Advanced Skin Therapy of Smokey Point

Fractionated Needling Resurfacing w/RF

What is Fractionated Needling w/RF?

Fractionated or Fractional needling treatments utilize microneedling with radio frequency to tighten and resurface the layers of your skin.  This is a wonderful solution for large pores, uneven texture and even for deeper lines/wrinkles as well as acne scarring.  And it’s wonderfully safe for all skin types.

How it works

The device that we use is the Venus Versa™.  It operates with a revolutionary Nano-Fractional Radio Frequency™ (RF) and SmartScan™ technology.  This means that we can control the depth of the needling that we are using as well as incorporate Radio Frequency (skin heating process) to reach into the deeper depths of the epidermal and dermal areas coagulating tissue so that we are repairing deeper than the skin’s surface itself, ie the epidermis.  This service delivers superior results with minimal downtime.

Does it target Collagen?

Yes, and this is absolutely our goal.  We are targeting the collagen that resides in the dermal layer of your skin to cascade up the layers of your skin and into the epidermal layer to fill in the fine lines and scarring and reduce the appearance of said concerns. If you are seeking pore reduction, you will see this instantly as it does not require collagen to build. Building of collagen takes 3-6 months typically and is fantastic for ongoing anti-aging.

What to Expect

Downtime is minimal and discomfort is also minimum. We will add a numbing cream to your skin for 30 mins prior to the start of the treatment and can expect to have smoother, clearer and younger looking skin after as little as 1-2 sessions.

What does minimal downtime mean?

Minimal downtime does not typically mean that you are out and about after treatment, but it also does not mean that you are stuck at home for a week either.  More typical means that you should not have plans for the rest of the day after your treatment as your skin will be red.  We also will ask that you not shower or wash your skin for 24 hrs.  After this, for the next 72 hours you will be applying hydration serums and sunscreen and only using makeup if necessary during these 3 days.  You do not have to stay inside, but you do have to be smart with UV rays. This is typically what minimal downtime means.

Will I need a prep facial prior to this treatment?

YES! Microneedling with the addition of RF is quite powerful. A prep facial will ensure that your skin reacts as it should when healing. It would be an absolute mistake to not take this crucial first step.

 

Fractionated Needling Resurfacing Cost

Full Face:  $400 
(add on neck or decollete for just $100/ea – done at same time) 

How many treatments are needed?

Typically, we are doing 2-4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart depending on your skin’s needs.  Sometimes a combination of fractionated needling and other treatments works better and will be discussed at time of consultation.  To put this into perspective… not all acne scarring and wrinkling and tightening needs are the same. Thus, variation will absolutely factor in.

Venus Versa™ Reviews:

“Having researched the treatment options for removing wrinkles and fine lines on my face, I’m thrilled that I decided to have the Venus Versa™ treatment. The results are fantastic and with no pain and minimal downtime, I was happy to have completely healed within a few days.”
– Angela

“The results I received for skin laxity are great. My face looks tighter, healthy and has a natural glow, which is wonderful. The treatment didn’t take long and it wasn’t uncomfortable either. It definitely has become my favorite treatment options. I would absolutely recommend Venus Viva™ to anyone.”
– Ellen