RF Microneedling
for Skin

No matter how well you take care of your skin as the years progress you start to lose collagen and elastin. Radio frequency (RF) Microneedling, or Morpheus as some of you may know it, creates micro channels in the skin stimulating the healing cascade and collagen production. Collagen production creates smoother, more radiant looking skin. The radio frequency waves deliver heat to the deeper layers of the skin, which tightens the skin.

It offers impressive results with minimal downtime and is well-tolerated and safe for all skin types. It’s the gift that keeps on giving as peak effects are seen 3 months following collagen stimulation. It can be used on the face and almost any area on the body.

What to expect during treatment?

A topical anesthetic is applied for about one hour before treatment. If you prefer, you can apply numbing cream before coming into the office. A group of micro pins are injected into the skin at various depths to stimulate healing. You may feel a prickling, snapping or stinging sensation.

What to expect after treatment?

Downtime is minimal. Skin may be red for 4-5 days following treatment. The skin may peel or itch as it is healing. Makeup can be applied the following day. Prick marks on the skin can last for 3-5 days.

How many treatments are needed?

Typically, it takes 3-5 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart to achieve best results. Maintenance twice yearly is recommended.

When will I see results?

Visible results can be seen within days of treatment, after redness has subsided. Most noticeable results appear 3 months after treatment as collagen is regenerating.

Risks associated with treatment

Hyperpigmentation in certain skin types may occur. Settings are adjusted and treatment is approached in a conservative manner to limit these side effects.

RF Microneedling can help improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines
  • Dull skin

  • Skin texture
  • Acne scars

  • Stretch marks

  • Pores
  • Skin laxity



  • Come to the office makeup free.
  • Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • Stop exfoliating the skin for 1 week prior to treatment.


  • If you have a history of labial herpes (cold sores) and are being treated around the mouth, we recommend starting Valacyclovir 24 hours before treatment and continuing until completion (14 days) to prevent reactivation of the virus. We recommend an oral antibiotic in those who have a history of folliculitis with previous treatment.
  • Avoid using anti-inflammatory medications (ie: ibuprofen, aspirin) for 1 week prior to your procedure. 
  • Avoid fish oil, gingko biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, vitamin A, vitamin E, or any other supplements/herbals 1 week before treatment as they can lead to increased bleeding. 
  • Avoid retinoids and glycolic acid 1 week prior to treatment.


  • If your skin has been sunburned or artificial tanner has used over the areas to be treated, wait 4 weeks before receiving this treatment. 


  • Avoid special events for 1 week as you may experience redness and flaking of the skin.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, hot tubs, saunas for 1-2 days after treatment or until fully healed.
  • You may see small pin pricks for a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week. Do not pick these areas.


  • Tylenol is ok for pain, avoid ibuprofen for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid retinoids, hydroquinone, vitamin C, glycolic acid for 2 weeks after treatment and completion of healing.


  • Mineral based makeup can be applied 1 day after the treatment.

  • Moisturize twice daily in the mornings and evenings with a water-based moisturizer. 

  • We highly recommend post procedure care with Alastin Skincare’s Regenerating Skin Nectar. It immediately sooths the skin and really helps reduce post procedure redness and discomfort. Also works with your treatment to stimulate collagen and elastin production.

  • Make sure to keep the skin hydrated at all times, drink plenty of water.

  • A gentle cleanser is ok to use. We carry Alastin Gentle Cleanser.

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Have cold compresses on hand to help soothe the skin.
  • Avoid exfoliating treated areas for 4 weeks following treatment. 


  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 4 weeks post treatment. If you plan on going out into the sun, use at least 30 SPF daily. If you need a good sunscreen we carry Alastin SildSHIELD Mineral Sunscreen.

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The World of Fillers

The World of Fillers

Fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which restores volume and improves the overall texture of the skin. As we age, we lose fat in the face, the muscle wears down and even the bone structure changes. This all contributes to an ageing face. In our youth, the face is shaped like an upside-down egg, wider at the top and narrower at the bottom. As we age, this flip around. We become narrower up top having lost volume around the temples and wider at the bottom. This is because of the changes we mentioned above – loss of subcutaneous fat, muscle atrophy, and changes in bone structure.

When tackling volume loss, we start with the midface. It fills the cheeks, elevates the midface, and in doing so can improve the hollowing of the eyes and smooth the lines around the mouth. Filler can restore definition to the jawline. Not only can it plump the lips, but also restore its color and hydration too. Don’t forget the hands, always a dead giveaway of our age. The hands can also be filled, we use Restylane Lyft for this area. With the correct type of filler and amount used most won’t know what you’ve had done, just that you look rested, refreshed, youthful.

Prior to coming to the clinic there are a few things you should do to prepare. Avoid alcohol and Ibuprofen 48 hours prior to injection as this will minimize bruising. Of course, there still is a risk of bruising as we have hundreds of thousands of blood vessels in our face but taking this precaution will help. We locally anesthetize the area and in some, perform a nerve block. Other practices just use a topical anesthetic. We do not find this to be as effective. After your procedure you should avoid strenuous activity for a few days. Sleeping upright can help with swelling. Keeping hydrated and using a topical hyaluronic serum is great to support your treatment at home. By staying hydrated and using a good skin care regimen, we support and maintain our results following treatment.

We love Galderma’s Restylane line of fillers. Their line of fillers with XpresHAn technology integrates into the tissues and moves with the face keeping a natural look. We’ve included a list of Restylane’s line of filles and areas we like to use them:

Restylane Refyne – can be used anywhere on the face
Restylane Defyne – lower face such as nasal labial folds (laugh lines), chin
Restylane Contour – midface
Restylane Lyft – midface, temples, jawline, hands
Restylane – L – can be used anywhere on the face, lips
Restylane Kysse – lips, wrinkles around the mouth

We are happy to answer any questions you may have! Consultations are complimentary. Call or schedule online at themdskinclinic.com

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