VirtueRF® & MICRONEEDLING
Microneedling is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines and the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and color. Microneedling works by applying sterile micro needles deep into the dermis stimulating the body to produce new collagen and elastin to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and enhance skin elasticity over time.
A series of 3 or more spaced about 1 month apart are recommended for desired result.
VirtueRF® Microneedling is the latest in skin technology. This rejuvenating treatment uses a combination of radio frequency (RF) heat energy and microneedling to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Sterile, gold-coated micro needles create tiny channels deep within the dermis to stimulate the natural production of collagen and deliver radiofrequency heat energy at the desired depths to promote remodeling of collagen and elastin that tightens and lifts the skin. Collagen will then continue to build and repair over the next several months.
How to prepare
We request that you arrive with a clean, make-up free face to help minimize the risk of infection due to bacteria on the face.
Drink plenty of water to help your skin recover.
Avoid excess sun exposure a week before your appointment. Sun damage could compromise your skin and make the treatment painful.
Avoid skin irritants 7 days prior to and after treatments. Products containing tretinoin/Retin-A/Retinol, glycolic/salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C/asorbic acid, astringents, etc.
Treatment is not recommended if you have been on Accutane or steroids within the last 6 months.
If you are currently pregnant or nursing, do not have this treatment.
Please consult with your medical provider before stopping prescription aspirin or blood thinners.
Clients prone to cold sores or fever blisters should consult with their medical provider for prophylactic treatment.
No neuromodulators ( Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) for two weeks prior to your appointment.
No fillers for four weeks prior to your appointment.
If you have had any chemical peels or other energy-based treatment we also ask you to wait for 4 weeks.
Am I a Good Candidate?
VirtueRF® Microneedling is safe for all skin types.
Contraindications include pregnancy/lactation, active cancer or autoimmune disease, impaired healing (e.g. keloid scars), metal implants, cardiac pacemakers/defibrillator, mechanical heart valves, cochlear implants, neurological stimulating devices, allergy to gold, previous use of gold thread skin rejuvenation, permanent makeup/tattoos and anticoagulants.
Please call us at (480) 807-1500 for a free consultation beforehand to ensure the treatment is right for you.
What are the possible side effects?
The most common reported side effects are the following:
Flaking of the skin
As with all skin procedures involving needles, there is a risk of infection.
Bleeding is an uncommon side effect.
Increased collagen production
Immediately diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Creates healthier more radiant appearance
Minimizes scars from acne and stretch marks
Minimize pore size
Even skin tone and texture
There is minimal to no downtime after a Micropen or RF Microneedling treatment, but for best results clients must:
Avoid direct sunlight to prevent sun damage.
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.
Do not apply makeup for the initial 24 hours.
Avoid strenuous exercise for the initial 24 hours.
Avoid skin irritants for 7-14 days after. Products containing tretinoin/Retin-A/Retinol, glycolic/salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C/asorbic acid, astringents, etc.
Follow recommended aftercare instructions from the Aesthetician.
If you have any additional questions, call (480) 807-1500