Microneedling

If you want a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment and are interested in minimal discomfort, quick healing, and immediate results, microneedling with VirtueRF or SkinPen® may be right for you.

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Microneedling

Average Price:

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Treatment Time:

30-45 min

Pain Level:

Pain Level 2

Downtime:

1 day

Results:

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is an FDA-cleared, micro-invasive treatment that uses small needles to lightly penetrate the skin in order to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production resulting in tighter skin. What’s more, it has been shown to be effective in helping skin become smoother, firmer, and more toned.

Koniver Aesthetics offers this advanced skin rejuvenation treatment with the innovative VirtueRF Microneedling system and SkinPen® Precision system.

Treatment Options

Ideal for face, neck, chest and body, VirtueRF Microneedling can achieve:

  • Comprehensive skin rejuvenation
  • Correction of sun damage
  • Tighter, firmer, more elastic skin
  • Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Treatment of active acne
  • Reduction in stretch marks, acne scarring, and other types of scars

VirtueRF features a precision robotic motor that brings discomfort down to virtually zero compared to any other device. When the microneedle tip of the VirtueRF system lightly penetrates the superficial layer of skin, radiofrequency (RF) energy is transmitted through the needles to heat the deeper tissue, adjusted to deliver a customized treatment. The skin reacts by working to repair the tissue through the formation of new elastin and collagen fibers, which gradually give it a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Immediately following treatment, the skin easily absorbs specialized serums that can further improve skin quality.

SkinPen® is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment.

Fine needles puncture the skin at various depths to create controlled micro-injuries which trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors, as part of the natural healing process that lead to effective remodeling of scar tissue. When using microneedling + Platelet Rich Plasma for skin rejuvenation, patients report improvements in fine lines, skin texture, hydration, radiance, and acne and surgical scarring.

What to Expect

For both treatments, a numbing cream is applied 30 minutes prior to the treatment with the actual treatment taking approximately 20 minutes. Topical anesthetics can also be used for comfort. There is minimal to no downtime.

Immediately after treatment you may experience temporary redness, irritation and tightness and may be able to see minor scratches on the surface of the skin. You may experience pin-point bleeding at the treatment site. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within 24 hours depending on your skin sensitivity. Light peeling usually occurs in three days and is replaced with brand new skin.

A Vivace™ RF (predecessor to VirtueRF) Microneedling treatment at Koniver Aesthetics

A SkinPen® microneedling treatment at Koniver Aesthetics.

Treatment Guidelines

Pre-Treatment Instructions:
You may not be treated within 3 months of being on Accutane

Avoid prolonged sun exposure prior to treatment

Avoid products with active ingredients for 3-5 days before treatment

You may not be treated if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

If you are prone to cold sores, please treat preventatively prior to treatment. Should you have questions on what this entails, please contact our office.

Post-Treatment Instructions:
Sleep on a new pillowcase

Avoid touching your face with your hands or phone for the rest of the day

Avoid exercise the rest of the day post treatment

Refrain from using products containing active ingredients for a few days post treatment. Remember, anything you apply to your skin post Microneedling will naturally penetrate deeper. In the case of active ingredients, it could therefore mean they are much stronger than normal.

Results

Results are apparent immediately and will continue to improve over the next six months as collagen and elastin production is accelerated. Most patients achieve optimal results with a series of three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.

Disclaimer: Every patient is different, and results may vary due to a number of factors. During your consultation, we will discuss with you the results you can expect and create a custom treatment plan that’s right for you.

Treatment Options

Ideal for face, neck, chest and body, VirtueRF Microneedling can achieve:

  • Comprehensive skin rejuvenation
  • Correction of sun damage
  • Tighter, firmer, more elastic skin
  • Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Treatment of active acne
  • Reduction in stretch marks, acne scarring, and other types of scars

VirtueRF features a precision robotic motor that brings discomfort down to virtually zero compared to any other device. When the microneedle tip of the VirtueRF system lightly penetrates the superficial layer of skin, radiofrequency (RF) energy is transmitted through the needles to heat the deeper tissue, adjusted to deliver a customized treatment. The skin reacts by working to repair the tissue through the formation of new elastin and collagen fibers, which gradually give it a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Immediately following treatment, the skin easily absorbs specialized serums that can further improve skin quality.

SkinPen® is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment.

Fine needles puncture the skin at various depths to create controlled micro-injuries which trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors, as part of the natural healing process that lead to effective remodeling of scar tissue. When using microneedling + Platelet Rich Plasma for skin rejuvenation, patients report improvements in fine lines, skin texture, hydration, radiance, and acne and surgical scarring.

What to Expect

For both treatments, a numbing cream is applied 30 minutes prior to the treatment with the actual treatment taking approximately 20 minutes. Topical anesthetics can also be used for comfort. There is minimal to no downtime.

Immediately after treatment you may experience temporary redness, irritation and tightness and may be able to see minor scratches on the surface of the skin. You may experience pin-point bleeding at the treatment site. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within 24 hours depending on your skin sensitivity. Light peeling usually occurs in three days and is replaced with brand new skin.

A Vivace™ RF (predecessor to VirtueRF) Microneedling treatment at Koniver Aesthetics

A SkinPen® microneedling treatment at Koniver Aesthetics.

Treatment Guidelines

Pre-Treatment Instructions:
You may not be treated within 3 months of being on Accutane

Avoid prolonged sun exposure prior to treatment

Avoid products with active ingredients for 3-5 days before treatment

You may not be treated if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

If you are prone to cold sores, please treat preventatively prior to treatment. Should you have questions on what this entails, please contact our office.

Post-Treatment Instructions:
Sleep on a new pillowcase

Avoid touching your face with your hands or phone for the rest of the day

Avoid exercise the rest of the day post treatment

Refrain from using products containing active ingredients for a few days post treatment. Remember, anything you apply to your skin post Microneedling will naturally penetrate deeper. In the case of active ingredients, it could therefore mean they are much stronger than normal.

Results

Results are apparent immediately and will continue to improve over the next six months as collagen and elastin production is accelerated. Most patients achieve optimal results with a series of three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.

Disclaimer: Every patient is different, and results may vary due to a number of factors. During your consultation, we will discuss with you the results you can expect and create a custom treatment plan that’s right for you.

Microneedling: FAQs

What are the primary differences between the two devices?

Both VrtueRF and SkinPen® provide great benefit in improving the signs of aging and revitalizing skin. However, results with VirtueRF are considerably superior to those of SkinPen®. With that, VirtueRF treatments are a bit more expensive. But SkinPen® is a great introduction to microneedling for people who are new to the treatment and might prefer a more affordable option.

How can I maximize my results?

The number one way to maximize your results is to follow the recommended recovery protocol when you get home. Ideally, avoid working out or applying makeup or any other skincare for the remainder of the day and night following treatment. You can resume normal skincare and activities the following day.

Is there any issue with skin color for this treatment?

Men and women of all skin colors and ethnicities, including tanned skin and darker skin, can be treated with microneedling. In fact, one of the key advantages of microneedling is that it can be used on all skin types. The device settings can be customized to your specific skin tone.