PiXel8- RF Microneedling in Austin, TX | Dr. Amato
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PiXel8- RF Microneedling

PiXel8- RF Microneedling Austin, TX | Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

As we age and go through life, our skin loses one of the main proteins that keeps it strong, supported, and youthful: collagen. If you’ve been keeping up with some of the latest popular beauty trends— or even if you haven’t— you’ve probably heard of the skin rejuvenation treatment microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy.

This incredible new non-surgical treatment can help to improve skin issues like hyperpigmentation, scarring, wrinkles, and can even help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. With PiXel8- RF Microneedling, we’ve taken traditional microneedling one step further by adding radio-frequency energy for stronger, more effective skin tightening.

Board-Certified Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Malena Amato and her staff are highly trained and certified to perform PiXel8 Microneedling treatments in our state-of-the-art clinic in Austin, TX. PiXel8 utilizes radiofrequency technology to help improve the appearance and quality of your skin. This non-surgical procedure is among the greatest for patients looking to strengthen and enhance the quality of their skin without having to worry about any significant downtime.

Learn more about Austin, TX microneedling treatments by reading on, or schedule a treatment today!

What Is Microneedling?

At Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, we invest in only the best, most cutting-edge technology to offer our patients while always prioritizing their safety, comfort, and unparalleled results. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create microscopic injuries in the top layer of the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing processes, producing new collagen and elastin, the two proteins responsible for keeping the skin healthy and youthful.

Microneedling is considered a “fractional” treatment, meaning it only affects a small portion of the skin at a time, leaving the skin around each perforation unharmed. This fractional approach allows for quick healing and fast recovery times compared to other skin rejuvenation treatments. There will be some improvement after your first treatment and best results are typically achieved after just a few treatments.

Unlike traditional microneedling and other exfoliation treatments, RF Microneedling penetrates past the top layer of skin and heats the sub-dermis, stimulating and remodeling the collagen within.

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How RF Microneedling Can Benefit Your Skin

Microneedling is known and sought-after for its versatility and its ability to address multiple skin concerns simultaneously. Here are some of the remarkable benefits microneedling can offer your skin.

1. Fast Recovery & Less Pain

With the Pixel8-RF device, Dr. Amato can precisely target a surface area by adjusting the amount of RF energy and prompting dermal coagulation using the advanced penetration mechanism. This allows for a less painful experience and faster recovery times, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy your results sooner than traditional microneedling treatments.

2. Uniformly Distributed RF Energy

The PiXel8-RF system has an optimal amount of space between each of the microneedles. As a result, the RF energy will be uniformly distributed throughout the targeted area, allowing for even coagulation without the risk of interference caused by overlapping RF energy.

3. Precise and Safe Treatment

The PiXel8-RF system was designed with an Enhanced Delay function that helps eliminate post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation by safely delivering precise amounts of heat to stimulate the growth of new collagen in the tissue. Also, the two options allow for precision targeting: the insulated RF needle tip delivers energy only at its tip, while the non-insulated fractional RF tip delivers energy to the epidermis, dermis, and subnormal tissue simultaneously.

4. Fast and Effective Treatment

The PiXel8-RF is easy to operate with a 15-inch touch interface in full color. The system has various inspection and cleaning modes making it one of the most sanitary and safe treatments. The state-of-the-art twist knob handpiece allows your skin expert to go between thick areas and thin areas with ease and without ever having to pause the system. This convenient feature allows your treatment to be done in as quickly as 30 minutes. That’s enough time for you to come in on your lunch break and be back to work before your break is over.

Are You a Good Candidate for RF Microneedling?

As it is minimally invasive, RF microneedling does not require substantial downtime, scarring, surgery, etc. Microneedling is the ideal treatment for patients in search of a solution for:

  • Fine lines, moderate wrinkles, dull or uneven skin tone
  • Skin laxity or sagging
  • Depressed acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Crepey skin
  • Skin texture

Dr. Amato’s team may not recognize RF Microneedling for patients with a history of skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, and other serious skin conditions. Women who are pregnant or who are immunosuppressed should also avoid RF microneedling treatments. During your private consultation, our staff will evaluate your skin, ask questions about your overall health and recommend alternative treatment options (laser skin resurfacingTCA Peel) if microneeding is not your best choice. 

What To Expect Before and After an RF Microneedling Treatment?

At your initial appointment, we will ask questions about your medical history and what your expectations are surrounding your RF microneedling results. Your procedure will take place in one of the comfortable and chic rooms at Dr. Amato’s office. Generally, here is what you can expect from an RF microneedling appointment:

  1. Your skin expert will thoroughly cleanse your skin.
  2. A topical anesthetic will be applied to the targeted area before your procedure to ensure that you feel no pain throughout the duration of your treatments.
  3. Once your skin is thoroughly numb, we will begin the microneedling process creating tiny wounds in the skin. Simultaneously, the tip of the needle releases radio frequency waves into the wounds, heating the skin from beneath in order to trigger more collagen production faster.
  4. Once the procedure is finished, a solution to support cell regeneration will be applied along with a soothing solution to minimize any discomfort.

Once your procedure is finished, you are free to go home and return to your normal activities. Some redness, swelling, and discomfort are not uncommon in the first 24 hours after your treatment. Over the next week, the pain and swelling should be gone, and your skin will begin to go through a scabbing phase. You mustn’t pick, peel, or scratch at your skin during this period, as it is necessary for the turnover of new cells. Allow the scabs to peel off on their own to help prevent scabbing and to get the full benefits of your treatment.

After about two to three weeks, you’ll begin to see the full benefits of your RF Microneedling treatment as your skin’s texture starts to improve, hyperpigmentation begins to even out, and scarring dissipates. Your skin will only continue to look better and better as your healing continues.

Arrange A PiXel8- RF Microneedling Consultation in Austin

RF microneedling is an effective, safe, and non-invasive way to achieve healthier, more even-looking skin. Whether you want to incorporate a microneedling treatment with a comprehensive surgical treatment plan or on its own, Dr. Malena Amato and her highly trained team can present you with all of your options.

To learn more about RF Microneedling in Austin, contact Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery for a consultation at (512) 501-1010.