What Is RF Microneedling?

RF (radiofrequency) microneedling is an innovative cosmetic procedure performed to create smoother, healthier, more youthful-looking facial skin. The minimally invasive treatment can treat a wide variety of cosmetic skin issues, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks, cellulite, and loose, sagging skin.

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How Does RF Microneedling Work?

RF microneedling is performed using a particular device, which utilizes many tiny needles to puncture the skin and create micro-wounds. After piercing the skin, these needles deliver high-intensity radiofrequency energy into the deeper layers of tissue. When the radiofrequency energy warms this tissue, it stimulates the growth of new collagen, an essential protein for the health and complexion of the skin.

Additionally, the tiny wounds left by the needles trigger the body’s natural healing process, which in turn promotes the generation of new, healthy skin cells. As a result, the RF microneedling process leaves the skin looking smoother and healthier while reducing the appearance of imperfections.

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    Am I a Candidate for RF Microneedling?

    Adults who would like to achieve smoother, healthier skin could be good candidates for RF microneedling. To be an ideal candidate for the treatment, you should:

    • Be in generally good physical health
    • Have the desire to reduce signs of aging skin and/or other cosmetic skin issues
    • Have the desire to tighten loose, sagging skin
    • Have reasonable expectations for the treatment
    • Be free of active skin infections
    • Not be currently pregnant or nursing

    Our RF Microneedling Treatments

    At Graw Beauty, our RF microneedling machine features several available modules. Each of these treatments offers unique advantages, and when you sit down with Dr. Graw, you can decide which module best fits your needs. Our available RF microneedling treatments include the following:


    AccuTite is a highly effective skin tightening treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to target areas of skin laxity. Through a tiny incision, the AccuTite device delivers radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers of skin, where it melts excess fat cells and stimulates increased production of collagen and elastin.


    BodyTite is a unique, non-invasive treatment used to tighten large areas of loose, sagging skin. Unlike many body contouring treatments, BodyTite does not require any incisions, as it delivers radiofrequency energy through the skin from the inside out.

    With a thin probe inserted beneath the skin, the BodyTite treatment can treat skin laxity in various areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, neck, arms, buttocks, and knees.


    FaceTite is a minimally invasive treatment that delivers high-intensity radiofrequency energy to the deep layers of the facial skin. The procedure eliminates areas of excess fat around the face and neck and stimulates increased collagen production, resulting in long-term facial rejuvenation. FaceTite can make patients look as much as five years younger by enhancing the complexion and contours of the face and neck.


    Morpheus8 is an RF microneedling treatment used to enhance the contours of the face and rejuvenate the facial skin. This popular treatment utilizes radiofrequency energy to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, acne scarring, and other cosmetic skin issues. Morpheus8 treatment is effective for all skin types and provides long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

    Morpheus8 Body:

    Morpheus8 Body is an effective body contouring treatment that can be used to treat cellulite, loose, sagging skin, and stretch marks. The RF microneedling treatment can also eliminate areas of excess fat through radiofrequency energy.

    Common treatment areas for Morpheus8 Body include the following:

    • Abdomen
    • Bra line
    • Arms
    • Knees
    • Chest
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    What Should I Expect During RF Microneedling?

    Before you undergo RF microneedling treatment, you’ll need to consult with Dr. Graw. During this meeting, Dr. Graw will listen to your hopes and goals for the procedure and discuss your treatment options. She will also ask specific questions to ensure you’re a good candidate for RF microneedling treatment. If you decide to continue the procedure, Dr. Graw will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs.

    Your RF microneedling treatment will be an outpatient procedure at our clinic. To begin, you’ll likely be administered local anesthesia or a topical numbing cream, depending on the specifics of your treatment. Dr. Graw will then carefully use the appropriate RF handpiece to treat your skin in the targeted area. Although the length of the procedure can vary, it will most likely take around an hour to complete, and you’ll be able to return home shortly after it’s finished.

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    Benefits of RF Microneedling

    If you’d like to improve the overall health and complexion of your skin, RF microneedling can provide you with some or all of the following benefits:

    • Smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin
    • Reduces signs of aging skin, such as fine lines and wrinkles
    • Treats imperfections such as enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and cellulite
    • Minimally invasive treatment
    • Little to no recovery downtime
    • Tightens loose, sagging skin
    • Increased self-confidence
    • Eliminates excess fat
    • Stimulates increased collagen and elastin production
    • Long-lasting results

    How Long Is the Recovery Time?

    After your RF microneedling treatment, Dr. Graw will give you thorough instructions to ensure your skin heals properly. You may experience some swelling, redness, and discomfort, and you’ll need to avoid direct sunlight temporarily. That said, you should be able to return to work and return to your normal routine within a day or two after the procedure. Additionally, it’s important to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 24 hours.

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    How Long Will It Take To See Results After RF Microneedling?

    Usually, patients notice visible improvements to the health and appearance of their skin within a few weeks of RF microneedling treatment. However, as your body increases its collagen and elastin production and generates new skin cells, the final results of the treatment should gradually appear over three to six months. If you take good care of your skin after the RF microneedling treatment, the effects can last a year or longer.

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    Why Choose Graw Beauty for Your RF Microneedling in Palo Alto?

    When you choose Graw Beauty for your RF microneedling treatment, you’ll be under the expert care of Dr. Grace Graw and her skilled team. Dr. Graw is a highly respected and experienced plastic surgeon known for providing compassionate, patient-centric care and superb, natural-looking results.

    At Graw Beauty, we not only offer a warm, welcoming environment and state-of-the-art aesthetic care, but we also go above and beyond to understand the unique desires of every single patient. During your treatment, we’ll do everything possible to help you revitalize your appearance and achieve the stunning look you’ve always dreamed of. If you’re ready to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.

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