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Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is an innovative procedure that uses tiny needles and radiofrequency energy to help tighten your skin, help it produce more collagen, and improve its overall texture. It’s an incredibly safe and efficient way to address signs of aging and revitalize your skin.

How Does RF Microneedling Work?

The microneedling procedure is performed with a Cutera Secret Pro RF Microneedling device with several very thin needles that create tiny microchannels on your skin’s surface. The microchannels stimulate the natural healing process and help your skin produce more elastin and collagen, which makes your skin firmer. The microneedles provide the deeper layers of skin with radiofrequency energy. This heats the skin tissue and causes the skin to produce even more collagen and elastin. Together, microneedling and RF energy improve your skin’s overall texture and tone, which leads to a more youthful appearance.

What Skin Issues Can RF Microneedling Help?


Since RF microneedling stimulates collagen production, it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.


By promoting skin cell turnover, microneedling can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.


Microneedling helps even out your skin tone by helping repair your skin’s extracellular matrix. This process helps minimize the appearance of melasma, sun spots, and other imperfections.

Large Pores

Since your skin produces extra collagen during microneedling, your pores shrink.

Sagging Skin

When microneedling is performed, the RF energy helps address skin laxity, which leads to firmer and tighter skin.

What Should You Expect?

RF microneedling treatments typically take about an hour to complete, depending on the size of the area being treated. Before the procedure, the area being treated will be thoroughly cleansed. In some cases, numbing cream might be applied to reduce discomfort. During the procedure, the microneedling device will be passed over the skin so that its tiny needles can create microchannels. In most cases, patients experience minor discomfort during the procedure. Many describe it as a tingling sensation. Swelling and redness are expected after the procedure; this typically goes away within a day or two. It’s generally safe to resume normal activities after the procedure is done.

When Can You Expect To See Results?

Most people see results within a few weeks after the treatment. As time passes, treated skin will continue to improve as collagen and elastin are produced. The full effects may take a few months to become fully visible. They will last for a year or more. In some cases, depending on your skin and what you hope to achieve from the process, several treatments may need to be completed for you to see results. In these cases, treatments are typically recommended every four to six weeks.

Schedule a Consultation

Radiofrequency microneedling offers many benefits for those looking to improve their skin’s overall look. Schedule a consultation at Skin Refine Med Spa in Sunnyvale, CA, to learn more about the procedure and see if it’s right for you.