Z Dermatology

RF Microneedling

RF Microneedling services offered in Huntington Beach, CA

RF Microneedling

RF Microneedling Q&A

What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?

RF microneedling using the Fraxis Duo Secret RF hand piece is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure use to rejuvenate the appearance of skin texture, pores, scarring, laxity, and wrinkling of the skin. This rejuvenation involves the use of a microneedling and heat (RF) to stimulate collagen induction. The fine needle punctures is used in conjunction with radio frequency pulses to deliver heat to the dermis and creates a micro-wound.  The controlled injury triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin in the dermis. This treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., improved skin texture, firmness and hydration. This procedure can be done on all skin types. This treatment is done in conjunction with BENEV exosomes.

What is RF Microneedling is used for?

  • Skin texture problems
  • Skin tightening – helps with skin laxity
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical Scars
  • Pore size improvement
  • Age spots/brown spots
  • Fine lines/wrinkles
  • Moderate wrinkles
  • Stretch marks

How does Secret RF work?

Secret RF is a radio frequency (RF) microneedling device that effectively rebuilds and revitalizes skin. Using controlled RF energy, Secret RF delivers heat into deeper layer of the skin to firm up tissue, remodel collagen, improve mild wrinkles, and diminish scars, all while leaving the outer layer of the skin intact.

What are exosomes?

BENEV Exosome treatments are based on the most cutting edge scientific biotech breakthrough for skin rejuvenation and regeneration. Exosomes fat stem cells that are responsible for cell to cell communication and for facilitating the exchange of RNA and other important proteins between cells (e.g. fibroblasts, keratinocytes, immune cells, etc.), in addition to transferring numerous growth factors and cytokines and genetic materials that have shown signs of tissue repair and improving skin cells. These data coding avatars have been harnessed for our new line of exosome products to promote a more radiant youthful appearance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect the day of the treatment?

A topical anesthetic is applied to the entire face or specific target areas for 30-45 minutes. The provider will begin by making several passes on sections of your face or specific target areas with the microneedle hand-piece. Heat and tingling sensations can be expected as the laser moves across the skin. Depending on the size of the target areas, the procedure may take between 15 to 45 minutes.

What should I expect after my RF Microneedling procedure?

Immediately after your RF microneedling treatment you may notice a few of the following things: redness, red needle puncture marks, itchiness, pinpoint bruising, swelling. These issues above are common and should resolve over the next few days. You may apply an icepack to the irritated area for 20-30 minutes for any pain or itching. Redness for 3-5 days is a common side effect.  Rarely swelling may persist and a prescription will be given. We will be placing exosomes on your face post procedure, which would be best not to wash off that night. You may cleanse your skin with cool water and a gentle cleanser, followed by a moisturizer and sunscreen the next morning. It is important to keep your skin hydrated and adopt the use of zinc or titanium dioxide base sun-block (applied several times a day) as your daily regimen for at least 2 weeks after your procedure. It is also advised to cover up by wearing a hat when outdoors.


When will I see results?

Some improvement can be seen in texture in the first few weeks. It is recommended to have a minimum of 3 treatments, each treatment being 4 weeks apart for maximum benefit of the RF Microneedling with exosomes. New collagen formation takes 3 to 6 months to develop. Once desired results are achieved, a maintenance treatment will be necessary to maintain the achieved result.

What are my RF Microneedling aftercare instructions?

Leave the exosomes on your skin without washing them off for as long as you can. You may wash your face with gentle cleanser the next morning. Avoid going in the sun without sunscreen for 2 weeks after the procedure. Avoid using AHAs, retinols, Retin A, Vitamin C or oil based make up for one week after the procedure. Avoid going in a sauna or steam room for one week after the procedure. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Avoid facials, facial waxing, facial peels, IPL, lasers, microneedling, microdermabrasion for two weeks after the procedure. Do not exfoliate your skin for one week. Never, under any circumstances, pick your face during the healing process as this may cause scarring.


How much does RF Microneedling cost?

Partial face (acne scarring): $700

Full face: $1000 per treatment 

Full face and neck: $1200 per treatment

Full face, neck, and chest: $1400 per treatment 

Surgical Scars: quoted by provider

Stretch marks: quoted by provider

Package deals available.