RF (radio frequency) microneedling is the latest innovation in skin treatments to treat fine lines, loss of elasticity and unevenness from scarring, including acne scars and stretch marks. What is exciting is that it gives results comparable to fractional laser with minimal (less than 24 hours) downtime and discomfort (though discomfort varies significantly between machines from different manufacturers).
Having researched the differences, I use Cutera’s Secret RF™ device (and yes, I tried it on myself before purchase!). It was selected as the Aesthetic Everything™ Top Facial Rejuvenation Breakthrough Device of 2020 and is the highest rated RF microneedling device on RealSelf.com
RF microneedling works by penetrating to the deeper layers of the skin and passing a carefully calibrated electric current between the needles within the skin. You should not apply anything to the skin for 4 hours afterwards, but then you may use makeup, sunscreen, etc. Patients typically experience only subtle pinkness and a little brief swelling. The effects of the treatment develop over the next 4 to 6 weeks, and patients may need up to 3 treatments for maximum improvement.
If you are considering RF microneedling with the Cutera Secret RF™ in Orange County, please click here to contact Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bailey, for a consultation.