Radio Frequency Microneedling

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Radio Frequency Microneedling services offered in Fort Worth, TX

Are you getting fine lines and wrinkles, have acne scarring, or troublesome pigment changes? If so, the experts at 817 Surgical Arts in Fort Worth, Texas, can help. Triple board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Emily Johnson, DO offers radio frequency microneedling to improve skin’s tone, texture, and pigmentation. Call the office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking feature today.

Radio Frequency Microneedling Q & A

What is Radio Frequency Microneedling?

Radio frequency microneedling (RF microneedling) uses ultra-fine needles to introduce waves of thermal energy into the skin and soft tissues in order to encourage the body to repair itself. This stimulates the production of collagen and helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most RF microneedling devices on the market today use continuous wave RF, but at 817 Surgical Arts we use the world’s first FDA-approved dual wave RF microneedling device called SylfirmX. SylfirmX offers the traditional continuous wave of RF but has the added benefit of a pulse wave mode. The pulse wave mode is perfect for targeting pigment issues such as melasma, rosacea and spider veins (telangiectasias). Dr. Johnson has many years of experience using RF microneedling devices, and SylfirmX is by far the superior device on the market.


What are the benefits of RF microneedling?

The benefits of RF microneedling include:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce skin laxity
  • Correct skin texture changes often seen with acne scarring
  • Improve contours along the jawline
  • Correct pigment changes such as melasma, rosacea and spider veins

By utilizing SylfirmX’s dual wave modality, Dr. Johnson customizes each treatment to match your beauty goals and underlying skin issues.


Does RF Microneedling with SylfirmX hurt?

Through the use of numbing cream and the ultra-fine needles of SylfirmX, the treatments are very well tolerated.


How should I prepare for the procedure?

To get ready for a RF microneedling procedure, Dr. Johnson gives you instructions to follow. You should stop taking certain medicines or supplements if necessary and adhere to the preprocedure instructions provided. You should also avoid drinking the night before your procedure. Optimal patients are non-smokers.


What happens during RF microneedling?

Before RF microneedling, you receive a topical anesthesia to ensure a painless procedure. Dr. Johnson selects the settings most appropriate for your skin concerns. Depending on the treated area, the procedure may last 30-75 minutes (in addition to 30-45 minutes of numbing) depending on the size of the area being treated.


What should I expect after my RF microneedling treatment?

After the procedure, it’s important to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. You may expect mild redness and swelling the day of the procedure. Dr. Johnson applies exosomes topically to the treated area at the end of the procedure.


What is Exosome Regenerative Complex?

Exosome Regenerative Complex is a mixture of lyophilized exosomes with potent growth factors, coenzymes, peptides, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. When applied topically, they have anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and swelling after your RF microneedling treatment.


To find out if you’re a candidate for RF microneedling at 817 Surgical Arts, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.