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Fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and dull-looking skin are some of the telltale signs of aging and ultraviolet damage. At Veinguard Heart & Vascular Center, we employ advanced techniques such as the Secret RF device to reverse these signs of aging, leaving your skin energized and more youthful with the most advanced  PRP microneedling in Tysons Corner and Fairfax.

woman who received microneedling in Tysons Corner and Fairfax

What Causes the Visible Effects of Aging?

Skin texture and laxity are maintained by two types of proteins known as collagen and elastin. While the skin consists of three layers of epidermal (outermost layer), dermal (middle layer), and subcutaneous (the bottom-most layer), these proteins are present in the dermal layer.

While in previous times, a facelift procedure was the only option to get rid of wrinkles, many non-invasive approaches to reversing the signs of aging are now available. As one of the leading experts in the use of non-invasive techniques to address a range of vascular, wellness, and beauty related challenges, we specialize in Secret RF.

Secret RF for Skin Rejuvenation

Secret RF is a cutting-edge RF microneedling technique that remodels the skin by stimulating collagen. The minimally invasive device makes use of fractional radio frequency (RF) energy along with microneedling in Tysons Corner and Fairfax to reverse age-related bothersome skin issues.

With adjustable microneedles, our highly skilled providers deliver precise energy into different depths of the skin to achieve optimal collagen production.

How does it Work?

Our medical professionals tailor the treatment session for you based on your unique needs and concerns as well as the extent of wrinkles, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, or sun damage to be treated. Secret RF combines the efficacy of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to deliver synergistic enhanced results with the use of just one device providing you with the most cutting-edge RF microneedling.

woman with clear skin after microneedling in Tysons Corner and Fairfax

What is the difference between Secret RF and Other Types of Microneedling

Traditional radiofrequency devices have a handheld piece that delivers RF energy to the surface of the skin that has to penetrate into the deeper layers to produce collagen stimulating effect. Although it can be effective, there is less collagen produced, which can mean the anti-aging effects may not be as long-lasting.

Secret RF PRP microneedling in Tysons Corner and Fairfax combines RF with microneedles to deliver the radiofrequency energy precisely and directly into the dermal layer where collagen is made. In this way, there is more energy delivered to the dermal layer resulting in greater dermal collagen stimulation. Additionally, the microneedles create microscopic injuries that further encourage the process of healing and collagen production.

Secret RF Microneedling: Procedure and Results

After a detailed review of your medical history as well as an in-depth skin analysis, the first step is a thorough cleansing of your skin. A topical numbing agent is applied to enhance your comfort during the treatment. The treatment is delivered with the use of a hand-piece that takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. A soothing agent is applied after the treatment to resolve any minimal redness or bruising.

While we personalize treatment sessions to ensure the best outcomes for each individual, generally, collagen remodeling can be observed four to six weeks after Secret RF treatment. The number of sessions required is also tailored, but these generally consist of about three treatments administered every four weeks that provide optimal results for most people.

Contact us to find out more about how we can help you reverse the signs of aging with Secret RF PRP microneedling in Tysons Corner and Fairfax.

Recommended Pre & Post Care for Secret RF Treatments

Before Your Treatment:

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment
  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved
  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment
    • Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days before and after treatment
    • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, vitamin C/ascorbic acid, astringents, etc.
  • Notify clinic with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment

After Your Treatment:

  • Immediately post-treatment, apply gauze soaked in isotonic saline solution to the treatment area and let sit for 5-15 minutes
  • After saline solution soak, apply a post-procedure product if desired
  • Wait at least 4 hours before washing face or applying soap, cream or makeup to the treatment area
  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days before and after treatment
    • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, vitamin C/ascorbic acid, astringents, etc.
  • Bruising, redness, swelling or a grid pattern may occur and resolve with time
    • More aggressive treatments or use of irritants in the days prior to or after treatment can lead to longer downtime
  • Multiple treatments are required
  • Notify clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, persistent grid pattern, etc.)
  • Consult with clinic about when to resume skin care regime post microneedling in Tysons Corner and Fairfax

Microneedling FAQs

What is PRP microneedling, and how does it work?

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) microneedling combines microneedling with the rejuvenating effects of PRP therapy. Microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries, stimulating collagen production. The PRP derived from your blood is then applied to the treated area, enhancing tissue repair and promoting youthful, revitalized skin.

Can PRP microneedling treat specific skin concerns like wrinkles or scars?

Absolutely! PRP microneedling effectively addresses various skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and dullness. The combination of microneedling and PRP accelerates collagen production and tissue regeneration, leading to smoother, firmer, and more vibrant skin.

How is the PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) obtained for the procedure?

To obtain PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components. This concentrated plasma, rich in growth factors, is used during the microneedling treatment to promote healing and stimulate collagen synthesis.

Is PRP microneedling safe for all skin types?

Yes, PRP microneedling is generally safe for all skin types and tones. Since PRP is derived from your own blood, the risk of allergic reactions or adverse effects is minimal. However, it’s essential to consult with a trained professional to ensure the procedure is suitable for your specific skin condition.

How many sessions of PRP microneedling are typically needed to see results?

For optimal results, a series of about three PRP microneedling sessions is often recommended, spaced approximately four weeks apart. Over time, you’ll notice improved skin texture, reduced wrinkles, and enhanced overall radiance. Individual response may vary based on skin condition and goals.

Is there any downtime or recovery associated with PRP microneedling?

Generally, PRP microneedling involves little to no downtime. You may experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising immediately after the treatment, which typically resolves within a few days. Following post-treatment guidelines, such as avoiding skin irritants and sun exposure, can help minimize any potential discomfort.

Are there any side effects or potential risks with this procedure?

Side effects are usually mild and temporary, including redness, swelling, and minor bruising. Serious risks are rare, particularly when the procedure is performed by experienced professionals. Adhering to post-treatment care instructions and choosing a reputable provider can further reduce potential risks.

How long do the results of PRP microneedling last?

Results from PRP microneedling can vary, but many individuals experience noticeable improvements within four to six weeks after treatment. Maintenance sessions may be recommended to prolong results. Combining proper skincare and sun protection can help sustain the benefits over an extended period.

What should I expect during a PRP microneedling session in Tysons Corner or Fairfax?

During a PRP microneedling session, your provider will start by applying a numbing agent to ensure your comfort. They will draw a small blood sample from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to isolate the PRP serum. They will perform the microneedling procedure with the Secret RF device, delivering RF energy into the deep dermis while creating micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. Finally, the PRP serum will be applied to your skin, and they’ll apply a soothing cream to reduce discomfort. The treatment typically takes around 20 to 30 minutes.

Is there a recommended maintenance schedule after achieving the desired results with PRP microneedling?

After achieving the desired results, a maintenance schedule is often advised to sustain the benefits. Depending on your skin’s response and goals, periodic touch-up sessions every several months can help maintain the rejuvenated appearance through PRP microneedling.

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