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Are you suffering from fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin or other signs of facial aging? Thanks to modern cosmetic treatments, you can now turn back the clock and reclaim youthful skin without surgeries, scars, or downtime. Pixel8 RF microneedling, offered by Sistine Plastic Surgery, is the latest cutting-edge skin rejuvenation treatment that reverses the signs of aging without the complications or downtime occasionally associated with surgeries.

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What is Pixel8 RF Microneedling?

RF microneedling is the name of an innovative cosmetic treatment that combines two highly-effective skin rejuvenation techniques — radiofrequency energy and microneedling. Pixel8 is the cutting-edge technology that delivers the RF microneedling treatment.

RF microneedling is a procedure wherein multiple micro-punctures are made on the skin’s surface through ultrafine needles. As the needles puncture the skin, they also deliver radiofrequency energy into its deep tissues, activating your body’s natural healing and collagen production capabilities.

Pixel8 is the latest and most effective technology used to conduct the RF microneedling procedure, allowing greater personalization than most other technologies. With Pixel8, our aesthetic professionals can calibrate the microneedles anywhere from 0.5mm up to 3.5mm, personalizing the treatment to address your specific skin conditions and concerns.

What are the advantages of Pixel8 RF Microneedling?

  • Nonsurgical and minimally-invasive procedure
  • Causes little to no pain and discomfort
  • No risk of scarring, infections, and other surgery complications
  • Pixel8 ensures the delivery of highly-calibrated treatments
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Delivers uniform bipolar RF energy with predictable results
  • Fast procedure that concludes in 45 minutes to 90 minutes
  • No downtime or extended recovery periods
  • Produces natural-looking results by activating the body’s natural healing response
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How does Pixel8 RF Microneedling work?

Collagen is a protein fiber that serves to strengthen your skin tissues. It’s a crucial component in your skin’s youthfulness, making it appear taut, smooth and supple. As you grow older, your skin’s ability to produce collagen declines, leading to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin tissues. Pixel8 RF microneedling’s primary purpose is to trigger your body’s natural collagen production capabilities, reversing the signs of skin damage.

The microneedles create tiny controlled tears in your skin’s surface, activating your body’s natural healing process that leads to the formation of new skin cells. These new skin cells eventually replace the old and the dead, making your skin fresh and youthful. Meanwhile, the radiofrequency energy delivered into the deep skin tissues activates your body’s collagen production capabilities, eventually tightening your skin tissues. Over time, the Pixel8 RF microneedling process tightens skin tissues and reduces wrinkles.

What does Pixel8 RF Microneedling treat?

Pixel8 RF microneedling is ideal for people with early signs of aging or skin texture problems. This procedure can either be done individually to reverse early signs of aging, or it can be done after surgical procedures to maintain their results.

Pixel8 RF microneedling primarily treats fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne scars, stretch marks, large pores, and skin laxity. However, it doesn’t provide the same extensive results as a facelift or surgery, it can’t reverse the signs of advanced aging, and it can’t treat discoloration issues.

What can I expect from the Pixel8 RF Microneedling procedure?

Before the RF microneedling procedure, your skin will be prepared for the treatment. Your skin will be cleansed, and topical anesthesia will be applied to the treatment spots. Dr. Leong will start the treatment once your skin is completely numb, ensuring you don’t experience any pain or discomfort.

During the RF microneedling procedure, the doctor will gently roll Pixel8’s handheld device over the targeted treatment areas. As the handheld device rolls over your skin, it will create multiple micro-punctures and simultaneously deliver radiofrequency energy into the deep skin tissues. This process will be repeated to all the treatment areas.

The RF microneedling procedure concludes within 45 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. You may need to schedule at least four sessions approximately 3-4 weeks apart to ensure optimal results. The results, apparent immediately, will continue improving as your body generates collagen. You can expect the final results in a few weeks.

After the procedure, you may experience minor swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness around the treatment sites. The sensation will be similar to a sunburn, but these side effects will dissipate in a few days. You can resume most of your daily activities immediately, without any downtime, but you’ll be advised to avoid direct sunlight for a few days.

Why Choose Sistine Plastic Surgery?

Sistine Plastic Surgery is a cutting-edge plastic surgery clinic led by Dr. Leong, one of the country’s most experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Leong believes plastic surgery is a delicate art, and he treats it as such. He carefully examines your skin quality and discusses your cosmetic goals to curate the ideal microneedling treatment plan for your specific skin conditions, expectations and lifestyle.


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Dr. Leong and his team are happy to announce, we are open and seeing patients for all surgical and non-surgical consults. The summer surgery schedule is rapidly filling up. Please call or contact us today to schedule your consultation.

We are following all state and federal guidelines for your protection and safety, including but not limited to: wearing gloves and masks, providing hand sanitizer, frequent cleaning, wiping down and sanitizing of all contact surfaces. As well as will maintain all standard Social Distancing protocols. Patients should not come in if achy, feverish or coughing or COVID positive test for active infection.

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