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Achieve Glowing Skin with RF Microneedling in Rochester

As we age, we often become frustrated with dull or lackluster skin that isn’t as supple, lifted, or healthy-looking as it once was. Luckily, RF Microneedling in Rochester can help!

If you are seeking a nonsurgical, minimally invasive way to address your concerns and gain more confidence in your skin, our team at Envision Aesthetics in Rochester is here for you.

INTRAcel is a treatment offered here that utilizes fractional radio frequency through an RF microneedling device. Fractional RF technology provides clients with the results they are looking for – all year round.

How does RF microneedling with INTRAcel differ from traditional microneedling?

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Traditional microneedling uses a handpiece device with tiny, disposable needle tips to create micro-wounds on skin’s surface. As a result, this triggers the body’s natural healing response.

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, like INTRAcel, delivers even more benefits than traditional microneedling due to the added RF energy that penetrates into the skin. This energy is emitted from the tips of the needles to deliver all the effects of traditional microneedling, with the added benefit of enhanced skin tightening and collagen stimulating results.  Think of microneedling on steroids!

In order to achieve this, the RF energy emitted by the needles safely heats the dermis layer of the skin to 60°C (140°F) to jumpstart the body’s production of collagen and elastin to give the skin a visibly firmer appearance. 

In addition to the increased collagen and elastin production, INTRAcel’s ability to keep the skin surrounding the treated area intact minimizes the downtime you experience from your RF microneedling in Rochester. Most our clients look great within 12-24 hours.

INTRAcel is unlike any other fractional laser treatment on the market because of the minimal recovery time and pain associated with this procedure. Plus, at Envision Aesthetics, we are able to offer this treatment in the summer months, giving you many more options for scheduling your appointment.

How to know if RF microneedling in Rochester is right for you

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One of the best things about RF microneedling is that is suitable, safe and beneficial for all skin types and complexions. It is important to note that results are not instant. We recommend a series of treatments in order to fully address your concerns. 

Acne scars, uneven skin tone & texture, stretch marks, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles can be frustrating and difficult, if not impossible, to treat on your own. If you are struggling with any of these skin concerns, RF microneedling with INTRAcel may be the treatment you have been looking for.

Learn more about RF microneedling for acne scars →

Consider alternative treatments if…

RF microneedling may not be ideal for everyone. If you are currently experiencing active acne, have open wounds, psoriasis or eczema, or have recently had radiation therapy, there may be better options for you here at Envision in Rochester than RF microneedling. 

RF microneedling is also not recommended for pregnant women or those who have trouble healing.

Do at-home microneedle rollers produce the same results as RF microneedling in Rochester with INTRAcel?

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Not even close. 

While at-home microneedle rollers are sometimes used to enhance the effects of your topical serums and moisturizers, they don’t come close to matching the results of professional RF microneedling.

Our equipment uses perfectly spaced, conductive microneedles that emit high-energy radiofrequency waves to penetrate the skin deeper and more evenly. INTRAcel is a much more aggressive (and therefore more effective) RF microneedling treatment. Additionally, performing an abrasive treatment like this at home, rather than in a sterile clinical environment, greatly increases your chance for infection or scarring.

According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, you may be able to, at best, achieve a brighter complexion with these devices. However, do not expect to use one of these at-home rollers to stimulate collagen production or treat any lines or wrinkles like you would with RF microneedling in Rochester at Envision.

What happens during an RF microneedling treatment?

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All Envision clients first receive a free skin analysis consultation from one of our experienced aestheticians to evaluate your skin type and features. Here, we will discuss your goals for RF microneedling in Rochester and walk you through the procedure(s) and treatment plan we recommend and any of your remaining concerns.


Before your appointment for RF microneedling in Rochester, we will ask that you:

• Discontinue use any topical antibiotics products for 3 to 5 days before your appointment.
• Avoid anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen and Advil for 3 days.
• Do not have any BBL or laser procedures, and do not tan or go in the sun without SPF protection for 2 weeks.
• Avoid blood-thinners like aspirin, fish oil, or vitamin E supplements for 3 to 4 days prior to your treatment. If you are taking these under direction of a physician, discuss with them before discontinuing use.

Prepping the treatment area

To begin the RF microneedling procedure, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area to minimize any discomfort you may experience.

RF Microneedling

Using the latest fractional radiofrequency technology, our INTRAcel microneedling devices works to evenly treat your skin. The session typically lasts about 30 minutes, during which you will feel slight heating and light pressure on the treated area that most clients tolerate very well.

What happens afterwards

There is no required downtime with RF microneedling. You are free to return to your regular activities after your treatment. However, we often recommend that you keep the treated skin very clean and unwashed until the following day. We also recommend taking the evening off from social activities and refraining from makeup or skincare treatments for 24 hours post-treatment.

Does RF microneedling hurt?

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Thanks to the topical numbing cream we apply before the treatment, most discomfort is minimized. Following the RF microneedling procedure in Rochester at Envision Aesthetics, your skin may be red and inflamed with some pinpoint bleeding. Clients report their skin feels as though they had a sunburn for 12 to 24 hours after the microneedling is performed.

Because INTRAcel delivers energy below the surface of the skin, little to no downtime is expected, unlike other aesthetic laser treatments which require you to take off work for days depending on your skin’s sensitivity.

When will results of RF microneedling be seen?

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While you will notice visibly brighter and tighter skin from your first RF microneedling session at Envision, most clients achieve the best results after a series of 3 to 4 treatment sessions.

While both methods show immediate results, the collagen and elastin-boosting benefits of using INTRAcel vs. traditional microneedling will continue to improve for 3-6 months post-session, due to the radiofrequency technology in the needles. Results will also vary depending on how quickly your skin cells regenerate and produce new collagen and elastin.

After your initial treatments to achieve the results you desire, we recommend having a maintenance treatment every 6 – 12 months to ensure the results of your RF microneedling treatment are sustained.

Improve results by combining RF microneedling in Rochester with other treatments at Envision

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Envision Aesthetics offers numerous skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments, many of which can be complemented by RF microneedling in Rochester.

To get the most out of your RF microneedling and injectable treatments, and to achieve a dramatically younger appearance, you may consider having BOTOX® injections to relax overactive muscles and treat dynamic wrinkles. 

Then, many of our clients follow up their RF microneedling treatments with dermal fillers to replace lost volume in the face and to further reduce wrinkles.

If you have extensive sun damage or pigmentation you’d like to address, we can pair your RF microneedling treatments with broad band light (BBL) treatments like Forever Young BBL. This revolutionary procedure delivers light energy deep into the skin to more completely address brown spots and correct sun damage.

Finally, treat your beautiful new skin to a Salt Facial or one of our other clinical facials the week after your RF microneedling treatment to brighten the complexion, promote healthy skin, and combat exposure to environmental pollutants. RF microneedling results can be further maintained with routine monthly treatments at Envision.

When you visit Envision for your consultation, we’ll review all of these suggestions and more to help you maximize the results of RF microneedling.

What’s the difference between laser treatments and RF microneedling? →

Why choose Envision Aesthetics for your RF microneedling in Rochester?

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Envision Aesthetics is proud to be the premier medical aesthetic clinic in Rochester. All of our consultations and microneedling treatments are performed by expertly trained licensed nurses and aestheticians, so you can relax knowing you are in the most skilled and practiced hands in the region. 

Our practice is run by an experienced, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist who has completed a fellowship in Orbital and Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. We also place a special focus on education and safety in all of our procedures.  

The INTRAcel device utilizes radio frequency to deliver more, and better results than traditional microneedling alone, and Envision is the best provider of this technology in the Rochester area. 


Come to Envision Aesthetics for RF microneedling in Rochester today!

If you are frustrated by an uneven complexion, acne scars, or fine lines and wrinkles, come talk to the Envision team today. We can help!

We are the premier provider of RF microneedling in Rochester and we can’t wait to help you achieve the healthiest skin of your life with this treatment. Come in and we’ll help you achieve the best version of you.

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