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How Does Microneedling Work?

Environmental damage and the effects of aging can combine to produce dull, uneven skin. Microneedling effectively firms and smooths your skin for a brighter, youthful appearance. This treatment triggers collagen production to improve your skin’s texture and tone. 

What is Microneedling?

Your skin relies on collagen to make it firm, smooth, and strong. As you age, levels of collagen in your skin decline. Microneedling causes cells in the dermis to produce new collagen, improving the skin. It creates micro-channels that stimulate healing, bringing healthy new cells to the surface and replacing older, damaged ones. 

*individual results may vary.

How Does Microneedling Work?

At Manhattan Aesthetics, we offer Vivace® RF microneedling. This form of microneedling uses RF (radiofrequency) energy to stimulate collagen production at a deeper level. The Vivace® microneedling device uses needles that transfer RF energy into the dermis, heating the deep layers of the skin and triggering more powerful collagen development. Adding radiofrequency to microneedling results in firmer, smoother skin and faster cell turnover. 

What can RF Microneedling Treat?

RF microneedling with Vivace® can treat a wide range of skin concerns. Microneedling can treat issues including:

  • Skin laxity
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Dullness 
  • Rough texture
  • Enlarged pores

Microneedling has been called collagen induction therapy due to its potent collagen-producing abilities. RF microneedling boosts your results with powerful but safe energy that works deep in the skin. Microneedling makes an excellent choice for many people hoping to see brighter, firmer, more even skin with little downtime and long-lasting results. 

How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?

The number of microneedling treatments needed depends on the skin conditions treated. Brightening and resurfacing can happen with fewer treatments, while improvements in acne scars or textural issues can take more time. Most people need at least three treatments for maximum results. You may start to see results within a few days of treatment, but new collagen production takes up to three months. You can maintain your results with yearly touch-ups. 


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Is There Any Downtime With RF Microneedling?

Vivace® RF microneedling requires little to no downtime. Your skin will usually look red and feel sensitive for a few hours to days after treatment. Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and avoid harsh products for several days after treatment. Your healing skin will be very sun-sensitive, so use diligent sun protection and avoid exposure. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

RF microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones, unlike many lasers. Good candidates for microneedling have reasonable expectations and no active skin conditions. Microneedling is one of the most widely used and effective ways to generate collagen. You might not be a good candidate if you have a skin infection, are pregnant, or tend to form abnormal scars. 


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.