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How Does RF Microneedling Work?

RF Microneedling combines radiofrequency skin tightening technology with microneedling treatments. Micro-needles penetrate the skin to deliver RF energy deep into three dermal layers, stimulating collagen and elastin regeneration. The micro-injuries stimulate collagen production and the body’s natural healing processes, reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. The RF energy also stimulates collagen while lifting and tightening the skin.

Woman with gorgeous skin after PiXel8-RF microneedling in Scottsdale.

What to Expect From RF Microneedling at Ultra Smooth Skin

Nationally recognized by leaders in aesthetic medicine, Ultra Smooth Skin provides quality care using FDA-cleared procedures and treatments in a relaxing spa environment. Our team of licensed aesthetic providers thrive on giving our patients beautiful results in our three convenient valley locations. Our aesthetic medical experts are experienced in using both RF tightening treatments with our Thermage technology as well as microneedling skin rejuvenation, making PiXel8-RF microneedling in Scottsdale a natural next step. Additionally, we offer laser skin resurfacing treatments, anti-aging injectables, and Plasma Pen.

RF Microneedling in Scottsdale

We offer two convenient locations in Scottsdale, AZ. Our Scottsdale medical spas are inside of Gainey and DC Ranch Village Clubs and Spas. In addition to RF Microneedling, we also provide Thermage RF Skin Tightening and Microneedling. Our Gainey medical spa is located inside of the Gainey Village Club and Spa.

Your Consultation

Your consultation is our “getting to know you” session where we discuss your skincare goals and collect important information about your health and medical history. Using this information, we will decide if RF Microneedling is right for your needs. Note that even if RF Microneedling isn’t right for you, another one of our many nonsurgical anti-aging procedures may be a better fit.

Your Procedure

After we apply a topical numbing cream, we will use our PiXel8-RF wand to deliver the RF energy deep into the three layers of skin. In addition to the numbing, we will also use the Arctic Chiller; this device cools your skin, making the entire procedure more comfortable. PiXel8-RF microneedling in Scottsdale takes 20-30 minutes; with pre-procedure numbing and aftercare, the entire visit will take about 1 hour.

Woman with vibrant and clear skin after PiXel8-RF microneedling in Scottsdale.

RF Microneedling Expected Results and Follow-up

PiXel8-RF patients can expect minimal downtime. Facial redness, some tenderness, minor swelling and bruising, and skin shedding are the most common after-effects of RF microneedling. The microneedling portion stimulates skin cell turnover, which causes the skin to peel and flake. This only lasts 1-3 days. The other side-effects will subside during that time as well. Your skin may feel like you have a mild sunburn.


How is PiXel8-RF different?

Traditional radiofrequency (RF) treatments, such as Thermage, provide patients with amazing skin-tightening results. It’s good for virtually any area on the body. The RF energy is delivered via a handheld wand that is applied topically. The energy penetrates through the top layer of skin without any physical penetration.

Traditional microneedling creates micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. It jumpstarts the production of collagen and elastin, smoothing skin tone and texture. Skin nourishing ingredients also more deeply penetrate the skin via microneedling, improving the results of those skin care products.

What areas can be treated with PiXel8-RF?

With PiXel8-RF microneedling in Scottsdale, we can treat virtually any area on the face and body. Discuss your goals and expectations with us during your consultation. We will evaluate the treatment area to determine if it will respond well to a PiXel8-RF procedure.

Where will my treatment be performed?

RF microneedling is a non-surgical procedure requiring no general anesthesia; therefore, your PiXel8-RF procedure will be performed inside our Gainey medical spa location in Scottsdale, AZ.

Does RF Microneedling hurt?

Combining topical numbing and the cooling technology ensures patient comfort during RF microneedling with PiXel8-RF. Most patients report little or no discomfort during the Pixel8-RF procedure. After your treatment, you may experience some tenderness, similar to what a mild sunburn feels like.

How much does PiXel8-RF cost?

Our RF microneedling cost at Ultra Smooth Skin varies depending on the size of the treatment area and other factors. Scroll down to see our current prices and any special offers for this treatment, and contact us for more information on PiXel8-RF microneedling in Scottsdale.

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Choose Ultra Smooth Skin for RF Microneedling

Facial anti-aging expert and Ultra Smooth Skin founder Lisa Williams, ANP-C not only provides patients with amazing anti-aging results; she also trains other providers. In addition to RF Microneedling, we offer time-tested anti-aging and skin rejuvenating procedures, including Thermage, Fraxel, and injectables like Botox and Juvederm. Our medical spas are award-winning, receiving recognition from international leaders in medical aesthetics, including Allergan, the makers of Botox.

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