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What Is Microneedling?

Pixel8 RF Microneedling at Sistine Aesthetics is one of the latest and most innovative cosmetic procedures that rejuvenate your skin without an extended recovery period. The procedure leverages cutting-edge technology to deliver the twin benefits of microneedling and radiofrequency thermal energy, facilitating skin regeneration, collagen production, and skin tightening.

Pixel8 is one of the latest cutting-edge technologies used for RF microneedling. Designed primarily to combat the signs of aging, Pixel8-RF is suitable for all skin types, ensures minimal side effects or discomfort, and provides optimal results. Furthermore, Pixel8 ensures greater personalization of the RF microneedling procedure than ever before, since the microneedles can be adjusted between 0.5mm up to 3.5mm to address your specific skin conditions.

How Does Pixel8 RF Microneedling Work?

RF microneedling, aka radiofrequency microneedling, is a procedure that combines two popular skin rejuvenation techniques — radiofrequency energy and microneedling. The patient’s skin is slightly punctured with ultrafine microneedles that deliver radiofrequency energy into the deep skin tissues. Carefully controlled damage caused by the thermal energy and micro-punctures stimulates your body’s natural healing response and collagen production.

Collagen is one of the skin’s most crucial structural frameworks, responsible for its youthful, vibrant, and taut appearance. But years of natural aging, sun damage, and environmental pollutants minimize your skin’s ability to produce collagen, leading to laxity and wrinkles. RF microneedling activates your body’s natural collagen production capabilities, resulting in youthful and healthy skin. The collagen formation and regeneration processes take time, so your skin quality continues improving for several weeks.

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Microneedling Before & After

Areas Microneedling Treats

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin laxity
  • Sagging skin tissues
  • Acne scars
  • Sunspots
  • Large pores
  • Stretch marks


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What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

  • Nonsurgical procedure without scarring or incisions
  • Causes minimal pain and discomfort
  • Personalized to address the patient’s specific needs
  • Optimal and uniform delivery of radiofrequency energy
  • Negligible risk of complications
  • Quick and efficient procedure
  • Triggers your body’s natural collagen production capabilities
  • Optimal and natural-looking results
  • Results continue improving for 6 to 8 weeks

    Am I an Ideal Candidate for Microneedling?

    • Patients in generally good health, without active skin infections, rashes, etc
    • Patients experiencing wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and other signs of aging
    • Patients willing to accept at least four Pixel8 RF microneedling sessions 3-4 weeks apart

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    Preparing for the Procedure

    • Wash your face thoroughly
    • Don’t apply sunscreen or cosmetic products to your face
    • Pull your hair back and off your face
    • Wear loose and comfortable clothes
    • Reschedule the procedure if you’re experiencing active skin or health conditions

    During the Procedure

    • Your skin is cleansed and prepared for the treatment
    • Topical numbing cream is applied over the treatment sites to prevent discomfort
    • The Pixel8 handheld device passes over the strategically-targeted treatment sites
    • The microneedles attached to a small wheel create small micro-punctures on the skin’s surface
    • Radiofrequency energy is delivered into the deep tissues through the microneedles
    • The process is repeated for all the treatment sites

    What Will My Recovery Be Like?

    • Your microneedling in Pittsburgh will be done in 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the treatment sites
    • You can resume most daily activities immediately — no downtime
    • You may experience minor swelling, tenderness, and bruising for a few days
    • Avoid direct sunlight and keep your skin hydrated for a few days
    • Avoid makeup for the first 24 hours after the treatment
    • Results are immediately visible, but continue improving for 6 to 8 weeks

    Microneedling FAQ

    Does microneedling work on older skin?

    Yes. The micro-injuries carried out by the microneedling device result in an increase in collagen production. This will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

    Does microneedling help sagging jowls?

    Yes. As with other signs of aging, the collagen-boosting effects of microneedling can help reduce sagging jowls. Patients can achieve firmer, smoother skin with just a few treatments.

    Why do my wrinkles look worse after microneedling?

    While some patients may claim that their wrinkles look worse following the treatment, they are actually just mistaking the healing process for an exacerbation of wrinkles. The skin tightening effects of the treatment will set in hours or days afterward.

    How long does your face burn after microneedling?

    It’s normal for patients to feel that they have a mild sunburn following their procedure. However, this typically only lasts for 24 to 48 hours.

    How long does it take to look normal after microneedling?

    Most people heal up after 24 hours. With more extensive treatments, however, the healing process can take as long as 2 to 3 days.

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    Why Choose Sistine Aesthetics?

    Sistine Aesthetics is a state-of-the-art medical spa that believes in providing personalized cosmetic treatments that cater to your specific needs and lifestyle. Dr. Leong, our exceptional board-certified plastic surgeon, patiently discusses your medical history and examines your skin conditions to recommend the ideal treatment plan for your skin conditions. If you’re experiencing skin laxity or other signs of aging, please contact our clinic, discuss your microneedling in Pittsburgh, and reclaim your youthful skin and vitality.

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