The effects of RF microneedling (Pixel8) | Malena M. Amato MD


The Effects of RF Microneedling (Pixel8)

RF Microneedling - Dr. Amato

If you’ve been struggling to improve the overall appearance of your skin, facial rejuvenation services can help you attain the healthy, vibrant complexion you’ve been trying to achieve. Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling treatments offer a powerful regimen that combines two highly innovative technologies, RF energy and microneedling, to rejuvenate dead, lackluster skin and generate new skin cells.

Dr. Malena M. Amato, Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery expert in Austin, TX, offers the advanced PiXel8-RF Microneedling system to improve the appearance of large pores, rough texture, skin laxity, and more for her patients. PiXel8- RF Microneedling can not only help improve the appearance of your skin but also help you age gracefully.

How Does RF Microneedling Work To Rejuvenate the Skin?

RF Microneedling is a popular new skin rejuvenation technology designed to exfoliate rough and unhealthy skin and replace it with a softer, smoother tone and texture. It accomplishes this in two ways: first, the specialized handpiece is equipped with microfine needles and is guided across the treatment area, creating thousands of tiny micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. These micro-injures trigger your body’s natural healing abilities, prompting new cell growth. Secondly, gentle heat through radio frequency energy is sent to the deeper layers of the skin, triggering collagen production and enhancing the skin’s natural elasticity. The marriage of these dual technologies works seamlessly together to create tighter, smoother, better-looking skin.

What’s the Science Behind PiXel8- RF Microneedling?

Ultimately, RF Microneedling treatments use controlled injury to trigger the body’s production of elastin and collagen, a protein that gives the skin its structure and firmness. When microneedling is combined with radio frequency energy, we can further enhance the results by reaching deeper into the skin’s layers rather than only targeting the surface, resulting more dramatic results. As the body produces more collagen and elastin, the skin becomes tighter and smoother and skin complexion becomes more even.

What Are the Benefits of Combining Radiofrequency and RF Microneedling?

By combining radio frequency with microneedling, we’re able to encourage skin repair on and below the surface. Microneedling does its part of kickstarting the healing process and encouraging collagen and elastin production at the surface of the skin. By using radio frequency and microneedling together, we can stimulate collagen and elastin production at a deeper level to accelerate and enhance the results of the treatment.

What Skin Concerns Can PiXel8- RF Microneedling Address?

PiXel8- RF Microneedling treatments can address the following skin concerns on all skin types and tones:

  • Wrinkles
  • Loose Skin
  • Acne Depression and Pigmentation Scars
  • Aging Hands
  • Chest Wrinkles and Laxity
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Pigmentation
  • Textural Problems

Comparing RF Microneedling With Traditional Microneedling Procedures

Traditional microneedling treatments use a special device equipped with tiny needles that create micro-injuries to the skin’s surface on the face, hands, neck, and chest. These micro-injuries will trigger the body’s collagen production, but they are limited to the skin’s surface.

Microneedling with RF uses the same technique as traditional microneedling but with the addition of radio frequency energy to reach deeper layers of the skin. The radio frequency assists generates heat and reaches deeper into the layers of your skin, past the epidermis, and into the dermis, causing greater skin tightening and collagen and elastin production.

What Can I Expect During and After a PiXel8 RF Microneedling Session?

During your RF Microneedling session, your board-certified eyelid and facial plastic surgeon will thoroughly cleanse your skin. Once the treatment areas have been cleansed, your aesthetician will apply a numbing treatment so that you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Once the numbing agent has taken effect, your aesthetician will remove a new, sterile needle from a sanitary package in front of you and place it on the handpiece before beginning the process. Once complete, a calming mask will be applied and removed, followed by a calming lotion and SPF.

Right after your treatment, your skin will be pink or red from irritation, along with some mild swelling. These skin reactions generally diminish after a few hours to a few days. After three days to a week, you’ll notice your skin tone is more even and brighter. If you have an oily skin type, you may notice a significant reduction in sebum production. Always apply sunscreen when applying your skincare routine, whether you’re going outside that day or not. Your skin will be in a hypersensitive state, making it prone to sunburn, which can hinder the results of your microneedling treatment. Protect your investment with your favorite sun protection.

How Many Treatments Are Needed For Optimal Results?

How many treatments you’ll need will depend on the extent of your concerns and desired results. Most patients require an initial series of 3-4 treatments to see optimal outcomes. You may require more treatments if you have more extensive skin concerns, such as deep acne scarring or dynamic wrinkles.

After your initial series of treatments, you may want to maintain your results by scheduling annual or bi-annual treatments to encourage further collagen production.

Choosing A Qualified Provider For PiXel8- RF Microneedling in Austin, TX

Our skin is complex and delicate, and when it comes to the face, you don’t want to put your trust in just anyone. Board-Certified Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Malena M. Amato and her team have a deeply rooted knowledge and passion for the inner workings of the body’s largest organ and are equipped with the most innovative technology in the industry. Their mission as a practice is to not only create the results you want but help sustain those results and keep you looking as youthful and vibrant as you feel.

Reach Out and Schedule Your RF Microneedling Session Today

If you’re frustrated with the countless over-the-counter products you’ve purchased to help rejuvenate your skin, it may be time to try a deeper and more stimulating approach with PiXel8- RF Microneedling treatments. Complete our convenient contact form or call our office at (512) 501-1010 to schedule your consultation today!