RF Microneedling in San Antonio, TX

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What Is Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Board-certified internist Dr. Francisco Cardona utilizes a special approach that creates beautiful results for the skin using a treatment known as radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. RF treatments have existed for many years and are well known in the aesthetic industry for skin tightening. This particular treatment uses heat to promote the production of collagen deep within the skin to reveal a tighter, smoother surface. At Vita Nova Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Clinic, we perform this new RF microneedling treatment with the Secret™ RF by Cutera for our San Antonio, TX patients to create firmer skin, a much smoother feel, and a glowing complexion.

Our Secret RF is a state-of-the-art micro-needling skin rejuvenation treatment that improves signs of aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles and scars with little to no downtime. This unique delivery of energy allows us to achieve optimal results on all skin types.

How Does RF Microneedling Work?

RF microneedling, also known as collagen induction treatment, uses the Secret RF device, which emits controlled radiofrequency energy through an array of microneedles to create micro-injuries that "interrupt" the cells and stimulate the production of collagen. The Secret RF comes with two handpieces that come in different sizes, enabling us to accurately target the face and body. With the generation of collagen, new skin grows as the area heals, leaving the surface looking and feeling smoother, brighter, and more refreshed. There is little to no downtime required afterward so you can leave our San Antonio, TX office and get on with your day as soon as the procedure is finished.

What is Secret RF?

Secret RF is a novel approach to deliver fractional radio frequency (RF) energy to all layers of the skin with minimal damage to the skin’s surface. The multi-layered treatment is tailored to each individual and addresses their unique skin concern during each customized treatment.

How Does Secret RF Work?

Secret RF uses microneedles to deliver radio frequency energy into varying levels of the skin including the deeper layers where treatment is most beneficial. Unlike other devices which only deposit energy in upper layer of the skin, Secret RF delivers RF energy below the surface where it’s needed most to help revitalize and regenerate the tissue. This unique delivery of energy allows us to achieve optimal results with little to no downtime on all skin types.

What  skin conditions the secret RF treat?

The Secret RF treatment is a skin rejuvenation procedure ideal for improving aging skin, photodamage, fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck, scars, acnes scars, skin quality and striae. The treatment is safe and effective, and suitable for all skin types and patients seeking skin revitalization.

I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Cardona and his amazing staff for any or all of a better healthier lifestyle and look for yourself. Alex and Jen and the rest of the staff are always wonderful and so pleasant to deal with every single time. I've been coming for months for my TRT treatments as well as hair restoration and have been so pleased with my experiences and definitely exceeded my expectations. Dr. Cardona shows so much compassion and genuinely cares about each one of his patients as well as his staff does. They are awesome!!!

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Dr Cardova, Alex, Jen and the entire team are awesome. Highly recommend them for anyone looking to live a happier, healthier life.

N.G. Google

Great experience. Provider and staff are amazing. I am extremely happy with my results. The results were even better than I expected. Would do it again!

B.M. Google

Staff very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Cardona very thorough explaining/educating about my treatment - Gentle hands! Highly recommend!

A.A. Google

Dr. Cardona was very polite and professional. Staff was very prompt and efficient as well. Highly recommend!!!

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Achieve a Vibrant Look

If you are trying to lessen the appearance of sun-damaged or aging skin, acne scars, or wrinkles, RF microneedling with Cutera's Secret RF is a wonderful remedy with proven outcomes. Mixing radiofrequency skin tightening and microneedling, this outstanding skin rejuvenation process has grown in popularity and continues to be a top-rated, minimally invasive treatment for our San Antonio, TX patients. Contact Vita Nova Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Clinic to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cardona.

how  many treatments well I need?

Patients typically need 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. Most patients report seeing improvement after the second treatment however results are optimized 3 months after the last treatment.

What can I expect after my treatment?

After the treatment, an ointment will be applied to the skin and you will be asked to refrain from wearing make up for several hours. Any minor redness or swelling resulting from treatment will subside within 12-24 hours. After the treatment, you can expect to return to normal activities.

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How is RF microneedling different than regular microneedling?

RF microneedling combines traditional microneedling - which stimulates healing through the creation of microinjuries on the skin's surface - with radiofrequency (RF) energy. The added RF energy enhances collagen production and skin tightening beneath the skin's surface, providing more comprehensive and long-lasting results compared to regular microneedling.

Is Secret RF microneedling safe for dark skin?

Yes, Secret RF microneedling is generally safe for almost any patient, including those with dark skin tones. The adjustable settings and advanced technology allow our team to customize the treatment to minimize the risk of pigmentation issues, making it suitable for a diverse range of skin types. Still, we will thorough assess your skin prior to treatment to evaluate for any active skin conditions or other variables that may mean you are not a candidate for RF microneedling.

How can I boost the effects of my RF microneedling treatment?

To enhance the effects of RF microneedling, many patients consider combining the treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP contains growth factors that promote tissue regeneration and collagen production, complementing the benefits of Secret RF microneedling for optimal skin rejuvenation. If you are interested in a PRP facial or combining PRP with your RF microneedling treatment, don't hesitate to ask us about your available options.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.