Microneedling with RF for Body: Skin Tightening | Stretch Marks | Scarring

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Microneedling with RF for Body: Tighten Skin, Get Rid of Stretch Marks & Scars

The words “body contouring without surgery” tend to bring to mind treatments for fat removal or getting rid of cellulite. However, if you’re suffering from loose skin, stretch marks or scars, Microneedling with RF for body is a top noninvasive treatment choice. Here’s all you need to know about why it’s so great for skin tightening and restoring an even skin texture on the body.

What is Microneedling with Radiofrquency? How Does It Work?

Before we talk about Microneedling with RF for body, let’s discuss the treatment in general. Microneedling and  Radiofrequency combine two modalities to repair and rejuvenate the skin:


A Microneedling device holds a network of super fine needles. During the procedure, it makes controlled micro injury at customizable depths on the surface of the skin. This sparks the body’s healing response. As a result, collagen and elastin are boosted and cellular turnover is prompted. 


Radiofrequency typically uses bipolar RF energy at a specific wavelength, which works to gently heat the deeper layers of the skin. During the procedure, it enters the microchannels to target the energy to deeper layers of the skin and cause collagen and elastin to constrict.

RF Microneedling for Skin Tightening

Microneedling with RF achieves skin tightening on the body by targeting the criss-cross network of collagen and elastin at the dermis level of the skin. This scaffold supports the skin and gives it a sturdy structure. It works in tandem with elastin, which helps the skin bounce back to its original shape after stretching or contracting. By sparking the natural production of collagen and elastin, Microneedling with Radiofrequency can restore: 

  • Sagging skin
  • Wrinkly skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Crepey skin
  • An uneven skin texture

RF Microneedling for Stretch Marks

A similar process of collagen and elastin repair happens when Microneedling with RF is used to treat stretch marks. When the skin stretches beyond its capacity, like a balloon, it puts strain on the supportive web of collagen and elastin. When this network weakens and ruptures, the body can struggle to heal the tear. As a result, a stretch mark occurs. By promoting collagen and elastin production, Microneedling with radiofrequency can diminish the stretch mark by improving the skin’s texture, thickness and elasticity.

RF Microneedling for Scars

Basically, scarring occurs when the wound healing process has gone awry. When this happens, one of two things occur. In the first scenario, not enough collagen is produced, which results in an indentation on the skin. In the second, the body creates a lump of tough fibrous tissue, resulting in a bumpy surface on the skin. By boosting collagen and elastin production, Microneedling with Radiofrequency works to create new and fresh tissue. As a result, healthy tissue will either fill in the indentation or replace the scar tissue. Either way, the goal is to achieve a smoother and more even surface.

What Areas of the Body Can Benefit?

The most common treatment area for Microneedling with RF on the body are:

  • Neck / Chest
  • Arms
  • Stomach / Belly / Love Handles
  • Thigh area or inner thighs
  • Butt
  • Hips
  • Legs
  • Lower Back
  • Knees

Where to Find RF Microneedling Near Me? Why Choose Smooth Synergy in NYC?

Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in New York offers a comprehensive menu of body contouring solutions, such as Microneedling and Radiofrequency. Call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an Expert in Beauty to find out why Microneedling with RF for body might be right for you.

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