How Long Does Virtue RF Microneedling Last?

Virtue RF is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses a combination of microneedling and radio frequency to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Patients appreciate this treatment because it can be used on their face, neck, or body. It’s FDA approved for your safety and is available to be used on any skin type, and has been found especially helpful in reducing acne scars and fine lines.

Virtue RF microneedling procedure is simple. It works by applying sterile microneedles into the skin’s dermis after your technician applies a numbing cream. These needles then create microscopic channels deep within the dermis to stimulate the natural production of collagen and deliver radio-frequency heat energy at specific depths, promoting the remodeling of collagen and elastin that tightens and lifts the skin.

At the Center for Women’s Aesthetics, we proudly offer this innovative treatment to our patients. We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of safe and effective treatments to provide our patients with the best.

How To Prep For Virtue RF

One of the most commonly asked questions concerning Virtue RF is how to prepare for this treatment. There are a few steps you can take to ensure optimal results. First, discontinue the use of Retin-A Hydroquinone and Vitamin C Serum products for a week before your treatment; these products can make your skin more sensitive and reactionary to the medicine.

If possible, avoid taking aspirin seven days before your treatment. It’s best to avoid waxing or chemical peels for two weeks before your Virtue RF Treatment and avoid direct sunlight for one week before your treatment. (Our staff will not administer the Virtue RF treatment on sunburned skin.) If you have a history of cold sores or fever blisters, it’s best to let us know before your treatment in case additional precautions are needed.

Also, in case an active infection or extreme breakout occurs before your treatment, we may need to delay your treatment. If you have any questions about these steps, feel free to contact our staff, who are equipped to answer any questions you may have regarding Virtue RF.

Is There Downtime?

It’s important to note that while patients will see some changes immediately in their skin after a Virtue RF treatment, it typically takes 4-6 weeks until the full benefits are apparent. We also recommend that you avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours after your treatment; it’s not uncommon for the skin to appear slightly red for a few hours post-treatment as your skin recovers. But this procedure requires no social downtime; you can return to your normal activities following your appointment.

How Long Do Effects Last?

One of the best features of this treatment is that as the deeper layers of your skin heal, collagen is rebuilt. Depending on how you care for your skin (we recommend a good skin care regime and daily sun protection), many patients have reported that the microneedling results from Virtue RF can last for years. However, for ideal results, most practices recommend a series of treatments placed 4-6 weeks apart and maintenance treatments every six months to help maintain your results.

Where Can I Go To Learn More About Virtue RF?

Before considering any cosmetic procedure, we encourage you to speak to a licensed professional. The Center for Women’s Aesthetic team is highly trained and capable of answering any question you may have about this procedure or other services we offer. Feel free to contact us today to learn more.