IntraCel MicroNeedle Radio Frequency Treatment
Growth Factor Enhanced
MicroNeedle RF also known as BioLift RF is one of our signature skin rejuvenation treatment developed by Dr. Chernoff and offered exclusively at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery. The treatment combines the skin improvement Fractional Radio Frequency (RF) delivered into the skin using insulated MicroNeedles. Platelet Rich Fibrin and/or Growth Factors can be applied topically during and after the treatment to enhance results.
MicroNeedle RF and BioLift RF improves scarring, wrinkles, various skin irregularities, large pores, general rejuvenation and the reduction of stretch marks. This treatment can be used on patients with all skin tones and levels of skin pigment. Additional benefits include:
- Prevents sagging brows and improve overall forehead skin elasticity
- Strengthens collagen fibers under and around the eyes to tighten skin, preventing hollowing out under the eyes and creping skin.
- Helps cheeks maintain their volume and prevents horizontal and vertical lines
- Prevents and helps soften jowling and sagging along the jaw line
- Tightens neck skin and softens wrinkles
How It Works:
MicroNeedle RF uniquely targets skin and underlying tissue without causing extensive damage to the epidermis. RF energy is injected below the epidermis stimulates fibroblasts and produces new collagen and elastin fibers. RF delivers energy to the deep dermis and sub-dermal skin layers. This deep heating causes the collagen to build and strengthen without damaging the outer layers of skin. The improvement is gradual and continues over the months following treatment. Adding injected or topical growth factors such as Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) dramatically enhances the results of the improving skin tone by building and strengthening collagen fibers and improves skin elasticity.
Can I combine MicroNeedle RF with other treatments?
MicroNeedle RF is an excellent addition to many treatments in our office. Our patients who receive regular Botox treatments for dynamic lines caused by muscle contraction or Dermal Filler treatments that restore lost volume have experienced significant improvement from adding MicroNeedle RF with injectables. It’s an excellent treatment to have as often as every month to improve the overall quality of your skin.
How long will it take to recover from the MicroNeedle RF Treatment?
Some people experience mild redness immediately following treatment that disappears quickly. Our patients can return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment
Who should not have the MicroNeedle RF Treatment?
As long as you are generally healthy and do not have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why patients should not undergo this treatment.
People with sensory disturbance to the skin may not be considered good candidates as this could make the reporting of discomfort during the procedure unreliable, leading to potential harm.
Although there is no evidence that this treatment is harmful for pregnant women, you would generally be advised to wait until after you have given birth before embarking upon a course of treatment.
More importantly, people with electrical devices e.g., pacemakers, or metal implants e.g., artificial metal hip joints, heart valves or dental plates, cannot be treated because RF current flowing through the body may interfere with these devices or heat up metal implants, which could be dangerous.
Our patients with a significant amount of extra or sagging skin will not see dramatic skin tightening. While RF is appropriate and excellent for anyone interested in skin improvement, we will suggest a surgical procedure if removing the sagging skin is what is most desired. After the sagging skin is removed, RF is an excellent maintenance treatment for our surgical patients to maintain the overall tone and quality of their skin.