RF Microneedling


  • Consult: 30 mins
  • Procedure: 30 mins
  • Recovery: 1-2 days
  • Duration of Results: months to years

Looking for a non-invasive way to get noticeably smoother, firmer skin? PRP Radiofrequency Microneedling may be an excellent solution.

Introduction to RF Microneedling

At Smith Facial Plastics, we aim to provide our Columbus patients with the best Radiofrequency Microneedling results, which is also why we offer the latest treatment variations, such as RF Microneedling with PRP and PiXel8 Radiofrequency Microneedling.

What is RF Microneedling?

Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling takes traditional Microneedling one step further by introducing RF waves into the needles, which are emitted through the fine needles to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin, triggering your body’s natural healing and rejuvenation process. This FDA-approved treatment uses the most microscopic needles available to create a gentle, stimulating, and minimally invasive experience.

RF Microneedling with PRP

During our PRP Radiofrequency Microneedling procedure, we apply platelet-rich plasma, a naturally occurring component found in blood, directly to the skin to enhance the effects of microneedling and promote facial rejuvenation. Radiofrequency energy is also used with microneedling to enhance its effects further. Whether you’re looking to tighten sagging skin, reduce the appearance of scars, or improve uneven tone skin, this state-of-the-art procedure can help you achieve your goal.

Through a handheld device, we use tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin. Your skin will produce collagen and elastin to stimulate cell growth and heal those micro-punctures, revealing smoother, more evenly-toned skin. What we love about PRP Microneedling is how accessible it is to a variety of patients. We always recommend an expert consultation at our office to pinpoint the appropriate procedure to achieve your goals. We recommend PRP Microneedling for healthy adults looking to reduce wrinkles, scarring, or skin pigmentation. To tailor the procedure to your needs, you should inform our team if you’re on blood-thinning medication before treatment.

PiXel8 Radiofrequency Microneedling

PiXel8 radiofrequency microneedling is a powerful treatment that combines the power of radiofrequency energy with microneedling. As the device creates microchannels on the skin, radiofrequency energy is delivered to the skin’s tissues.

PiXel8 radiofrequency microneedling treatments are a safe and effective treatment option for most skin tones and types. Generally, healthy adults may be viable candidates. A consultation with our team in Columbus can help you determine if this is the best treatment for you and your goals. Our professionals can help you better understand the intricacies of treatment.

What are the Benefits of RF Microneedling?

At Smith Facial Plastics, we have seen our Columbus, OH, patients enjoy the following benefits from their RF Microneedling treatment:

  • Brighter, more youthful-looking skin
  • Boosts collagen
  • Customizable
  • Improved skin texture
  • More even skin tone with decreased hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced visibility of acne scarring and other scars
  • Smaller, tighter pores
  • Smoother, firmer skin

Who are the Best Candidates for RF Microneedling?

Ideal candidates for RF Microneedling are patients with:

  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines
  • Premature aging
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture and tone

*Ideal candidates desire to improve their skin’s overall appearance, laxity, or tone without surgery.

What’s the First Step?

If you are in the Columbus area and feel like any form of RF Microneedling would be great for you, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation with one of our trained and talented technicians. During this appointment, you will discuss your goals for the procedure and discuss your medical history. Your technician will examine the area or areas you want to treat and create the perfect procedure plan for you.

What to Expect on the Day of RF Microneedling

During your appointment, your technician will clean your skin with alcohol to prevent infection. Then, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treated area about an hour before your procedure so that you are as comfortable as possible.

The handheld microneedling device is used on your skin and makes tiny puncture wounds. Simultaneously, the tip of the needle releases radiofrequency waves into the tiny wounds. When they are all finished, the technician will apply a growth solution that helps support cell regeneration. Before your treatment is finished, either PRP or a skincare product will be applied to your skin to minimize discomfort.

Once started, the procedure takes up to 30 minutes.

RF Microneedling Recovery

After your session, you can return home and go about your normal activities. Before you leave, you will be provided instructions to follow to help you get the most out of your post-RF Microneedling treatment.

If you experience discomfort or swelling, you can use ice packs for relief. You will also need to avoid direct sunlight and apply a quality SPF sunscreen as your skin will be extra sensitive during this time.

How Much Does RF Microneedling Cost in Columbus, OH?

The cost of RF Microneedling in Columbus, OH will be determined by multiple factors, such as the area you are treating, how many treatments you will need, and which treatment you are getting. After you have your consultation with the technician, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a breakdown for the entirety of your treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Smith?

Owned and operated by brothers Dr. Scott Smith and Dr. Stephen Smith, they are both fourth-generation, double-board certified surgeons in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Having grown up in Central Ohio, they both wanted to bring their skill and artistic eyes back to the community they care for dearly.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are in Columbus, OH, dealing with unwanted scarring or skin conditions, you may benefit from RF Microneedling. We encourage you to call our office and schedule your consultation. You can contact us at (614) 245-4263 or request an appointment through our website, and a team member will get in touch with you.

RF Microneedling FAQs

Is RF Microneedling painful?

Your provider will apply a topical numbing cream to your treated area before your procedure, but some patients may still feel discomfort. If you are experiencing pain, please inform your technician during your treatment.

Why is PRP Microneedling referred to as a vampire facial?

The process involves a quick blood draw before sending your blood through a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma or PRP. After your microneedling treatment, we apply PRP to stimulate cell turnover and promote healthy skin. While the name can sound scary, the process is relatively painless.

How many appointments will I need?

On average, a patient must receive between 3 and 6 treatments for the best results.

How long until I see results?

Patients tend to see a difference in their skin after only one week, but you can expect full results after four weeks.

Can I combine RF Microneedling with other procedures?

Yes! Our Columbus, OH, patients will often combine their RF Microneedling treatment with a Chemical Peel to get the most out of their treatments. When you come in for your consultation, please let the technician know that you are considering other procedures and what you want to achieve. Your technician will offer their recommendations to help you achieve your desired results.

What are the risks associated with RF Microneedling?

Our technicians are highly trained and aim to provide the best possible results, but there are some potential risks and side effects associated with the procedure, such as:

  • Bruising
  • Cold sore breakout
  • Dryness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Mild acne flare-up
  • Redness
  • Scaling
  • Swelling

These side effects may last up to 5 days. Some very rare but also more extreme side effects may take place, such as:

  • Allergic reaction to needles
  • Persisting swelling or redness
  • Prolonged bleeding
  • Signs of infection

Please get in touch with our office immediately if you experience any concerns about long-lasting results.

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