Rafi Bidros, MD, FACS

920 Frostwood Drive Suite 690, Houston, TX 77024

MyBodyMD
Rafi Bidros, MD, FACS

920 Frostwood Drive Suite 690
Houston, TX 77024

RF Microneedling (Radiofrequency Collagen Induction Therapy) Secret RF – Houston, TX*

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About RF Microneedling

Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Rafi Bidros utilizes a special technique that produces gorgeous outcomes for our patients using a treatment called radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. RF treatments have existed for a number of years and are popular in the aesthetics industry for their skin tightening effects. This specific type of therapy utilizes heat to encourage the creation of collagen deep within the skin to reveal a firmer, smoother surface. Our office is proud to offer the advanced Secret RF, which blends the power of microneedling with radiofrequency heat to maximize each outcome. At MyBodyMD, we frequently incorporate this new process into our treatment plans for patients who desire to generate healthier skin with a much smoother feel and a luminous complexion.

Ideal Candidates

Secret RF is a microneedling treatment that improves signs of fine lines, wrinkles, aging skin, and scars. It is a safe and effective treatment that can be performed during a quick session. If you are beginning to find age spots, discoloration, smile lines, and other skin flaws (from aging and sunlight exposure), RF microneedling could be the ideal treatment for you. RF microneedling is an excellent option if you want to:

  • Firm your skin, creating a more refreshed look
  • Boost skin feel, pigment, and tone
  • Treat skin imperfections, like discoloration and blood vessels
  • Reduce the look of sun damage and age spots
  • Repair acne scars and other forms of scarring or discoloration
  • Rejuvenate skin for a younger, more luminous look

Procedure Technique

It first helps to explain the idea behind microneedling. This popular treatment uses a handheld instrument with tiny needles attached to the end. The device is gently and carefully rolled across the skin to create tiny punctures, which make micro-injuries to the skin that "interrupt" the tissues and stimulate the production of collagen. New skin grows as the punctured skin begins to heal, leaving the surface looking and feeling brighter, smoother, and more refreshed. Some even refer to this technique as collagen induction treatment. Although this process is often done on its own, combining this innovative method with radiofrequency technology, such as Secret RF, has enabled us to maximize the outcomes for our Houston, TX patients.

This process is quite easy. The Secret RF system uses an applicator that emits radiofrequency energy by providing brief bursts of RF energy via a collection of sterile micro-needles. The RF power is delivered via the needles, which concurrently punctures your skin and returns the electrodes into the surface of the skin. The RF energy warms at levels, which offer cumulative and continuing results.

What to Expect

Your RF microneedling treatments will be performed in the MyBodyMD facility using a numbing solution to decrease any discomfort. During your procedure, the handpiece will slide across the desired treatment areas, repeating the technique until the desired outcome has been reached. You should anticipate small pinpoint scabs to become pronounced 24 – 72 hours post-treatment, which will naturally disappear when the inherent skin has healed. Outcomes become noticeable as skin heals over a month after the treatment session.

All skin types will benefit from Secret RF's microneedles that deliver fractional radiofrequency (RF) energy to the deep layers of the skin. The downtime is minimal, making it an ideal skin rejuvenating treatment. Dr. Rafi Bidros suggests patients receive 3 – 4 Secret RF treatments to achieve the desired result. Results will appear after your second treatment, but allow a total of 3 months following your last treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
RF microneedling may vary in cost, depending on what you are having addressed, the size of the area, and the number of sessions within your treatment plan. During your consultation with Dr. Bidros, this will be discussed in detail so that you will have a confirmed cost for treatment.

How many treatments will I need?
Each patient is provided with a unique treatment plan. Some patients may only require a couple of treatments while others may be scheduled for 4 – 6, for example. After a thorough assessment, Dr. Bidros will make his recommendation. On average, most of our Houston, TX patients receive approximately 3 – 4 treatments that are spaced about a month apart.

How will this help me?
The benefits associated with RF microneedling are plentiful. The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency heat allows the skin to appear tighter and more firm. In addition, surface irregularities, such as fine lines, blemishes, poor texture and tone, scars, and pigmentation all have visible improvements. It can be used on the face or body, depending on what you are addressing. This skin rejuvenation treatment offers stunning results and minimal downtime compared to many other cosmetic procedures.

Will I feel pain?
RF microneedling is an in-office treatment that does not cause pain. Before your treatment session begins, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the target areas, which helps decrease any discomfort. Most patients experience a slight stinging sensation or little to no discomfort during their session.

Custom treatment plan?
Dr. Bidros will provide you with a custom treatment plan that will outline what is being addressed and how many treatments will be needed to attain the right result. Each plan varies by patient. In addition, depending on your aesthetic goals, he may recommend combining this treatment with another procedure, such as an injectable filler or BOTOX for overall skin rejuvenation.

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If you're trying to reduce the look of aging or sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, laxity, or acne scars, RF microneedling is a great remedy with proven outcomes. By mixing radiofrequency microneedling and skin tightening, this exceptional skin repair procedure has increased in popularity and is a highly sought after, minimally invasive therapy for our Houston, TX patients. We invite you to contact MyBodyMD to discover more.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.