Radiofrequency Microneedling in Fort Lauderdale
Forever Young MedSpa is proud to be one of the first centers in the nation offering the Virtue Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling platform. A treatment session with Virtue RF in Fort Lauderdale addresses signs of aging without the need for invasive surgery. This radiofrequency-based procedure is designed to maximize patient results with the highest degree of safety in the industry today.
Virtue RF vs. Older Microneedling Systems
RF Microneedling is a treatment that has been available for many years. At Forever Young MedSpa, we decided after extensive testing not to bring in this technology, since the 1st-generation systems lacked the power and efficacy needed to provide the best results.
With the release of the Virtue RF system, we finally have a tool that delivers on the promise of better results for fine lines, wrinkles, acne scaring, and skin laxity for men and women.
The Virtue RF system has more than triple the power of the Vivace for better results. It is 30-50% faster, so treatments can usually be done in under 30 minutes. It also allows for fractionated delivery, resulting in far greater patient comfort without the need for a reduction in power or effectiveness.
In the near future, the Virtue RF will also accept additional handpieces for larger areas of the body and for specific areas that require even deeper tightening.
Guide to Facial Rejuvenation
Want to learn more about how energy treatments grow new Collagen and Elastin and which treatments generate the most?
How Does It Work?
At about age 20, collagen and elastin protein production in the body starts to decline. Elastin gives skin its elasticity, or ability to spring back, and collagen creates structure in the skin.
The Virtue RF system uses microneedling to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin tissues. This stimulates the skin’s healing response, prompting an increase in the natural production of collagen and elastin. At the same time, RF energy is being delivered into the skin tissues to remodel collagen and elastin and increase their production.
This dramatically reduces fine lines and wrinkles while tightening loose skin. Skin conditions such as surface scarring can also be greatly reduced.
Why combination Tetra CoolPeel & Virtue RF Treatments work so well
Do you know that Skin is the largest organ in our body? Throughout our lives, our skin will change, slowly aging beginning in your 20’s which is when our bodies actually stop producing Elastin and we begin to see Collagen breaking down. What is Elastin? Elastin is our skin’s natural “spring”. Pinch a young person’s cheek and their skin “springs” right back to shape. Pinch an older person’s cheek and well, it takes a bit of time for that pinch to unwind! That spring back is Elastin.
Collagen most everyone has heard about but few really understand its role. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and acts as a structural component that helps your skin maintain firmness. Both Collagen and elastin are found within all the layers of the skin and are our chief defense in preventing fine lines & wrinkles.
As you can see in the chart below. As we age, both Collagen and Elastin lines begin forming shallow at first and then deepen as the years go by and without help… Well, don’t worry about that part because help we have plenty of with our combination Virtue RF & C02 CoolPeel Treatments!
How does Virtue RF & Tetra CoolPeel work together?
As you can see in the image above, these two amazing technologies work together to rebuild & generate both Collagen & Elastin in all layers of your skin from the top down. No one type of laser can accomplish this.
When the Tetra C02 CoolPeel energy is applied to your skin, the upper layers of your skin or Dermis are stimulated to produce new collagen & elastin.
Virtue RF micro-needling is then used to penetrate deeper layers of skin without damaging the upper layers and we can precisely control the depth of penetration of the microneedles & RF energy in 1mm increments on all areas of the face and body.
What will Virtue RF & Tetra CoolPeel do for my skin?
With the Tetra C02 Coolpeel, we are targeting the upper dermis of your skin and removing old tired dull surface skin, tightening your pores, improving your skin tone & texture, and reducing those surface fine lines while improving luminosity.
With Virtue RF, for patients with acne scars, wrinkles, minor laxity, or larger pores we are going deeper into the Dermis forcing Collagen and Elastin remodeling to take place from the inside out and outside in at the same time. Only energy treatments like this have been proven to regenerate new Elastin fibers which our bodies stop producing in our early 20’s. And you should see how great all these types of treatments are for younger patients who just want to.. Peter Pan themselves and never age much… We call that prejuvenation and it’s become a very popular treatment for younger patients!
Most patients will need a package of (3) treatments and as always, our consultations are always complimentary.
Virtue RF FAQs
What is the difference between Virtue RF microneedling and traditional microneedling?
RF microneedling is an advanced radiofrequency energy treatment that produces precise controlled injuries in the skin. With the Virtue RF, we can customize settings and depth of penetration in increments of 0.1mm.
The ability to dial in such precise settings for power and depth of penetration, along with the ability to fractionate energy delivery, is why results are so much better than the 1st-generation systems.
How many treatments are needed?
Most patients will begin with 3 Virtue RF treatments as a baseline. Some patients with acne scarring or deeper lines and wrinkles will likely require more treatment sessions. Many patients begin to see improvement after one treatment.
Final results generally appear 4-6 months after your last treatment; your skin will continue building collagen and elastin protein during this time. Yearly maintenance treatments are suggested.
Is there a “right” age for Virtue RF microneedling?
There is no one “right” age for a Virtue RF treatment. Because of its ability to produce collagen and elastin, the Virtue RF treatment works to prevent signs of aging for younger patients. It also works well for older patients looking to reverse the signs of aging.
Is there any pain, discomfort, or downtime?
With the numbing cream and the Virtue RF tips we use, most patients report pain level at a 2-3, which is quite low. The procedure is very comfortable and most times completely pain free. It requires little to no downtime or recovery time.
Are the tiny RF microneedling holes permanent?
Virtue RF treatment creates controlled micro-injuries in the skin that will leave small channels that allow for serums or PRP to be delivered deep into the skin. The needle punctures are so small that, unaided, no one can see them, even close up.
These channels or holes will close on their own within 6 hours after the treatment. This can cause your skin to look flushed, but the redness will go away quickly.
How long is each treatment session?
The procedure times will vary depending on how many areas are being treated. However, as a guideline, most facial treatments can be completed within 30-45 minutes.
Which areas can be treated?
The Virtue RF can treat the face, neck, hands, and other areas experiencing signs of aging.
What does the microcurrent mask do following treatment?
With every Virtue RF treatment, our patients will receive a post-care dual microcurrent mask from FRANZ Skincare. This patented mask provides biological microcurrent that opens skin pores and allows our serums to be better absorbed deep into your tissue, calming and nourishing your skin after treatments.
I have darker skin. Will I be able to safely have a Virtue RF treatment done?
Yes. Unlike with lasers, we can safely treat all skin types 1-6, so long as you are not prone to hyper/hypopigmentation.
As an example, some patients will experience darkening or lightening of areas of their face simply by having a pimple and extracting it. Patients who routinely experience this type of pigment change need to be spot tested to see if they may still be a candidate for Virtue RF treatment.
Contact Our Office
Schedule your consultation for Virtue RF in Fort Lauderdale – contact Forever Young MedSpa today and arrange an appointment. Our skilled skincare professionals will be happy to discuss the treatment in further detail.