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RF Microneedling Specialist

Michael Kurzman, MD -  - General & Cosmetic Dermatology

Michael Kurzman, MD

General & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Rossville, Staten Island, NY

Sometimes you wish you could just break up your crepey, wrinkled, or age-spotted skin and start again, creating fresher, stronger, more beautiful skin. Michael Kurzman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Staten Island, New York, gives your skin a second life through collagen remodeling with the PiXel8-RF microneedling system. If you live in the Staten Island areas and want to improve wrinkles, sagging, scars, and more, book a microneedling appointment by calling our office or using our online form.

RF Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation therapy that uses tiny needles to jumpstart your skin’s healing and collagen-remodeling processes. Dr. Kurzman uses the PiXel8-RF by Rohrer Aesthetics, which boosts the efficacy of the needles with the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy and keeps you comfortable with the Arctic Chill cold-air system.

Why is microneedling with the PiXel8-RF better?

All microneedling therapies work by creating tiny wounds in your skin. The microwounds stimulate your body to repair them with new collagen and elastin proteins. When RF energy is added, the needles also heat, contract, and tighten your deepest skin layers.

Unlike other RF microneedling systems, the PiXel8-RF’s bipolar RF energy is only directed to the treatment area. The PiXel8-RF also features Arctic Chill, so your skin stays comfortable. The restorative effects of the PiXel8-RF are similar to those of laser therapy, without the high cost or pain.

Why can’t I just use home microneedles?

Home microneedling systems aren’t effective because they can’t utilize the power of RF energy or the precision of needle cartridges. Home devices have shorter needles, create uneven wounding, and aren’t sanitary.

The PiXel8-RF features single-use microneedle cartridges, with needle depths ranging from .5 millimeters all the way up to 3.5 millimeters. The needle cartridges create precise, vertical microwounds that facilitate more even and dramatic collagen remodeling. Dr. Kurzman selects the appropriate needle depth and amount of RF energy depending on your needs.

What benefits can I expect with PiXel8-RF microneedling?

After your virtually pain-free microneedling session with the PiXel8-RF, your skin will feel stimulated and may look a little pink. However, you’ll have no downtime and can go back to your regular activities immediately. Most women and men need a series of two to three treatments.

As your skin remodels itself over the next weeks to months, you’ll notice benefits such as:

  • Fewer to no fine lines and wrinkles
  • Less sagging
  • Firmer, thicker skin
  • Tighter skin
  • Improved scars and stretch marks
  • Fewer to no dark spots
  • Smaller pores
  • Healthy glow

The PiXel8-RF also helps your skin absorb serums and nutrients that nourish and rebuild your skin.

To set up your first PiXel8-RF microneedling session, call us today or use the online form.