RF MicroneedlingAuthor: Dr. Gordon Sasaki
At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center, we are pleased to offer INTRAcel™ fractional radio frequency (RF) microneedling for our Los Angeles and Pasadena patients. This state-of-the-art RF therapy penetrates deep into the skin to revive and rejuvenate the natural production of new collagen and elastin for smoother, firmer skin. This technique of using radio frequency energy enhances tissue lifting and tightening. In addition, the created micro-channels lend an opportunity for deeper penetration of active agents. Our director, Dr. Gordon Sasaki, performed a published study on the safety and efficacy of microneedling and is a consultant for the INTRAcel device (Jeisys Medical, Inc.).
Dr. Gordon H. Sasaki
Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Few plastic surgeons can match Dr. Sasaki's combination of expertise, compassion, and experience. He's a distinguished educator and a renowned innovator whose work and research have influenced a generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Sasaki will work with you to make the improvements you desire.
How Does It Work?
Traditional microneedling rejuvenates the skin by creating thousands of tiny injuries, called micro-channels, to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The INTRAcel device is an FDA-cleared device that enhances microneedling results by emitting RF energy through the microneedles for increased collagen remodeling and tissue tightening without harming the surface of the skin. The body responds by increasing the production of collagen and elastin, and the skin gradually becomes smoother, firmer, and more elastic.
The INTRAcel device controls the depth and intensity of needle penetration and energy released for optimal safety and results.
RF microneedling treatments are safe for all skin types and may be used on the face, neck, décolletage, arms, legs, and abdomen to correct a variety of concerns, including:
- Lax, crepey skin
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
We offer other advanced skin rejuvenation options, such as the Fraxel® laser, IPL PhotoFacial®, Ultherapy®, and laser skin resurfacing & tattoo removal with PicoSure, that may be used instead of, or as a complement to, RF microneedling.
What to Expect
At the Sasaki Medical Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center, RF microneedling is performed as an in-office treatment in our Nurse Injection and Device Center. We begin by applying a topical anesthetic gel to the skin and allowing it to take effect for about 1 hour. After cleansing the skin with an antiseptic solution, the procedure mode on the INTRAcel microneedling device is selected for either tissue lifting or scar softening. Dr. Sasaki recommends that platelet-rich plasma (PRP), obtained from your blood, be massaged into the treated skin during the procedure for optimal results. Treatment of the entire face, neck, and décolletage areas takes about 1 hour and is typically very comfortable.
Recovery & Results
Initially, treated skin may feel warm, similar to a slight sunburn. Mild redness and swelling are common for approximately 2 to 3 days, and improvements develop gradually over the following 3 to 6 months. Medical skincare products, including serum growth factors, may be used to maintain and improve your RF microneedling treatment results.
Are you ready to discover all the ways Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena can enhance your appearance and confidence? Request a consultation using our online form, or call (626) 796-3373 for an appointment.Back to Top