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RF Microneedling in Fairfield County, CT

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When it comes to your facial appearance, surrender is not an option. Aging happens, but visible signs of aging can often be halted and reversed. Combining microneedling with radiofrequency energy treatment can often throw a “stop sign” in front of age-related skin issues and concerns

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin resurfacing procedure that can arrest and reverse signs of aging.

RF Microneedling in Fairfield County, CT

What is RF microneedling?

RF microneedling is the next step in skin rejuvenation. It combines microneedling with radio frequency treatment (RF) to shift your skin’s own natural healing processes into “hyperdrive.”

How does RF microneedling work?

As counter-intuitive as it may sound, tiny injuries can trigger massive healing responses. Microneedling uses a special device that holds tiny needles. As the device is guided across your skin, it creates millions of micro-channels. This triggers your body’s healing system, which generates new and replenished skin cells, minus the old flaws.

The results of microneedling can be further elevated by adding natural nutrients such as hyaluronic acid (HA), which seep deeply into the skin channels created by the microneedling device. The HA produces additional foundational healing building blocks such as elastin and collagen.

That’s the microneedling part. Radiofrequency (RF) treatment delivers healing energy to even the deepest layers of your skin, creating a “one-two punch” that knocks out damaged skin and replaces it with new, mint-condition cells.

What specific issues can RF microneedling treat?

  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Crepey skin
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Dark spots or patches
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

RF microneedling also promotes collagen production, which produces smoother and plumper skin.

Types of Microneedling

Microneedling procedures fall into three general categories:

  • Fractional Radiofrequency (RF), which we are addressing in detail
  • Mechanical microneedling, which uses a motorized pen with thin needles to make tiny channels in your skin, thus stimulating a strong healing response
  • Mesotherapy, a minimally invasive option that affects only the very top-most layer of skin

Cynosure Potenza® Microneedling

This is the gold standard in microneedling technology, and we use it exclusively at The Aesthetic Center.

The Cynosure Potenza device is equipped with four different RF modes that can be adjusted to treat all layers of skin with one system. The Fusion Tip and Tiger Tip applicators insulate the micro-needles and enable us to treat almost all parts of your body rather than just your face.

Cynosure Potenza microneedling can treat all skin types.

RF Microneedling in Fairfield County

Benefits of RF Microneedling

  • Safe
  • Minimally invasive
  • Versatile
  • Little to no downtime
  • Combinable with other treatments
  • Brief and convenient treatment sessions

Are you a candidate for RF microneedling?

You are if you are in good general health. RF microneedling can often be very effective for patients who have not responded to other treatments.

But there are disqualifying conditions. You should avoid this treatment if you are:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Using or have recently used Accutane
  • Having any type of skin infection or breakout
  • Taking anticoagulants
  • Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments
  • Prone to heavy scarring
  • Allergic to gold
  • Have any implanted devices, such as a cardiac defibrillator

Schedule an RF Microneedling Consultation at The Aesthetic Center

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of RF microneedling Fairfield County plastic surgeon Dr. David Passaretti is happy to schedule a personalized consultation. He is one of the country’s most accomplished and acclaimed plastic surgeons and aesthetic experts.

Dr. Passaretti and his team of experts will take the time to get to know you and learn about your goals and expectations. After carefully reviewing your medical history, they will devise a customized treatment plan for you.

If you have an active acne breakout, you may be directed to take oral antibiotics. If you smoke, you will need to stop for a specified period before and after your procedure. You will also be required to suspend the use of any supplement or medication — including aspirin — that may elevate bleeding.

Fairfield County RF Microneedling

Your Procedure

Your Fairfield County RF microneedling treatment will be performed in an office setting. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home after your procedure.

Your provider will first apply a numbing agent to your skin before moving the Cynosure Potenza RF Microneedling device over your treatment areas.

The procedure — including prep time — takes less than two hours, with the microneedling application itself completed in 45 minutes or less.

Recovery and Aftercare

Most people experience little downtime.

You will have some slight irritation and redness for a few days, and you may experience some light bleeding from the tiny cuts made by the microneedling device. This should resolve very quickly.

Avoid picking at your treatment areas, and be sure to make daily and diligent use of high-SPF sunscreen.

Remember that the use of tobacco and alcohol can interfere with the results of your procedure.


You will see full results and benefits within 3-6 months following your treatment, depending on the extent of your condition. Most patients need at least three sessions, separated by 4-6 weeks, to optimize results.

After that, an annual “tune-up” treatment is recommended.

RF Microneedling in Fairfield County

Why select Dr. David Passaretti at The Aesthetic Center?

Dr. Passaretti is a board-certified Fairfield County plastic surgeon who possesses the skill, training, experience, aesthetic eye, and compassion that produce natural-looking results. He has been recognized annually by Connecticut Magazine as one of the state’s “Top Doctors.” You can rest assured you are in good hands, as Dr. Passaretti always holds safety as his top priority.

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RF Microneedling FAQs

After a numbing agent is applied, most patients report little to no discomfort during treatment. Your skin may feel warm, much like a sunburn, but that heat should resolve itself quickly.

Medical data conclude it is an exceptionally safe procedure. However, all such procedures carry risks, in this case, including bleeding, bruising, infection, or allergic reactions.

Most patients require at least three sessions (or more based on skin aging), each separated by 4-6 weeks.

No, because the device's possible effects on fetuses and infants has not been firmly established.

Because only a topical numbing agent is used in the procedure, you do not need to arrange for a driver following treatment.

Yes, for a period specified by your provider, avoid lying on your treatment areas.

That will depend on the extent of your treatment. Have a full discussion with your provider concerning costs prior to your procedure.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Fairfield County or anywhere in Connecticut, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert plastic surgeons.

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