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As we age, everything from the texture to the tightness of our skin changes. Bring back the natural, youthful appearance of your face and neck with non-invasive RF microneedling treatments in Austin at Viva Day Spa.
A microneedling RF (short for radiofrequency) treatment combines the collagen-boosting, skin resurfacing techniques of microneedling with skin-tightening fractionated radio frequency energy to dramatically lift, tone and tighten your skin.
This innovative, FDA-approved treatment targets the deep layers of the skin to reduce wrinkles and build collagen and fat. At the same time, beneficial heat from the RF energy tightens your skin. Because the RF energy goes so deep, you’ll experience faster, more remarkable results with little downtime.
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
A popular skin revitalization treatment, traditional microneedling uses a special hand-piece with ultra fine needles to create very tiny wounds (micro-injuries) as it passes across the area. This stimulates the natural healing response of your body to produce collagen, elastin, and new skin cells. This healing rejuvenates the top layers of your skin, eliminates surface scarring, and softens fine lines and wrinkles.
Microneedling with Radio Frequency
The addition of advanced RF energy to the microneedling treatment provides for deeper, more effective creation of the anti-aging, skin improving building blocks of your skin. The same hand-piece also delivers the RF heat energy to the underlying layers, adjusting the needle depth for the thickness and texture of the skin. RF microneedling treatments are fully customized for each patient’s needs and skin type.
The combination of both technologies in a single treatment revitalizes both the epidermis and dermis for maximum natural-looking results.
What Issues Does RF Microneedling Improve?
The most common treatment areas are the face, neck, chest, knees . Other areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are also ideal for this treatment. Microneedling with RF improves:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Deep lines and creases
- Acne and acne scarring
- Sun damage
- Skin laxity (sagging or jowls)
- Irregular skin tone & texture
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Vertical lines on chest
Before & After Photos
What Technology Do You Use?
We carefully selected the innovative Morpheus8 device by InMode for our RF microneedling treatments at Viva Day Spa. This FDA-cleared handheld device has a head with gold-plated steel micro-pins that deliver radio frequency energy in preselected depths. Morpheus8 is one of the most advanced ablative radio frequency treatments available today.
Am I A Candidate for Microneedling With RF?
Our color blind technology is effective for all skin types and tones, including sensitive skin and dark tones. It is safe for healthy individuals, unless you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or experiencing an active skin infection.
For your safety, all RF Microneedling candidates are required to go through a health screening with our medical staff prior to treatment.
Preparing For Your Treatment
Stop taking Retinol, hydroquinone, Tretinoins, AHAs or any medication that compromises your skin for laser treatments 7 days prior to your RF microneedling treatment. Stop any over the counter painkillers 4 days prior to treatment. Also, we cannot treat sunburned skin. You might want to bring a brimmed hat to protect your skin post-treatment.
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
Plan to be at Viva Day Spa for approximately 90 minutes. After checkin, you’ll spend your first 30 minutes numbing the treatment area with topical . The actual RF Microneedling treatment takes 30 minutes.
What Does RF Microneedling Feel Like?
Before your service, we will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin for 30 minutes to minimize any discomfort during your treatment. Because it desensitizes nerve endings, most guests describe the treatment as virtually painless — like a mild heating sensation with an occasional, fleeting zap from the micro-needles quickly passing over the skin.
Following the treatment, your med spa practitioner will apply nourishing serums directly to the skin.
Feeling anxious or hesitant? At Viva, we offer our guests complimentary access to the ProNox Nitrous Oxide device. ProNox delivers a 50/50 oxygen and nitrous oxide mixture (laughing gas) that you inhale through a disposable mouthpiece, putting you completely in control.
During your 30 minute treatment, breathe in as often as needed to feel completely relaxed and comfortable. You will not fall asleep. Plus, there will be no trace of the gas in your body 5-10 minutes after the treatment ends.
What Will I Look Like & Feel Like After?
After RF microneedling, your skin will be red and slightly tender, much like a sunburn. You may also have tiny pinprick marks on your skin that crust and flake off. The redness usually dissipates within 24-48 hours depending on the deepness of your treatment. Most patients return to work or resume social activities after one day.
For three days after your RF microneedling treatment:
1) Avoid direct sun exposure and wear protective sunblock every day
2) Do not use make-up on the treated area
3) Avoid outdoor activities and intense work
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Results may be achieved in as little as one treatment. For optimal outcome, we recommend a series of three treatments over a period of several weeks. We will provide you with a recommended treatment plan based on the texture, tone and laxity of your skin during your consultation.
When Will I See Results & How Long Will They Last?
Visible results from RF microneedling can be seen within a few days. Because the skin’s elastin tightens during the treatment, some guests will even see immediate improvement.
Collagen renewal requires six weeks, after which you’ll see noticeable results, and improvements will continue up to three months post-treatment. Results are permanent and your skin will continue to age from its new point of improvement.
How Much Does RF Microneedling Cost?
The price for RF Microneedling is based on the body area and number of treatments. Save when you purchase a series of three treatments, which delivers optimal results.
Series of 3
|Face, neck & chest||$950||$2,500|
|Small Body Area||$550||$1,400|
|Medium Body Area||$700||$1,800|
|Large Body Area||$800||$2,100|
Can I Get Other Treatments At The Same Time?
Yes, you can receive other med spa treatments like Botox during the same session, or within a few days after other treatments.
RF Microneedling Near Me?
Viva Day Spa currently offers RF microneedling in Austin at our Viva Domain Northside location.
Schedule A Consultation
Curious if RF Microneedling is for you? Call (512) 300-2256 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our expert medical staff. They will assess your current skin condition and desired results to develop custom treatment plan recommendation.