About RF Microneedling
Irvine, CA cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marguerite Bernett uses a unique approach that creates gorgeous results for our patients with a treatment known as radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. RF laser treatments have been around for many years and are well known in the cosmetic industry for skin tightening. This particular type of laser treatment uses heat to promote the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin to create a tighter, smoother surface. This treatment can be combined with microneedling to optimize the results. At our facility, we often add this new advancement to our Irvine area patients' skin treatments to produce firmer skin, a smoother texture, and a glowing complexion.
"Patient. Explains everything very well. Detail oriented and is very interested in actually caring about people"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 13, 2017
"It is hard to put into words how very happy I am now that I have had the Mommy Makeover. After all of the exercising and dieting I did after my last pregnancy, the loose tummy skin and drooping, smaller breasts and stubborn fat, uhhh so frustrating. So with Dr. Bernett's s t outstanding treatment and very caring manner, I feel like a new person! There is no other way to describe it. I am happy being a mom of course even before the surgery, but now I am so very happy with my improved look : )"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 31, 2015
"I feel like a new person after my Mommy Makeover! I recently was treated by Dr. Bernett, and I couldn't be happier. After my last pregnancy my body changed a lot, not only weight gain, also drooping breast and the loose tummy skin. I did a good amount of exercise and was careful with my diet, but the drooping, and loose skin did not improve much. Plus some areas of fat are just darned stubborn! Now that those trouble areas are lifted and tightened, I truly feel so much better. Dr. Bernett really took care of me and was careful and caring all the way. Everything looks great, and I am feeling so much better !!!"- H.M. / Wellness / May 30, 2015
"I am very happy with the procedures Dr. Bernett did for me. I had a face and neck tightening procedure which removed some fat and tightened my skin. As I am getting older, I also gained a little weight. My cheeks and chin were sagging, and I was getting a double chin. Now, I look ten years younger and feel better, too! I did a laser firming treatment for my entire face and my skin looks really beautiful. Several of my colleagues from work also went to see Dr. Bernett after they saw my results and were very satisfied. She is professional, very thorough and what I really love is that she takes her time and she cares."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2015
"I went to Dr. Bernett to have my implants replaced with smaller ones and a lift. I was never fully happy with my first results 10 years ago and felt m ..."- J.C. / Vitals / Mar 12, 2015
If you are 40 years of age or older and are starting to notice smile lines, age spots, discoloration, and other skin irregularities (that can come with age and sun exposure), RF microneedling may be the right treatment for you. RF microneedling is an excellent choice if you wish to:
- Tighten the skin, producing a more refreshed appearance
- Improve skin texture, tone, and pigment
- Treat skin irregularities such as blood vessels and discoloration
- Minimize the appearance of age spots and sun damage
- Improve acne scars and other forms of scarring
- Rejuvenate the skin for a younger, glowing look
Microneedling uses a tool (with tiny needles on the end) that is rolled gently against the skin to puncture and create micro-injuries that "disrupt" the cells and produce collagen. Some also refer to this as collagen induction therapy. New skin forms as the skin heals, leaving the top layer feeling and looking smoother, brighter, and rejuvenated. While this procedure is commonly performed by itself, combining this advanced technique with radiofrequency laser technology has allowed us to optimize the results for our patients.
The process is quite simple. The handheld device, which emits radiofrequency heat, works by delivering short pulses of RF energy through an array of 25 sterilized, gold-plated micro-needles. The energy is transmitted through the needles, which simultaneously punctures the skin and circles back the electrodes to the skin. The RF energy heats at levels that provide cumulative and ongoing benefits.
What to Expect
RF microneedling treatments will take place inside our office using a numbing cream to help reduce discomfort. During your appointment, the handheld device will glide over the desired area, repeating the process until the desired results have been reached. You can expect tiny pinpoint scabs to appear 24 – 72 hours post-treatment, which will naturally shed when the underlying micro-injury has healed. Results become visible as the skin heals over the 3 – 4 weeks following a microneedling with RF treatment. Optimal results usually require 3 – 4 treatments 3 – 4 weeks apart.
Plan Your Procedure
Rejuvenate Your Face
If you are looking to reduce the appearance of aging or sun-damaged skin, as well as diminish acne scars, wrinkles, or laxity, RF microneedling is an excellent treatment with proven results. Combining radiofrequency skin tightening and microneedling, this outstanding skin rejuvenation process has risen in popularity and continues to be a top-rated, minimally invasive treatment for our Irvine, CA patients. We invite you to call Marguerite J. Bernett, M.D. to learn more.