Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique wherein micro-punctures on the skin’s surface trigger cellular regeneration and collagen production, which helps you achieve smoother, firmer, and more youthful skin. Microneedling can be combined with radiofrequency energy (RF microneedling) to boost the results and facilitate improved skin tightening. SkinScience Medical Aesthetics performs RF microneedling with the advanced VirtueRF platform.

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About Microneedling with Radiofrequency

Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment wherein a special microneedling device with evenly-spaced needles makes micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. Your body responds to the injuries by activating skin cell regeneration and collagen production. The damaged skin cells are eventually replaced by newer, healthier skin, and the increased collagen reserves make your skin look firm and taut.

Radiofrequency therapy involves using thermal energy to encourage skin tightening. The radiofrequency waves penetrate the skin’s dermal layers to stimulate collagen production, which makes your skin look firm and taut. RF microneedling essentially combines these two techniques — the microneedles deliver radiofrequency energy into your dermis as they puncture the uppermost layers of your skin. The two complement each other’s results.

RF Microneedling Treats:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne breakouts
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Textural problems
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Skin laxity


  • Non-surgical treatment
  • Combines microneedling and radiofrequency
  • Encourages natural skin regeneration
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Addresses multiple skin concerns
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • Minimal discomfort and side effects
  • No downtime

Ultimate Duo (RF Microneedling + CoolPeel)

SkinScience Medical Aesthetics is proud to present Ultimate Duo, an innovative treatment modality that combines the powerful benefits of RF Microneedling and CoolPeel. Generally speaking, RF microneedling and CoolPeel are performed as standalone procedures, each using different techniques to improve your skin quality. Combining the two procedures speeds up your body’s collagen production capabilities, while addressing more skin concerns, such as laxity, textural irregularities, and scarring.

CoolPeel is a non-surgical CO2 skin resurfacing technique without harsh side effects or downtime. During this procedure, we use the Tetra CO2 device to deliver short pulses of CO2 laser energy to the skin’s uppermost layers. The CO2 energy ablates the damaged skin tissues, thereby paving the way for smoother, softer, and more youthful skin underneath. This treatment also encourages collagen production, making your skin look firm and taut.


Am I a suitable candidate for RF microneedling?

You’re a suitable candidate for RF microneedling if you want to improve the general quality of your skin. If you have fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, textural irregularities, scars, and stretch marks, you might benefit from RF microneedling. Our cosmetic providers will examine your facial skin, discuss your concerns, and determine if you’re the ideal candidate for RF microneedling.

What happens during RF microneedling?

During RF microneedling, our cosmetic providers will cleanse your facial skin and apply a topical anesthetic to ensure comfort. The VirtueRF device will be adjusted according to your unique skin type and concerns and then moved across your skin. The tiny microneedles will puncture the uppermost layers of your skin while delivering radiofrequency energy deep within your skin.

What are the side effects of RF microneedling?

You may experience redness, swelling, bruising, and discomfort for up to 48 hours after the treatment. Your skin may start flaking off after a few days, but that’s completely normal. There are no harsh complications associated with RF microneedling.

What is the recovery process after RF microneedling?

RF microneedling doesn’t involve any downtime. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately after the treatment. However, you should avoid strenuous workouts, saunas, and exfoliating products for a few days.

How many RF microneedling sessions do I need?

You may need multiple RF microneedling sessions spaced a month apart each for optimal results. However, the total number of sessions depends on your specific skin concerns and requirements.

Why Choose SkinScience Medical Aesthetics?

SkinScience Medical Aesthetics is a luxurious, women-owned and operated medical spa with a down-to-earth vibe. We use the latest cosmetic technologies, such as VirtueRF, to perform highly personalized treatments. Our cosmetic providers carefully assess your skin quality, discuss your goals and concerns, and curate the ideal treatment plans for you. Please schedule an appointment to explore your RF microneedling options in Pleasant Hill, CA.


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