RF Microneedling
Tysons Corner & Fairfax

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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 microneedling in Tysons Corner and Fairfax.

woman who received microneedling tysons corner & 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 microneedling technique that remodels the skin by stimulating collagen. The minimally invasive device makes use of fractional radio frequency (RF) energy along with microneedling 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 microneedling in Tysons Corner and Fairfax.

woman with clear skin after microneedling tysons corner & 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 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 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

Microneedling with PRP

Some of the most common skin problems reported are wrinkles, sun damage, scars, acne, and enlarged pores. While a range of treatments are available for these issues, focused results based on an individualized approach are our specialty. Our stress is on painless, safe, and natural methods of skin rejuvenation.

Microneedling with PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) has emerged as one of the most popular treatment options for restoring the skin’s natural radiance and vitality and VeinGuard is proud to offer the best PRP microneedling Tysons Corner & Fairfax have to offer.

smiling woman after prp microneedling tysons corner & Fairfax

What is Microneedling with PRP?

The microneedling technique is also called ‘Collagen Induction Therapy’ and is a technique used to enhance the skin’s natural healing abilities. A hand-held device is used to deliver multiple tiny injuries on the skin that encourages and accelerates the process of healing. The skin responds by producing more collagen, the protein that restores skin laxity, texture, and tone.

How does Microneedling with PRP Work?

Microneedling is combined with PRP to deliver a double-dose of skin rejuvenating factors. PRP refers to platelet rich plasma that is derived from the patient’s own blood. After drawing a small blood sample from the patient, the centrifugation technique is employed to separate nutrient-rich plasma.

The plasma is then administered into the tiny punctures on the skin created by microneedles to boost healing, wound recovery, and collagen production.

The ideal combination releases growth factors that boost blood circulation and step up collagen production to restore radiance, vitality, and youthfulness to your skin.

woman after prp microneedling tysons corner & fairfax

What are the Benefits of PRP with Microneedling

The extensive benefits of PRP microneedling include:

  • Natural repair and rejuvenation of skin
  • Encourages renewal of cells at deeper layers
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production
  • Improves tone and texture of your skin
  • Reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restores radiance and youthful energy to your skin
  • Platelet rich plasma is a natural component that has no side effects
  • Suitable and safe for different types of skin

What is PRP Treatment Like?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our medical providers at Veinguard Heart & Vascular Center. At your scheduled appointment, the medical professional will review your overall health and skin condition, and will additionally go over your aesthetic goals to ensure the right course of treatment is drawn up for you. An exact treatment plan is then outlined to meet your individual requirements.

Before the procedure, your provider will apply a numbing agent before drawing a small blood sample that is then placed in a centrifuge. The microneedling device is then used to create microscopic holes into the area of skin to be treated as well as to introduce platelet rich plasma into deeper skin layers.

What Results can I Expect Afterwards?

The entire procedure is normally completed within 30 to 45 minutes and most people are able to resume their normal activities after the treatment. Results are visible immediately after the session although the full extent of benefits from skin rejuvenation are not fully realized until after the skin heals completely within a few weeks.

At Veinguard Heart & Vascular Center, we are committed to using the most advanced, non-invasive techniques that are safe and highly effective. To obtain the most result-oriented anti-aging outcomes, we combine the power of RF microneedling with PRP to deliver best-in-class skin rejuvenation for our patients. Please feel free to contact us today to start your journey to healthier and better looking skin with PRP microneedling in Tysons Corner & Fairfax.