You want beautiful skin, but you don’t want to rearrange your life to accommodate an invasive treatment with extensive downtime. We have good news: you don’t have to. At Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, we offer RF microneedling acne scars, an anti-aging skin care treatment that can initiate skin transformation by increasing collagen and elastin production in as little as one treatment.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling acne scars are also known as collagen induction therapy because it induces the body’s collagen production to rejuvenate your skin and make you look more youthful. This treatment uses super-thin, sterile needles and inserts them into the skin repetitively, creating tiny injuries on the skin’s surface.

The body responds to these injuries by shifting into healing mode, amping up collagen and elastin production, and rejuvenating the skin. When collagen and elastin production increases, skin texture and skin tone improves.

What Is RF Microneedling?

RF microneedling essentially takes the effects of microneedling to the next level by combining two effective skin treatments into one. During this treatment, you get all of the benefits of collagen induction plus the added benefits of radiofrequency. When the heat of radiofrequency is added to this collagen induction therapy, your body will respond by making even more collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin.

What Are the Benefits?

Microneedling is an extremely effective treatment, and RF microneedling acne scars takes the benefits of this treatment up a notch. The combination of the needles and the heat work together to rebuild skin tissue, resurface the skin, and improve problematic skin conditions like wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne. RF microneedling can help:

  • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighten the skin
  • Smooth the skin and create a more even surface
  • Correct hyperpigmentation
  • Improve skin texture
  • Create softer skin
  • Clear the skin and make it look brighter
  • Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
  • Balance the skin and reduce breakouts
  • Help treat cystic acne
  • Fill in acne scars

This treatment has helped many patients, both men and women alike, find an effective non-surgical treatment that delivers results and can help transform the skin. Appointments are quick and convenient and last less than two hours and don’t require an extensive amount of downtime.

What Happens During Treatment?

If you’re worried about the fact that is treatment involves needles, you can rest assured that you’ll remain completely comfortable during your entire session. Before we begin, we’ll apply a topical numbing cream to your face to ensure that you don’t feel a thing. We’ll then evaluate your skin condition and discuss your goals to determine a treatment plan that includes the appropriate length of needles that will be used during treatment.

Customizing Your Treatment

Needle length does make a difference and allows us to customize this treatment for each patient. For example, patients who are concerned with very fine lines will not require the same length of needles as those who want to address deeper lines and facial folds. The needles are inserted into very specific locations on the face in such a way that generates results without harming the surrounding tissues.

Damaged skin cells are treated with these needles and eventually are replaced with healthy cells. The addition of radiofrequency heat to a microneedling acne scars session helps the treatment reach beyond its normal capabilities and deliver more drastic results in terms of skin renewal and collagen production.

How Many Sessions Are Necessary for Results?

Most patients are happy with their skin after one or two sessions, but results vary based on your skin and the conditions you want to address during treatment. Those who want to treat and reduce the appearance of acne scars may require more sessions for optimal results. During your initial consultation, we’ll develop a treatment plan that includes our recommendation of the number of treatments we think are necessary for the best results.

How Long Does It Take To Notice Results?

You will notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin after one treatment, and your results will only get better in the weeks and months following your treatment. Collagen production takes time, but once you notice the results, you’ll be amazed at just how powerful the human body is and what it can do with a little help from an effective anti-aging treatment like this one.

How Often Can I Schedule Treatments?

If you choose to undergo multiple treatments, we will recommend that you schedule them at least four weeks apart. This will give us the ability to evaluate your results and see how your skin has responded to the treatment and determine how many more treatments you will need to reach your skin goals.

Are There Any Preparation Instructions?

Before your appointment, we’ll give you all of the details about how to prepare for your appointment. We’ll ask you to follow a few directives to ensure that your skin is ready for treatment and that you get the best outcome. Before your appointment, you should:

  • Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin
  • Avoid wearing makeup to your appointment
  • Pull your hair up and away from your face
  • Arrive in comfortable clothes
  • Refrain from shaving the planned treatment area


Am I a Candidate?

RF microneedling doesn’t have a type. All skin tones and types can undergo this treatment and experience all of its benefits. If you are looking for a non-invasive, non-surgical way to improve your skin without the need for downtime, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. Depending on your skin and your needs, we can customize both the radiofrequency heat and the needle depth so that you can meet all of your aesthetic goals.

Those whose skin is too sensitive for chemical peels or skin resurfacing treatments can successfully undergo this treatment. During your initial consultation, we’ll confirm that you are a candidate and then develop a treatment plan that will help you achieve beautiful skin.

Schedule This Skin-Transforming Treatment Today

If you’ve tried acne scar microneedling in the past and loved your results, you will love RF microneedling even more. If you’ve never tried either treatment, once you experience all that this revolutionary collagen induction therapy has to offer, you’ll be amazed at how your skin looks and feels. Dr. Rodney has extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic, surgical, and medical dermatology for all skin types. The entire team at Eternal Dermatology is committed to providing the very best experience possible in a patient-friendly and professional environment. Visit us in Baltimore and DMV area today. Schedule your consultation today! 


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