Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center
Board-Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Downtown DC, Washington, DC
"We treat acne scars, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction."
Radiofrequency microneedling provides a safe and minimally invasive treatment for common skin issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks. At Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, located in Washington, DC, the team of board-certified dermatologists uses radiofrequency microneedling to rejuvenate the skin and encourage optimal dermatologic health. Call Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center today to request a radiofrequency microneedling consultation or book your appointment online.
Radiofrequency Microneedling Q&A
What is radiofrequency microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling is an aesthetic procedure used to achieve younger-looking skin. During treatment at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, your provider uses a handheld tool to make painless microscopic puncture wounds on the surface of your skin. That encourages your body’s healing process, creating new and healthy skin.
Radiofrequency microneedling is minimally invasive and requires less downtime than other similar procedures, like chemical peels. It provides stunning results and presents few risks.
What types of skin issues can radiofrequency microneedling treat?
The board-certified dermatologists at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center use radiofrequency microneedling to treat various skin-related issues, including:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
- Surgical scars
- Loose or sagging skin
You may be a candidate for microneedling if you have hyperhidrosis, a disorder that causes excessive sweating.
What does radiofrequency microneedling involve?
At Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, radiofrequency microneedling takes 15-20 minutes.
First, your dermatologist applies a topical anesthetic to your skin. The ointment numbs the treatment area, ensuring a comfortable experience.
When the anesthetic sets in, your dermatologist uses a handheld microneedling device to make thousands of small puncture wounds on the surface of your skin. The device also emits radiofrequency energy into the wounds, triggering the production of elastin and collagen –– proteins that make your skin look young and vibrant.
Afterward, your dermatologist applies a special lotion to your skin. The lotion moisturizes and soothes the treatment site while also promoting cell regeneration.
What is recovery like after radiofrequency microneedling?
After radiofrequency microneedling, it’s normal for your skin to feel warm and itchy. Take it easy for the rest of the day, and apply ice packs to your skin to prevent swelling.
Try to avoid direct sunlight for at least a week, but if you need to go outside, apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF). Your dermatologist may prescribe antibiotic creams or ointments to encourage your body’s healing process. Use these medications only as directed.
When will I see results from radiofrequency microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling doesn’t provide instant results. It usually takes between three and six months for your skin to completely revitalize, but the time frame depends on the type of skin issue treated.
To ensure optimal results, the dermatologists at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center recommend a series of at least four treatments spaced several weeks apart.
Call Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center today to learn more about radiofrequency microneedling, or make your appointment online.
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