C2 Aesthetics and their team provide innovative technology to make you feel as comfortable as possible, which includes offering Virtue RF.
C2 Aesthetics Medspa offers Virtue RF, Deep RF, and Smart RF, all which helps each and everyone's various skin goals.
RF microneedling, also known as radiofrequency microneedling, is a cosmetic procedure that combines microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to rejuvenate the skin and improve its texture. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure in which tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the body's natural wound healing process and collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps the skin maintain its youthful and firm appearance.
RF microneedling takes microneedling a step further by incorporating radiofrequency technology. During the procedure, the microneedles penetrate the skin and deliver RF energy into the deeper layers. This dual-action approach provides several benefits:
Collagen Stimulation: The controlled injury from microneedling and the heat from RF energy work together to stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer, smoother skin over time. Tightening and Lifting: RF energy heats the underlying layers of the skin, causing immediate collagen contraction and tightening. This effect can lead to a subtle lifting and tightening of the skin, reducing sagging and improving contours. Reduced Wrinkles and Fine Lines: By promoting collagen production and skin tightening, RF microneedling can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially in areas like the face, neck, and décolletage. Scar Reduction: RF microneedling can improve the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and other types of scars by stimulating collagen remodeling and promoting healthier skin. Skin Texture Improvement: The procedure can help improve overall skin texture, making it smoother and more youthful looking.
RF microneedling is considered safe and effective when performed by a trained and qualified professional. The number of sessions needed, and the results vary from person to person, and it's essential to consult with a healthcare provider or a licensed aesthetician to determine if this procedure is suitable for your skin concerns.
How does RF Microneedling work?
Microneedling works by applying sterile microneedles deep into the dermis of the skin. These needles 1) create microscopic channels deep within the dermis to stimulate the natural production of collagen and 2) deliver radio-frequency heat energy at the desired depths to promote the remodeling of collagen and elastin that tightens and lifts the skin. When can you expect to see results? A benefit of RF Microneedling is that the collagen you build is your own, so results are natural, and immediate and will continue to improve with time. It can take up to 4-6 weeks until the full benefits are apparent. What makes Virtue RF a virtually pain-free treatment? Virtue RF microneedles are driven into the skin using the exclusive robotic precision delivery (RPD) system. The insertion is so exact that it creates no tearing or trauma to the skin (unlike microneedling pens or other RF microneedling systems that can scratch the skin, causing pain, blood, and sebum in the channels and mixed outcomes). Typically, your provider will apply numbing cream prior to the treatment depending on the area of concern for added comfort. What can you expect after a treatment? One of the key benefits of a Virtue treatment is that there is no social downtime. The skin may appear red for a few hours, but the exclusive post-care regimen works to soothe the skin, so most will only notice a post-treatment tightening and glow to their skin. Your provider may recommend no make-up for 24hrs, and of course, it is always important to use sun protection. How long does a Virtue RF treatment take? The length of a treatment depends on the area being treated and the protocol being followed. Typically, a full-face treatment will take 30 minutes. Who is the right candidate for Virtue RF? Virtue RF is a truly ageless procedure. It is used as a preventative and corrective treatment for patients with light to dark skin types. It is important to talk to your provider about any concerns you might have before your Virtue RF treatment. What areas of the body can be treated? The Virtue RF system has the capacity for multiple handpieces to optimize treatments in specific areas. How many treatments will I need? Most providers will recommend a series of three to four treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. To maintain results, a treatment every six months is recommended. Can this treatment be combined with others? For complete skin rejuvenation, patients may combine the Virtue RF treatment with a Tetra CoolPeel treatment. Discuss if you are a good candidate for this combination with one of our providers during a complimentary cosmetic consultation. Smart Virtue RF Microneedling The Smart Virtue RF technology is a platform that combines fractional radiofrequency with microneedling for treatments on the face/neck, chest, hands, and body areas. It is safe on light and darker skin types and can be customized for each patient. This treatment is used to help improve the appearance of rough texture, fine lines, wrinkles, depressed scars, and superficial pigments. It stimulates collagen regeneration resulting in overall skin rejuvenation. Deep Virtue RF The Deep Virtue RF handpiece is used for advanced body applications. Using a smooth delivery of 36 gold-plated needles (the same as the Smart Virtue RF) combined with radiofrequency heat energy, this handpiece can also promote the remodeling of collagen and elastin in the tissue. The Deep Virtue RF handpiece is used for tightening and smoothing the skin. It can reduce fatty tissue and contour areas such as buccal or mid cheek, submental, arms, abdomen, inner/outer thighs, and buttocks. Scars and stretch marks can also be addressed deeper using the Deep Virtue RF. This treatment is done once a month to include 3-5 treatments. Optimal results are seen around six months after the last treatment. Maintenance can be done each year as the aging process does not stop. Genetics, lifestyle, and social habits can also affect the longevity of this treatment. Exact Virtue RF The Exact Virtue RF handpiece is a single-needle handpiece that combines microneedling with radiofrequency heat energy. The results are visibly improved skin tone, tightening of the skin, and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. The Exact Virtue RF handpiece targets the eye area with complete precision addressing the lower eyes, eye bags, and festoons. This treatment is done once a month for 2-3 treatments by Dr. Antimarino.