Skin Tightening in Newport Beach, CA

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About RF Microneedling

Newport Beach, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Karen Leong has a nonsurgical approach to skin tightening, which creates gorgeous results with radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. These innovative treatments have been around for many years and are well known in the aesthetics industry for skin tightening. Our INFINI technology uses heat and microneedling to stimulate the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin to create a tighter, smoother surface. We often add this treatment to our patient's skin care plans when they ask for firmer skin with a smoother texture, and a healthy complexion.

Our facility offers the RF microneedling procedure for patients who have areas of skin that are mildly loose. If you are a patient who has extensive loose skin, this really is not the right treatment for you. Dr. Leong can still meet with you and discuss other options available to you. The only way to get rid of skin that is severely lax is through surgery. Let Dr. Leong make the call on what you qualify for in a private consultation.

Ideal Candidates

If you are 40 years of age or older and are starting to notice discoloration, smile lines, age spots, and other skin problems (that can come with age and sun exposure), RF microneedling might be the perfect treatment for you. RF microneedling is an excellent choice if you wish to:

  • Tighten the skin, producing a more refreshed appearance
  • Enhance skin texture, tone, and pigment
  • Treat skin irregularities such as blood vessels and discoloration
  • Reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage
  • Treat acne scars and other forms of scarring
  • Rejuvenate skin for a younger, glowing look

Procedure Technique

Microneedling uses a tool (with small needles on the end) that is rolled gently against the skin to puncture and create micro-injuries that "disrupt" the cells and produce a healing response. Some also refer to this as collagen induction therapy. New skin grows as the skin heals, leaving the top layer feeling and looking smoother, brighter, and rejuvenated. While this procedure is usually performed by itself, combining this advanced technique with radiofrequency technology has allowed us to optimize the results for our patients.

The process is quite straightforward. 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 on 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 minimize discomfort. During your appointment, the handheld device will roll over the desired area, repeating the process until the desired results have been reached. Patients should 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 skin heals over the 3 – 4 weeks after having a microneedling with RF procedure. Optimal results usually require 3 – 4 treatments 3 – 4 weeks apart.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does radiofrequency skin tightening cost?
The fees of radiofrequency skin tightening will vary patient to patient. If you have a small area with lighter skin damage, then you would have significantly lower fees than someone with major acne scars and dark hyperpigmentation spots. For results, you may need more than one treatment to accomplish your aesthetic goal. We offer INFINI sessions as a series of treatments as well.

How often can I get these treatments?
Treatment spacing for RF microneedling should be no less than four weeks. You will continue to see results from your session over the next six months so don't be discouraged if you don't see results as quickly as you would like. Most of our patients can tolerate a series of three rounds of RF microneedling with four weeks in between each round of treatment.

Are there other treatments I should explore for skin tightening?
This is really about your level of comfort with surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Of course, a surgical excision of excess skin will provide a significant result over a RF skin tightening session. If you would like to discover more options in skin tightening, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Leong. She will be able to give you specific details on what you can try.

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Average Cost  
From $1,200
Recovery Time  
No Downtime
Average Procedure Time  
1 – 2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
In Office
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Rejuvenate Your Face

If you are looking to reduce the appearance of aging or sun-damaged skin, as well as diminish laxity, acne scars, or wrinkles, RF microneedling is a wonderful treatment with proven results. Combining 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 Newport Beach, CA patients. We welcome you to call Dr. Leong to find out more.

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