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RF Microneedling in Beverly Hills

We live in a golden age of rejuvenating treatments, with solutions for addressing signs of aging being in abundance. One of the most effective non-surgical treatments for cosmetic skin concerns is RF microneedling. Dr. Zoumalan is proud to provide this unique treatment to address signs of aging and cosmetic concerns for the face.

What Is RF Microneedling?

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a non-surgical treatment that uses a combination of very fine needles and RF energy to treat a variety of cosmetic skin concerns. Some of the key concerns RF microneedling can treat include:
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Mild skin laxity
  • Stretch marks
  • Large pores
  • Minor scars (e.g., acne scars)
  • Hyperpigmentation (sun spots, age spots)
  • Cellulite
  • Some cases of malar edema/festoons

How RF Microneedling Works?

RF microneedling produces results through two key mechanisms: creating micropunctures and delivering RF energy to the tissues. The micropunctures are created by extremely thin needles and are small enough to be comfortable while still triggering the body’s response to injury. This response is to naturally produce new collagen (which is why microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy). This essential protein is key for improving the texture and firmness of skin, reducing wrinkles, and improving skin laxity. Additionally, the delivery of RF energy further stimulates the deeper layers of the skin. Further collagen production is started, and the cells tighten in response to thermal energy. Together, these effects can improve a range of both surface skin concerns and deeper tissues.

Benefits of RF Microneedling

  • Little to no recovery
  • Quick treatment sessions
  • Adaptive treatment for multiple concerns
  • No incisions or scarring
  • Consistent and long-lasting results

What Is a Treatment Session Like?

If Dr. Zoumalan determines that you could be a good candidate for RF microneedling, he will likely recommend 3 treatment sessions to the affected area spaced out by 6 weeks apart. Each treatment session tends to last between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas to be treated. We start with a topical numbing cream to ensure a comfortable experience. Then, Dr. Zoumalan will carefully go over the treated areas with the RF microneedling device. Each pass of the device creates the ideal size and number of punctures, through which RF energy is delivered to the deeper tissues.

Is There a Recovery Period?

Once the treatment is complete, patients can return to their routine. However, some redness and swelling are normal, so some patients prefer to spend a day or two away from work until any visible side effects fade. There is no required downtime, but it will be important to avoid irritating or damaging the treated skin until it has healed. This involves avoiding excess sun exposure, abrasive skin care products, or irritants (e.g., chlorine in a pool). Additionally, Skinuva Scar cream will be provided to you as a post-healing topical product in order to accelerate your recovery.

When Will I See the Results?

RF microneedling provides consistent and gradual improvements after each treatment session. While patients can expect to see some results within a week or so, it is important to remember that the greatest benefits come once new collagen production has been working for a time. For most patients, this occurs several weeks after treatment. Additionally, each subsequent treatment session will further improve your results, and completing your full regimen is essential to see an outcome that matches your goals and expectations.

Can I Combine RF Microneedling With Other Treatments?

Certainly! RF microneedling works well on its own, but it is also popular in combination with other treatments. For example, other energy-based treatments or injectables can address other concerns and deliver comprehensive results. Also, many patients use microneedling or other non- surgical treatments to prolong the results of a surgical procedure.

For example, a patient who had lower eyelid surgery may use RF microneedling to keep the tissues in the under-eye area tighter and even. During your consultation, Dr. Zoumalan will fully discuss your goals with you and work to build a suitable, personalized treatment plan.

Is This Treatment Right for Me?

RF microneedling is open to a wide patient population. However, if you have certain medical conditions or a current skin infection, it may be best to wait. Otherwise, the treatment is suitable for most age groups and can work with all skin tones. The first step is to set up your consultation with Dr. Zoumalan to learn if you are a good candidate for the treatment. He will also go over your alternative options to explore the most ideal solution for you to reach your goals.

Book Your Consultation

Take the initiative today to finally target key signs of aging and book your consultation with Dr. Zoumalan. As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Zoumalan provides safe, effective, and reliable RF microneedling treatment in Beverly Hills. Call our office or use our online form to start on your path toward a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
Dr. Christopher Zoumalan is a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Zoumalan is passionate about helping patients reach their ideal aesthetic and restore functionality with the leading cosmetic eyelid surgery, reconstructive eyelid surgery, and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Zoumalan has been featured on several television shows and has traveled the world as a trusted oculoplastic specialist. Browse the video gallery below to learn more about oculoplastic procedures and treatments.
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