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At Coastal Medical Aesthetics in the San Diego area, we offer radiofrequency microneedling treatment to address some of the most common skin concerns individuals have. Cutera’s highly innovative Secret RF treatment is an ideal treatment for your areas of insecurity on the face or body. This skincare treatment requires little to no downtime. Learn more about the benefits of microneedling, what it treats, and whether you are an ideal candidate for the cosmetic treatment.  

What is RF Microneedling? 

Radiofrequency microneedling technology uses special needles to deliver radiofrequency energy to the targeted tissue. The RF microneedling device heats the tissue deep below the surface, stimulating the growth of collagen fibers. The boost in collagen production leads to an overall improvement in the tone and texture of the skin. This treatment uses a form of controlled skin injury to stimulate the replenishment of new more healthy skin. RF microneedling treatment is effective for those looking to address the appearance of wrinkles, scars, loose skin, enlarged pores, and stretch marks. 

Who is a Candidate for RF Microneedling? 

This minimally invasive treatment is ideal for adults in good health with early signs of aging skin and with realistic treatment expectations. Individuals wanting to target their fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, large pores, hyperpigmentation, loose skin, cellulite, and hyperhidrosis may all benefit from the rejuvenating effects of RF microneedling. The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for this face and body treatment is through an in-depth one-on-one consultation with one of our team members at Coastal Medical Aesthetics in the San Diego area. 

Patient Results

Under Eye Rejuvenation

Before, during, and after. Combination of under-eye filler (Volbella), Clear & Brilliant, and Secret RF Microneedling under the eyes.

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The RF Microneedling Treatment 

Before your microneedling treatment, you should avoid alcohol, blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medication, and salicylic acid skincare products for the week before your procedure. This can ensure that your body heals to the best of its ability with minimal bruising and bleeding.  

Your radiofrequency microneedling specialist will use a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort you may feel during the procedure. It may take up to one hour for your numbing cream to properly activate. Once your treatment areas are effectively numbed, your doctor will apply the Secret RF wand to your treatment areas. The microneedles will carefully begin penetrating the skin. The needle tips on the device will release radiofrequency waves delivering heat energy to your deep tissue. This phase of the procedure will take between 10 and 20 minutes. It is important to note that the treatment size and concern will affect the duration of your RF microneedling procedure. 

RF Microneedling Recovery and Results 

After your microneedling treatment, you can resume your daily activities as usual. Minimal downtime is required however, you may experience some mild side effects from the treatment. These include pinpoint bleeding where the needles were injected, bruising, and redness.  

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in a replenishing skin treatment, contact us to learn if radiofrequency microneedling is right for your needs. We happily look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals at Coastal Medical Aesthetics in San Diego, CA.