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Microneedling: Benefits for your skin

What is microneedling and how can it help my skin appearance?

One of the most common issues our patients ask us about is how to deal with the fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity that plague all of us as we age.  At Wilmington Dermatology Center (WDC) we are strong believers that the way to a refreshed look is through Full Facial Rejuvenation, a comprehensive look at the changes required to achieve your goals.  With full facial rejuvenation, it usually entails a combination of treatments like fillers, neurotoxins (Botox/Dysport), lasers for various conditions, and in most recent years microneedling.


New to the term microneedling?  In basic terms microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for rejuvenation. Microneedling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, and pore size.  In recent years, the addition of radio-frequency with microneedling for improved collagen stimulation has enabled practices to achieve even better results.


Our latest treatment option, the VirtueRF, is the newest generation of radio frequency microneedling, with FDA-clearance for your safety.  Wilmington Dermatology Center proud to offer this minimally-invasive treatment that helps stimulate natural production of collagen. The VirtueRF goes beyond treating wrinkles, fine lines, for the face, neck, hands, and body. The treatment depth and energy levels enable a multi-layered approach for customized treatments, regardless of skin type or tan. The VirtueRF creates thousands of targeted coagulations zones under the skin using a combination of micro needles and radio frequency to deliver precise heat, rather than laser light, to the treated area. The discrete coagulative injury zones in the dermis spare the epidermis. The natural healing process, following the skin rejuvenation treatment, replaces the damaged zones with new collagen and elastin resulting in tighter, smoother skin.


Offering a truly comfortable patient experience via  VirtueRF’s precise robotic motor, the treatment is much more comfortable than comparative devices with minimal social downtime.   The VirtueRF experience includes the use of a compounded numbing cream and a tandem post treatment mask to ensure an unprecedented recovery and absence of visible evidence that you had a treatment.  The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes to complete, depending on the areas of treatment.


Like most devices, the VirtueRF is best served in a series of at-least three treatments with results varying per patient. The ideal candidate for a microneedling treatment is really anyone looking to improve collagen and elastin, and looking for a treatment with little to no downtime and pain that can achieve great results!


If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, or if it would be a good fit for you, don’t hesitate to setup a complimentary consult today! Call us at 910-256-4350.