About RF Microneedling
Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Alpharetta and Atlanta, GA uses an exceptional approach that creates outstanding results for our patients with a treatment known as radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. RF laser treatments have been around for many years and are well-known in the cosmetic industry for skin tightening. This particular type of laser treatment uses heat to stimulate the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin to create a tighter, smoother surface. This technique can be used with microneedling to optimize the results. At our facility, we often add this new advancement to our area patients' skin care treatments to create firmer skin, a smoother texture, and a glowing complexion. Our facilities were founded and are led by double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence, a leading surgeon and one of the best female cosmetic specialists in Georgia. Call us today to learn more about our treatments.
"Dr. Lawrence truly has the skills of a surgeon but the touch of a woman. So knowledgeable and kind. I was particularly impressed by how well she listened. She was not in a rush like most doctors. She sat and listened to me. I felt respected. She's the best!"- L.B. / Yelp / Jun 14, 2019
"Dr Lawrence did my tear troughs this winter and I LOVE it. I had dark circles and hollowing - 1 cc of filler has been amazing. I recommend her all the time. Thank you Dr Lawrence!!!"- C.D. / Google / May 23, 2019
"So knowledgeable and efficient. Check was quick and easy. Wait time was minimal. The information given to me regarding the procedure was informative and thorough. I highly recommend Dr Marisa Lawrence's office."- C.M. / Yelp / May 03, 2019
"Best Decision I’ve Ever Made - I was 12 years old the first time I saw my facial profile in a picture. I gasped at my “beak” which I felt was much too large for my face. I was self-conscious about my dorsal hump and bulbous tip ever since. I’ve always angled my face a certain way to minimize my insecurity about my nose when talking to people in person, taking pictures, etc. It consumed my life. I had a single consultation with Dr.Lawrence and knew she was the surgeon for me. The entire staff is professional and friendly, which immediately put me at ease. Dr.Lawrence addressed correcting the parts of my nose I was insecure about to increase facial balance. She is a double board certified and fellowship trained surgeon, so I was confident in her skill and intuition. My operation was seamless, my recovery was shockingly easy, and Dr.Lawrence has been there every step of the way throughout my recovery. I am only 4 months post-op and I’m IN LOVE with the results of my rhinoplasty! I look balanced and so natural. I’m also wearing less makeup since my procedure. My only regret is not having the rhinoplasty sooner! It looks even better than I imagined. My confidence has been restored. I feel like ME for the first time in my adult life. I would recommend Dr.Lawrence to anyone considering plastic surgery. I am forever grateful!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 26, 2019
"I had breast implant removal surgery (capsule removed) about a month ago and am very pleased with the results. Dct. Lawrence, office staff, and surgery location staff were all very kind, gentle, professional & detailed. A++"- C.U. / Facebook / Apr 26, 2019
If you are 40 years of age or older and are starting to notice discoloration, smile lines, age spots, and other skin problems (that can come with age and sun exposure), RF microneedling might be the perfect treatment for you. RF microneedling is a wonderful choice if you wish to:
- Tighten the skin, producing a more refreshed appearance
- Enhance skin texture, tone, and pigment
- Address skin irregularities, such as blood vessels and discoloration
- Reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage
- Treat acne scars and other forms of scarring
- Rejuvenate skin for a younger, glowing look
Microneedling uses a tool (with small needles on the end) that is rolled gently against the skin to puncture and create micro-injuries that "disrupt" the cells and produce collagen. Some also refer to this as collagen induction therapy. New skin grows as the skin heals, leaving the top layer feeling and looking smoother, brighter, and rejuvenated. While this procedure is usually performed by itself, combining this advanced technique with radiofrequency laser technology has allowed us to optimize the results for our patients.
The approach is quite straightforward. The handheld device, which emits radiofrequency heat, works by delivering short pulses of RF energy through an array of 25 sterilized, gold-plated micro-needles. The energy is transmitted through the needles, which simultaneously punctures the skin and circles back the electrodes on the skin. The RF energy heats at levels that provide cumulative and ongoing benefits.
What to Expect
RF microneedling procedure will take place inside one of the Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery offices utilizing a numbing cream to minimize discomfort. During your appointment, the handheld device will roll over the desired area, repeating the process until the desired results have been reached. Patients should expect minute pinpoint scabs to appear 24 – 72 hours post-procedure, which will naturally shed when the underlying micro-injury has healed. Results become visible as skin heals over the 3 – 4 weeks after having a microneedling with RF procedure. Optimal results usually need 3 – 4 treatments 3 – 4 weeks apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
The cost of your RF microneedling treatment will be based on the condition of your skin and the number of RF microneedling sessions needed to achieve your aesthetic goals. During your consultation, Dr. Lawrence will go over all your questions and estimate the cost of your treatment. Our practice accepts a number of payment methods to make your sessions more affordable.
How many treatments will I need?
As every patient is unique and has their own aesthetic goals, some individuals will require more treatments than others. Dr. Lawrence and our team will perform an examination and create a tailored treatment plan that will help you understand what number of sessions you will need. Most patients receive 3 – 4 treatments spaced one month apart.
What are the benefits of RF microneedling?
RF microneedling offers stunning results with less downtime than other more invasive or surgical procedures. The procedure is a great option if you want to refresh the overall appearance of your skin. Our patients regularly comment that they feel their skin is rejuvenated and more youthful after this treatment.
Does it hurt?
Though the procedure is not considered painful, we apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area prior to beginning. Because of this, most patients experience little to no discomfort at all. At your consultation, our team can help you to better understand what to expect during your session.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $300
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Rejuvenate Your Face
If you are seeking to decrease the appearance of aging or sun-damaged skin, as well as diminish laxity, acne scars, or wrinkles, RF microneedling is a wonderful treatment with proven results. Combining radiofrequency skin tightening and microneedling, this outstanding skin rejuvenation process has grown in popularity and continues to be a top-rated, minimally invasive treatment for our Georgia patients. We welcome you to call Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery to find out more.