatments every 4-6 months to maintain your rejuvenated appearance.

Call Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center today or make an appointment online to find out how radiofrequency microneedling can reduce signs of aging and help you look your best. 






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