While microneedling has been a popular non-surgical treatment for rejuvenating the skin for a few decades, PiXel8-RF marks the latest and most successful advancement in microneedling technology. The Plastic Surgery Center now offers this state-of-the-art equipment from Rohrer Aesthetics and our team of doctors is excited to share PiXel8-RF’s revitalizing results with our Sacramento clientele.
How PiXel8-RF Works
The tiny needles on a Pixel8-RF machine gently penetrate the skin to send heat via radiofrequency (RF) deep beneath the surface of your epidermis. Consequently, this heat activates your collagen and pushes your elastin cells to redevelop for firmer and smoother skin. The equipment can be adjusted to ensure the needles are gentler on your more sensitive areas like your forehead and beneath your eyes.
The procedure itself usually lasts at least 30 to 40 minutes, with some variance depending on the spots being treated and how deep of a treatment you receive. Even after adding in the preparatory time, you can typically be in and out of our office all within the span of your lunchbreak.
Benefits of PiXel8-RF
Doctors use PiXel8-RF technology for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Minimizing wrinkles and fine lines
- Smoothing the texture of your skin
- Deemphasizing stretch marks (aka striae)
- Tightening the skin around your chin, jawline and neck
- Shrinking pores
- Reducing the visibility of scars, including acne scars
- Refreshing the appearance of your hands
Be sure to communicate with our team your specific goals for microneedling so that we know if we should focus more attention or radiofrequency intensity on a particular area.
What Kind of Skin Is Suitable for PiXel8-RF?
Because PiXel8-RF works beneath the skin’s surface, is it both suitable and safe for all skin types and tones. It is often a preferred treatment solution for people with darker skin tones who are more susceptible to hyperpigmentation via other skin rejuvenation techniques.
Patients with a history of scarring excessively or poorly should consider a different type of skin treatment since PiXel8-RF may leave you with a less-attractive outcome than most.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most patients see significant differences after a single treatment. Still, the full benefits are most visible after a few treatments, with each one generally spaced about a month apart.
To maintain the results long-term, we suggest returning every year to allow PiXel8-RF to reactivate your collagen production.
One of the best parts about pursuing a less-invasive procedure like PiXel8-RF is that virtually every patient is able to walk out of the office and continue with his or her normal activities. Some patients will experience some skin redness that they would rather not put on display (please do not apply makeup to the treated area for the first day,) but that generally fades within the first 24 hours.
As far as pain goes, PiXel8-RF was designed to keep discomfort to a minimum. Most patients have no complaints, and anesthetic ointment can help make the procedure even more of a breeze.
Speak to the Professionals
The Plastic Surgery Center is pleased to be one of the first locations in the greater Sacramento area to offer its patients the best in RF microneedling technology. To determine if PiXel8-RF is the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with our expert team by sending an email or calling (916) 773-5559.